SXSW Reverses Controversial Decision and Will Now Conduct a Full Day of Anti-Harassment Panels

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South by Southwest Interactive is doing an about-face on its decision to cancel two anti-harassment panels due to threats of "on-site violence" for the 2016 conference. Now, less than a week after announcing the cancelation—and days after facing mounting criticism from media partners like Vox and Buzzfeed pulling out —SXSW is instead creating an entire daylong summit to address the issues in a much bigger way.

South by on Friday announced it will hold a full slate of talks on March 12, which it plans to livestream throughout the day.



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