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Lions wing Van Der Merwe blocks out social media messages questioning his place
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# Trolls

Lions wing Van Der Merwe blocks out social media messages questioning his place

Jun 25th 2021, 4:25 PM 8,520 Views 13 Comments

The South Africa-born Scotland wing says the messages also motivate him.

Ireland's Got Talent finalist 'hurt' by online abuse about Traveller background
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# Ireland's Got Talent

Ireland's Got Talent finalist 'hurt' by online abuse about Traveller background

Mar 28th 2019, 2:55 PM 52,946 Views 48 Comments

“I actually felt more hurt for the younger generation that they still have to face this.”

The features of online hate speech in Ireland and why it's often not flagged
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# Dcu Report

The features of online hate speech in Ireland and why it's often not flagged

Nov 29th 2018, 9:17 AM 10,567 Views 0 Comments

A DCU report said that there were two types of people who posted hate speech: those “versed” in it and those who just reproduce it.

Refugee targeted by trolls over selfie with Angela Merkel loses his case against Facebook
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Refugee targeted by trolls over selfie with Angela Merkel loses his case against Facebook

Mar 7th 2017, 9:37 PM 15,805 Views 8 Comments

Posts have falsely linked the teenager with people who tried to set fire to a homeless man in Berlin last Christmas.

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

Feb 26th 2017, 1:42 PM 56,761 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 7,690 Views 11 Comments

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

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

Report recommends that 'revenge porn' and 'upskirting' are made criminal offences
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# Digital Safety

Report recommends that 'revenge porn' and 'upskirting' are made criminal offences

Sep 27th 2016, 8:09 AM 16,482 Views 49 Comments

The Law Reform Commission also said that anonymous abuse and online stalking should be included as forms of harassment.

Hackers post naked pictures, passport and driver's licence of Ghostbusters star to her website
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# Leslie Jones

Hackers post naked pictures, passport and driver's licence of Ghostbusters star to her website

Aug 24th 2016, 7:50 PM 43,838 Views 117 Comments

Leslie Jones was the target of abuse on Twitter last month.

Twitter bans right-wing writer after Ghostbusters actor targeted by trolls
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# Nero

Twitter bans right-wing writer after Ghostbusters actor targeted by trolls

Jul 20th 2016, 8:54 AM 32,984 Views 489 Comments

Milo Yiannopoulos was told his account is being permanently suspended due to repeated violations of the Twitter rules.

An American asked Reddit to help troll an Irishman, and they delivered
# Keep On Trollin
# Keep On Trollin

An American asked Reddit to help troll an Irishman, and they delivered

Apr 18th 2016, 11:38 AM 13,222 Views 3 Comments

The only way to wind up an Irishman.

This guy is excellently trolling people with his photoshop skills
# Trollin
# Trollin

This guy is excellently trolling people with his photoshop skills

Mar 15th 2016, 6:50 PM 11,098 Views 2 Comments

Top notch trollin.

Twitter is creating an anti-abuse council to help it curb online bullying
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# Abuse

Twitter is creating an anti-abuse council to help it curb online bullying

Feb 9th 2016, 10:59 AM 4,842 Views 8 Comments

The safety council is made up of more than 40 different organisations to help it stomp out abuse on the platform.

This Today FM newsreader brilliantly shut down the 'brave man' who trolled her on Twitter
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This Today FM newsreader brilliantly shut down the 'brave man' who trolled her on Twitter

Jan 30th 2016, 7:56 AM 67,880 Views 99 Comments

“I was trolled earlier this week by a guy who thinks I shouldn’t have a baby AND a job.”

This Today FM newsreader brilliantly shut down the 'brave man' who trolled her on Twitter
# Bravo
# Bravo

This Today FM newsreader brilliantly shut down the 'brave man' who trolled her on Twitter

Jan 29th 2016, 10:04 PM 15,130 Views 11 Comments

“I was trolled earlier this week by a guy who thinks I shouldn’t have a baby AND a job.”

Some people want to boycott the new Star Wars - because the lead actor is black
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# The Force Awakens

Some people want to boycott the new Star Wars - because the lead actor is black

Oct 20th 2015, 8:44 AM 24,798 Views 56 Comments

Some said the film represented “white genocide”.

Brendan O'Connor thinks that "cranks have too much power" over the Irish media
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# Crank Call

Brendan O'Connor thinks that "cranks have too much power" over the Irish media

Aug 12th 2015, 6:37 PM 17,592 Views 49 Comments

The former chat show host was on with George Hook today.

JK Rowling's perfect take-down of a Serena Williams hater is going viral
# Accio Burn
# Accio Burn

JK Rowling's perfect take-down of a Serena Williams hater is going viral

Jul 12th 2015, 9:53 AM 7,387 Views 2 Comments

She strikes again.

Senator says cyberbullying bill could silence people like Mairia Cahill
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# Freedom Of Speech

Senator says cyberbullying bill could silence people like Mairia Cahill

Jul 1st 2015, 8:07 PM 21,332 Views 121 Comments

Under the proposed law, a person could face 12 months in jail or a €5,000 fine.

3 Midweek Longreads: The man who was kidnapped and caged in a zoo
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# Bookmark Or Get Stuck In

3 Midweek Longreads: The man who was kidnapped and caged in a zoo

Jun 4th 2015, 1:15 PM 14,140 Views 8 Comments

Longreads to savour or save.

