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Internet Trolls

Chris Hardwick Schools Internet Trolls

The Huffington Post | Carol Hartsell | Posted 08.26.2014 | Comedy

Chris Hardwick took the stage at the Emmys to present the award for Variety Special Directing, but before he got to the business at hand, he had one v...

Hello, Haters!

Roz Warren | Posted 09.02.2014 | Fifty
Roz Warren

Good writers welcome constructive criticism from readers. Give online readers a comments section and they'll often give you useful feedback, sharing i...

John Oliver Calls Upon Internet Trolls To Save Net Neutrality

The Huffington Post | Carol Hartsell | Posted 06.02.2014 | Comedy

One of the signature elements of "Last Week Tonight with John Oliver" is the host's ability to use long, commercial-free segments to dig into subjects...

McCain Women Take On Gwyneth Paltrow

The Huffington Post | Alex Lazar | Posted 05.29.2014 | Politics

Cindy and Meghan McCain took to Twitter this week to express their outrage at Hollywood actress Gwyneth Paltrow. Paltrow was speaking at the Code C...

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 ...

Turning the Page on Anonymity: The Future of HuffPost Comments

Tim McDonald | Posted 02.09.2014 | Technology
Tim McDonald

After weeks of fine-tuning our commenting technology and platform, we are pulling the switch in a way that will keep the best parts about commenting on HuffPost while bringing more civility and accountability to the experience.

Facebook Wars Erupt Over Colorado Teen's Killing

Mary Papenfuss | Posted 08.22.2013 | Crime
Mary Papenfuss

Dylan Redwine, 13, is one of the most popular kids on Facebook. Tragically, he reached that status after his death. Some of his bones were found this ...

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.

Threats Highlight The Thin Line Online Trolls Can Walk

AP | By JILL LAWLESS | Posted 10.01.2013 | Technology

LONDON (AP) — If Twitter is the chirping chatterbox of the Internet, trolls are its dark underground denizens. The collision of the t...

YouTube and the Anonymity of #Hate

Sandi Bachom | Posted 09.29.2013 | Technology
Sandi Bachom

Internet trolls reply to certain trends with bile in total anonymity with 2 followers and an Avatar with no photo. But YouTube commenters are more sinister and frightening. It is the temperature of the country.

No Comments? Internet Trolls and Women Writers

Colleen Glenney Boggs | Posted 04.01.2013 | Women
Colleen Glenney Boggs

As COO for one of the largest tech firms in the world, Facebook, Sandberg has a curious blindspot: She portrays communication as interpersonal.

There Will Be Turbulence: A Flight With My Troll

Michael Ames | Posted 03.01.2013 | Politics
Michael Ames

If my Internet troll and I can come together, can't we expect at least that much from the people we send to Washington to do the same?

6 Trends In 2012 I'm Happy To Bid Adieu

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 12.30.2012 | Fifty

Many midlifers may not be humming along with Frank Sinatra's "It Was A Very Good Year" as they close the door on 2012. It was a year of still-high une...

A Day in the Life of a Thought Catalog Commenter

Marielle Wakim | Posted 02.04.2013 | Los Angeles
Marielle Wakim

Subject's alarm goes off. Subject goes back to sleep, making a mental note that there is no logical reason to get up today, seeing as he is gainfully unemployed and sleeping on a pile of old chocolate milk cartons.

'Forgive And Delete' And More Lessons I Share On Super Soul Sunday

Gabrielle Bernstein | Posted 01.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Gabrielle Bernstein

These three steps will help you navigate negative comments on the Internet, but what's most important is to practice raising the positive energy around you. Where there is darkness, we need to bring more light.

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...

This Conviction Might Make Facebook 'Jokers' Think

Christina Patterson | Posted 12.10.2012 | Crime
Christina Patterson

He cried in court. The man who has been charged with kidnapping and murdering April Jones, and also hiding her body, cried on Monday in court.

The Commenterati's Tourette's Problem

Emily Bracken | Posted 11.21.2011 | Media
Emily Bracken

The understatement of the century is that the Internet is fantastic in myriad ways. But because of the anonymity of the medium, it's also the Royal Flush port-a-potty for people's raging ids.

Troll Catalogue Features Awesome Paintings of Awful Internet Trolls (PICTURES)

Urlesque | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

In the old days, artists painted obnoxious, sneering noblemen. Today, they paint obnoxious, sneering internet trolls. Lucy Pepper's Troll Catalogue co...

Coast Guard Media Liaison Works for BP's PR Agency

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Georgianne Nienaber

Did my July 3 post inadvertently provide a bully pulpit for BP and Coast Guard propaganda? As it turns out, there is plenty of room for concern regarding this apparent marriage of public relations and a government agency.