Can Candid Conversations Happen Online Without The Trolls?

Silicon Valley engineer Bindu Reddy created the new social network Candid that facilitates online conversations without trolls. Courtesy of Bindu Reddy hide caption toggle caption Courtesy of Bindu Reddy A few years ago, Silicon Valley engineer Bindu Reddy was raising money for a new startup. An investor offered to contribute — not because of what she was trying to do, but because she was a woman. That rubbed Reddy the wrong way, and she wrote about it — then the backlash began. Now Reddy’s goal, with the new social network Candid, is to facilitate online conversations but without the trolls. She spoke to NPR’s Kelly McEvers about finding the balance between free speech and moderation on social media. Interview Highlights On the dangers of online speech As a person who’s…


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