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"Zoombombing" Is a Thing

Here's how to keep it out of your meetings

Morgan Elise Johnson has been hosting virtual meditation sessions each weekday morning through her digital media company, The Triibe, to bring a sense of calm to the audience during the coronavirus outbreak.

One morning last week, though, that calm was shattered.

The group was using video conferencing app Zoom and had just started its session when some young men joined the meeting, Johnson said. They started heckling the wellness professional leading the meditation. Then it got worse. They took control of the screen and started searching for pornography, Johnson said. When she tried to mute them, the hackers scolded her and used a racial slur.

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