Trolling

On Being Called A Nazi

Jemma Wayne | Posted 24.03.2014 | 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.

Police Probe MP Rape Threats

PA | Posted 30.07.2013 | UK Politics

Police are investigating a series of sexually explicit and violent tweets sent to an MP after she spoke out in support of a feminist campaigner who re...

Tory MP And Online Advisor To David Cameron Reveals Twitter Abuse

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.09.2013 | UK Politics

Tory MP Claire Perry, who has been advising David Cameron on measures to tackle the spread of extreme pornography and child abuse on the internet, has...

Mary Beard Shames Twitter Troll

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.07.2013 | UK

An internet troll has been publicly shamed after using Twitter to insult TV classicist Mary Beard. Beard, professor of classics at University of Ca...

Netizens Come Together Against Online Harassment of women

Marcela Kunova | Posted 27.09.2013 | UK Tech
Marcela Kunova

Virtually every woman who publicly contributes to a political debate is subjected to virulent and largely anonymous online invective, or "trolling". But it is far more than simply readers' feedback. Trolling is intended to make women shut up - and to remind them their primary purpose is to be there for male sexual pleasure. Or not to be in public life at all.

The Student Tabloid and the Trolls

Ben Dalton | Posted 07.09.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Ben Dalton

The anonymity of the internet at large brings with it the exciting positives of more discussion, more openness and, maybe most importantly, more honesty. The audience, hiding comfortably behind their online avatars, have no reason to feel mitigated or restrained. Increasingly, this leads to internet comment sections being used as a depositary for public anger and frustration.

How Offending Harry Styles Could Cost Me My Life... Seriously.

Hanna Flint | Posted 06.06.2013 | UK
Hanna Flint

WHOS COMING WITH ME TO SHOOT THIS HANNA FLINT It's always refreshing to get feedback from a reader, but this one takes the biscuit. I came across th...