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It’s not all about finding love in the online dating world. Shutterstock/Prathan Chorruangsak

Women troll on dating apps just as often as men

If you're looking for love on a dating app then beware the trolls - and consider upgrading to a paid service to get away from them.
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Fighting online trolls with bots

Automated systems that watch online chats and flag racist, sexist and bullying behavior could help curtail internet abuse.
Brian Halsey, 'Novem II,' 1981, 8 Color Silkscreen Serigraph

Are we in the midst of a public space crisis?

Many praise the internet as a democratizing force. But with online spaces replacing physical public squares as places for debate, what do we risk losing?
We have brutal sexual threats, made anonymously, against those who have “transgressed” a particular boundary. Sound familiar? Carole Raddato

Priapus is alive and well in cyberspace – the age-old art of trolling

Brutal sexual threats against perceived trespassers, made anonymously, with the expectation they will be seen as "humorous". Sound familiar? Modern-day trolls belong to a long, and troubling, lineage.
Having a Twitter account is not an obligation to engage with anyone seeking to troll. Eirik Solheim/Flickr

Why I block trolls on Twitter

My first column last week was quickly trolled by a small group of mostly UK-based vaping activists. Of 49 comments posted, 17 were removed by The Conversation’s moderator before the comments were closed…

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