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

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

Apr 23rd 2015, 8:47 PM 4,544 Views 2 Comments

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

Mario Balotelli has received 4,000 racist messages on social media this season
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# Racism

Mario Balotelli has received 4,000 racist messages on social media this season

Apr 18th 2015, 7:40 AM 5,563 Views 18 Comments

A survey has found that Mario Balotelli is the Premier League player most targeted by discrimination on social media.

'Man do cars, woman do cake' - Death threats for Sue Perkins amid Top Gear rumours
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# Sexist Backlash

'Man do cars, woman do cake' - Death threats for Sue Perkins amid Top Gear rumours

Apr 14th 2015, 3:33 PM 26,939 Views 46 Comments

The presenter says some people have suggested they want her ‘burned alive’.

Ashley Judd is pressing charges against Twitter trolls over sexual harassment
# Trolls
# Trolls

Ashley Judd is pressing charges against Twitter trolls over sexual harassment

Mar 18th 2015, 10:40 AM 3,421 Views 1 Comment

The situation came to a head when Judd tweeted about a basketball match she was at.

Good news -- Twitter's CEO has vowed to start dealing with trolls
# Trolls
# Trolls

Good news -- Twitter's CEO has vowed to start dealing with trolls

Feb 5th 2015, 8:15 PM 1,678 Views 2 Comments

Comments come after last week’s episode of This American Life.

Weird Wide Web: Steve Jobs back from the dead, smart tree lights and Zoella tops Harry Potter
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# Week In Web

Weird Wide Web: Steve Jobs back from the dead, smart tree lights and Zoella tops Harry Potter

Dec 7th 2014, 11:00 AM 10,715 Views 3 Comments

All of your essential tech and social media news for the week in one byte-sized portion.

Twitter is making it easier for you to report nasty comments
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# Blocked

Twitter is making it easier for you to report nasty comments

Dec 3rd 2014, 2:00 PM 7,934 Views 22 Comments

The website is also improving its system for blocking accounts – and this is just the first step.

This woman deals with rape-threatening trolls online by literally telling their mums
# Trolling
# Trolling

This woman deals with rape-threatening trolls online by literally telling their mums

Nov 29th 2014, 1:45 PM 39,767 Views 23 Comments

Her tweet is going viral around the world today.

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

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

Oct 27th 2014, 2:30 PM 18,635 Views 163 Comments

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

Woman hilariously trolls creeps of Reddit with a photo of her husband's bum
# Gone Wild
# Gone Wild

Woman hilariously trolls creeps of Reddit with a photo of her husband's bum

Oct 23rd 2014, 8:31 PM 8,887 Views 2 Comments

IT LOOKS LIKE BOOBS. (NSFW images inside.)

Internet trolls in Britain could get two years in jail
# Clampdown
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# Clampdown

Internet trolls in Britain could get two years in jail

Oct 19th 2014, 8:20 PM 14,489 Views 63 Comments

That’s under new government proposals outlined today.

This woman is turning mean internet comments into wonderful embroideries
# Stitched Up
# Stitched Up

This woman is turning mean internet comments into wonderful embroideries

Oct 16th 2014, 9:00 PM 5,212 Views 0 Comments

Haters gonna hate, stitchers gonna stitch.

Men get twice as much abuse on Twitter as women
# Trolls
# Trolls

Men get twice as much abuse on Twitter as women

Aug 25th 2014, 4:15 PM 1,682 Views 1 Comment

And they’re also the ones behind most of the abuse.

Twitter promises to change its policies after trolls attack Robin Williams' daughter
# Zelda Williams
# Zelda Williams

Twitter promises to change its policies after trolls attack Robin Williams' daughter

Aug 15th 2014, 7:45 AM 3,961 Views 0 Comments

Zelda Williams was forced to leave Twitter earlier this week after receiving disturbing photos of her late father.

6 things we would never know without the internet
# Blue Waffle
# Blue Waffle

6 things we would never know without the internet

May 31st 2014, 6:00 PM 25,890 Views 26 Comments

Are we trolling you right now?

Column: Making threats over the internet is a crime, but sometimes anonymity is needed
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# Opinion

Column: Making threats over the internet is a crime, but sometimes anonymity is needed

Aug 11th 2013, 12:00 PM 1,069 Views 53 Comments

Before we remove the masks of users online, we need to look at both the pros and cons of being anonymous on the internet, writes Fergal Crehan.

VIDEO: How to win arguments on Facebook
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# Like

VIDEO: How to win arguments on Facebook

Apr 10th 2013, 3:00 PM 1,714 Views 0 Comments

NSFW language.

Column: If you read something offensive, don’t retweet it, report it
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# Opinion

Column: If you read something offensive, don’t retweet it, report it

Nov 4th 2012, 8:15 AM 166 Views 29 Comments

The future of the internet depends on social networks like Facebook and Twitter developing better protocols for dealing with offensive and potentially criminal postings, writes Dr Ciarán Mc Mahon.

Column: Why internet trolls exist and why they're unlikely to go away
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# Opinion

Column: Why internet trolls exist and why they're unlikely to go away

Sep 28th 2012, 1:09 PM 3,408 Views 122 Comments

Ciarán Mc Mahon writes on the theories behind internet trolling and explains why, as long as there is a free and open internet, they’re probably not going to go away.

Trolls beware: YouTube want you to comment using your real name
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# YouWho?

Trolls beware: YouTube want you to comment using your real name

Jul 25th 2012, 11:31 AM 5,705 Views 37 Comments

Video site YouTube has started asking users to provide their real names when commenting. Some of the reasons they allow you to give for declining prove interesting.

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