online abuse - updates

Rappler's latest stories on online abuse


Twitter to ban 'dehumanizing' comments with user help

Sep 26, 2018 - 1:18 PM

The social network asks for feedback from users around the world regarding wording to be used in the policy amendment

TWITTER. Photo by Leon Neal/AFP

UK academic gets 32 years in prison for online abuse

Feb 19, 2018 - 9:46 PM

Matthew Falder blackmails many of his 45 victims into sending 'severe abuse images" of themselves' according to Britain's National Crime Agency (NCA).

MATTHEW FALDER. A handout photograph released on October 16, 2017 by Britain's National Crime Agency (NCA), shows the custody image of British Geophysicist Matthew Falder who pleaded guilty to 137 criminal offences involving online abuse, including encouraging the rape of a four-year-old boy. File photo by National Crime Agency/AFP

'Women journalists more vulnerable to online harassment'

Dec 15, 2017 - 7:10 PM

Award-winning journalist Julie Posetti talks to Rappler about the kinds of online harassment faced by women journalists worldwide

Twitter drops default 'egg' profile photo, replaces it with human silhouette

Apr 04, 2017 - 4:59 PM

The change is due to the egg s perceived association with trolls and anonymous abuse

CRACKED. Trolls' habit of sticking with the 'egg' creates a negative image for the social network's default profile photo.

Internet giants must do more to combat hate speech, says EU

Dec 07, 2016 - 12:31 PM

European Commission scrutinizes the time it takes for Facebook Microsoft Twitter and YouTube to review notifications of potential hate speech

UNDER PRESSURE. The European Commission is putting the onus on these 4 internet giants to combat abusive content on their platforms.

No insults, please? Anti-Marcos group says elevate online discussion

Nov 21, 2016 - 11:56 PM

Block Marcos a group that organizes protest rallies calls on pro Marcos groups to refrain from insults and abusive language on social media

Twitter releases new tools to mute abusive speech and report 'hateful conduct'

Nov 16, 2016 - 12:54 PM

The social network pushes out new measures to clean up its environs