Four years after her famous 'misogyny speech' attacking Tony Abbott, Julia Gillard reflected this week on her experience as a woman at the top.
A new study suggests that the pleasure of getting an angry reaction is the biggest predictor of online trolling behaviour – meaning that the best way to fight back is just to ignore them.
Communications Minister Mitch Fifield told Q&A that the Children’s eSafety Commissioner has investigated 11,000 cases of cyberbullying and can fine social media firms $17,000 a day. Is that true?
A case in Sydney is the latest instance in which the powers-that-be contribute to the widespread victim-blaming and perpetrator-exonerating in relation to cyber violence against women and girls.
Prevention and education are key to tackling hate crime in Britain.
500m posts are made daily on Twitter alone. Policing them is no easy task.
A shocking incident has raised concerns about the tone of political debate in the UK and especially the role of the internet.
Social media companies have agreed to a European plan to take down offensive material within 24 hours. Will it work and if so, can it be extended to other regions?
The Victorian government will bring its laws up-to-date with new forms of exploitation and abuse of children and young people that are associated with communications technologies.
The legal system is working out how much of an exclusive right you have to commercial use of your own name, image, likeness or identity – and online that doesn't just mean in an ad.
In the social media age, perpetrators can devastate their partner or ex-partner psychologically, socially and financially, while remaining cloaked in anonymity from cyberspace.
Women and men are just as likely to report experiencing any form of digital harassment and abuse. However, the nature and impacts of these online harms differ significantly by gender and age.
The social media giant says it takes online abuse seriously. But there are calls for it to do more amid reports it's not doing enough to deal with threats or abuse.
Most African countries lack legislation to protect people from online crime and abuse.
When what Nobel Laureate Tim Hunt intended as an after dinner speech was made public he suffered the consequences, as have several others before him.
Twitter is as famous for its trolls as for its usefulness. Will its new anti-abuse measures turn the tide?
Conservative chairman Grant Shapps is accused of sockpuppetry on Wikipedia, but this former Wikipedia admin isn't so sure the evidence stands up.
Two new forms of online harassment, 'doxxing' and 'swatting', are increasing in frequency. Here's how to protect yourself from them.
The social media giant has taken a tougher line on abuse. But is it enough?