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#Online abuse

# online-abuse - Thursday 30 June, 2022

'I get death threats every now and then' - F1 driver on social media abuse
# Speaking Out
From The42
# Speaking Out

'I get death threats every now and then' - F1 driver on social media abuse

Jun 30th 2022, 8:31 AM 5,554 Views 0 Comments

The 22-year-old was speaking ahead of Sunday’s British Grand Prix.

# online-abuse - Thursday 9 June, 2022

Meath GAA air 'disgust' and condemn recent abuse
# Statement
From The42
# Statement

Meath GAA air 'disgust' and condemn recent abuse

Updated Jun 9th 2022, 5:05 PM 41,035 Views 15 Comments

‘We would question their true intentions and if they are supporters at all.’

# online-abuse - Thursday 5 May, 2022

Facebook and Twitter offering supports for TDs and Senators who experience online abuse
# Social Media
# Social Media

Facebook and Twitter offering supports for TDs and Senators who experience online abuse

May 5th 2022, 1:17 PM 3,740 Views 7 Comments

The platforms provided briefings to politicians earlier this year and promised enhanced facilities for reporting harassment.

# online-abuse - Monday 25 April, 2022

Government TD makes garda complaint about 'threatening' online video
# Cathal Crowe
# Cathal Crowe

Government TD makes garda complaint about 'threatening' online video

Apr 25th 2022, 10:37 PM 43,322 Views 0 Comments

Cathal Crowe made a complaint to gardaí about the video which attacks him over comments he made in the Dáil against hate speech.

# online-abuse - Wednesday 12 January, 2022

Poll: Have you ever reported social media abuse?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Have you ever reported social media abuse?

Jan 12th 2022, 9:56 AM 14,828 Views 27 Comments

New research has found a ‘trove of racial hatred’ on a number of social media and gaming platforms.

# online-abuse - Monday 10 January, 2022

Open Thread: Have you experienced gendered abuse or harassment online?
# Online Abuse
# Online Abuse

Open Thread: Have you experienced gendered abuse or harassment online?

Jan 10th 2022, 7:00 PM 10,658 Views 14 Comments

We want to hear your stories.

# online-abuse - Thursday 9 September, 2021

Rio Ferdinand says he encouraged gay male footballer to come out but the player was advised not to
# Speaking Out
From The42
# 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 15,445 Views 16 Comments

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

# online-abuse - Wednesday 8 September, 2021

'Lucy Quinn didn’t play well today' – and also 'she’s a slag'' - Birmingham forward details online abuse
# Speaking Out
From The42
# 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 7,580 Views 0 Comments

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

# online-abuse - Wednesday 11 August, 2021

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

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

Aug 11th 2021, 7:54 AM 8,688 Views 6 Comments

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

# online-abuse - Thursday 5 August, 2021

Police make 11 arrests in relation to racist abuse of England players
# Kick It Out
From The42
# Kick It Out

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

Aug 5th 2021, 1:01 PM 3,262 Views 1 Comment

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

# online-abuse - Thursday 15 July, 2021

Four people arrested so far in connection with online abuse of England players
# Online Abuse
From The42
# Online Abuse

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

Jul 15th 2021, 10:58 AM 3,353 Views 0 Comments

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

# online-abuse - Wednesday 14 July, 2021

Basketball Ireland condemns 'disgraceful' online comments aimed at women's U20 side
# Online Abuse
From The42
# Online Abuse

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

Jul 14th 2021, 12:28 PM 14,398 Views 5 Comments

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

# online-abuse - Thursday 1 July, 2021

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

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

Jul 1st 2021, 10:10 PM 44,653 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.

# online-abuse - Friday 4 June, 2021

Opinion: Online abuse needs to be stopped, but let's not shut down open debate in the process
# Social Media
# 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 6,268 Views 15 Comments

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

# online-abuse - Wednesday 5 May, 2021

'I got an Instagram message saying 'your days are numbered' - but the thing is, this person was easily traceable'
# Online Abuse
# 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 76,522 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

# online-abuse - Tuesday 4 May, 2021

Football chiefs call for government legislation to tackle online abuse after boycott
# Stamp It Out
From The42
# Stamp It Out

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

May 4th 2021, 10:30 AM 992 Views 1 Comment

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

# online-abuse - Sunday 2 May, 2021

Karen Carney says she had suicidal thoughts after receiving online abuse
# Opening Up
From The42
# Opening Up

