Congresswoman sends News Genius a strongly worded letter about recent annotations harassing female writers

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Annotation website Genius has been at the center of a brewing media controversy. 

On Tuesday, the whole situation jumped up a notch thanks to a letter from a sitting congresswoman.

Representative Katherine Clark of the 5th District of Massachusetts penned a letter to Genius CEO and cofounder Tom Lehman to express concerns about “the Genius online annotation platform and its lack of safeguards against Internet harassment and abuse.”

Image: Katherine Clark

Genius, which started out as a website to annotate rap lyrics, has been building out a larger editorial operation in hopes of reaching a larger audience.  Read more…

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