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#trolls

# trolls - Thursday 28 March, 2019

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

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

Mar 28th 2019, 2:55 PM 52,584 Views 47 Comments

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

# trolls - Thursday 29 November, 2018

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

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

Nov 29th 2018, 9:17 AM 10,549 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.

# trolls - Tuesday 7 March, 2017

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

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

Mar 7th 2017, 9:37 PM 15,791 Views 8 Comments

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

# trolls - 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 56,723 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 7,666 Views 11 Comments

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

# trolls - 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 15,782 Views 117 Comments

The company has unveiled a number of new safety measures following complaints.

# trolls - Tuesday 27 September, 2016

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

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

Sep 27th 2016, 8:09 AM 16,407 Views 49 Comments

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

# trolls - Wednesday 24 August, 2016

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

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

Aug 24th 2016, 7:50 PM 43,742 Views 117 Comments

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

# trolls - Wednesday 20 July, 2016

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

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

Jul 20th 2016, 8:54 AM 32,867 Views 489 Comments

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

# trolls - Monday 18 April, 2016

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

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

Apr 18th 2016, 11:38 AM 13,155 Views 3 Comments

The only way to wind up an Irishman.

# trolls - Tuesday 15 March, 2016

This guy is excellently trolling people with his photoshop skills
# Trollin
From The Daily Edge
# Trollin

This guy is excellently trolling people with his photoshop skills

Mar 15th 2016, 6:50 PM 11,093 Views 2 Comments

Top notch trollin.

# trolls - Tuesday 9 February, 2016

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

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

Feb 9th 2016, 10:59 AM 4,841 Views 8 Comments

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

# trolls - Saturday 30 January, 2016

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 30th 2016, 7:56 AM 67,855 Views 99 Comments

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

# trolls - Friday 29 January, 2016

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

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

Jan 29th 2016, 10:04 PM 15,106 Views 11 Comments

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

# trolls - Tuesday 20 October, 2015

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

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

Oct 20th 2015, 8:44 AM 24,796 Views 56 Comments

Some said the film represented “white genocide”.

# trolls - Wednesday 12 August, 2015

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

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

Aug 12th 2015, 6:37 PM 17,558 Views 49 Comments

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

# trolls - Sunday 12 July, 2015

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

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

Jul 12th 2015, 9:53 AM 7,381 Views 2 Comments

She strikes again.

# trolls - Wednesday 1 July, 2015

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

Senator says cyberbullying bill could silence people like Mairia Cahill

Jul 1st 2015, 8:07 PM 21,300 Views 121 Comments

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

# trolls - Thursday 4 June, 2015

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

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

Jun 4th 2015, 1:15 PM 14,134 Views 8 Comments

Longreads to savour or save.

# trolls - 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 4,534 Views 2 Comments

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

# trolls - Saturday 18 April, 2015

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

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

Apr 18th 2015, 7:40 AM 5,552 Views 18 Comments

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

# trolls - Tuesday 14 April, 2015

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

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

Apr 14th 2015, 3:33 PM 26,928 Views 45 Comments

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

# trolls - Wednesday 18 March, 2015

Ashley Judd is pressing charges against Twitter trolls over sexual harassment
# Trolls
From The Daily Edge
# Trolls

Ashley Judd is pressing charges against Twitter trolls over sexual harassment

Mar 18th 2015, 10:40 AM 3,414 Views 1 Comment

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

# trolls - Thursday 5 February, 2015

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

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

Feb 5th 2015, 8:15 PM 1,677 Views 2 Comments

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

# trolls - Sunday 7 December, 2014

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

# trolls - Wednesday 3 December, 2014

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

Twitter is making it easier for you to report nasty comments

Dec 3rd 2014, 2:00 PM 7,932 Views 22 Comments

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

# trolls - Saturday 29 November, 2014

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

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

Nov 29th 2014, 1:45 PM 39,755 Views 23 Comments

Her tweet is going viral around the world today.

# trolls - 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 18,613 Views 172 Comments

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

# trolls - Thursday 23 October, 2014

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

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

Oct 23rd 2014, 8:31 PM 8,642 Views 2 Comments

IT LOOKS LIKE BOOBS. (NSFW images inside.)

# trolls - Sunday 19 October, 2014

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

Internet trolls in Britain could get two years in jail

Oct 19th 2014, 8:20 PM 14,483 Views 63 Comments

That’s under new government proposals outlined today.

# trolls - 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 5,204 Views 0 Comments

Haters gonna hate, stitchers gonna stitch.

# trolls - Monday 25 August, 2014

Men get twice as much abuse on Twitter as women
# Trolls
From The Daily Edge
# Trolls

Men get twice as much abuse on Twitter as women

Aug 25th 2014, 4:15 PM 1,678 Views 1 Comment

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

# trolls - Friday 15 August, 2014

Twitter promises to change its policies after trolls attack Robin Williams' daughter
# Zelda Williams
From The Daily Edge
# Zelda Williams

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

Aug 15th 2014, 7:45 AM 3,958 Views 0 Comments

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

# trolls - Saturday 31 May, 2014

6 things we would never know without the internet
# Blue Waffle
From The Daily Edge
# Blue Waffle

6 things we would never know without the internet

May 31st 2014, 6:00 PM 25,875 Views 26 Comments

Are we trolling you right now?

# trolls - Sunday 11 August, 2013

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

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

Aug 11th 2013, 12:00 PM 950 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.

# trolls - Wednesday 10 April, 2013

VIDEO: How to win arguments on Facebook
# Like
From The Daily Edge
# Like

VIDEO: How to win arguments on Facebook

Apr 10th 2013, 3:00 PM 1,707 Views 0 Comments

NSFW language.

# trolls - Sunday 4 November, 2012

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

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

Nov 4th 2012, 8:15 AM 157 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.

# trolls - Friday 28 September, 2012

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

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

Sep 28th 2012, 1:09 PM 3,369 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 - Wednesday 25 July, 2012

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

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

Jul 25th 2012, 11:31 AM 5,690 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.

# trolls - Wednesday 13 June, 2012

Poll: Should Ireland legislate against internet trolls?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should Ireland legislate against internet trolls?

Jun 13th 2012, 10:14 AM 4,395 Views 74 Comments

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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