Social media abuse of plus-sized models encourages women to be more abusive, researchers find- Tempemail

Women are more likely to leave a negative comment on a social media image of a plus-sized model if the image has already received negative comments, a new study has found. Researchers conducted an experiment among 92 female Australian university students who were shown four Facebook photos of plus-sized models. Continue Reading

Twitter trials anti-troll tool that automatically blocks abusive users | Twitter- Tempemail

Twitter is trialling an anti-troll feature that will automatically block accounts sending abuse to users. Once Twitter’s new “safety mode” is activated by a user, it will temporarily block accounts for seven days if the tech firm’s systems spot them using harmful language or sending repetitive, uninvited replies and mentions. Continue Reading

Twitter deletes Nigerian president’s ‘abusive’ Biafra tweet | Muhammadu Buhari- Tempemail

Twitter has deleted a tweet by Nigeria’s president Muhammadu Buhari in which he threatened to punish pro-Biafra groups blamed for escalating attacks on government and security authorities. The social media firm said Buhari’s tweet violated its “abusive behaviour” policy, leading to a 12-hour suspension of his account. The tweet promised Continue Reading

CBA uncovers abusive messages in digital transaction descriptions – Finance – Security – Software- Tempemail

CBA has identified more than 8000 customers that were being harassed or intimidated through a series of low-value deposits to their accounts, with abusive messages in the transaction descriptions. The bank said today it had identified the scope of the problem after a single case emerged of “disturbing messages in Continue Reading

General election: Ministers demand action from social media to protect candidates from abusive trolls

The government is writing to social media companies to demand support for general election candidates subjected to intimidation and abuse during the campaign for the 12 December poll. Ministers are demanding that tech giants like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram come together to produce a single “one-stop shop” source for advice Continue Reading