How to treat a Twitter troll

A study looking for a remedy for abusive Twitter users reveals their psychology, and explains what their vitriol has in common with gang signs

The trouble with Twitter trolls

Anonymous web users were once welcomed by media sites. Today, Twitter is proving what a huge liability they have become.

The social media status quo isn’t working

The Editorial: Rage-filled mobs on social media poison the well for everyone

Everything you need to know about trolls

A review of Trolls: An Unnatural History

Twitter under pressure to monitor users after rape and death threats

How a campaign for Jane Austen summoned the trolls

Leave the trolls alone

Memo to Australia: No need for new laws to crack down on jerks

The final frontier of boorishness

Female gamers face harassment and contempt online

The final frontier of boorishness

The final frontier of boorishness

Online anonymity breeds harassment and contempt for female video gamers


Tropes vs. Women: How misogynist trolls accidentally funded feminism

After telling of her harassment, a feminist video-blogger raised over $100,000

Magnotta’s motive is almost as disturbing as what he did

I am frightened by Luka Magnotta, but not because he is a suspected necrophiliac cannibal killer. He creeps me out because I can’t shake the suspicion that he doesn’t really like killing people and then violating their corpses. I fear that (if guilty), he did it just for the attention.

Toews feeds trolls

Fighting Anonymous is impossible by design, but it’s funny to Anonymous when someone tries


Ladies and trolls of the Internet

The web is home to violently sexist commentary that wouldn’t be tolerated elsewhere