Internet Trolls

Body Shaming

Stacey Oakes | Posted 31.08.2017 | UK Parents
Stacey Oakes

As I was tagged in the photograph I was also receiving notifications of comments on this photograph of us beaming and relaxed at our friend's celebration. Most comments were complimentary and kind but after I had a notification from one of Adam's colleagues whom I have never met, my confidence was shattered in one click.

Online Trolls: Will They Force The New Doctor To Retreat To The Tardis?

Jenny Afia | Posted 20.07.2017 | UK Entertainment
Jenny Afia

If you are a public figure, though, you are not fair game. You do not deserve 'everything and anything that comes your way'. All of us are potentially vulnerable, so the perpetrators of online abuse must be made to take responsibility for their actions. Confiscating their phone and a rap on the knuckles is not nearly enough of a deterrent.

What I Learned From Being Blocked By Piers Morgan

Ben Moore | Posted 11.01.2017 | UK Tech
Ben Moore

Piers Morgan blocked me. It was an odd move because I hadn't been following him. Odder still is that the only way I could have known that he had blocked me was that he posted a tweet to say he had blocked me, which I couldn't read because he had blocked me.

'That Midget Freak On The Advert Is Putting Me Off Ever Eating Chocolate!'

Samantha Renke | Posted 13.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Samantha Renke

I was shocked and upset by the comments, however, I am not by any means naïve to the world of trolling or online bullying. I know that no-one is exempt these days. If you are LGBTQ, BAME, a feminist, a politician or even a Kardashian, you are left vulnerable to online attacks.

Stand Up For What You Believe In - But Be Prepared For A Rough Ride

Frederika Roberts | Posted 05.09.2017 | UK Politics
Frederika Roberts

In my keynotes and workshops, I always remind my audiences of how important it is for our own wellbeing, happiness and resilience to be part of someth...

14 #BossMoves To Deal With An Influential/Celebrity Troll, When You're Influential Too...

Marsha Wright | Posted 08.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Marsha Wright

Sometimes it's hard to understand why they're attacking you, and it's bad enough when the keyboard warriors come for you in their scores... but what if a fandom comes for you? What if it's a celebrity you respect? What if someone says something that could really affect your brand? What if they try to destroy you, your business, your puppy, and the horse you rode in on?

Trolly McTrollFace and the Temple of Misogyny

Martha O'Neil | Posted 02.08.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Martha O'Neil

At first, I was genuinely upset, hurt and angry. After a while however, such feelings turned into bemusement as I scrolled through my Twitter feed and encountered the same dogmatic attitudes being hurled at me over and over again, interspersed amongst the news that Hillary had secured the Democrat's Presidential nomination.

The Waugh Zone May 26, 2016

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 26.05.2016 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Thursday May 26, 2016… 1) MIGRATION NATION Today is migration day in the EU referendum debate. From the ...

How to Deal With Trolls Online

Amie Cadwallader | Posted 25.02.2017 | UK Tech
Amie Cadwallader

With the positive of social media comes the negativity of people trying to upset you and bring you down. The important thing is to figure out the best way to deal with trolls and how to make sure that you deal with it in the best way possible.

Saira Khan Reveals 'Abhorrent' Abuse From 1D Trolls

The Huffington Post UK | Daniel Welsh | Posted 17.01.2016 | UK Entertainment

‘Loose Women’ presenter Saira Khan has revealed she has been the victim of disgusting comments from One Direction fans, after a seemingly innocent...

Internet Trolls and Uncivil Disagreement

Julian Vigo | Posted 14.11.2016 | UK Tech
Julian Vigo

Having a different point of view in the bygone days of coffee shop rendez-vous while sustaining vigorous debate used to be a good thing. Today having a different point of view means that the unusual individual is a bigot, a foe, a murderer, and a general traitor to the "established" group think on any number of subjects. Take your pick.

Apparently We Don't Need Feminism and We Should Talk About 'Genderequalityism' Instead

Dr Michael Joseph Richardson | Posted 11.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Michael Joseph Richardson

Our gender is merely a social construction: a set of ascribed characteristics, values, ideas, concerns and expectations that society links to our biological bodies. It is a construction that suits capitalism and consumerism - for those who don't know - just watch an episode of Mad Men.

