All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘trolls’

To Shut Down Trolls, Site Asks Readers to Pay to Post Comments

Would you pay money for the privilege of commenting on a website? If so, how much? An online magazine is looking to keep conversation on its articles “civilized and constructive” and has come up with the idea to charge readers for access to comments (both to read and to post them). Jewish culture mag Tablet hopes this move will “help …

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Twitter to Kick Trolls Off ‘Right and Left’, Says CEO

Twitter CEO Dick Costolo has admitted something we’re all well aware of: Twitter is pretty bad at handling instances of abuse on its platform. “We suck at dealing with abuse and trolls on the platform and we’ve sucked at it for years. It’s no secret and the rest of the world talks about it every day. We lose core user …

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Zelda Williams Run Off Twitter in the Latest Installment of People Are Just the Worst

In the latest chapter of the book entitled Humanity: Some of Y’all a Buncha Assholes, Robin Williams’ daughter Zelda had been driven off Twitter and Instagram by a buncha assholes. Zelda Williams, who lost her father Monday, has announced that she is leaving Twitter and Instagram “for a good long time, maybe forever” after “cruel and unnecessary” abuse from social …

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Reddit Is Fighting Trolls by Ripping off Their Badges of Honor

Who’s up for a little taxonomy? Let’s take a quick look at what ‘karma’ means to different subsets of redditors. The first distinction is obviously whether or not said user cares about karma (reddit points) at all. Some couldn’t give less of a shit. To them, reddit is about browsing and finding interesting things – it has nothing to do …

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Honey Maid Doesn’t Give a Damn About Appeasing Anti-Gay Trolls

Back in March, Nabisco’s Honey Maid graham cracker brand decided to celebrate love and family in all its various forms with an ad entitled “This is Wholesome.” The tagline was “everyday wholesome snacks for every wholesome family,” and the 30-second spot featured couples and families from all walks of life–including an interracial family and gasp, a gay couple. Outrage ensued. …

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JPMorgan Scraps Twitter Q&A Over Fiscal Furor

It was a brief idea that lasted all of nine glorious hours: the vice-chairman of US corporate banking giant JPMorgan, Jimmy Lee, announced he would be taking over the @jpmorgan Twitter feed at 1pm today. By last night, however, major news outlets around the world were reporting the idea as completely scrapped because of the thousands of angry, abusive tweets …

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Insolent YouTube Commenters, Your Doom Fast Approaches

Here’s a list of some awful things in no particular order: Nuclear disasters. Bath salts. Running out of toilet paper. Traffic. Frank Miller’s Holy Terror. Break-ups. Neo-Nazis. Hollywood remakes. Two month-old lasagna. The runs. I could go on because lord knows there are untold amounts of more awfulness in the world, but that’s probably enough for what I’m about to …

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This Awesome Pro-Internet Troll Song Is Untrollable

In the interweb realm, so many people get so much credit each and every day. I’m talking about the girl who starts on online petition and ends up affecting real change, or the guy who uploads a stunning cover of a popular song to YouTube, shattering our misconceptions. What about the guy who makes a breathtakingly insightful post on some …

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Being Anonymous on the Internet Is a Good Thing

What would the internet be without anonymity? Even in the shadow of Facebook’s misguided cause to eliminate this invaluable aspect of the online experience, the right to stay anonymous on the internet is an indispensable facet on which ye olde innerwebs was built. True, it does appear that, more and more, the sanctity of anonymity gets abused and debased because …

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Miley Cyrus Attacked By Trolls, Complains To Twitter

Miley Cyrus, better known to her pre-teen fans the world over as Hannah Montana, has fallen victim to one of the oldest online attacks in the books – the Twitter death threat. What did she do about it? She complained to Twitter to better enforce their site. The Daily Mail is reporting that the star was attacked on Twitter with …

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The BBC Hunts For Internet Trolls

What happens when the BBC tracks down an Internet troll? Pure hilarity. Now trolling is never nice, but to film the tracking of an Internet troll like it was “To Catch a Predator” is just odd. It’s obvious that trolls use the anonymity of the Internet to attack people they don’t know to make themselves feel superior. It’s the bullying …

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