Sloane Stephens took her anti-bullying platform all the way to the White House on Thursday to help United States Vice President Kamala Harris launch a Task Force to Address Online Harassment and Abuse.
Though the urgency for the Task Force is highlighted by recent mass shootings, the need to regulate social media has roots in cyberbullying and targeted harassment, both of which Stephens has spoken about at length in post-match press conferences and on Instagram.
“I am human,” she shared after a 2021 US Open defeat to Angelique Kerber. “After last night's match I got 2K + messages of abuse/anger from people upset by yesterday's result. It's so hard to read messages like these, but I'll post a few so you guys can see what it's like after a loss...”