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From TheJournal.ie Ireland's Got Talent finalist 'hurt' by online abuse about Traveller background Ireland's Got Talent

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

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

From TheJournal.ie The features of online hate speech in Ireland and why it's often not flagged Dcu Report

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

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.

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 TheJournal.ie Report recommends that 'revenge porn' and 'upskirting' are made criminal offences Digital Safety

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Hackers post naked pictures, passport and driver's licence of Ghostbusters star to her website Leslie Jones

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Twitter bans right-wing writer after Ghostbusters actor targeted by trolls Nero

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

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

The only way to wind up an Irishman.

From TheJournal.ie Twitter is creating an anti-abuse council to help it curb online bullying Abuse

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

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

From TheJournal.ie This Today FM newsreader brilliantly shut down the 'brave man' who trolled her on Twitter Bravo

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

“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

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

From TheJournal.ie Some people want to boycott the new Star Wars - because the lead actor is black The Force Awakens

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

Some said the film represented “white genocide”.

From TheJournal.ie Brendan O'Connor thinks that "cranks have too much power" over the Irish media Crank Call

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Senator says cyberbullying bill could silence people like Mairia Cahill Freedom Of Speech

Senator says cyberbullying bill could silence people like Mairia Cahill

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

From TheJournal.ie 3 Midweek Longreads: The man who was kidnapped and caged in a zoo Bookmark Or Get Stuck In

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

Longreads to savour or save.

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 The42 Mario Balotelli has received 4,000 racist messages on social media this season Racism

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 'Man do cars, woman do cake' - Death threats for Sue Perkins amid Top Gear rumours Sexist Backlash

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

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

Ashley Judd is pressing charges against Twitter trolls over sexual harassment

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

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

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Twitter is making it easier for you to report nasty comments Blocked

Twitter is making it easier for you to report nasty 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

Her tweet is going viral around the world today.

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.

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

IT LOOKS LIKE BOOBS. (NSFW images inside.)

From TheJournal.ie Internet trolls in Britain could get two years in jail Clampdown

Internet trolls in Britain could get two years in jail

That’s under new government proposals outlined today.

This woman is turning mean internet comments into wonderful embroideries

Haters gonna hate, stitchers gonna stitch.

Men get twice as much abuse on Twitter as women

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 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

Are we trolling you right now?

From TheJournal.ie Column: Making threats over the internet is a crime, but sometimes anonymity is needed Opinion

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

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 Like This post contains videos

VIDEO: How to win arguments on Facebook

NSFW language.

From TheJournal.ie Column: If you read something offensive, don’t retweet it, report it Opinion

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Why internet trolls exist and why they're unlikely to go away Opinion

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie Trolls beware: YouTube want you to comment using your real name YouWho?

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should Ireland legislate against internet trolls? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Ireland legislate against internet trolls?

The Government has no specific plans to follow the UK’s crackdown on internet “trolls”. How do you feel about the issue?

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