How to survive trolls

22:59 Apr 27 2015 London, UK

Women, in particular, have found themselves targeted by Twitter trolls, and tell of threats involving stalking, sexual violence and death. Those in the public eye have proved particularly susceptible: Sara Payne, the mother of the murdered schoolgirl Sarah, the actress Lily James and, earlier this month, the comedian Sue Perkins are among those to have suffered such relentless abuse that they have suspended or closed their accounts.

But all is not lost. Increasing numbers of women are standing firm and challenging the trolls, Twitter has updated its features to help combat abuse, and last year two British people were jailed after sending violent threats.
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