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The Heartache of Bullying Doesn't Have an Age Limit

Patrice Bendig | Posted 10.27.2014 | 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Your Opinion Is Obsolete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.

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?