Karen Carney says she had suicidal thoughts after receiving online abuse

May 2nd 2021, 5:02 PM 13,724 Views 11 Comments

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

# online-abuse - Tuesday 23 March, 2021

United midfielder Fred says racist abuse on social media ‘cannot be accepted’
# Enough Is Enough
From The42
# Enough Is Enough

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

Mar 23rd 2021, 7:56 AM 1,788 Views 0 Comments

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

# online-abuse - Thursday 25 February, 2021

'If you see something that you're not happy about, do something about it: call it out, ban it, report it'
# Online Abuse
From The42
# 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 12,287 Views 0 Comments

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

# online-abuse - Tuesday 16 February, 2021

Stoke City vow to 'bring the perpetrators to justice' after vile online abuse of McClean
# Statement
From The42
# Statement

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

Feb 16th 2021, 3:48 PM 2,992 Views 1 Comment

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

# online-abuse - Wednesday 10 February, 2021

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
# 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 149,453 Views 106 Comments

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

# online-abuse - Monday 8 February, 2021

Referee Mike Dean asks to sit out round of Premier League games after death threats
# Online Abuse
From The42
# Online Abuse

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

Feb 8th 2021, 3:40 PM 8,237 Views 8 Comments

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

# online-abuse - Monday 28 December, 2020

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

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

Dec 28th 2020, 12:23 PM 36,110 Views 21 Comments

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

# online-abuse - Monday 14 December, 2020

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

Pornhub deletes millions of user-generated videos after public backlash

Dec 14th 2020, 11:03 PM 49,009 Views 32 Comments

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

# online-abuse - Thursday 10 December, 2020

Online abuse sees EPCR switch referee Brace's Champions Cup appointment
# Welfare
From The42
# Welfare

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

Dec 10th 2020, 3:31 PM 13,225 Views 19 Comments

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

# online-abuse - Wednesday 24 June, 2020

Premier League launches system for players to report online racist abuse
# Kick It Out
From The42
# Kick It Out

Premier League launches system for players to report online racist abuse

Jun 24th 2020, 5:12 PM 1,373 Views 0 Comments

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

# online-abuse - Tuesday 31 March, 2020

'It said ‘I hope your kids get coronavirus' and 'I hope they die in a house fire’' - Patrick McClean defends brother James
# Online Abuse
From The42
# 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 75,250 Views 79 Comments

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

# online-abuse - Monday 18 November, 2019

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

RTÉ journalist experienced racist abuse online for over two years

Nov 18th 2019, 3:33 PM 36,733 Views 85 Comments

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

# online-abuse - Wednesday 16 October, 2019

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

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

Oct 16th 2019, 9:35 PM 8,314 Views 8 Comments

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

# online-abuse - Wednesday 9 October, 2019

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

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

Oct 9th 2019, 12:45 PM 45,627 Views 14 Comments

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

# online-abuse - Friday 27 September, 2019

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

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

Sep 27th 2019, 2:24 PM 214,510 Views 0 Comments

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

# online-abuse - Thursday 6 June, 2019

Irish comedian subjected to 'dozens' of rape and death threats over article she wrote on Junior Cert paper
# Aoife Dooley
# 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 125,360 Views 72 Comments

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

# online-abuse - Thursday 11 April, 2019

Leicester contact police after 'vile and disgusting' online abuse of players
# Toxic
From The42
# Toxic

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

Apr 11th 2019, 5:13 PM 10,599 Views 20 Comments

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

# online-abuse - Friday 22 March, 2019

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

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

Mar 22nd 2019, 8:14 PM 28,093 Views 20 Comments

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

# online-abuse - Monday 31 December, 2018

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

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

Dec 31st 2018, 12:18 PM 6,592 Views 4 Comments

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

# online-abuse - Tuesday 18 December, 2018

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

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

Dec 18th 2018, 6:15 AM 5,352 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.

# online-abuse - Tuesday 16 October, 2018

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

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

Oct 16th 2018, 4:27 PM 65,745 Views 70 Comments

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

# online-abuse - Wednesday 31 January, 2018

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

'Ireland is behind the times in tackling revenge porn'

Jan 31st 2018, 2:40 PM 11,179 Views 33 Comments

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

# online-abuse - Monday 20 November, 2017

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

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

Nov 20th 2017, 9:20 AM 10,279 Views 58 Comments

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

# online-abuse - Thursday 16 November, 2017

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

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

Nov 16th 2017, 11:10 AM 34,604 Views 143 Comments

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

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