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#Online abuse

From The42 Fulham vow to take 'strongest possible action' after Kamara suffers racist abuse Online Abuse

Fulham vow to take 'strongest possible action' after Kamara suffers racist abuse

The club has spoken out after vile online abuse followed the striker’s penalty miss on Saturday.

From TheJournal.ie Abuse on Twitter: Women of colour 34% more likely than white women to be targeted Amnesty International

Abuse on Twitter: Women of colour 34% more likely than white women to be targeted

The study found that an abusive or problematic tweet was sent to the women in the study every 30 seconds on average.

From TheJournal.ie Donald Trump tweets insult at Stormy Daniels and threatens to 'go after' her Online Abuse

Donald Trump tweets insult at Stormy Daniels and threatens to 'go after' her

The US President has denied an affair with the former adult actress.

From TheJournal.ie 'Ireland is behind the times in tackling revenge porn' Online Abuse

'Ireland is behind the times in tackling revenge porn'

Labour’s Brendan Howlin said other countries have legislated against revenge porn and secured convictions.

From TheJournal.ie 'Imagine getting rape threats when you open an app': The toll of online abuse on women Amnesty Survey

'Imagine getting rape threats when you open an app': The toll of online abuse on women

Women in eight different countries reported feeling anxious, less confident and unable to sleep after receiving abuse online.

From TheJournal.ie Twitter abuse: Fine Gael TDs call out senior party member who labelled women 'bitches' Online Abuse

Twitter abuse: Fine Gael TDs call out senior party member who labelled women 'bitches'

Female members of the Fine Gael party have said comments made by one party member online are “unacceptable”.

From TheJournal.ie Twitter admits 'mistakes will be made' as it tries new ways to combat online trolls Algorithms

Twitter admits 'mistakes will be made' as it tries new ways to combat online trolls

New algorithms will be used to weed out online trolls.

From TheJournal.ie Lily Allen trolled and abused on Twitter over her baby son's death Trolls

Lily Allen trolled and abused on Twitter over her baby son's death

She’s temporarily quit over “new levels” of abuse.

Lily Allen has abandoned her Twitter account after abuse over her baby son's death

She’s temporarily quit over “new levels” of abuse.

From The42 I hope Twitter troll gets the help he needs - Arter Online Abuse

I hope Twitter troll gets the help he needs - Arter

The Republic of Ireland international’s personal life has been the subject of abuse online, but he says he does not let it bother him.

From TheJournal.ie Twitter to clamp down on trolls as new safety features unveiled Tweet Nothings

Twitter to clamp down on trolls as new safety features unveiled

Twitter bosses said they will not tolerate the abuse of its users by nameless accounts.

From TheJournal.ie Donnelly says he was "eviscerated" online after joining Fianna Fáil The New Boy

Donnelly says he was "eviscerated" online after joining Fianna Fáil

Wickow TD Stephen Donnelly made the move to Fianna Fáil last week.

From TheJournal.ie "Water off a duck's back": TD responds to barrage of online criticism Social Media

"Water off a duck's back": TD responds to barrage of online criticism

A Fine Gael senator has hit out against the level of abuse politicians receive online.

From TheJournal.ie "We will kill you": Irish politicians speak out against online abuse Threats

"We will kill you": Irish politicians speak out against online abuse

John Halligan, Mairead McGuinness and Joan Burton have all spoken out today in various ways.

From TheJournal.ie Jack Chambers has taken some heat on social media, but public figures get criticised all the time Opinion

Jack Chambers has taken some heat on social media, but public figures get criticised all the time

Columnist Julien Mercille writes that if we start policing the internet for online abuse we can say goodbye to freedom of speech.

From TheJournal.ie Alan Shatter has a lot to say about 'venomous' online abuse Speaking Out

Alan Shatter has a lot to say about 'venomous' online abuse

“I think we have a problem here.”

From TheJournal.ie Councillor called a 'racist c***' over stance on Traveller accommodation Halting Sites

Councillor called a 'racist c***' over stance on Traveller accommodation

Josepha Madigan has received online abuse over her comments.

