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 19.03.2015 | 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 15.03.2015 | 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 12.02.2015 | 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... | Louise Ridley | Posted 09.10.2014 | UK


Jessica Elgot

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

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%.