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Teenagers on trial for online abuse did if for ‘laughs’, subscribers

Teenagers on trial for online abuse did if for ‘laughs’, subscribers

One girl criticised a religion, then dozens piled on with death and rape threats.

  • by Nicolas Vaux-Montagny

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One obstetrician says she has never experienced anything like this, as anti-vaccination activists launch coordinated social media attacks to plant seeds of doubt over the COVID-19 vaccine.

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Leigh Sales versus the trolls: How the 7.30 host handles the COVID hot seat

Leigh Sales versus the trolls: How the 7.30 host handles the COVID hot seat

The ABC’s flagship current affairs program vows it won’t be swayed by “intense bullying” on social media.

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Online tool to help intellectually impaired avoid cybercrime

Online tool to help intellectually impaired avoid cybercrime

Endeavour Foundation launched the new tool after identifying a need to help people with mental impairments safely navigate the online world.

  • by Stuart Layt
‘Can’t regulate our way out of online abuse’: eSafety Commissioner

‘Can’t regulate our way out of online abuse’: eSafety Commissioner

Julie Inman Grant says new powers will help her tackle “the worst of the worst” online abuse, but broader culture change is needed.

  • by Lisa Visentin
I knew that by hurting my tormentor, I’d be hurting my own soul

I knew that by hurting my tormentor, I’d be hurting my own soul

In all the years of his abuse, never once had I responded. I tried to be the bigger person, refusing to engage in his ugly war. But fate offered a moment of karma.

  • by Susan Carland
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Cheerleader mother used deepfake nudes and threats to harass daughter’s teammates, police say

Cheerleader mother used deepfake nudes and threats to harass daughter’s teammates, police say

In a bizarre saga of cyber harassment, a US woman is accused of producing fake images of girls from her daughter’s cheerleading team in humiliating poses.

  • by Kim Bellware
Sex industry ‘not my concern’: eSafety Commissioner defends proposed new powers

Sex industry ‘not my concern’: eSafety Commissioner defends proposed new powers

The sex industry is concerned a new Online Safety Bill will have unintended consequences for workers, but Julie Inman Grant says her goal is not to restrict the industry.

  • by Lisa Visentin
Facebook stalling on child abuse image risk: eSafety Commissioner

Facebook stalling on child abuse image risk: eSafety Commissioner

The commissioner fears a planned change to the company’s Messenger app will make it harder for authorities to find and stop images of abuse.

  • by Nick Bonyhady
‘Still a really big issue’: Palaszczuk flags social problem she plans to tackle
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‘Still a really big issue’: Palaszczuk flags social problem she plans to tackle

After being a target of trolls, Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has vowed to curb online bullying.

  • by Lydia Lynch
Bad online experiences for children ‘invisible’ to parents during lockdown

Bad online experiences for children ‘invisible’ to parents during lockdown

The eSafety Commissioner said parents’ voices could often be heard in videos where young people are experiencing coerced sexual abuse.

  • by Natassia Chrysanthos