From TheJournal.ie Here's what happened when a TV presenter posted naked photos of herself online Revenge Porn This post contains videos

Here's what happened when a TV presenter posted naked photos of herself online

Anna Richardson got an insight into the world of revenge porn.

From TheJournal.ie I've seen more than my fair share of abuse online, but Lorraine Higgins' bill isn't the answer Opinion

I've seen more than my fair share of abuse online, but Lorraine Higgins' bill isn't the answer

The abuse Senator Higgins has received is utterly unacceptable, but her solution is ill conceived, writes Tom Murphy of Boards.ie.

From TheJournal.ie Brendan Howlin: There are "really weird people" who attack others online Comedy Duo

Brendan Howlin: There are "really weird people" who attack others online

The minister also tells us how he feels about being compared to one half of Morecambe and Wise.

Chvrches' Lauren Mayberry has spoken out about the horrific abuse she gets online

“These people will never learn that violence against women is unacceptable.”

From TheJournal.ie Minister called "scumbag b***h" by anti-water charge protesters Online Abuse

Minister called "scumbag b***h" by anti-water charge protesters

Ruth Coppinger has said the comments ‘do no favours’ to the anti-austerity movement.

From TheJournal.ie Rabbitte: The selective targeting of public figures needs to stop Abuse

Rabbitte: The selective targeting of public figures needs to stop

TD Ruth Coppinger said people are more concerned about the arrests in relation to the Jobstown protests.

From TheJournal.ie Labour Senator deletes Facebook page after being told she 'should have been aborted' Death Threats

Labour Senator deletes Facebook page after being told she 'should have been aborted'

Lorraine Higgins also received death threats.

From TheJournal.ie Labour TD: Internet trolls are cowards and should get up to two years in prison Online Abuse

Labour TD: Internet trolls are cowards and should get up to two years in prison

Seán Kenny is calling on Ireland to follow in the footsteps of the UK.

From TheJournal.ie Monica Lewinsky joins Twitter and launches a mission to end cyberbullying Trolling

Monica Lewinsky joins Twitter and launches a mission to end cyberbullying

“I was the first person to have their reputation completely destroyed worldwide via the Internet.”

This woman is turning mean internet comments into wonderful embroideries

Haters gonna hate, stitchers gonna stitch.

From TheJournal.ie Woman accused of "trolling" McCann parents believed to have been found dead Trolling

Woman accused of "trolling" McCann parents believed to have been found dead

Brenda Leyland featured in a Sky News report on trolling last week.

From TheJournal.ie Sky News has tracked down one of many 'Internet trolls' abusing Maddie McCann's parents Investigation

Sky News has tracked down one of many 'Internet trolls' abusing Maddie McCann's parents

A 67-page dossier detailing malicious internet postings has been sent to the Commissioner in Scotland Yard, according to the news channel.

From TheJournal.ie Man jailed over Twitter threats to rape British MP Online Abuse

Man jailed over Twitter threats to rape British MP

Peter Nunn threatened Stella Creasy over her support for a campaign to put author Jane Austen on the £10 note.

From TheJournal.ie Hot Topic: Dealing with Twitter abuse and trolling Online Abuse

Hot Topic: Dealing with Twitter abuse and trolling

We asked two high-profile Twitter users to share their experiences of online harassment…

From TheJournal.ie Children being blackmailed into performing sex acts live on webcams Child Porn

Children being blackmailed into performing sex acts live on webcams

A British watchdog warned today that offenders are also forcing children to write degrading statements on their bodies and cut themselves.

From TheJournal.ie Twitter introduces new 'report tweet' button Online Abuse

Twitter introduces new 'report tweet' button

The move comes after a number of high-profile women said they had received abusive messages on the social networking site.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Is boycotting websites the solution to online bullying? Your Say This post contains a poll
From TheJournal.ie Oireachtas committee wants to hear your issues with social media Social Media

Oireachtas committee wants to hear your issues with social media

Transport and Communications joint committee has launched a public consultation process to explore the use – and abuse – of social media. (And you can participate through social media).

From TheJournal.ie Calls for Ireland to ratify international convention against cybercrime Cybercrime

Calls for Ireland to ratify international convention against cybercrime

The Immigrant Council of Ireland says ratification would ensure safe and responsible use of the internet in Ireland.