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# trolls

This year
The disinfluencers: How over 150 anonymous 'Irish' accounts are swamping X with extreme views
The accounts could be part of a wider ‘influence operation’ in Ireland.
An analysis of anonymous accounts on the platform formerly known as Twitter found a potential 'influence operation' ahead of the June elections.
Some accounts showed signs of being operated by non-Irish users, despite claiming to be Irish and posting almost exclusively about Irish political issues.
X policy states that accounts should not "pose as someone who doesn’t exist to mislead others".
All time
Lions wing Van Der Merwe blocks out social media messages questioning his place
Ireland's Got Talent finalist 'hurt' by online abuse about Traveller background
The features of online hate speech in Ireland and why it's often not flagged
Refugee targeted by trolls over selfie with Angela Merkel loses his case against Facebook
Lily Allen trolled and abused on Twitter over her baby son's death
Lily Allen has abandoned her Twitter account after abuse over her baby son's death
Poll: Do online trolls put you off using social media?
Report recommends that 'revenge porn' and 'upskirting' are made criminal offences
Hackers post naked pictures, passport and driver's licence of Ghostbusters star to her website
Twitter bans right-wing writer after Ghostbusters actor targeted by trolls
An American asked Reddit to help troll an Irishman, and they delivered
This guy is excellently trolling people with his photoshop skills
Twitter is creating an anti-abuse council to help it curb online bullying
This Today FM newsreader brilliantly shut down the 'brave man' who trolled her on Twitter
This Today FM newsreader brilliantly shut down the 'brave man' who trolled her on Twitter
Some people want to boycott the new Star Wars - because the lead actor is black
Brendan O'Connor thinks that "cranks have too much power" over the Irish media
JK Rowling's perfect take-down of a Serena Williams hater is going viral
Senator says cyberbullying bill could silence people like Mairia Cahill
3 Midweek Longreads: The man who was kidnapped and caged in a zoo
Chvrches' Lauren Mayberry has spoken out about the horrific abuse she gets online
Mario Balotelli has received 4,000 racist messages on social media this season
'Man do cars, woman do cake' - Death threats for Sue Perkins amid Top Gear rumours
Ashley Judd is pressing charges against Twitter trolls over sexual harassment
Good news -- Twitter's CEO has vowed to start dealing with trolls
Weird Wide Web: Steve Jobs back from the dead, smart tree lights and Zoella tops Harry Potter
Twitter is making it easier for you to report nasty comments
This woman deals with rape-threatening trolls online by literally telling their mums
Labour TD: Internet trolls are cowards and should get up to two years in prison
Woman hilariously trolls creeps of Reddit with a photo of her husband's bum
Internet trolls in Britain could get two years in jail
This woman is turning mean internet comments into wonderful embroideries
Men get twice as much abuse on Twitter as women
Twitter promises to change its policies after trolls attack Robin Williams' daughter
6 things we would never know without the internet
Column: Making threats over the internet is a crime, but sometimes anonymity is needed
Fergal Crehan
VIDEO: How to win arguments on Facebook
Column: If you read something offensive, don’t retweet it, report it
Ciarán Mc Mahon
Column: Why internet trolls exist and why they're unlikely to go away
Ciarán Mc Mahon