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Experts debate origins of ‘English Ji’

August 22 2014 10:17

Experts are debating the origin and impact of the believed to be English Ji’hadist, called ‘John,’ who beheaded journalist James Foley. Prof Paul Kerswill is […]

Ask.com Acquires Largest Global Q&A Social Ne

August 14 2014 17:00

Today Ask.com, the leading brand for online questions and answers and an operating business of IAC, announced it acquired Ask.fm, the world’s largest Q&A social […]

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Alan Brazil faces Twitter storm

August 12 2014 23:07

The talkSPORT radio presenter Alan Brazil has come under fire by Twitter users for his untimely comments on Robin Williams, who it has been confirmed committed suicide.

Councillor cleared of allegations

August 5 2014 16:10

Llanrumney councillor, Keith Jones, has been cleared of allegations made against him about his conduct on social media by the Public Service Ombudsman for Wales.

Trolling laws ‘sufficient’ say Lords

July 29 2014 18:56

A House of Lords inquiry in relation to the statutory and common law offences that can be used to prosecute offences arising out of social […]

Pop star Jessie J supports North Yorkshire Police

July 8 2014 23:00

Pop star Jessie J gave her support to North Yorkshire Police’s Anti-Bullying Campaign when she performed at the Scarborough Open Air Theatre on Wednesday 25 June 2014.

John Cooper QC got it wrong says expert

July 1 2014 21:11

John Cooper QC, who gave evidence on Internet trolling laws to the House of Lords Communications Committee, has it wrong on the legal situation. That […]

Porn revenge laws ‘already exist’

June 23 2014 16:29

There are already enough laws to deal with the problem of porn revenge – that is the message of a Cyberlaw expert to politicians like Maria Miller he says are simply being opportunist.

Trolling MP ‘apologises’

June 20 2014 23:54

Conservative MP, Michael Fabricant, has apologised following sending a offensive and menacing tweet to¬†Yasmin Alibhai-Brown saying that if he appeared on a discussion TV programme […]

Tory’s Tough Trolling Talk

June 18 2014 22:14

Tougher trolling laws are needed. That is the opinion of Angie Bray, the Conservative MP for Ealing Central and Acton, who has had an amendment to the Criminal Justice and Courts Bill accepted by Parliament.

Trolls ‘are women’ says Devon

June 13 2014 19:27

Women are more likely to troll other women. That is the message of Natasha Devon, whose experience with Twitter was not what she expected. Natasha […]

JK Rowling trolled by ‘cybernats’

June 13 2014 10:56

Harry Potter author JK Rowling has donated ¬£1m to the ‘BetterTogether’ campaign that is opposed to Scotland being an independent country. However, Rowling was trolled […]

Shadow Minister in Twitter row

May 10 2014 22:17

The Shadow International Development Secretary for the Labour Coalition in the UK Parliament has been caught up in a row over a politically sensitive Twitter […]

Riley verdict ‘not enough’ says expert

May 8 2014 12:55

Ann Maguire troll Robert Riley has been sentenced 4 weeks in prison at Swansea Magistrates for the posting of the identity of the 15-year-old believed to be responsible for the killing of Spanish teacher as well as other grossly offensive messages. Internet trolling expert Jonathan Bishop says the sentence did not reflect the magnitude and frequency of the crimes on the Trolling Magnitude Scale.

Third ‘troll’ arrested over Ann Maguir

May 7 2014 16:56

West Yorkshire Police have arrested 16-year-old man from Cardiff following complaints, who has bailed pending a psychiatric assessment.