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Rio Ferdinand says he encouraged gay male footballer to come out but the player was advised not to
# Speaking Out
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# Speaking Out

Rio Ferdinand says he encouraged gay male footballer to come out but the player was advised not to

Sep 9th 2021, 2:40 PM 15,314 Views 16 Comments

It’s about, ‘are you capable of coming out and being able to withstand that media attention?’’

'Lucy Quinn didn’t play well today' – and also 'she’s a slag'' - Birmingham forward details online abuse
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# Speaking Out

'Lucy Quinn didn’t play well today' – and also 'she’s a slag'' - Birmingham forward details online abuse

Sep 8th 2021, 9:56 AM 7,360 Views 0 Comments

The 27-year-old says she has received sexist comments on social media.

Instagram to release new tools to help protect users from abuse on the platform
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# Social Media

Instagram to release new tools to help protect users from abuse on the platform

Aug 11th 2021, 7:54 AM 8,611 Views 6 Comments

The tool will allow users to hide comments and direct message requests from those who only recently started following them.

Police make 11 arrests in relation to racist abuse of England players
# Kick It Out
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# Kick It Out

Police make 11 arrests in relation to racist abuse of England players

Aug 5th 2021, 1:01 PM 3,217 Views 1 Comment

Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka were on the receiving end after missing penalties in Euro 2020 final.

Four people arrested so far in connection with online abuse of England players
# Online Abuse
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# Online Abuse

Four people arrested so far in connection with online abuse of England players

Jul 15th 2021, 10:58 AM 3,277 Views 0 Comments

Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka were targeted by trolls.

Basketball Ireland condemns 'disgraceful' online comments aimed at women's U20 side
# Online Abuse
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# Online Abuse

Basketball Ireland condemns 'disgraceful' online comments aimed at women's U20 side

Jul 14th 2021, 12:28 PM 14,280 Views 5 Comments

‘Our players and coaching staff have dedicated a lot of time and effort to represent their country.’

Twitter 'troll' to pay BBC's Stephen Nolan six-figure sum in damages
# Online Abuse
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# Online Abuse

Twitter 'troll' to pay BBC's Stephen Nolan six-figure sum in damages

Jul 1st 2021, 10:10 PM 44,567 Views 0 Comments

Nolan, who presents regular shows on BBC Radio Ulster and Radio 5 Live, tracked down the individual who was behind the online campaign.

Opinion: Online abuse needs to be stopped, but let's not shut down open debate in the process
# Social Media
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# Social Media

Opinion: Online abuse needs to be stopped, but let's not shut down open debate in the process

Jun 4th 2021, 7:00 AM 6,140 Views 15 Comments

Adam Hallissey says it’s clear that political discource online is broken, but attempts to change things drastically may backfire.

'I got an Instagram message saying 'your days are numbered' - but the thing is, this person was easily traceable'
# Online Abuse
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# Online Abuse

'I got an Instagram message saying 'your days are numbered' - but the thing is, this person was easily traceable'

May 5th 2021, 12:05 AM 76,094 Views 0 Comments
  • Virtual abuse is now widely seen as part of the job of being an elected official, Órla Ryan and Christina Finn write
  • A number of politicians speak out about the vile insults directed at them - and their children
  • Irish politics needs more women and minorities to run for office, Hazel Chu says
Football chiefs call for government legislation to tackle online abuse after boycott
# Stamp It Out
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# Stamp It Out

Football chiefs call for government legislation to tackle online abuse after boycott

May 4th 2021, 10:30 AM 975 Views 1 Comment

Clubs, players and governing bodies observed a social media blackout over the weekend.

Karen Carney says she had suicidal thoughts after receiving online abuse
# Opening Up
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# Opening Up

Karen Carney says she had suicidal thoughts after receiving online abuse

May 2nd 2021, 5:02 PM 13,131 Views 11 Comments

The former England international deleted her Twitter account in December following a barrage of abusive messages.

United midfielder Fred says racist abuse on social media ‘cannot be accepted’
# Enough Is Enough
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# Enough Is Enough

United midfielder Fred says racist abuse on social media ‘cannot be accepted’

Mar 23rd 2021, 7:56 AM 1,758 Views 0 Comments

The 28-year-old is one of several United players to be subjected to abuse in recent weeks.

'If you see something that you're not happy about, do something about it: call it out, ban it, report it'
# Online Abuse
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# Online Abuse

'If you see something that you're not happy about, do something about it: call it out, ban it, report it'

Feb 25th 2021, 8:00 PM 12,264 Views 0 Comments

David Gillick discusses the rise of online abuse in sport, and the zero-tolerance approach which must be adopted towards it.

Stoke City vow to 'bring the perpetrators to justice' after vile online abuse of McClean
# Statement
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# Statement

Stoke City vow to 'bring the perpetrators to justice' after vile online abuse of McClean

Feb 16th 2021, 3:48 PM 2,949 Views 1 Comment

The Republic of Ireland winger and his wife have highlighted the ‘anti-Irish abuse’ and threats they have received.

Varadkar: 'I'm afraid it will end in violence. I don't mean having a milkshake thrown on you, I mean something much worse'
# Abusive Graffiti
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# Abusive Graffiti

Varadkar: 'I'm afraid it will end in violence. I don't mean having a milkshake thrown on you, I mean something much worse'

Feb 10th 2021, 12:05 AM 149,067 Views 98 Comments

The Tánaiste reacts to the abusive graffiti about him that was scrawled on a wall in Belfast earlier this month.

Referee Mike Dean asks to sit out round of Premier League games after death threats
# Online Abuse
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# Online Abuse

Referee Mike Dean asks to sit out round of Premier League games after death threats

Feb 8th 2021, 3:40 PM 8,211 Views 8 Comments

The 52-year-old referee had been involved in two controversial incidents.

