Trolling Takes It’s Toll

Online harrassment and abuse targeted at specific users of Twitter has taken it's toll in recent weeks, and a number of well-known entities have copped this trolling or 'virtual abuse'. As more and more incidents of the practice or abusive behaviour on social media come to light, calls have been made by the NSW Premier Barry O’Farrell and from NSW Police Minister Michael Gallacher for a review of commonwealth telecommunications laws, and the closing of any loopholes that prevent legal action against online harassment. In a press conference earlier this week, Gallacher claimed the police need to be more empowered to arrest perpetrators of trolling. Trolls Viciously Spread Hate On … [Read more...]