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How the internet’s champions of free speech control the message

How the internet’s champions of free speech control the message

Ginger Gorman chased down Facebook and Twitter for months with questions about online abuse. She got answers, but she can't exactly report them.

What role does trolling and ‘fake news’ play in Australian elections?

What role does trolling and ‘fake news’ play in Australian elections?

The Tasmanian and South Australian elections raise big questions about how online campaigning and trickery increasingly affects our political discourse.

Hyperbolic outrage and trolling to quieten the constant assault

Hyperbolic outrage and trolling to quieten the constant assault

Trolling is not about the trolls. It's the product of increasingly histrionic communication, where everything provokes outrage. And the reasons behind Charlotte Dawson's death are much more complicated.

Rape, misogyny and the triumph of the hypermasculine

Rape, misogyny and the triumph of the hypermasculine

Our horror at rape jokes and protestations of acceptance come about because our culture simultaneously affirms tolerance and equality, while expressing its identity through war and domination.

Gillard cops sexist spray in Facebook live chat

Gillard cops sexist spray in Facebook live chat

Julia Gillard is subject to the usual barrage of sexist trolling when she tries to talk education in a Facebook live chat today, as Crikey intern Sally Whyte discovers.

Essential: Gillard gets a boost from voters

Essential: Gillard gets a boost from voters

New polling from Essential Research has yielded no further rise in Labor's primary vote but a surprisingly strong lift in voter sentiment towards Julia Gillard.

The troller troll’d, or, disrupting the market for causing offence

The troller troll’d, or, disrupting the market for causing offence

The trolling debate is merely the mainstream media doing what it's always done: try to make money from enraging readers. But it's unlikely to work.

Calm down about online trolling — it pre-dates the internet

Calm down about online trolling — it pre-dates the internet

Conflict has existed in every form of internet technology, from bulletin boards to email to blogs and news sites. The recent hoo-ha regarding online trolling exists because it happened to celebrities, writes Jason Wilson.

Celeb tweeter just collateral damage in online war

Celeb tweeter just collateral damage in online war

Who was responsible for the social media savaging that apparently prompted the hospitalisation of Charlotte Dawson last week? It was part of a bigger issue than mere trolling.

A guide to Internet trolls

A guide to Internet trolls

Conservative blogger James Delingpole writes a controversial spotters guide to trolls, those people who get in the comments section of an article or blog and bait and insult other readers.