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Jason Linkins

Donald Trump's Next Pointless Attention-Getting Venture | 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 | 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 | 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.

Sci Fi Writer Turns Tables On Homophobic Internet Troll

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 02.06.2013 | Weird News

Science fiction writer John Scalzi had a monstrous problem with a troll. Not the kind that go after goats on a bridge, but the kind that say hatefu...

LMFAO vs. You Suck, Bitch: A Civil Discourse on the Nature of YouTube Comments From Haters and Trolls

Katie Goodman | Posted 03.02.2013 | Comedy
Katie Goodman

If you've got an on-line presence, you've got on-line haters. It's just a fact of life. But what makes the haters hate and the trolls troll?

The Trolls Among Us: Should We Protect the Anonymity of Internet Trolls? (WATCH)

HuffPost Live | Posted 10.25.2012 | Crime

The Internet provides us with a platform for freedom of speech, but with that freedom comes a lot of trolls. That doesn't just mean putting up with an...

Hey Guys: The Internet Knows You're A Dog

John Pavley | Posted 12.20.2012 | Technology
John Pavley

Here is one obvious fact that was lost on Michael Brutsch, even though he is a computer programmer who should have known better: The Internet knows you are dog, a cat, or a creep.

7 Reasons Why We Act Differently Online

The Huffington Post | Britney Fitzgerald | Posted 10.11.2012 | Technology

Fact: Most people act differently online than they do in real life. Whether we're more engaging, less polite or bolder in our political assertions...

Internet Trolls: Disconnect and Reflect on Alan Turing

John Pavley | Posted 06.23.2012 | Technology
John Pavley

One of the world's greatest mathematicians and computer scientists would have been 100-years-old today. We are all in Alan Turing's debt. For all the wonderful gifts that Turing gave us, however, he was treated horribly.

Twitter's 'Freedom of Expression' Is a Privilege; Not a Right

Adam Kirr | Posted 07.29.2012 | Technology
Adam Kirr

Given that some celebrities and public figures are deciding to leave Twitter because of hateful, racist, or threatening attacks from "Twitter Trolls"; is it completely unreasonable to speculate that Twitter may enact measures to mitigate this problem?

Jason Linkins

Late Returns: Welcome To The Trollgaze Campaign | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.03.2012 | Politics

The latest social media innovation from the Obama campaign is called "The Life Of Julia." It is not, as the title suggests, some outré piece of high-...

Corporate Employee Abuse

Arnt Eriksen | Posted 05.05.2012 | Media
Arnt Eriksen

With the transparency of the online world, where everyone is connected, negative commenting -- even if anonymous -- can damage the reputation of a brand. Is there a way to avoid this?

WATCH: Norwegian News Gets Trolled

Posted 04.12.2012 | Comedy

It's totally normal for a stock photo to pop up on the screen during a TV news report, but unfortunately for Norwegian news network NRK, their graphic...

Restoring Sanity in the Blogosphere: Discovering Godwin's Law

Lori Day | Posted 12.25.2011 | Home
Lori Day

Given enough time, in any online discussion, regardless of topic or scope, someone inevitably criticizes some point made in the discussion by comparing it to beliefs held by Hitler and the Nazis.

Alec Baldwin Defends Will Arnett On Twitter

Posted 12.10.2011 | Comedy

Will Arnett may play rival Devon Banks to Alec Baldwin's Jack Donaghy on "30 Rock," but the two actors are actually friendly when the cameras are off....

WATCH: SNL Takes On Internet Trolls

Posted 12.02.2011 | Comedy

What if all of those nameless, faceless commenters who troll and flame everything in their path were invited to discuss their opinions on a talk show?...

WATCH: How To Troll Seagulls

Posted 11.14.2011 | Comedy

Anyone who's had their food stolen by a seagull understands how annoyingly sneaky they can be, so when YouTuber Tteeggaannyyeeaahh pulled over to the ...

PHOTO: Photographer Trolls Christian Publisher

Posted 11.06.2011 | Comedy

When a Christian publisher happened to come across a beautiful photograph by Shane Gavin, aka Roomic Cube on Flickr, they were clearly struck by the s...

WATCH: 'Eyebrow Dance Kid' Crashes McIlroy Interview

Posted 08.20.2011 | Comedy

After the first round of the US Open golf tournament last week, Rory McIlroy (who went on to win) stopped to answer a few questions for ESPN. Littl...