The Director of Public Prosecutions, Alison Saunders, has launched new guidance on the prosecution of offences involving social media. The revised guidelines cover cases where offenders set up fake profiles in the names of others, as well as advising prosecutors on the use of social media in new offences, such as revenge pornography and controlling or coercive behaviour in an intimate or family relationship.
Donald Trump is facing calls to be banned from the UK, as claims of fascist behaviour at his rallies dog the US Presidential candidate hopeful’s campaign.
Stella Creasy MP and Ben Bradshaw MP, both UK Members of Parliament known for being against Internet trolling, have been among those most affected by online scrutiny, following voting in favour of military action in Syria.
Troll-calling Member of Parliament, Stella Creasy, has criticised members of the public for holding her to account for voting in favour of military action in Syria. Fellow Labour woman MP, Ann Coffey, defended the public, saying MPs behaved no better.
A woman who tried to sue Facebook and Google in January over claims she was defamed on the platforms has lost her legal battle.
Merseyside Police has apologised for a joke about rape that was posted to its Twitter account.
Internet trolling and cyberstalking expert, Jonathan Bishop, has explained why Birmingham MP Jess Phillips, who criticised the holding of a “International Men’s Day” debate, was subject to rape threats.
Former England football star, Paul Gascoigne, has been convicted for trolling ex-girlfriend Amanda Thomas by text and on Twitter, and assaulting a paparazzi photographer.
Charlotte Proudman – the barrister who complained following being complimented on the quality of her LinkedIn profile photo by a colleague – has been refused new work by solicitors it has been learned.
Former Tory MP Louise Mensch has faced ridicule over her failed attempt to smear supporters of Jeremy Corbyn. The experienced troll-caller, known for having Frank Zimmerman awarded a suspended jail sentence for trolling her by email, and founder of the failed social networking service, Menschn, has put her foot in it once more.