Twitter Trolls

Online Trolls: Will They Force The New Doctor To Retreat To The Tardis?

Jenny Afia | Posted 20.07.2017 | UK Entertainment
Jenny Afia

If you are a public figure, though, you are not fair game. You do not deserve 'everything and anything that comes your way'. All of us are potentially vulnerable, so the perpetrators of online abuse must be made to take responsibility for their actions. Confiscating their phone and a rap on the knuckles is not nearly enough of a deterrent.

Dear Donald Trump, Delete Your Account. Sincerely, America

Philip Ellis | Posted 13.01.2017 | UK Tech
Philip Ellis

His many public spats aside, it is impossible to deny that Trump has leveraged social media, and Twitter specifically, in a way that no other politician has previously achieved -- and he has already indicated his intention to tweet major policy announcements rather than going through traditional communications channels.

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

Marsha Wright | Posted 08.08.2017 | 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?

Jess Phillips Reveals The Extent Of Trolling As Even More Women Are Forced Offline

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 18.12.2015 | UK

Labour MP Jess Phillips has revealed that five women have told her they will stop posting their views online because of the "vitriol, sexism and misog...

We Often Forget Online Abuse Has Real World Repercussions

Lizzie Roberts | Posted 13.10.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Lizzie Roberts

We can all learn a lesson from Mean Girls here: "Calling somebody else fat won't make you any skinnier. Calling someone stupid doesn't make you any smarter. And ruining [someone else's] life definitely didn't make me any happier."

Twitter Trolls Gonna Troll, Troll, Troll

Sarah Moyes | Posted 15.05.2015 | UK Tech
Sarah Moyes

I lost count of the number I got from people who were calling me everything from a slut to someone who should die because she was so ugly. Just like Lena, I found it really hard to push these sort of comments aside, even though I didn't know the people who were saying it.

Iggy Quits 'Negative And Draining' Twitter

The Huffington Post UK | Daniel Welsh | Posted 20.02.2015 | UK Entertainment

Iggy Azalea has made the decision to quit Twitter, claiming the social media site was turning her into an “angry person”. The Australian rapper...

Keith Reveals Fears Over Twitter Trolls

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel McGrath | Posted 05.02.2015 | UK Entertainment

Keith Lemon is someone we usually associate with dirty jokes and loads of laughs, however life isn’t all fun and games for the character. Keith,...

Jailed Twitter Troll Speaks Of 'Regret'

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 17.11.2014 | UK Tech

Jailed Twitter troll Isabella Sorley has spoken of the regret she feels after posting tweets aimed at feminist campaigner Caroline Criado-Perez. Th...

Claudia Targeted By Trolls After Daughter's Accident

The Huffington Post UK | Daniel Welsh | Posted 10.11.2014 | UK Entertainment

Claudia Winkleman has been sent a number of messages from Twitter trolls, after her daughter was seriously injured in a “fireball” accident on Hal...

'We Have Presented The Police With Substantial Evidence'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.10.2014 | UK Entertainment

Richard Madeley has confirmed that the police have been contacted over online threats sent to his daughter, Chloe Madeley. Chloe had been bombarded...

Chloe Addresses Rape Threats In Lengthy Statement

The Huffington Post UK | Daniel Welsh | Posted 20.10.2014 | UK Entertainment

Chloe Madeley has posted a statement addressing the rape threats she’s recently been receiving on Twitter, claiming that threatening someone does no...

'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