• Number of internet trolls continuing to rise

    Number of internet trolls continuing to rise

    New figures have shown a significant increase in the number of prosecutions of internet trolls over the past ten years. In 2014, over 1,200 people were found guilty of internet trolling under Section 127 of the Communications Act 2003. This is significantly higher than the number of prosecutions in 2004, which was 143. Internet trolling
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  • Internet trolls show signs of sadism

    Internet trolls show signs of sadism

    Internet trolls have the tendency to be sadists, psychopaths and followers of Machiavellianism, according to an online study conducted by psychologists from three Canadian universities: Winnipeg, Manitoba and British Columbia. Machiavellianism is a philosophy that says that the end justifies the means, even if it means disregarding morality or exploiting others. “It was sadism, however,
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  • Legal Crackdown on Internet Trolls

    Legal Crackdown on Internet Trolls

    With the news that Liam Stacey, a student who made racially offensive comments via Twitter, will serve 56 days in jail, people have rightly become concerned about what they can and cannot say when online.