George Takei's Response To Troll Who Tells Him He 'Sucks' Is Perfect

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 16.10.2015 | UK Comedy

Got some ice for that burn?  Internet trolls are no match for George Takei, whose sizzling wit left him victorious after a Facebook user attempted ...

Teenagers, Twitter and Naughty Boy

Olivia Jones | Posted 14.10.2016 | UK Entertainment
Olivia Jones

I spoke to Naughty Boy recently and brought up the backlash he faced after his relationship with Zayn Malik fell apart

Do My Feminist Politics Annoy You? Twitter, Trolls and Tidying Up Your Timeline

Kate Menear | Posted 24.09.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Kate Menear

When I write film reviews, lovely geeky nerds discuss my ideas, adding their own opinions to the thread and we have a lovely old time. When I post articles about food, or recipes and even veganism, the internet respectfully disagrees with my personal hatred of tofu and we all have a lovely old time.

Man Who Trolled Lee Rigby's Family Sentenced

Press Association | Posted 27.08.2015 | UK

An internet troll who claimed the murder of Lee Rigby was a conspiracy designed to provoke anti-Islamic feelings has escaped an immediate jail term af...

Putin's Internet 'Troll Factory' Exposed

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 23.06.2015 | UK

A shadowy Russian agency that pumps out pro-Kremlin propaganda was exposed on Tuesday after a former employee took the organisation to court. Reported...

When Did Being Nasty Become a Career Aspiration?

Jake Mills | Posted 15.05.2016 | UK Comedy
Jake Mills

Trolling - I don't even like calling it that. The very name itself is giving it existence, giving it credibility as if it is just something that people do. It's not. Pre 2012 Trolling was just known as being a horrible bastard, now it is seen as a gateway to fame; a hall pass to be offensive and obnoxious in return for some self-satisfaction and credibility.

Twitter Will Tackle Internet Trolls By Limiting Who Can See Their Tweets

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 22.04.2015 | UK Tech

Twitter has changed its policy and is updating the way Twitter works in a major shift that would allow the company to both block online trolls or limi...

Twitter Is Finally Testing A Troll Filter

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 24.03.2015 | UK Tech

Twitter is making some big changes to the way it tackles online abuse from trolls. The service has just launched a prototype 'quality filter' for ...

The Damage Cyber Bullying Does Is as Bad as the Cigarette Scars On My Arms

Susan Boyle | Posted 31.01.2015 | UK Entertainment
Susan Boyle

In my day, compared to today, it was a simpler form of bullying - not that I am condoning it in any way - but it was face to face, name calling, physical and mental hurts, you knew the name and the face of the bullies, you knew the familiar outlines as they came towards you so you could run in the opposite direction. Today not only do you have to contend with what I went through you also have to contend with the cyber bullying - the nameless and faceless who say the most disgusting things because they feel they have an anonymity and an autonomy to behave without repercussion.

This Female Game Reviewer Has A Brilliant Way Of Addressing Online Rape Threats

Huffington Post UK/ PA | Sara C Nelson | Posted 28.11.2014 | UK

A game reviewer who found herself receiving online rape threats had come up with an inspiring way of dealing with her trolls. Tweeting to her 13,0...

There Are More Internet Trolls Than You Can Possibly Imagine

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 21.10.2014 | UK Tech

A YouGov poll has shown that nearly a third of Americans have 'admitted malicious online activity directed at somebody they didn’t know'. This is...

To Troll, or Not to Troll?

Olga Levancuka | Posted 08.12.2014 | UK Tech
Olga Levancuka

Even if the trolls are posting in response to the strange and at times controversial views of Katie Hopkins and others alike, the time to challenge the trolls has come. Because the trolls who provoke and the trolls who respond are no better.

'McCann Internet Troll' Found Dead

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 06.10.2014 | UK

UPDATE: Katie Hopkins Sets Off Firestorm With 'How Many More Must Die?' Tweet Aimed At McCanns The pensioner unmasked as one of the 'online trolls'...