#Trolls

Seeing The Election Like A Book: How Asperger Syndrome Gives Me A Different View Of The General Election

Lydia Suffield | Posted 15.05.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Lydia Suffield

As a kid with AS, who suffered from limited empathy and theory of mind as a result, stories were always how I understood the world. I learnt empathy through fictional characters, through taking dilemmas I found in stories and applying them to my real life. (This created some problems when I went through the customary Enid Blyton phase. Most people don't describe things as "spiffing.")

Katie Price Launches Government Petition To Make Trolling A Criminal Offence

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 29.03.2017 | UK Parents

Katie Price has launched an official petition calling on the UK government to make online abuse a criminal offence and create a register of offenders....

On Social Media? Would It Kill Ya To Assume The Best?

Toni Hargis | Posted 26.03.2017 | UK
Toni Hargis

Not only does he incorrectly assume that she was "paying no mind" to the carnage, he has no idea what might have transpired only seconds before or after. As the photographer later revealed, the poor woman was visibly horrified and behaving exactly the same as many other people on the bridge.

Madeleine McCann Official Facebook Page Reopens After ‘Hateful’ Troll Attacks

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 21.03.2017 | UK

The drive to find missing Madeleine McCann and reunite her with her family is stronger than ever – with the campaign’s official Facebook page reop...

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...

Is It All Over For Twitter?

Mark Hillary | Posted 10.02.2017 | UK Tech
Mark Hillary

This guy is based in Canada and is the CEO of a research company. If he says there is no longer any useful news on Twitter then Jack Dorsey should be worried. The fake news and Trump trolling mixed with too many irrelevant adverts just lost them a previously heavy user of the service.

Respect Not Hate - Online Or Offline

Dragana Brown | Posted 07.02.2017 | UK Tech
Dragana Brown

This is a vicious cycle that needs to be broken, for if we don't we are already reaching an impasse that threatens to plunge us deeper into the dark vaults of internet and with that into greater destruction, something we absolutely must look now.

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.

Our Addiction To Outrage, And The Rise Of Fake News

Dr Richard Graham | Posted 23.11.2016 | UK Tech
Dr Richard Graham

The intensity of this response is unlikely to support good judgement, but instead a demand for the release and satisfaction that only a mob affords. If we continue to pursue a business model in the media where only the extreme and outrageous stories are worthy of a click, one wonders what the future holds.

Twitter Is Giving You Powerful New Tools To Fight Online Abuse

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 15.11.2016 | UK Tech

Twitter has unveiled a range of new tools which it hopes will help give users more control in fighting abuse on its platform. In a blog post, the soci...

12 Signs You Are Being A Dick On The Internet

Emily-Jane Clark | Posted 07.10.2016 | UK Parents
Emily-Jane Clark

The Internet is great for parents. Not only can you find information on ALL THE STUFF, there are an abundance of chat forums, Facebook groups and websites where you might just find your 'virtual village'. However, there are a few people who just have to ruin it for everyone...

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

Philip Ellis | Posted 20.09.2016 | 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...

Stand Up For What You Believe In - But Be Prepared For A Rough Ride

Frederika Roberts | Posted 05.09.2016 | UK Politics
Frederika Roberts

In my keynotes and workshops, I always remind my audiences of how important it is for our own wellbeing, happiness and resilience to be part of someth...

14 #BossMoves To Deal With An Influential/Celebrity Troll, When You're Influential Too...

Marsha Wright | Posted 17.08.2016 | 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?

Smoke, Mirrors and False Assumptions

Lisa Valentine | Posted 14.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Valentine

In a world filled with social media, filters, bloggers (hands up) and newspaper scandals, it's easy to assume that the edited versions we see of people a true reflection of reality. However smoke and mirrors can be deceiving...

Trolly McTrollFace and the Temple of Misogyny

Martha O'Neil | Posted 01.08.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Martha O'Neil

At first, I was genuinely upset, hurt and angry. After a while however, such feelings turned into bemusement as I scrolled through my Twitter feed and encountered the same dogmatic attitudes being hurled at me over and over again, interspersed amongst the news that Hillary had secured the Democrat's Presidential nomination.

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

Claire Ayres | Posted 19.07.2016 | 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.

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 ...

The Boom of the Unknown Teacher

Chris M. Edwards | Posted 11.05.2017 | UK
Chris M. Edwards

At the end of last Monday night's defeat of Spurs, the Chelsea fans celebrated like they never had before. Friends who had been at the game told me t...

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 24.03.2017 | 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 25.02.2017 | 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.