Online Abuse

Online Abuse, breaking news, photos, comments, social media posts on this topic.

  • Chrissy Teigen
    Celebrity

    Chrissy Teigen just summed up the emotional toll of internet trolling

  • Gina Miller: UK police are investigating a "Kill Gina Miller" crowdfunding page.
    People

    Gina Miller says fundraising sites should face tighter regulation after “Kill Gina Miller” scandal

  • A woman scrolling on social media
    Strong Women

    Almost a third of elite sportswomen have been trolled online

Latest Stories

Kelly Rowland.
People

Kelly Rowland has an important message about cancel culture

“Let’s always try to remember not to judge others…”

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Hollie Richardson
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Tim Berners Lee: internet isn't safe for women
Life

The man who created the internet just admitted the online world isn’t safe for women

“Such abuse forces women out of jobs and causes girls to skip school…”

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Hollie Richardson
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Woman Tweeting on phone
Life

Why Twitter’s new vanishing tweets function is problematic for women

Will “fleets” further remove accountability on the toxic platform?

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Jessica Rapana
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Laura Whitmore
People

Laura Whitmore’s technique for dealing with online trolls is refreshingly simple

The TV and radio presenter spoke candidly about her social media experience on the WE Day UK red carpet.

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Lauren Geall
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Kayleigh Dray
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Jameela Jamil brings Piers Morgan’s bullying campaign to an end

The GMB host used the late Caroline Flack's private messages as ammunition against her. Her response was perfect.

Seyi Akowowo
People

Seyi Akiwowo has highlighted everything wrong with that Alex Jones story

Akiwowo has shared her thoughts on that “clickbait, inappropriate, pitting-women-against-each-other article”.

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Kayleigh Dray
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Life

Young women still don’t feel safe in Britain’s public spaces, and it’s not OK

Street harassment and a sense of underlying fear are pervasive, according to a new report.

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Anna Brech
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Jo Swinson and the Liberal Democrats
Visible Women

Record levels of women to stand in December's general election

A glimmer of good news in worrying times.

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Anna Brech
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Long Reads

How worried should we be about abuse pushing women out of politics?

Nineteen female MPs have stepped down ahead of the general election. Abuse has been cited as a major factor – so how concerned should we be?

Posted by
Moya Crockett
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Jess Phillips responds to online abuse.
People

Jess Phillips had the best response to a troll who decided to send her vile abuse

This isn’t the first time she’s dealt with such comments.

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Lauren Geall
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Rachel Riley Twitter trolls campaign
People

Rachel Riley had to block 1,500 Twitter trolls to protect her mental health and pregnancy

The Countdown star has had enough.

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Hollie Richardson
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Hollie Richardson
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Does the Heidi Allen case suggest that violence against female MPs is finally being taken seriously?

A man has been convicted for threatening her.

women-target-deepfakes
Life

Sinister app that undresses women reminds us who ‘deepfakes’ were designed to target

We are living in a dystopia, people

Posted by
Meena Alexander
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Revenge porn
Life

Revenge porn victims could finally get the protection they need under a new law review

It’s currently categorised as a “communications crime” rather than a sexual offence.

Posted by
Hollie Richardson
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Jess Phillips
Visible Women

Why rape comments directed at Jess Phillips need to stop being reported as ‘jokes’

The Labour MP is still being subjected to vile rape comments

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Hollie Richardson
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People

Is anything going to stop the social media trolls from targeting Meghan Markle?

Kensington Palace has released a set of guidelines to stem the tide of online abuse directed at the Duchess of Sussex. But it's not working

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Hannah-Rose Yee
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Life

Women abused on Twitter every thirty seconds

The study shows the shocking extent of misogyny

Posted by
Emily Reynolds
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People

Sarah Hyland responds to trolls with a powerful statement

The Modern Family star had a strong message for those hurling abuse at the star in the wake of the tragic death of her cousin

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Hannah-Rose Yee
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Susan Devaney
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Female MPs are calling for a “powerful global network” in 2018

“Women in politics are a new force for global change.”

Visible Women

This is how Conservative MP Kemi Badenoch deals with Twitter abuse

Online abuse is often hurled at female MPs – and Badenoch says it “changed the way” she uses Twitter.

Posted by
Moya Crockett
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