Search Engine Journal: 7 Effective Tactics to Defeat Internet Trolls

Search Engine Journal: 7 Effective Tactics to Defeat Internet Trolls . “To this day, trolls emerge from the dank recesses of their troll caves to stir up trouble in discussions, on social media, and anywhere they can make people mad. For the rest of us, there are ways to fight back and maintain civility, friendly discourse, and fun in our online communities – not in spite of the trolls, but in direct opposition to everything they stand for.”

The Verge: YouTube changes community translation system to contain trolls

The Verge: YouTube changes community translation system to contain trolls. “YouTube has changed its rules around community contributions after the feature was misused for a harassment campaign. Under the new rules, contributed translations won’t be published to YouTube until the channel owner has manually approved them, making it harder for trolls to sneak abusive or self-promoting translations onto a popular channel.”

Wired: Twitter Trust and Safety Advisers Say They’re Being Ignored

Wired: Twitter Trust and Safety Advisers Say They’re Being Ignored . “At the beginning of 2016, Twitter announced some good news: the formation of the Trust and Safety Council, made up of more than 40 outside groups and experts tapped for advice ‘to ensure that people feel safe expressing themselves on Twitter.’ By that point, the company had already spent years knee-deep in accusations that its social network was rife with abuse and harassment. Something had to change.”

Wired: Facebook’s Ex-Security Chief Details His ‘Observatory’ For Internet Abuse

Wired: Facebook’s Ex-Security Chief Details His ‘Observatory’ For Internet Abuse. “WHEN ALEX STAMOS describes the challenge of studying the worst problems of mass-scale bad behavior on the internet, he compares it to astronomy. To chart the cosmos, astronomers don’t build their own Hubble telescopes or Arecibo observatories. They concentrate their resources in a few well-situated places and share time on expensive hardware. But when it comes to tackling internet abuse ranging from extremism to disinformation to child exploitation, Stamos argues, Silicon Valley companies and academics are still trying to build their own telescopes. What if, instead, they shared their tools—and more importantly, the massive data sets they’ve assembled?”

The Shift: ‘States using online harassment as a weapon against critical journalists’

The Shift: ‘States using online harassment as a weapon against critical journalists’. “A new website launched by the International Press Institute (IPI) offers comprehensive resources for newsrooms to combat online harassment against journalists and its effects on press freedom, the organisation said.”

Vice: I Was Banned From Twitter for Threatening to Kill Mr. Peanut

Vice: I Was Banned From Twitter for Threatening to Kill Mr. Peanut. “A few months ago, I was suspended indefinitely from Twitter for threatening to kill Mr. Peanut. To be fair, this wasn’t my first time menacing the Planters mascot. Or my second or my third. By the time I was banned, I had been systematically harassing the peanut man for about four months.”