Twitter Trolls

'X Factor' Steph Reveals Vile Twitter Abuse

The Huffington Post UKD | Daniel Welsh | Posted 18.10.2014 | UK Entertainment

‘X Factor’ hopeful Stephanie Nala has revealed the extent of the violent threats she’s been receiving during her time on the show, including fro...

Inquest Into Death Of 'McCann Troll' Brenda Leyland

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.10.2014 | UK

An inquest will open today on a woman found dead after being accused of directing online abuse at Madeleine McCann's parents. The body of Brenda Leyla...

'McCann Internet Troll' Found Dead

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 06.10.2014 | UK

UPDATE: Katie Hopkins Sets Off Firestorm With 'How Many More Must Die?' Tweet Aimed At McCanns The pensioner unmasked as one of the 'online trolls'...

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,...

Guess Which Sex Gets The Most Trouble On Twitter?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.08.2014 | UK

Male celebrities get more Twitter abuse than women, but men are also more likely to hurl abuse, a study shows. Journalism was the only category whe...

Do Twitter Do Enough? My 'Clones' and Relentless Abuse

Rob McDowall | Posted 26.08.2014 | UK Tech
Rob McDowall

I regularly receive Twitter comments ranging from the tame and jejune 'fag', 'fudge packer', 'cock sucker', 'spazzy' and 'ugly cunt' to the more personal and nasty 'you should have been kicked out of your mums womb', 'I'd slit your throat fag', 'You should get raped with a machete' and 'Hitler had the right idea. Put you faggot bastards in an oven at 230 degrees until crispy'.

If You Don't Have Anything Nice to Say, Don't Say Anything at All

Katie Mickleburgh | Posted 31.03.2014 | UK
Katie Mickleburgh

I've already given away my best piece of advice in the title. I want to focus here on the behaviour of social media users but, in all fairness it's probably not a bad approach to adopt in day to day life; which is, in effect, my point...

Let's Turn Beth Tweddle Twitter Q&A Abuse Into Something Positive

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

The legacy of London 2012 was well and truly shat on this fine Tuesday morning, as a bunch of nasty trolls abused Olympic gymnast Beth Tweddle during ...

Adlington's Tears on I'm A Celeb Should Shame Twitter Bullies

Louise Naughton | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Louise Naughton

My heart went out for our two-time Olympic gold medal winning heroine Rebecca Adlington last night on ITV's I'm A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here. It was only last year that we hosted the greatest sporting event in the world and our Olympians were given their rightful place as national treasures in the press.

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.

Coleen Receives Rape Threats

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.08.2013 | UK Entertainment

Coleen Nolan has become the latest celebrity to receive rape threats via Twitter. A troll has targeted the 'Loose Women' star and also threatened t...

Troll Is New Face Of £5 Note

The Huffington Post UK | Andrea Mann | Posted 01.08.2013 | UK Comedy

Following weeks of tireless hate campaigning, the new face of the £5 note has been revealed as that of a troll. "Their work is incredible, often b...

CHART: Are You A Troll?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.08.2013 | UK Comedy

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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...

New Mum Adele Targeted By Sick Twitter Trolls

WENN | Posted 22.10.2012 | Home

New mum Adele has been bombarded by sick jibes from online trolls following the birth of her baby. The 'Rolling in the Deep' hitmaker and her boyfr...

Q&A With Twitter's Good Guy - 'Positive Troll'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.10.2012 | UK Comedy

In the old days, they were evil and lurked under bridges. Nowadays, they're evil and lurk on message boards. But one person trying to give trolls a go...

One-Off Offense?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.09.2012 | UK

People who post one-off offensive messages on social media could escape charges, the most senior prosecutor in England and Wales has suggested. "Th...

What's Prompted Louis' Foul-Mouthed Tirade?

WENN | Posted 16.11.2012 | Home

One Direction star Louis Tomlinson lost his cool on Sunday after calling out Twitter trolls who attacked his mum. The singer flew into a rage after...

Michelle Hits Back At Internet Trolls

The Huffington Post UK | Ashley Percival | Posted 17.08.2012 | Home

Michelle Heaton has fiercely hit back at internet trolls who sent her abuse after she revealed she has an 80% chance of contracting cancer. In...

'Positive Troll': Our New Favourite Twitter Account

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.08.2012 | UK Comedy

'Trolls' were once cute little toys with elf-like faces, huge vibrant hair, and the amazing ability to fit exactly on top of pencils. But then alon...

Here Cometh the Twitter Trolls (Still, Again?)

Nick Armstrong | Posted 12.10.2012 | UK Tech
Nick Armstrong

Remember, there's no such thing as "delete" in social media!

I Asked Twitter What I Should Blog About - The Most Popular Question? How Do You Feel About Trolls...

Dawn O'Porter | Posted 02.10.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Dawn O'Porter

Trolling hurts, it hurts bad. The worst thing about trolling? When people say 'it's part of the job' when you're in the public eye.

Blue Peter Presenter Becomes Latest Celeb To Leave Twitter Over Abuse

The Huffington Post UK | Charlie Lindlar | Posted 01.08.2012 | UK

Blue Peter presenter Helen Skelton has decided to leave the microblogging site Twitter, claiming her "not very thick skin" meant she could not deal wi...

Harassment Warning For Teen Arrested Over Tom Daley Tweet

PA | Posted 31.07.2012 | UK

A 17-year-old youth arrested after a malicious tweet was sent to Olympic diver Tom Daley has been issued with a harassment warning. Dorset police s...

Beth Tweddle Receives Twitter Abuse

The Huffington Post UK | Ted Thornhill | Posted 01.08.2012 | UK

Twitter trolls have been targeting Team GB gymnast Beth Tweddle as she performed at the North Greenwich Arena on Tuesday. The abuse came after a 17...