#Trolls

Here's Why The NUS Just Voted To 'Ban' Yik Yak

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 20.04.2016 | UK Universities & Education

The National Union of Students has voted to heavily restrict anonymous messages on apps such as Yik Yak. Supporters of the decision, made on Tuesday a...

Is It Worth it?: Black Women's Voices and the Permission to Speak

Jendella Benson | Posted 24.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jendella Benson

Black women are more vocal than ever. We no longer bat an eyelid at the "angry black woman" cliché that haunted our mothers, or the "aggressive" label that was tacked onto any black schoolgirl who was insolent enough to do anything but sit silently. We say what we want, and we won't suffer fools gladly, and at some point the rest of the world will learn to deal with that.

Facebook Now Has A Brilliant Way Of Tackling People Who Are Trolling You

The Huffington Post | Nitya Rajan | Posted 23.03.2016 | UK Tech

Facebook is testing a new tool that will let you know if someone is impersonating you. The feature will send an alert if it detects another user with ...

This Algorithm Could Put An End To Embarrassing Pictures On Facebook

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 11.03.2016 | UK Tech

We've all been there: You're scrolling through your Facebook feed and suddenly you stumble across an embarrassing picture. If it's a friend who's upl...

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 ...

How to Deal With Trolls Online

Amie Cadwallader | Posted 26.02.2016 | UK Tech
Amie Cadwallader

With the positive of social media comes the negativity of people trying to upset you and bring you down. The important thing is to figure out the best way to deal with trolls and how to make sure that you deal with it in the best way possible.

25 Rules for Using a Website Comments Section

Andrew Telling | Posted 27.01.2016 | UK Tech
Andrew Telling

Of course, there are many balanced, intelligent humans who add positively to a conversation. But these rules are for the less-enlightened who flock to any and every site and define themselves through their bottom-dwelling 'contributions'.

Labour MP Jamie Reed Has Some Advice For 'Corbynista' Trolls

The Huffington Post UK | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 29.12.2015 | UK Politics

“There's nothing like getting told to die by an anonymous egg,” says Jamie Reed, the Labour MP and lightning rod for Twitter abuse from supporters...

Twitter Is Going To Clamp Down On Trolls Once And For All

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 26.12.2015 | UK

Social media giant Twitter has pledged to clamp down on trolls once and for all, according to reports. As the site enters its 10th year, it intends...

"I'm Tough." Watch MP Jess Phillips Defy Trolls After Online Rape Threats

The Huffington Post UK | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 01.11.2015 | UK Politics

A Labour MP who received rape threats after objecting to a parliamentary "Men's Day" debate has said she will not quit social media despite the "delug...

This MP Has Been Inundated With Rape Threats - For Objecting To Men's Day Debate

The Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 30.10.2015 | UK

Labour MP Jess Phillips has spoken of her disgust after being inundated with online threats to rape and murder her. The mother-of-two tweeted on F...

Alex Salmond Condemns Online Trolls - But Thinks Newspapers Are 'Guilty As Sin'

The Huffington Post UK | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 17.10.2015 | UK Politics

Alex Salmond has accused newspapers of "extraordinary hypocrisy" over condemning abusive online commentary whilst hosting "offensive" comments on thei...

George Takei's Response To Troll Who Tells Him He 'Sucks' Is Perfect

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 16.10.2015 | UK Comedy

Got some ice for that burn?  Internet trolls are no match for George Takei, whose sizzling wit left him victorious after a Facebook user attempted ...

Teenagers, Twitter and Naughty Boy

Olivia Jones | Posted 14.10.2015 | UK Entertainment
Olivia Jones

I spoke to Naughty Boy recently and brought up the backlash he faced after his relationship with Zayn Malik fell apart

Abby Tomlinson Gives A Masterclass In How To Deal With Twitter Trolls

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 24.09.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Abby Tomlinson, the teenager who brought us #Milifandom, has given us all a masterclass in how to deal with trolls on Twitter. The 17-year-old was ...

Now THIS Is How To Troll Someone

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 09.09.2015 | UK Comedy

There's a point when a prank is no longer a prank, it's something more. This is the perfect example of that. It's an awful lot of effort to go to, ...

What Happens When A Female Student Argues For Free Tampons? She Gets Mercilessly Trolled

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 05.08.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Zoey Freedman, a student at UCLA recently wrote an article for her university's newspaper, arguing why tampons and other feminine sanitary products sh...

Why Serena Williams' Eyebrow Shaping Video Deserves A Second Watch

Ellen Wallwork | Posted 15.07.2015 | UK Style
Ellen Wallwork

Now I want to point out that I don't think there is anything wrong with Serena Williams getting her eyebrows shaped... Nor is there anything wrong with Serena choosing to share a photo of the experience, nor sharing the fact that Twitter trolls' spiteful comments have affected her. What unsettled me was Serena admission that her #haters have "won".

What If the Internet Went Down... FOREVER

Ben Morgan | Posted 03.07.2015 | UK Comedy
Ben Morgan

On July 2nd, 2017 the internet stopped working. For 24 hours people furiously pressed 'refresh' over and over again but to no avail. Come the next mor...

Putin's Internet 'Troll Factory' Exposed

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 23.06.2015 | UK

A shadowy Russian agency that pumps out pro-Kremlin propaganda was exposed on Tuesday after a former employee took the organisation to court. Reported...

Police To Investigate Facebook Troll Who Claimed To Have Murdered Amber Peat

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 04.06.2015 | UK

A Facebook post which falsely claimed Amber Peat had been murdered is being investigated by police. The 13-year-old went missing from her family h...

'X Factor' Contestant Pushed To Nervous Breakdown By Online Trolls

The Huffington Post UK | Sophie Brown | Posted 27.05.2015 | UK Entertainment

'X Factor' contestant Christopher Maloney has revealed he suffered a nervous breakdown caused by online trolls, in his first TV appearance since under...

Are We Living in a Culture of Aggression and Harassment Online?

BritChick Paris | Posted 21.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
BritChick Paris

It occurred to me that this particular debate started around the negative effects of Protein World's poster campaign, yet the online discussion around it became even more esteem crushing.

I Hate What Katie Did So Here's a Quid...

Jill Finch | Posted 20.05.2015 | UK
Jill Finch

I'm a parent of a daughter on the autistic spectrum and I've been through the agonies of being stared at, feeling completely alone, being called a bad parent and the terrible guilty relief of a diagnosis...

Smartphones, Trolls and Social Black Holes: Why Technology Is Not the Enemy of Connection

Ileana Welte | Posted 07.05.2015 | UK Tech
Ileana Welte

Implicit in this sort of analysis is the suggestion that social connections exclusively formed and conducted online are somehow inferior to relationships offline - often tellingly described as 'in the real world'.