trolls

Twitter Is Shutting Down Alleged Terrorist Accounts, But Still Not Tackling Threats Of Abuse

While combating terrorism might sound good, the fact that they’ve largely skirted addressing the intense issues of racist, homophobic, sexist and violently transphobic threats and abuse that occurs daily, shows that Twitter may not be as concerned with regulating violent users as they are emulating a do-gooder public image.More »


Justin Timberlake’s Hot New Single Is Finally Here To Cure Your JT Withdrawal

It has been an excruciating three years since we last heard new music from the beloved Justin Timberlake: his last album ‘The 20/20 Experience’ was released way back in March 2013. But now the wait is finally over and it’s a pretty sweet return! JT has waltzed back into our lives with his new hitMore »


The Original “Damn, Daniel” Video Wasn’t On The Internet For A While; Rejoice

But not too much, because the troll also put racist imagery on video creator Josh Holz’s Twitter account. More »


Carrie Fisher Is The Princess And General Of Throwing Shade At Age-Shaming Trolls

“It hurts all three of my feelings, blow us” More »


15 Celebs Who Came For Their Trolls in 2015

Some celebrities know exactly how to manipulate their millions of followers and earn back some of the power they lose by being a full-time public figure. Others are still trying to learn hashtags. More »


Racist Trolls Set Up “White Student Unions” For Colleges Across Facebook

Hard eyeroll. More »


Edward Scissorhands Defender Expertly Trolls Live HLN Segment On Edward Snowden

If you’re a news producer looking for a guest to discuss a serious topic like Edward Snowden joining Twitter, and for some reason you book a guy with the username @fart, well, you have no one but yourself to blame when things don’t quite go the way you planned. As planned, Jon “@fart” Hendren Skyped in for the HLN show “The Daily… More »


10,000 Transphobic Dipshits Petition To Have Caitlyn Jenner’s Olympic Medals Revoked

Congratulations on getting attention, we’re sorry your parents didn’t give you enough of it. More »


Professional Troll Katie Hopkins Is Getting Her Own Talk Show Because Of Course

Friends, I have sad news. More »


Just Look At This Asshole: Katie Hopkins Is At It Again, Calls Angelina Jolie “Smug” For Having Her Ovaries Removed

Remember Katie Hopkins, the woman who took great delight in trashing Kelly Clarkson’s body on various talk shows after her cruel fat-shaming tweets went viral? This little ray of sunshine has found another hobby since her shtick about Clarkson dried up. This time she’s shitting all over Angelina Jolie’s attempts to stay alive to watch… More »


If Assholes Won’t Stop Caring About Cellulite, Women Will Just Have To Do It For Them

Iggy Azalea is quitting Twitter, and normally I wouldn’t care, but this tweet really got me:
Just got back from a great vacation, came online and saw apparently it’s shocking and unheard of to be a woman and have cellulite. Lol.

— IGGY AZALEA (@IGGYAZALEA) February 19, 2015

I… More »


I’m Not Praising Twitter For Wanting To Eradicate Trolls Until They Actually Do It

Two weeks ago, writer Lindy West appeared on This American Life to talk about internet trolls, confronting one particularly cruel troll of the hundreds who verbally abuse her online, and the torrential downpour of abuse that comes to those who use the Internet, from writers to casual users. The heartbreaking interview quickly went viral, even outside… More »


My New Year’s Resolution: Choose Oultrage Over Outrage

I find it edifying to look up the definitions and etymology of words that represent abstractions. Today it’s “outrage.” It’s being talked about a lot, not least of all because of Slate’s recent collection of articles on the subject, specifically how it has been proliferated by social media.
The English definition for “outrage” is… More »


Brianna Wu Speaks Up About The GamerGate Threats That Chased Her Out Of Her Home

Brianna Wu, the game developer who was chased out of her home by graphic and widely publicized rape and death threats issued by GamerGate supporters, is now speaking up about the incident. In an op-ed published this morning on xoJane.com, Wu speaks out about her experience, and defiantly refused to back down in the face… More »


Facebook Apologizes To LGBT Community After Realizing One Troll Has Been Causing Most Of The Legal-Names Trouble

Is anyone else surprised that now that the two-week deadline for “real names” on Facebook is up, Facebook has apologized to the LGBT activists who have been fighting it and said that they’re “taking measures to provide much more deliberate customer service” to the owners of flagged accounts? I’m not. Facebook apologizes for everything, eventually,… More »


Reddit, Why Haven’t You Removed This Pro-Rape Subreddit?

Hey guys, there’s a new baby subreddit called Philosophy of Rape that advocates for raping women. Not just advocates, of course, but gushes over it, calls it “Correction”-with-a-capital-C, says that it was historically a corrective action for sluts. I’ll get to the historical accuracy of that statement in a second, because the pure outrage is… More »


The US Prison System Exposes Trans* Inmates To Rape

The US prison system neglects the needs of trans* inmates and exposes them to rape. [VICE]
Emily Gould writes about why ignoring online trolls isn’t enough. [Buzzfeed]
Listen to Lena Dunham talk about her book and her life with NPR’s Terry Gross. [NPR] More »


UK Troll Sentenced To 18 Weeks In Prison For Rape Threats

Remember last year, when a UK politician was supporting an effort to get Jane Austen put on the 10-pound note and got flooded with rape threats on Twitter? No? I vaguely remember — vaguely, because it’s just one of the many, many, many instances in which women have received rape threats over Twitter in the… More »


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