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11-year-old Zach Ealing successfully creates new law against internet trolls

Ministers confirmed yesterday that the new offence of using tweets, gifs (animated images) and emails to trigger epileptic seizures will become law. Zach wanted to stop bullies who targeted him and other epilepsy sufferers using flashing social media messages. His mother Claire, 40, said: “He was so excited at the good news. He is obviously […]

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Gemma Atkinson slams trolls after she’s told Gorka Marquez will ‘leave her’

Gemma Atkinson has hit back at cruel trolls targeting her online and saying her fiancé Gorka Marquez will “leave her”. The former Hollyoaks star, 37, took to social media to document her latest workout, writing: “By this point my coordination, balance and energy had well and truly gone. “Still, I got it done! 1 min […]

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Love Island’s Tasha Ghouri ‘targeted by cruel trolls’ prior to joining ITV show

Tasha Ghouri was reportedly the target of horrific bullies online prior to joining the line-up for the hit ITV dating show Love Island this year. The first ever contestant on the programme Tasha is said to have been subjected to a campaign of abuse since the age of 14, with trolls reportedly calling her and […]

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Entertainment

Netflix’s Oni: The Thunder Gods Tale Trailer Stunningly Animates Japanese Demons and Monsters

Image: Netflix Netflix debuts its newest offering, “After School,” a programming push aimed at younger children, with Oni: The Thunder God’s Tale, an animated show rooted in Japanese mythology. Oni is led by its creator and showrunner, Dice (Daisuke) Tsutsumi, who co-directed The Dam Keeper, an 2014 Academy-Award nominated short film. Oni takes place in […]

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21 Supportive Tweets That I Really Hope “Obi-Wan Kenobi” Star Moses Ingram Sees, After Dealing With Hundreds Of Racist Trolls

“She’s one of the most interesting characters on the show.” Obi-Wan Kenobi debuted last week and introduced Moses Ingram as Inquisitor Reva to the world. ©Disney+/Lucasfilm /Courtesy Everett Collection And in light of the negative and racist comments she’s been bombarded with since joining the Star Wars franchise, I thought it would be good to […]

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“Obi-Wan Kenobi” Star Moses Ingram Shared The Disgusting, Racist Comments She’s Been Receiving From Trolls, And “Star Wars” Called Them Out For It

Prior to the series debut, Moses told The Independent that Lucasfilm executives warned her that she might face online harassment from racist trolls. “It was something that Lucasfilm actually got in front of, and said, ‘This is a thing that, unfortunately, likely will happen. But we are here to help you; you can let us […]

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Sports

Gary Lineker trolls Man Utd after BBC apologise for error as club called ‘rubbish’ on TV

Gary Lineker has aimed a light-hearted dig at Manchester United after a mishap on BBC’s breaking news ticker saw the club labelled ‘rubbish’ on Tuesday. The text was shown during a live sport update on BBC News just after 9.30am. ‘Manchester United are rubbish’ was shown across the bottom of the screen, much to the surprise […]

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Sports

Everton star Richarlison trolls Liverpool after final-day Premier League title agony

Everton forward Richarlison couldn’t resist mocking Liverpool after the Reds missed out on the Premier League title on the final day of the season. The Reds were denied their third trophy of the season following Manchester City’s stunning comeback against Aston Villa at the Etihad Stadium as Pep Guardiola’s got their hands on yet another […]

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‘They call me anorexic and gaunt’ Megan McKenna hits back at trolls criticising her weight

Megan McKenna, 29, says trolls have said “really nasty things” about her weight since she began her career in reality television. Megan has been in the public eye since 2015 when she appeared on MTV’s Ex On The Beach. Since then, she has starred in numerous other shows including Celebrity Big Brother, The Only Way […]

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What Being a Metaverse Bouncer Taught Me About the Potential Future of Content Moderation

When it’s your job to maintain peace in the club, head-butting is a pretty good reason to boot a guest and ban them for life. But when you’re a bouncer in the metaverse, you learn quickly that a head-butt isn’t always a head-butt. Such were the odd calls I had to make on a recent […]