Trolling

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 30.07.2014 | 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.

The Absolutely Shocking Names Trolls Call Muslims On Twitter

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 04.07.2014 | UK

Islamophobia is “rampant” on social media and affects even the tamest online debates when Muslims attempt to engage, new research has suggested. ...

Internet Bully Challenges Heavyweight Champ To A Fight. Boxer Agrees.

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.05.2014 | UK Tech

Now, we're not condoning violence but there is something very satisfying about this clip. Heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder got so fed up with th...

We're More Than Our Appearance: Why Female Student Election Candidates Need to Be Taken More Seriously

Jasmine Andersson | Posted 16.06.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Jasmine Andersson

Every candidate in a leadership race should have the right to a fair and democratic process in which the only criticism received is aimed at their policies. Some of us may have secured the jobs of our dreams, but it does not excuse the behaviour we had to endure to get there...

On Being Called A Nazi

Jemma Wayne | Posted 24.05.2014 | UK Politics
Jemma Wayne

It was a revelation this month to discover that calling for tougher curbs on smoking, made me a Nazi. Strike that, it was a surprise when my (admittedly provocative) Huffington Post article received a slew of 'she's a Nazi' comments, when my twitter account was inundated with trolls, when I received hate E-mail...

Woman Arrested For Trolling Herself On Facebook

Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.02.2014 | UK Tech

A woman has been jailed after trolling herself on Facebook. Michelle Chapman, 24, from Cornwall, was arrested after attempting to frame friends and...

These Chaps Want Women to Stay in the Kitchen While They F**k Anything That Moves

Chris York | Posted 04.04.2014 | UK
Chris York

Last week a colleague of mine wrote an article on a book written by Vincent Vinturi, who wrote a book called: LMR Expose: How To Overcome Her Last Minute Resistance To Sex, Turn 'No' Into 'Yes' And Get the Lay. Amazon pulled the book from its online store. My colleague has since received obscene and disgusting threats on Twitter...

The Truth About Trolling

Lee Langford | Posted 24.03.2014 | UK Tech
Lee Langford

Facebook is the site where social media users are most likely to have suffered harassment or abuse - reflecting its much higher usage than other social media sites. Nearly two thirds (74%) have experienced this type of activity on Facebook with Twitter next at 12% and then YouTube at 9%.

'A Vile Hypocrite' - Jonsson Claims Collymore Threatened To Kill Her

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Sport

Stan Collymore's former girlfriend, Ulrika Jonsson, has branded the former footballer a "vile hypocrite" who threatened to "f*****g kill" her during t...

Talksport To Boycott Twitter After Collymore Abuse

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Sport

Radio station talkSPORT is to boycott Twitter in protest at the lack of action by the social media network over the abuse directed at one of its prese...

Stan Collymore And Piers Morgan Targeted By Twitter Trolls, Staffordshire Police Investigating

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

Stan Collymore has lambasted Twitter for not tackling the problem of abusive tweets on its platform after the former England footballer once again bec...

Anatomy of a Twitterstorm

Dale Bilson | Posted 08.03.2014 | UK Tech
Dale Bilson

A funny thing happened to me over Christmas. After over 16,000 attempts, suddenly I tweeted something that went viral. At the last count it had received 1,231 retweets, and at midnight on Christmas Eve, I was trending 11th in the United Kingdom.

Twitter - A Girl's Best Friend?

Miranda Sawyer | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech
Miranda Sawyer

When I first started using Twitter, about four, five years ago, I couldn't believe how many women were on it. Funny women, clever women, women I knew already, women I didn't. All chatting, riffing, having a laugh... As happens with new crazes, the shine soon wore off.

New Details Of Government Requests For Twitter Information

The Huffington Post UK | Stephen Hull | Posted 13.08.2013 | UK

The British government has requested more account information from Twitter about its users than countries often criticised for their human rights reco...

Shame on the Hearse-Chasers Who Are Exploiting Hannah Smith's Suicide for Political Gain

Brendan O'Neill | Posted 12.10.2013 | UK Politics
Brendan O'Neill

Usually the month of August is referred to as the silly season. The political exploitation of 14-year-old schoolgirl Hannah Smith's suicide by both tabloid and broadsheet newspapers suggests we might have to rechristen it the sinister season. Even for a press like ours, with its many well-known moral lapses, the shroud-waving over Hannah's death marks a new low.

Is Ask.fm Really to Blame?

Gareth Milner | Posted 06.10.2013 | UK Tech
Gareth Milner

If you receive a malicious phone call, would you demand that the phone company be banned? If you receive a malicious or threatening letter, would you demand that the postal service be shut down? The problem in cases like this isn't always the medium which is used, but the horrid and twisted people who carry out these disgusting acts.

The Day Twitter Changed

Bonnie Greer | Posted 08.10.2013 | UK Tech
Bonnie Greer

Some trolls actually break the law and should be prosecuted like any other criminal. But the majority just stay on the right side of it, which doesn't make it any better. I support those women who called for a silence on Twitter. And yet...

From the Inappropriate to the Criminal: The Internet War We Must All Fight

Amy Licence | Posted 07.10.2013 | UK Tech
Amy Licence

Almost straightaway the negative reactions began. While there is always a valuable place for disagreement and the sort of comment that can develop an article's argument or add to it, this eleven-year-old's writing incited such descriptions as "feminist bull-shit" and ambiguous statements that the author belonged "to a certain tribe."

Twitter Boss Apologises

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.08.2013 | UK

Twitter's UK boss has personally apologised to women who have been attacked by "trolls" on the social networking site, vowing to do more to protect pe...

Twitter Updates Rules To Clamp Down On Abuse

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.08.2013 | UK

Social networking site Twitter has issued new rules to help clamp down on abusive behaviour. The company has updated its rules to make it clear that a...

Twitter Needs To Find Its Safe Place

Melissa Davis | Posted 01.10.2013 | UK Tech
Melissa Davis

On a practical level, it's easy to see how self-policing might be hard to do. As was demonstrated with several of the offending accounts, as soon as Twitter suspended an account, the perpetrator simply opened a new one and began the same series of ugly threats and comments.

CHART: Are You A Troll?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.08.2013 | UK Comedy

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Why Are Women Still Treated as Sexual Objects?

Esther Hayden | Posted 30.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Esther Hayden

While good grooming is not necessarily an indication of the immediate sexualisation of particular women, it does seem to be essential to a lot of people before we will listen to what they have to say. Women themselves are contributing to this, with hundreds a day taking to criticising others for their choice of outfit, when in actual fact they simply disagree with a point being made.