The Morrison government is setting up a parliamentary inquiry to put big tech companies “under the microscope” over dangers posed to people’s wellbeing by toxic material on their sites.
The government’s plan to make social media companies hand over trolls’ details aims to make it easier for victims to sue their harassers for defamation. But this conflates two very different concepts.
A higher quality discussion emerged among commenters allowed to use personas instead of their real names.
Skateboarding will make its Olympic debut in Tokyo but research shows female athletes are likely to cop abuse online when the competition starts.
A gentle nudge to rethink our social media posting could significantly reduce online abuse.
People appear to victim-blame celebrities for the abuse they suffer on Twitter.
A new Australian study shows if a person has high levels of sadism and high self-esteem, they are more likely to troll.
Zoom-bombing disrupts people’s use of the Zoom platform for work, study and socializing. Zoom-bombing events have included racist and misogynist attacks on users.
Incidents of racism have risen sharply but football institutions are failing to address the issue properly
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.