Trolling

The importance of being trolled

25 March 2017 9:00 am

In social media’s strange class system, victimhood belongs to those at the top

I have seen the future, and it’s a racist, filthy-mouthed teenage robot

2 April 2016 9:00 am

‘I’m a nice person,’ said the robot. ‘I just hate everybody.’ Maybe you know the feeling. The robot in question…

Here’s how I would deal with the dorks who spread lies online

27 February 2016 9:00 am

One reason I do not tweet, text, use Facebook or Instagram, and only wield a mobile when a landline is…

Encounters with the nastiest people on the internet

6 June 2015 9:00 am

It is almost a century since the Michelin brothers had the brainwave of supplementing their motorists’ guide with information about…

A flashlight into the cellar of the lawless ‘dark net’

13 September 2014 9:00 am

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the world wide web, and I wonder whether its inventor, Tim Berners-Lee, would…

The joy of online hatred

1 March 2014 9:00 am

I know it’s not for everyone, but an online bitch-fight is so bracing

When trolling pressure groups cause real harm

18 January 2014 9:00 am

My grandmother, Nanny Nancy, is 99 and going strong. But it can’t be denied that while she’s all there mentally,…

Sorry, but internet trolling will be with us forever

3 August 2013 9:00 am

This is not to be a column about Twitter. Can’t abide columns about Twitter. I’ve written a few, I know,…