Today we've published a practical guide for dealing with trolling. Here's how individuals and the media can better handle hate online, write Imran Ahmed and Dr Linda Papadopoulos
As a proud Scot, Brit and European, reading that I should be deported back to where I came from made me chuckle. Is there a ship that can drop me to the west end of Glasgow?
This is how race rhetoric liberates online hate.
Social media knows no boundaries. You'll find the cyber-libeller potentially on every phone and on every discussion focused app, virtually, anywhere in the world. It does not matter whether you're uploading an opinion in Uttoxeter or Utah; subscribe to the feed, and you'll be fed whatever rage, bile or untruth the source feels fits the alleged crime.
Women maintained that it will not silence their voices, but will stop Twitter from making money by exploiting them.
As I was tagged in the photograph I was also receiving notifications of comments on this photograph of us beaming and relaxed at our friend's celebration. Most comments were complimentary and kind but after I had a notification from one of Adam's colleagues whom I have never met, my confidence was shattered in one click.
'Every sign of ageing that I have is a sign that I’m still alive.'
A video of a woman tearfully responding to trolls who said she “looked like an old hag” due to her grey hairs is continuing
everybody banner Samantha Renke faced horrendous online abuse after she appeared in Malteasers ads last year. In her vlog as part of Everybody launch week, Samantha discusses her experiences, how she reacted and what needs to be done to ensure that disabled people are not subject to trolling.
Oh look, Twitter have been making changes. As is usual with Twitter (and, let's face it, many tech companies) the changes have, for some at least, made the site more annoying and clunky. But it isn't the improvements that bother me, or indeed many people.