#Trolls

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'.

Kensington Palace Is Now Trolling Royal Baby Twitter Fans

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 30.04.2015 | UK

Whoever is at the controls of the Kensington Palace Twitter account has a wicked sense of humour if today is anything to by. On Thursday afternoon...

Dancing Man Fat-Shamed By Bullies, Here's How Thousands Stood Up For Him

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 06.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A dancing man who was humiliated by nasty, fat-shaming bullies has had the last laugh, after thousands supported an online campaign to get him dancing...

BBC Radio 1 - Online Bullying Is an Issue for Young People, so It's an Issue for Us

Ben Cooper | Posted 14.04.2015 | 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.

Twitter CEO: 'We Suck At Dealing With Abuse'

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 05.02.2015 | UK Tech

Twitter CEO Dick Costolo has taken personal responsibility for the social platform's slow response to nline abuse. In an internal memo, Costello m...

Grieving Mum Abused Online For Buying Christmas Presents For Her Stillborn Son

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 07.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A grieving mother has been targeted by internet abuse after she spent thousands of pounds on presents for her stillborn son who died in 2012. Sabri...

Derren Brown Responds To Homophobic Twitter Troll And It's Excellent

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 30.12.2014 | UK Entertainment

Illusionist and national treasure Derren Brown has issued an excellent retort to a homophobic Twitter troll. Lurking tweeter HossamAlyyy only recen...

Have Scientists Found Time Travellers On The Web?

The Huffington Post UK | Shihab S Joi | Posted 12.12.2014 | UK Tech

Think 'science experiment' and you'll probably imagine sombre looking men and women in white lab coats peering into microscopes. Or a wild-haired prof...

The Damage Cyber Bullying Does Is as Bad as the Cigarette Scars On My Arms

Susan Boyle | Posted 31.01.2015 | UK Entertainment
Susan Boyle

In my day, compared to today, it was a simpler form of bullying - not that I am condoning it in any way - but it was face to face, name calling, physical and mental hurts, you knew the name and the face of the bullies, you knew the familiar outlines as they came towards you so you could run in the opposite direction. Today not only do you have to contend with what I went through you also have to contend with the cyber bullying - the nameless and faceless who say the most disgusting things because they feel they have an anonymity and an autonomy to behave without repercussion.

The Unchecked White Guy

Brendon Burns | Posted 11.01.2015 | UK Comedy
Brendon Burns

Offended people repeating the very sentences that have offended them will always been intrinsically funny to me. It is a fart in church and I am 12. Frankie Boyle has never made me laugh harder than when his act is regurgitated by an outraged lawyer. I take a great deal of glee in the very specific type of self-unawareness involved...

It May Be Halloween, But It's No Time For Witch-Hunts

Jemma Wayne | Posted 28.12.2014 | UK Politics
Jemma Wayne

It is time to wake up. In different ways many of us have done it, uttered sweeping, dangerous slurs - the "don't be gay" type comment is one I have heard unchallenged far too often. But it is the urgent responsibility of each of us, right now, to be precise about what speech we employ...

Twitter Trolls: Come and Say It to My Face!

Charlie Mullins | Posted 09.12.2014 | UK Politics
Charlie Mullins

I heard this morning that Jonathan Agnew quit Twitter after receiving a stream of abuse on the site after a spat with Kevin Pietersen's wife. Although I haven't (yet) been wished 'death by Ebola' by an anonymous Twitter user, I've recently had the misfortune of dealing with a few Twitter trolls of my own...

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.

April Jones' Parents Join Forces With Kate And Gerry McCann...

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 09.10.2014 | UK

The parents of murdered five-year-old April Jones have revealed they were subject to vile abuse from online bullies as they joined with the parents of...

Twitter Troll Who Made Rape Threats To MP Thought It Was 'Really Funny'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 02.09.2014 | UK

A father today has been found guilty of sending a Labour MP rape messages after she backed a campaign to put Jane Austen on a banknote. Peter Nunn,...

Louise Ridley

Jezebel Staff Have Written An Extraordinary Article On Site's 'Rape GIF Problem'

HuffingtonPost.com | Louise Ridley | Posted 12.08.2014 | UK

The staff of US-based women's blog Jezebel have publicly slammed their own bosses for failing to prevent hundreds of GIFs of violent porn and images o...

Tolerate Thy Neighbour

Lloyd Mallison | Posted 29.09.2014 | UK
Lloyd Mallison

The first amendment in the United States is a wonderful thing. It means you can say whatever you like about anything... But with the increasing popularity of Facebook comment section fights, and chatroom brawls, I'm seeing more and more often that people seem to forget that freedom of speech goes both ways.

Breanna Mitchell's Smiling Auschwitz Selfie May Be Bad Taste, But The Backlash Is Far Worse

Brogan Driscoll | Posted 20.09.2014 | UK Tech
Brogan Driscoll

By now you'll have probably heard of Breanna Mitchell, the teenage girl who posted a selfie smiling at Auschwitz concentration camp. Although she posted the photo some time ago (June 20th), it has only recently gone viral - clocking up more than 3300 retweets and a barrage of abuse over the past few days.