- Social Innovation Fellowship
Uplift tackles sexual violence in the YouTube community, which is composed of hundreds of thousands of people who are enthusiastic about creators who make YouTube videos. In the past year, thirty adult male creators have been accused of sexually violent relationships with fans. Mike Lombardo is the most famous case. In February, he was sentenced to five years in prison for exchanging sexually explicit pictures and videos with 11 underage fans. He pled guilty to child pornography charges.There are no resources available to victims that address the unique situation they are in. Uplift is working to change that – starting with YouTube, and ultimately branching out to tackle sexual violence in all online communities.