Since the beginning of the pandemic, there’s been a rapid uptick in the number of organizations using Zoom for online events. This is eminently understandable. Unfortunately, that also led to the rise of Zoombombing — instances where people would crash an online event and take the opportunity to engage in racist, sexist or otherwise hateful or noxious behavior.
A combination of increased awareness of the practice and heightened security measures led to Zoombombing becoming less frequent — though there are still, sadly, high-profile examples of it. But we may well see even more measures taken to prevent the practice in the wake of an $85 million class-action lawsuit.