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.

Woman's Emotional Response To Grey Hair Shamers Is A Timeless Lesson In Self-Love

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 04.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle

A video of a woman tearfully responding to trolls who said she “looked like an old hag” due to her grey hairs is continuing to touch hearts across...

Online Trolling Needs To Be Taken Seriously

Samantha Renke | Posted 07.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Samantha Renke

everybody banner Samantha Renke faced horrendous online abuse after she appeared in Malteasers ads last year. In her vlog as part of Everybody launch week, Samantha discusses her experiences, how she reacted and what needs to be done to ensure that disabled people are not subject to trolling.

Why I'm Blocking Twitter Ads For Women's Rights

Ben Moore | Posted 10.04.2017 | UK Tech
Ben Moore

Oh look, Twitter have been making changes. As is usual with Twitter (and, let's face it, many tech companies) the changes have, for some at least, made the site more annoying and clunky. But it isn't the improvements that bother me, or indeed many people.

Lily Allen Suffers Vile Online Abuse Over Her Son's Stillbirth

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 26.02.2017 | UK

Lily Allen has suffered vile online abuse after she revealed she suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder after the stillbirth of her son. The si...

The Politics Of Hatred On The Rise

Bob Morgan | Posted 08.02.2017 | UK Politics
Bob Morgan

Donald Trump succeeded in becoming the American President by promising to be hostile towards foreign people - by blaming them for the problems his potential voters were experiencing.

Empathy For The Devil - How To Survive Cynicism In 2017

Alan Muir | Posted 18.01.2017 | UK Comedy
Alan Muir

Forget the Euro, dollar, pound or even the Smackeroony - cynicism is the new currency being traded across the world. And cousin, business is a-boom...

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.

Trump And Clinton - America's Socio-Cultural Schizophrenia

Tony Sobrado | Posted 02.11.2016 | UK Politics
Tony Sobrado

The United States of America is a vast country. It is inhabited by over three hundred million people and it's arguably the most diverse country on ear...

Social Media Isn't Just Changing How We Engage With Politics - It's Creating A New Kind Of Politician

Philip Ellis | Posted 20.09.2017 | UK Politics
Philip Ellis

The threat of the echo chamber is something of a recurring theme at Social Media Week London. In a session on social news, Twitter's Nick Owers assert...

Black Model Takes Over Ireland's Twitter Account, Gets Bombarded By Racist Abuse

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 23.08.2016 | UK

A black woman who took over the official Ireland community Twitter account says she was forced to log out for her own wellbeing after receiving a tira...

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?

How I Learned That not Everyone With A Mental Illness Is On The Same Page

Claire Ayres | Posted 14.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Claire Ayres

What running the account also revealed to me is that as much as people within the mental health community say we are fighting stigma and abuse, there are many within the community who are perpetuating it themselves.

It's Time for All of Us to Do Something to Stand up for Decency, Civility and Respect for Other Human Beings Online

Yvette Cooper | Posted 18.07.2017 | UK Politics
Yvette Cooper

Death threats, rape threats, refugees demonised, EU citizens told to go home, a Muslim Mayor targeted with islamophobia, a Jewish MP bombarded with anti-Semitic threats, young women campaigners called traitors or scum. Political debate online is being poisoned and it has to stop.. Time to start reporting, speaking out, standing up for others who are being targeted. They say evil triumphs when good people do nothing. Time for all of us to do something to stand up for decency, civility and respect for other human beings. Tim Berners-Lee said when he invented the world wide web, "this is for everyone." Lets make sure it stays so.

Female Uber Boss Can No Longer Use Social Media Due to Abusive Trolling

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 14.06.2016 | UK Tech

The female boss of Uber has announced that she can no longer look at her social media accounts because of abusive trolls. Jo Bertram told an audience ...

Put the Phone Down: How the Internet Is Killing Our Manners

Naomi Cooper | Posted 14.06.2017 | UK Comedy
Naomi Cooper

Today's amazing technology means we can easily keep in touch with friends and family abroad and share our life experiences with our nearest and dearest, but it comes at a price. Our text conversations have jumped over to real life as we shun the use of please and thank you and speak in abbreviations.

Don't Feed the Trolls

Tulip Siddiq | Posted 10.06.2017 | UK Politics
Tulip Siddiq

‎I have been around online abuse for years, as have the majority of other politicians, and I couldn't fathom how‎ people weren't aware of the scale of trolling. It happens right under everyone's noses, in clear daylight. Why does it take something so extreme, so abhorrent, such as Jess Philips MP and her band of demented abusers threatening to rape her, for other users to sit up and react?

This Big Part Of Online Trolling Is About To Become Illegal

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 03.03.2016 | UK

Trolls who set up fake profiles using their victims' details or to attacking others anonymously could now face criminal charges, as prosecutors raise ...

One In Four Teenagers Are Being Trolled And Abused Online

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 09.02.2016 | UK Universities & Education

One in four teenagers were subjected to abuse online in the last year, a major report has revealed. A survey of 13 to 18 year olds found 24% report...

I'd Never Been Ashamed for How I Look or for Being Proud of Who I Am - Until Yesterday

Frankie Leach | Posted 02.02.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Frankie Leach

Yesterday, I got Guido'd. Like having your photo posted on Redwatch or in the Daily Mail, this is something anyone politically active on the left may have to deal with at some point. Of course, being a young woman, the attack takes on a specific character...

Shut Up Bitch - Get Back to Ironing Your Husband's Socks

Jess Phillips | Posted 17.12.2016 | UK Politics
Jess Phillips

In the last couple of weeks I have spoken to five different young women who told me they were going to stop posting blogs and tweeting about their politics and their views... More than the violent, threatening and blatant misogyny, the worst element of this is the "shut up" bit. The "shut up bitch" is working. Women are shutting up. Not because they are scared, not because they believe the threats but because it is so tiring that whenever you speak you face hatred because of the make up of your chromosomes.

Yvette Cooper Says It's Time For 'Silenced' Women To 'Reclaim The Internet'

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 18.12.2015 | UK

Labour MP Yvette Cooper is calling for women to "reclaim the internet", comparing increasing levels on social media abuse to harassment and stalking w...

The Specimen Who Danced His Way to LA

Sean O'Brien | Posted 06.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Sean O'Brien

From a quiet, what I would view as a normal life in London, my whole life was initially turned upside down when these images, accompanied by the overwhelming messages of support, first appeared on Twitter. From not having any social media presence at all, within 72 hours I was to have over 70,000 followers. All of these carried the same sentiment that enough was enough and the time had come to stop making the trolling of people the norm and to use social media for the good that it was surely created for.

Brazil Is Trolling Racist Trolls With An Amazing Public Billboard Campaign

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 30.11.2015 | UK

A Brazilian billboard campaign is shaming online trolls by emblazoning the racist abuse they post on giant public posters. The 'Virtual Racism, Rea...

Jewish Student Takes Brave Stand Against Anti-Semitism After Vile Trolling On Twitter

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 03.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Warning: story contains graphic and offensive content When Jewish student Izzy Lenga saw pro-Hitler posters plastered over her university campus, s...