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Dan Hinmon, MCSMN Director
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Twitter trolls have been very busy as these charts show

Posted by @DanHinmon, Oct 28, 2016

From this Mashable story:

Dr. Sameer Hinduja, a professor at the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Florida Atlantic University and co-director of the Cyberbullying Research Center, told Mashable Twitter trolling feels like it’s on the rise, but most research shows the rate of cyberbullying across all platforms has held pretty steady.

However, a lot of the abuse continues on Twitter because the company’s approach to the issue has been nominal and “the threat of detection or apprehension or sanction is very slim,” Hinduja said. In particular, he pointed out ethnic minorities, those with disabilities and sexual orientation minorities are often on the receiving end of Twitter hate.

The following charts, some of which were published recently by Digiday, analyzed trolling behavior and found certain groups bear the brunt of Twitter hatred. The charts show misogynistic, anti-semitic and anti-Muslim tweets by the numbers and it is eye-opening.

Have you seen increase in trolling on your Twitter feeds?

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