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Facebook, Time Warner Announce Anti-Bullying Partnership

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook and Time Warner are ganging up on bullies to address a problem that torments millions of children and young adults.

The partnership announced Tuesday calls for Facebook and Time Warner to use their clout to raise awareness about bullying and encourage more people to report the abuses when they see them.

Facebook’s participation reflects a growing recognition that its online social network consisting of more than 750 million people has become an outlet for harassment as well as friendship.

The anti-bullying campaign will be waged on the Internet, TV and radio and Time Warner magazines People, Time and Sports Illustrated. It’s being billed as “Stop Bullying: Speak Up,” a theme that Time Warner’s Cartoon Network has been trumpeting since last year.

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