Trolls take over online discourse and are out to offend, often making life miserable for other users. DW shows how to deal with them.
From international campaigns to grassroots Facebook groups, many targeted by hate speech are finding new ways to fight it.
From the Philippines to Brazil and Germany, environmental activists are reporting a rise in online abuse. What might seem like empty threats and insults, can silence debate and lead to violence.
A hunter who posted pictures of herself with a dead fox, prompting a slew of abusive comments, is now set to receive thousands of euros in damages, the German hunting association has said. Many cases are still ongoing.
The social media giant Facebook has said it has removed a network of accounts linked to Russia. The Internet Research Agency, sometimes called a "troll factory," allegedly sowed discord in the US.
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