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#Online abuse

# online-abuse - Wednesday 1 March, 2017

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

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

Mar 1st 2017, 4:32 PM 5,248 Views 23 Comments

New algorithms will be used to weed out online trolls.

# online-abuse - Sunday 26 February, 2017

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

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

Feb 26th 2017, 1:42 PM 56,774 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
From The Daily Edge
# Trolls

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

Feb 26th 2017, 10:32 AM 7,711 Views 11 Comments

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

# online-abuse - Saturday 25 February, 2017

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

I hope Twitter troll gets the help he needs - Arter

Feb 25th 2017, 3:44 PM 6,031 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.

# online-abuse - Wednesday 8 February, 2017

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

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

Feb 8th 2017, 10:03 AM 15,802 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
# Tweet Nothings

Twitter to clamp down on trolls as new safety features unveiled

Feb 8th 2017, 7:40 AM 8,755 Views 35 Comments

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

# online-abuse - Tuesday 7 February, 2017

Donnelly says he was "eviscerated" online after joining Fianna Fáil
# The New Boy
# The New Boy

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

Feb 7th 2017, 2:54 PM 18,376 Views 67 Comments

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

# online-abuse - Monday 21 November, 2016

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

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

Nov 21st 2016, 1:20 PM 15,552 Views 53 Comments

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

# online-abuse - Tuesday 23 August, 2016

Black British woman gets barrage of racist and sexist abuse while tweeting from @Ireland
# Online Abuse
# Online Abuse

Black British woman gets barrage of racist and sexist abuse while tweeting from @Ireland

Aug 23rd 2016, 9:56 AM 57,726 Views 154 Comments

Michelle Marie says she received “eight hours of nonstop hate”.

# online-abuse - Sunday 19 June, 2016

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

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

Jun 19th 2016, 12:43 PM 23,920 Views 136 Comments

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

# online-abuse - Sunday 20 March, 2016

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

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

Mar 20th 2016, 8:00 AM 1,078 Views 35 Comments

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

# online-abuse - Saturday 6 February, 2016

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

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

Feb 6th 2016, 8:30 PM 18,625 Views 118 Comments

“I think we have a problem here.”

# online-abuse - Monday 7 December, 2015

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

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

Dec 7th 2015, 8:37 PM 37,463 Views 120 Comments

Josepha Madigan has received online abuse over her comments.

# online-abuse - Tuesday 18 August, 2015

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

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

Aug 18th 2015, 1:16 PM 58,312 Views 66 Comments

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

# online-abuse - Wednesday 22 July, 2015

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

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

Jul 22nd 2015, 8:49 PM 750 Views 117 Comments

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

# online-abuse - Saturday 9 May, 2015

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

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

May 9th 2015, 9:30 AM 11,854 Views 87 Comments

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

# online-abuse - Thursday 23 April, 2015

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

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

Apr 23rd 2015, 8:47 PM 4,585 Views 2 Comments

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

# online-abuse - Wednesday 15 April, 2015

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

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

Apr 15th 2015, 10:46 PM 27,413 Views 188 Comments

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

# online-abuse - Wednesday 11 February, 2015

Rabbitte: The selective targeting of public figures needs to stop
# Abuse
# Abuse

Rabbitte: The selective targeting of public figures needs to stop

Feb 11th 2015, 7:30 AM 18,283 Views 210 Comments

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

# online-abuse - Tuesday 18 November, 2014

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

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

Nov 18th 2014, 3:50 PM 25,639 Views 93 Comments

Lorraine Higgins also received death threats.

# online-abuse - Monday 27 October, 2014

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

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

Oct 27th 2014, 2:30 PM 18,666 Views 163 Comments

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

# online-abuse - Monday 20 October, 2014

Monica Lewinsky joins Twitter and launches a mission to end cyberbullying
# Trolling
# Trolling

Monica Lewinsky joins Twitter and launches a mission to end cyberbullying

Oct 20th 2014, 4:57 PM 19,146 Views 49 Comments

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

# online-abuse - Thursday 16 October, 2014

This woman is turning mean internet comments into wonderful embroideries
# Stitched Up
From The Daily Edge
# Stitched Up

This woman is turning mean internet comments into wonderful embroideries

Oct 16th 2014, 9:00 PM 5,222 Views 0 Comments

Haters gonna hate, stitchers gonna stitch.

# online-abuse - Monday 6 October, 2014

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

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

Oct 6th 2014, 10:49 PM 55,511 Views 109 Comments

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

# online-abuse - Thursday 2 October, 2014

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

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

Oct 2nd 2014, 11:52 AM 24,770 Views 94 Comments

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

# online-abuse - Monday 29 September, 2014

Man jailed over Twitter threats to rape British MP
# Online Abuse
# Online Abuse

Man jailed over Twitter threats to rape British MP

Sep 29th 2014, 4:33 PM 16,885 Views 30 Comments

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

# online-abuse - Monday 1 September, 2014

Hot Topic: Dealing with Twitter abuse and trolling
# Online Abuse
# Online Abuse

Hot Topic: Dealing with Twitter abuse and trolling

Sep 1st 2014, 8:00 PM 65 Views 28 Comments

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

# online-abuse - Friday 20 September, 2013

Children being blackmailed into performing sex acts live on webcams
# Child Porn
# Child Porn

Children being blackmailed into performing sex acts live on webcams

Sep 20th 2013, 3:29 PM 16,088 Views 37 Comments

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

# online-abuse - Thursday 29 August, 2013

Twitter introduces new 'report tweet' button
# Online Abuse
# Online Abuse

Twitter introduces new 'report tweet' button

Aug 29th 2013, 9:16 AM 3,492 Views 15 Comments

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

# online-abuse - Friday 9 August, 2013

Poll: Is boycotting websites the solution to online bullying?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Is boycotting websites the solution to online bullying?

Aug 9th 2013, 10:08 AM 6,674 Views 73 Comments

What do you think?

# online-abuse - Friday 22 February, 2013

Oireachtas committee wants to hear your issues with social media
# Social Media
# Social Media

Oireachtas committee wants to hear your issues with social media

Feb 22nd 2013, 7:45 AM 3,740 Views 41 Comments

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).

# online-abuse - Monday 31 December, 2012

Calls for Ireland to ratify international convention against cybercrime
# Cybercrime
# Cybercrime

Calls for Ireland to ratify international convention against cybercrime

Dec 31st 2012, 7:15 AM 3,035 Views 11 Comments

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