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    Gwyneth Paltrow Addresses Internet Haters: It's Taken Me a Long Time to Not Take Things Personally

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    Gwyneth Paltrow made a surprise appearance at the Code Conference today and touched on everything from being a target of online criticism, the easy accessibility of porn, and what she really thinks about the execs over at Facebook.

    "The Internet also allows us the opportunity to project outward our hatred, our jealousy. It's culturally acceptable to be an anonymous commenter," she said to the crowd.

    "It's taken me a long time to get to the point where I can see these things and not take it as a personal affront and a hurt. I see myself as a chalkboard or a whiteboard or a screen, and someone is just putting up their own projection on it."

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    The Goop creator also shared how concerned she is as a parent that her children may be subjected to commenters, saying she thinks "about the effects of all this stuff, [my] kids having to read horrible things about themselves on whatever social media, and having access to porn that would even freak me out, which says a lot…just kidding."

    But aside from porn, Paltrow's thoughts on Facebook really got the tech-savvy crowd reeling.

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    "Facebook actually started as a place to judge women on their pulchritude or lack of it. I think it's kind of fascinating that a company that's so huge and that would come to define much of the modern Internet was founded on this objectification of human beings," the Oscar-winning actress said.

    She added that her biggest goal for her Goop employees is, "to be ourselves no matter what the reaction, to know that it's OK to be at once irreverent and practical...And above all, to not give a f--k if the Facebook guys think we're hot or not."

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