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Amy Schumer says trolls' backlash over Barbie casting shows she’s right for role. Amy Schumer has defended her credentials to play Barbie, “an important and evolving icon”, pointing to backlash as evidence of why she would be a great choice.

Amy Schumer says trolls' backlash over Barbie casting shows she’s right for role

The announcement on Saturday that Schumer was in negotiations to play the lead in Mattel’s debut movie was met with some criticism online, with some complaining she did not meet the physical standards embodied by the plastic doll. “Barbie is the definition of perfection,” complained a writer for a website called Barstool Sports that bills itself as being “by the common man; for the common man”. “Mattel is completely ruining her image by letting Amy Schumer be a Barbie.” ABC reporter shreds Milo Yiannopoulos: ‘You’re an idiot … What grade are you in?’ Women Can't Talk About Sports on the Internet Without Receiving Threats of Sexual Violence. It's March, which means that the fanfare surrounding the wildly popular college basketball tournament March Madness has hit a fever pitch.

Women Can't Talk About Sports on the Internet Without Receiving Threats of Sexual Violence

For some sports fans, however, the hullaballoo comes with a side of sexual harassment. Actress Ashley Judd, who has been active in Hollywood for more than two decades, is also a die-hard University of Kentucky Wildcats fan. While watching her team play the University of Arkansas Razorbacks on Sunday, Judd posted a since-deleted tweet that suggested the Razorbacks were playing dirty — an act that apparently triggered an avalanche of online abuse, much of which was sexual in nature. Curt Schilling Tweets About Daughter Gabby - Business Insider. Psychology's answer to trolling and online abuse. Online disinhibition and the psychology of trolling. TROLLING Online commenting: the age of rage.

For a while after his first TV series was broadcast in 2009, comedian Stewart Lee was in the habit of collecting and filing some of the comments that people made about him on web pages and social media sites.

TROLLING Online commenting: the age of rage

He did a 10-minute Google trawl most days for about six months and the resultant collected observations soon ran to dozens of pages. Can Lindy West’s ‘This American Life’ Segment Make the Internet Nicer? Just about every writer whose work is posted on the Internet has to deal with the bane of the comments section, but for Lindy West, a former Jezebel staffer who currently writes for publications like GQ and The Guardian, the comments section has become a war zone.

Can Lindy West’s ‘This American Life’ Segment Make the Internet Nicer?

Trolls and Martyrdom: Je Ne Suis Pas Charlie. When the only thing you’re reverent of is irreverence, you eventually get chan culture—people who shout racial slurs and think they’ve accomplished something in the name of 'free speech.' Shooting people is wrong.

Trolls and Martyrdom: Je Ne Suis Pas Charlie

I want to get this out of the way. There's a push in Sweden to deal with Internet trolls. Sweden has a high Internet penetration rate — almost 95 percent of people can access high-speed conections.

There's a push in Sweden to deal with Internet trolls

It's not surprising, then, that a lot of Swedes spend large amounts of time on the Internet — alongside countless Internet trolls. Internet trolls plague most any forum that offers people the chance to comment. But according to reporter Adrian Chen, there is a push in Sweden to confront such online hatred. Body found in hotel room thought to be of woman accused of McCann trolling. A body, believed to be that of a woman accused of trolling the family of missing schoolgirl Madeleine McCann online, was found in a hotel room in Leicester on Saturday, police have said.

Body found in hotel room thought to be of woman accused of McCann trolling

Brenda Leyland, 63, was confronted by a television news reporter over the claim that she used Twitter to post a series of comments attacking the McCanns , whose daughter disappeared in Portugal in 2007. She was said to have left her home after the exchange last week about the claims. Gerry McCann calls for example to made of ‘vile’ internet trolls. The father of Madeleine McCann has called for an example to be made of “vile” internet trolls who have been targeting the family.

Gerry McCann calls for example to made of ‘vile’ internet trolls

Gerry McCann said he had grave concerns about letting his nine-year-old twins use the internet after receiving threats of violence and kidnapping. The comments, in an interview with the BBC Radio 4 Today programme, came after it emerged that police were looking at a dossier of abuse posted on Twitter, Facebook and chat forums. McCann, whose daughter Madeleine went missing in Praia da Luz in Portugal in 2007, said he and his wife Kate did not read such material because it was too upsetting. Internet trolls are also real-life trolls. My brother and I have a childhood history of internet trolling under our belts.

Internet trolls are also real-life trolls

Innocent enough, yes – but disruptive nonetheless. From the same room at our parents’ house, we’d play Yahoo! Graffiti(the internet’s version of Pictionary). The word was “dinosaur” and it was his turn to draw. Internet troll personality study: Machiavellianism, narcissism, psychopathy, sadism. Medioimages/Photodisc In the past few years, the science of Internet trollology has made some strides.

Internet troll personality study: Machiavellianism, narcissism, psychopathy, sadism.

Last year, for instance, we learned that by hurling insults and inciting discord in online comment sections, so-called Internet trolls (who are frequently anonymous) have a polarizing effect on audiences, leading to politicization, rather than deeper understanding of scientific topics. That’s bad, but it’s nothing compared with what a new psychology paper has to say about the personalities of trolls themselves. Why do Internet trolls troll? They might be sadists. As an Internet writer, I have seen no end to the cruelty that stems from the promise of anonymity. For seemingly benign articles, I have attracted the foulest vitriol from hundreds of commenters, calling me ignorant, stupid, unqualified and more profane nicknames than I care to recall. Message boards like Reddit and 4chan attract the truly evil, where entire message threads exist to belittle and berate, or to raise opinions that are intentionally unpopular for their bigotry and violence (such as the subreddit that seriously addresses the benefits of rape).

Why do trolls behave the way they do? Two studies published in the September 2014 issue of Personality and Individual Differences seek to answer that question. Live Science reports: To conduct the first study, the researchers recruited 418 people, with an average age of 29, to complete survey questions online. Documents Show How Russia’s Troll Army Hit America. 20 Habits of Paid Trolls.

Are Right-Wing Libertarian Internet Trolls Getting Paid to Dumb Down Online Conversations? December 14, 2010 | Like this article? Join our email list: Stay up to date with the latest headlines via email. Trolls Paid by a Telecom Lobbying Firm Keep Commenting on My Net Neutrality Articles. Politic365 editor-in-chief Kristal High, left, with US Rep. Bobby Rush and another telecom advocate.

Photo via Flickr user CongressmanBobbyRush Have you ever read the comment section of a blog post or news article and thought, Damn, these trolls must be paid by someone? On the pages of VICE and an investigative website I help manage called Republic Report, I've covered the net neutrality debate—whether Internet Service Providers (ISPs) should be able to create internet fast and slow lanes, or if, instead, all content should be treated equally.

A writer and attorney named Kristal High has been attacking me in the comment section throughout the year. For a story about how civil rights groups with funding from Comcast and other telecom companies wrote a letter to the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) supporting the agency’s proposal to gut net neutrality, High showed up in the comment section to call me "paternalistic. " PAID INTERNET TROLLS. I came across this post yesterday. I believe it is the absolute truth. EXPOSED: Astroturfed Teabaggers PAID TO TROLL liberals online to enforce corporate propaganda. Crossposted at The Progressive Electorate.com . . . The trainer, Austin James, was instructing Tea Party members on how to "manipulate the medium". Twitter troll unmasked: Father of six who is one of Britain's vilest internet trolls exposed after posting sick jokes about Hillsborough disaster.

The Kremlin's Troll Army. Moscow is financing legions of pro-Russia Internet commenters. Internet Trolls Are Narcissists, Psychopaths, and Sadists.