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#Online abuse

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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 5,260 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
# Trolls

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

Feb 26th 2017, 1:42 PM 56,779 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 7,722 Views 11 Comments

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

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 6,039 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
# Your Say

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

Feb 8th 2017, 10:03 AM 15,810 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 8,782 Views 35 Comments

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

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 18,383 Views 67 Comments

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

"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 15,599 Views 53 Comments

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

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 57,742 Views 154 Comments

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

"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 23,967 Views 136 Comments

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

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 1,106 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.

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 18,634 Views 118 Comments

“I think we have a problem here.”

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 37,524 Views 120 Comments

Josepha Madigan has received online abuse over her comments.

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 58,431 Views 66 Comments

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

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 766 Views 117 Comments

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

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 11,856 Views 88 Comments

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

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 4,595 Views 2 Comments

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

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 27,419 Views 188 Comments

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

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 18,294 Views 210 Comments

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

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 25,689 Views 97 Comments

Lorraine Higgins also received death threats.

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 18,722 Views 163 Comments

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

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 19,184 Views 49 Comments

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

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 5,229 Views 0 Comments

Haters gonna hate, stitchers gonna stitch.

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 55,570 Views 109 Comments

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

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 24,802 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.

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 16,893 Views 30 Comments

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

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 68 Views 28 Comments

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

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 16,098 Views 37 Comments

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

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

Twitter introduces new 'report tweet' button

Aug 29th 2013, 9:16 AM 3,507 Views 15 Comments

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

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 6,681 Views 73 Comments

What do you think?

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 3,748 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).

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 3,041 Views 11 Comments

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