Trolling

Trolling and Disinhibition - Have We Got It Wrong?

Dr Richard Graham | Posted 29.06.2015 | UK Tech
Dr Richard Graham

Like many, I had understood that trolling, and its later forms was driven by a process of disinhibition. When individuals feel they are anonymous or invisible, they start to act as if concern for others or guilt were no longer a problem...

11 Celebrities Who Were Driven Off Twitter

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 17.04.2015 | UK Politics

Beyond The Ballot is The Huffington Post UK's alternative take on the General Election, taking on the issues too awkward for Westminster. It focuses o...

Why Jail Time Isn't The Way To 'Treat' A Troll... By A Troll

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 16.04.2015 | UK Politics

Beyond The Ballot is The Huffington Post UK's alternative take on the General Election, taking on the issues too awkward for Westminster. It focuses o...

Living in 'Law Limbo' as the Target of Stalking Trolls? - I Should Know

Nicola Brookes | Posted 15.06.2015 | UK
Nicola Brookes

Criminal trolls are winning the fight on the net. Unchallenged on website platforms that provide their secure domain, facilitating them. Offenders know networks won't identify or prevent them voluntarily and stretched police won't pursue them properly, if at all. 

Jessica Elgot

What Happened When Free Speech Campaigners Joined A Trolling Victim And Anti-Bullying Champion?

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Elgot | Posted 14.04.2015 | UK Politics

Beyond The Ballot is The Huffington Post UK's alternative take on the General Election, taking on the issues too awkward for Westminster. It...

Jessica Elgot

'Web Biscuits' Are Just One Reason Politicians Have Utterly Failed On Digital Policy

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Elgot | Posted 14.04.2015 | UK Politics

Beyond The Ballot is The Huffington Post UK's alternative take on the General Election, taking on the issues too awkward for Westminster. It focuses o...

The Police Have Better Things to Do Than Patrol Twitter

Katie Hopkins | Posted 13.06.2015 | UK
Katie Hopkins

Twitter is not the business of the police, and users should not be reporting people for what they say. We have to accept that opinions are not right or wrong. No one is the guardian of the correct answer. This is not and exam and you are not the invigilator.

Sky News Reporter 'Devastated' By Death Of McCann 'Troll' He Doorstepped

PA | Posted 20.03.2015 | UK

A journalist has spoken of his devastation at the death of a Twitter "troll" who took her own life after featuring in a television news report. An ...

Preventing Cyberbullying

Ioan Marc Jones | Posted 17.05.2015 | UK Tech
Ioan Marc Jones

There should be no limit to what people say online, as long as those words remain in the realm of free speech. Free speech allows individuals to voice their opinion however they choose, limited only if that opinion causes direct harm to another individual.

Twitter Trolls Gonna Troll, Troll, Troll

Sarah Moyes | Posted 15.05.2015 | UK Tech
Sarah Moyes

I lost count of the number I got from people who were calling me everything from a slut to someone who should die because she was so ugly. Just like Lena, I found it really hard to push these sort of comments aside, even though I didn't know the people who were saying it.

Hulk Hogan 'Megatrolled' By Madeleine McCann Prankster

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 09.03.2015 | UK

WWE wrestler Hulk Hogan fell foul of a prankster who tricked him into retweeting a picture of missing Madeleine McCann by saying she was his "niece" w...

BBC Radio 1 - Online Bullying Is an Issue for Young People, so It's an Issue for Us

Ben Cooper | Posted 14.04.2015 | UK Entertainment
Ben Cooper

I'm proud our audience see Radio 1 as a safe and trusted guide, beyond making sense of the abundant musical landscape. I believe Radio 1 should continue to grow its reputation for championing the positive ways young people can change their culture in society today.

The Perils of the Internet: When Strangers Call You Out

Katie Beswick | Posted 24.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Katie Beswick

Every internet addict, every fledgling journalist, every blogger, every tweeter, every newspaper comment-leaver will know what it's like to be told they're wrong, in one way or another, in no uncertain terms, by someone whose personality they've only experienced digitally.

Was 2014 The Year The Internet Truly Turned Nasty?

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 24.12.2014 | UK

The year 2014 will be remembered as a revolutionary 12 months online, and not always in a good way. It was the year of the biggest celebrity hack i...

Chris Grayling Has A Message For The 'Baying Cyber-Mob' Of Trolls

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 19.10.2014 | UK

Internet trolls will face up to two years in jail under new laws proposed by Justice Secretary Chris Grayling. The previous maximum term of six mon...

Richard Has Noted Every Sick Rape Threat Against Daughter

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 16.10.2014 | UK Entertainment

Television presenter Richard Madeley warned Twitter trolls that "prosecution awaits" for making rape threats against his daughter after she stepped in...

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.

Louise Ridley

Why Internet Trolls Can't Resist Abusing These Women...

HuffingtonPost.com | Louise Ridley | Posted 09.10.2014 | UK

"A BOMB HAS BEEN PLACED OUTSIDE YOUR HOME. IT WILL GO OFF AT EXACTLY 10:47PM ON A TIMER AND TRIGGER DESTROYING EVERYTHING." When Emma Barnett, ...

Jessica Elgot

McCann 'Troll' Brenda Leyland Might Not Have Been A Troll At All...

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Elgot | Posted 07.10.2014 | UK

SEE ALSO: Sky Reporter Martin Brunt's Doorstep Of Brenda Leyland Fuels Heated Trolling Debate Asked to describe your typical internet 'troll', few ...

McCann Trolls Could Get Their Comeuppance

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 02.10.2014 | UK

A dossier of appalling online abuse directed at the parents of Madeleine McCann is being examined by police. Members of the public have handed a fi...

Twitter Troll Jailed For Rape Threats Against MP

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 29.09.2014 | UK

A Twitter troll has been jailed for 18 weeks for bombarding a Labour MP with abuse after she supported a successful campaign to put Jane Austen on the...

9 Signs That Suggest You're About To Lose An Election

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 25.09.2014 | UK

The pattern for modern elections has now been set. Whether it be the 2012 presidential race, the recent Scottish referendum or the forthcoming UK gene...

Guess Which Sex Gets The Most Trouble On Twitter?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.08.2014 | UK

Male celebrities get more Twitter abuse than women, but men are also more likely to hurl abuse, a study shows. Journalism was the only category whe...

Online Review Sites Need to Be Brought Under Control

Charlie Mullins | Posted 28.09.2014 | UK Tech
Charlie Mullins

Owners of customer review sites don't think it's their responsibility to police the content that people post... people can get away with doing pretty much what they please, regardless of who gets hurt and whose property is damaged or destroyed.

Five Things Feminist Times Taught Me About Feminism...

Kat Lister | Posted 15.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Kat Lister

I'm not sure about you but I'm still figuring things out as I go along - and I don't think there is any shame in that. We might not always like what we hear but we've got to respect it all the same. The power of debate is rooted in our differences and imperfections. The tide of subsequent social and political change relies as much on our ears as our mouths.