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Fighting online trolls with bots

The Conversation US | Posted 01.11.2017 | Technology
The Conversation US

By Saiph Savage, West Virginia University The wonder of internet connectivity can turn into a horror show if the people who use online platforms deci...

The Sinister Side Of Twitter

Rachel Hawkins | Posted 01.06.2017 | Technology
Rachel Hawkins

Now, I have a thick skin. Sometimes I think it's a little bit too thick. I know she's not going to harm me, she's just a pitiful Twitter troll with nothing better to do. Her words don't offend me, if anything I'm finding it all laughable the very fact that someone would go out of their way to send me these tweets was as ridiculous as it was amusing.

Social Media Experiment Proves Rape Culture's Point

Shannon Galpin | Posted 11.08.2016 | Women
Shannon Galpin

Rape culture is so prevalent we are desensitized to it. When you ignore it, brush it off, or excuse it, you are complicit. You are condoning behavior when you excuse the words about the behavior.

Back to the Future: Trolling in 2016

Pedro L. Rodriguez | Posted 09.14.2016 | Technology
Pedro L. Rodriguez

Mean Girls, Clueless, Heathers? In these films, insecurity festered within "popular" beauty queens and jocks, pelting body shaming quips at protagonists that were "just like us." While this behavior had been taking place before then, these films represent a thread of films that preceded the Internet.

Comment Sections Are Cesspools Of Rape Culture, Research Finds

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 08.19.2016 | Women

One-fourth of all online comments at the end of news articles about sexual assault and rape include victim-blaming statements, new research out of the...

The Importance Of Minding Your Online Manners

Kate Stone Matheson | Posted 06.21.2016 | Women
Kate Stone Matheson

Words hurt like hell, and it's the height of bad manners to use them as weapons, especially if you have the intelligence to do so.

Mom Responds To Cruel Meme About Her Son With Craniofacial Disorder

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 02.03.2016 | Parents

When trolls turned a photo of her son into a hateful meme, a mom rallied her online community to get it taken down. HuffPost blogger AliceAnn Meyer's ...

These New York Mets Fans Are Expert Chicago Cubs Trolls

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 10.22.2015 | Sports

The Chicago Cubs won 97 regular season games this year and made a deep postseason run. For a historically hapless franchise, the winning surge brought...

No Stamp Required: All Too Easy for #Bahrain Twitter Trolls

Brian Dooley | Posted 09.25.2016 | World
Brian Dooley

Bahrain continues to be shaken by unrest that flared in early 2011 when peaceful protests were violently suppressed by the ruling dictatorship. Part of the repression continues through laws criminalizing online criticism of the ruling family, and a sustained social media attack against those who defend human rights.

DJs Drop The Beat A Little Too Well, Troll Entire Crowd

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 07.13.2015 | Comedy

Not even Rick Astley trolls this hard. As this inspired bit of pranking makes clear, there's a big difference between dropping the beat -- and diso...

Gamergate's Cold War

William Cheng | Posted 06.26.2016 | Technology
William Cheng

On each side of Gamergate's iron curtain, lives are on the line. Upon graduating from the elementary school playground, "sticks and stones..." shouldn't fly anymore. There's no such thing as empty threats.

Internet Vitriole and the Rise of the Carnivorous Left

Olivia Wilson | Posted 06.11.2016 | Queer Voices
Olivia Wilson

We all know that trolls go for women more than men, queers times two, those who are transgender, times three. And we hate them for it. Trolls are ugly cave-dwelling creatures. Please, let's not become them. It's just not cool.

This Is How Trolls Treat Women On The Internet

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 05.13.2015 | Women

A new Twitter hashtag shows just how rough it is being a woman on the Internet. Online harassment-reporting platform HeartMob asked Twitter users t...

Internet, Please Stop Telling Everybody What to Do

Mike Mennonno | Posted 06.08.2015 | Media
Mike Mennonno

In case you haven't noticed, the Internet has gotten super bossy lately. Yeah, sure, it was always a know-it-all. It was always a little creepy, litt...

A 'Fat' Woman Responds to Her Body-Shaming Trolls

Ravishly | Posted 05.24.2015 | Women

There are a few ways of reframing the troll situation for your own sanity: 1. If you're pissing people off, good. You're making people talk. 2. For every troll there are at least 50 people who heard your message and were ready to hear it. 3. Haters gonna hate.

How About Those Internet Trolls?

Jill Robbins | Posted 05.23.2015 | Fifty
Jill Robbins

Some of the comments on my recent writing and some of the emails I've received have been... well, mean.

How to Be Obnoxious Online

Larry Womack | Posted 05.12.2015 | Media
Larry Womack

The truly committed, heinous online asshat must believe that he or she is really speaking for the silent majority. That each like really represents one percent of the American public. That, deep down, they are not being awful. Of course, if someone really wanted to stand out, they could always try behaving with some degree of decency.

Why Our Company Quit Twitter (Before the Memo Came out)

Karen Cahn | Posted 02.07.2015 | Business
Karen Cahn

I loved Dick Costolo's epic memo on how Twitter "sucks" at dealing with trolls. It took guts and honesty for the CEO to admit that his company has tur...

Why Everyone Is Freaking Out About the Annie Movie

Karen Cahn | Posted 03.14.2015 | Entertainment
Karen Cahn

The Original Annie movie debuted in 1982, from Columbia Pictures, to great excitement from little girls all over the world.

The Heartache of Bullying Doesn't Have an Age Limit

Patrice Bendig | Posted 12.27.2014 | Women
Patrice Bendig

I'm not that 9-year-old little girl praying silently each day on the way to school that the bullies would pick on someone else that day. But I am that 25-year-old woman who still has feelings and expects more from humanity.

28 Percent Of Americans Admit To Being Internet Trolls

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 10.20.2014 | Technology

Americans are just as mean on the Internet as you thought they were. Twenty-eight percent of Americans admit to participating in "malicious online...

Sexism in Tech, and What One NYU Student Is Doing About It

Guy Cimbalo | Posted 11.30.2014 | Technology
Guy Cimbalo

The Tumblr blog Hackers of NY launched in February this year and very quickly became a phenomenon, spawning spin off sites everywhere from Miami to Bangalore -- there's now a "Hackers of..." in nine countries and 13 cities.

Jason Linkins

Media People: Polls Say It's Throwback Thursday To That Time Romney Ran For President | Jason Linkins | Posted 08.28.2014 | Politics

A few days ago, former Massachusetts governor and two-time presidential aspirant Mitt Romney told Hugh Hewitt that he was not going to run for preside...

Your Opinion Is Obsolete

Chris Peak | Posted 08.05.2014 | Technology
Chris Peak

The root of Internet hate is that we hate ourselves. We hate our lives. Moderately. The result is that we take that misery out on the beautiful people on the Internet.

Keep Ya Head Up: How Small Businesses Can Win Against Cyberbullies and Trolls

Andrew Chau | Posted 07.14.2014 | Small Business
Andrew Chau

I am writing this for all businesses (and people) who have been hurt by mean-spirited individuals on the internet including our beloved employee.