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.”
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…