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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 04.08.2015 | 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, li...

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

Ravishly | Posted 05.24.2015 | Women
Ravishly

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 t...

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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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.

Defense Against Offense: The Reality of 'Trolling' and Its Impact

Michael Darer | Posted 07.02.2014 | College
Michael Darer

In the same way that the apology has slowly begun to put the impetus of offense on the offended, it has now become the job of every Internet user to pretend to be as detached and armored as possible.

weev Wins Battle in The Hacker Wars

Vivien Lesnik Weisman | Posted 06.21.2014 | Technology
Vivien Lesnik Weisman

"Victory, I am free!" Fist up in the air, weev, Andrew Auernheimer, laughed. Last week, Aurenheimer was released after serving 14 months in federal prison.

This '90s Guy's Prediction About The Internet Went Horribly Wrong

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 03.12.2014 | Technology

On the World Wide Web's 25th anniversary, it's only right to look back at just how naive we were about it when it launched. Just look at Katie Couric ...

Jason Linkins

Donald Trump's Next Pointless Attention-Getting Venture

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 01.30.2014 | Politics

This again? It's been a little while since reality TV personality Donald Trump has roiled the political media with teasing announcements of fake campa...

Jason Linkins

Excuse Me While I Troll You: Actually, Joe Biden Was Right

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

Published excerpts from former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates' upcoming memoir, Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary at War, have put Washington into a tin...

10 Things Parents Need to Know About Cyberbullying

Common Sense Media | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Common Sense Media

Online messages can be more confusing or scarier than in-person communication because there are no face-to-face cues to help you understand people's intentions. Helping kids recognize bullying will help them learn to better deal with it.

Controlling the Comments in the Digital Universe

Michael Drew | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Michael Drew

The Huffington Post has stopped accepting anonymous comments. It's a start. So-called trolls who use comments sections to espouse negative views or to threaten or foment discord will always find ways to keep fanning the flames of disinformation.

Jason Linkins

Ayo Vladimir Putin, I Got Your American Exceptionalism Right Here

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 09.12.2013 | Politics

Russian President Vladimir Putin, the oft-shirtless enemy of journalists, has taken to the op-ed pages of The New York Times to troll America's eminen...

Free Speech and Identity Verification: Combating the Challenge of Trolling

John Pavley | Posted 11.01.2013 | Technology
John Pavley

For the HuffPost community to grow and develop we must emphasize fairness in access, promote civil discourse,  reduce vitriol on our pages and provide a defense against trolling. A key strategy in doing all of this is our plan to require all new members to identify themselves when they create an account.

Anonymity: Can Freedom Ring Only Behind Fake Names?

Lorraine Devon Wilke | Posted 10.26.2013 | Media
Lorraine Devon Wilke

When Arianna Huffington announced that, starting in September, users will no longer be able to create anonymous accounts, writers cheered and commenters... well, some commenters did what that contingent of commenter always does: they went ballistic.

7 Obnoxious Jesus Jukes

Morgan Guyton | Posted 10.23.2013 | Religion
Morgan Guyton

Jesus jukes are moves that you make in online conversation to showcase your superior Jesus-ness at the expense of other people who have said something, often in banter or jest, that is inadequately theologically correct (or TC for short, the Christian version of PC).

Twitter Trolls and the Refusal to Be Silenced

Myisha Cherry | Posted 10.06.2013 | Technology
Myisha Cherry

Twitter has been a space to share information but it has also been a space where civility can be thrown out the window, free speech is hailed and abused and where the silencing of individuals, particularly women and minorities, has become commonplace.