We found about 300 suspicious Twitter accounts, which we suspect included a high proportion of bots and trolls pushing the #ArsonEmergency narrative.
The proposed amendments would provide much-needed updates to Victoria's vilification laws and bring the state in line with NSW, Queensland, Tasmania and the ACT.
Online abuse has been in the spotlight during this election campaign and AFL season. But researchers and policy-makers alike need to do more to understand cyberbullying against Indigenous Australians.
Online trolling is a workplace health and safety issue. The AFL must expose and sanction those responsible – anything less would not only be morally debatable, but also legally questionable.
Some people still think "trolling" refers to harmless fun. If we want to reduce abusive online behaviour, let's start by getting our definitions right.
The borderless nature of the internet makes it hard to pull the plug on social media talk that crosses the line.
Some behaviors might help tell propaganda-spewing trolls apart from regular internet users, but the main protection is for people to think more critically about online information.
A lot of attention has been focused on Russia’s efforts to influence American politics, but Australia has also been a target – and continues to be a target – of covert foreign influence.
After following trails and speaking to a former professional troll, researchers have uncovered the tricks.
As Brazil's black women become more conspicuous and powerful, they are bullied and threatened in social media's modern-day pillory.
Cybersecurity experts in the US knew about Russian intelligence agencies' activities, but may not have had any idea how comprehensive and integrated they were – until now.
Trust is the keystone of the entire Internet system: without it more connection and therefore more commerce. How to restore it?
Eliminating anonymity is often touted as a solution to hostile online behaviour, but research shows that agreeable people who are more likely to leave positive comments prefer to do it anonymously.
The online abuse of women by men is underpinned by the same gender norms and power structures as rape and sexual assault.
The Europeans have something to teach the US about protecting citizens subject to Russian internet propaganda. Their effort isn't just a different form of propaganda. It's more like fact-checking.
Shaming your child for bullying behaviour won't help stop it.
A leading Indigenous academic says too many Canadians take ugly pleasure in being ignorant about Indigenous issues. It's time for some straight talk about Settlers with Opinions.
MPs come in for a lot of abuse online. But who are the haters and is the media partly to blame for the way it reports politics?
We're living in an alternate political universe of brazen lies and grotesque online spectacles of incivility. Who - or what - is to blame for trolling going mainstream?
Trolls tend to know the impact they'll have, but don't seem to care. So, how do we use our new findings to help stop this seemingly pointless, harmful behaviour?