President Higgins signs legislation criminalising distribution of intimate images without consent into law
# Coco's Law
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# Coco's Law

President Higgins signs legislation criminalising distribution of intimate images without consent into law

Dec 28th 2020, 12:23 PM 35,958 Views 21 Comments

The Harassment, Harmful Communications and Related Offences Bill 2017 covers a wide range of offences.

Pornhub deletes millions of user-generated videos after public backlash
# Revenge Porn
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# Revenge Porn

Pornhub deletes millions of user-generated videos after public backlash

Dec 14th 2020, 11:03 PM 48,777 Views 32 Comments

A New York Times investigation revealed that videos on the adult-content site depicted incidents of rape and violence.

Online abuse sees EPCR switch referee Brace's Champions Cup appointment
# Welfare
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# Welfare

Online abuse sees EPCR switch referee Brace's Champions Cup appointment

Dec 10th 2020, 3:31 PM 13,133 Views 19 Comments

‘With his welfare and development as a referee to the fore, this course of action was deemed to be appropriate.’

Premier League launches system for players to report online racist abuse
# Kick It Out
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# Kick It Out

Premier League launches system for players to report online racist abuse

Jun 24th 2020, 5:12 PM 1,334 Views 0 Comments

‘Online discriminatory abuse is unacceptable in any walk of life.’

'It said ‘I hope your kids get coronavirus' and 'I hope they die in a house fire’' - Patrick McClean defends brother James
# Online Abuse
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# Online Abuse

'It said ‘I hope your kids get coronavirus' and 'I hope they die in a house fire’' - Patrick McClean defends brother James

Mar 31st 2020, 8:02 PM 75,068 Views 79 Comments

The Ireland winger was fined two weeks’ wages by his club Stoke City last week for an ill-judged Instagram post.

RTÉ journalist experienced racist abuse online for over two years
# Online Abuse
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# Online Abuse

RTÉ journalist experienced racist abuse online for over two years

Nov 18th 2019, 3:33 PM 36,643 Views 85 Comments

Zainab Boladale said she has been dealing with much of the abuse since 2017.

Govt making 'little or no progress' against online abuse and child exploitation, committee told
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# Online Abuse

Govt making 'little or no progress' against online abuse and child exploitation, committee told

Oct 16th 2019, 9:35 PM 8,283 Views 8 Comments

The Justice Committee is examining issues such as cyberbullying, harassment, stalking and revenge porn.

Twitter defends response to 'absolutely abhorrent' abuse directed at Ryan family
# Racism
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# Racism

Twitter defends response to 'absolutely abhorrent' abuse directed at Ryan family

Oct 9th 2019, 12:45 PM 45,366 Views 14 Comments

TD Jack Chambers described their response to the situation as “weak”.

Couple from supermarket ad campaign 'considering leaving Ireland' after online abuse
# Lidl
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# Lidl

Couple from supermarket ad campaign 'considering leaving Ireland' after online abuse

Sep 27th 2019, 2:24 PM 214,308 Views 0 Comments

They have called for more robust hate-crime legislation to be introduced.

Irish comedian subjected to 'dozens' of rape and death threats over article she wrote on Junior Cert paper
# Aoife Dooley
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# Aoife Dooley

Irish comedian subjected to 'dozens' of rape and death threats over article she wrote on Junior Cert paper

Jun 6th 2019, 10:29 PM 124,975 Views 72 Comments

Aoife Dooley said she has notified gardaí of the threats made to her online.

Leicester contact police after 'vile and disgusting' online abuse of players
# Toxic
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# Toxic

Leicester contact police after 'vile and disgusting' online abuse of players

Apr 11th 2019, 5:13 PM 10,567 Views 20 Comments

The Premiership club says players’ families have also been targeted.

Garda investigation underway following claims of online abuse targeting Munster rugby players
# Harassment
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# Harassment

Garda investigation underway following claims of online abuse targeting Munster rugby players

Mar 22nd 2019, 8:14 PM 28,082 Views 20 Comments

A probe into the claims has been ongoing for the past few months.

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

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

Dec 31st 2018, 12:18 PM 6,546 Views 4 Comments

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

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

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

Dec 18th 2018, 6:15 AM 5,330 Views 22 Comments

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

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

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

Oct 16th 2018, 4:27 PM 65,704 Views 70 Comments

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

'Ireland is behind the times in tackling revenge porn'
# Online Abuse
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'Ireland is behind the times in tackling revenge porn'

Jan 31st 2018, 2:40 PM 11,137 Views 32 Comments

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

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

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

Nov 20th 2017, 9:20 AM 10,262 Views 58 Comments

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

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

Nov 16th 2017, 11:10 AM 34,546 Views 143 Comments

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

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

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

Mar 1st 2017, 4:32 PM 5,207 Views 23 Comments

New algorithms will be used to weed out online trolls.

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

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

Feb 26th 2017, 1:42 PM 56,758 Views 95 Comments

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

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

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

Feb 26th 2017, 10:32 AM 7,687 Views 11 Comments

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

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

Feb 25th 2017, 3:44 PM 6,017 Views 3 Comments

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.

Poll: Do online trolls put you off using social media?
# Your Say
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# Your Say

Poll: Do online trolls put you off using social media?

Feb 8th 2017, 10:03 AM 15,787 Views 117 Comments

The company has unveiled a number of new safety measures following complaints.

Twitter to clamp down on trolls as new safety features unveiled
# Tweet Nothings
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# Tweet Nothings

Twitter to clamp down on trolls as new safety features unveiled

Feb 8th 2017, 7:40 AM 8,712 Views 35 Comments

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

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