Rachel Riley

Rachel Riley

Television presenter

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    Rachel Riley is an English television presenter. She co-presents the Channel 4 daytime puzzle show Countdown and its comedy spin-off 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown. A mathematics graduate, her television debut came when she joined Countdown aged 22.

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  • 2519475 Online trolls: Why they abuse celebrities and how to combat it

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    celebs should ignore and block online Trolls to spread their offensive views to other people, according to an anti-hate group.

    Stars such as Gary Lineker and comedian Aisling Bea secure a new guide to dealing with abuse.

    The centre for the fight against Digital Hate, says Trolls -target "generate " outrage" and " spread "misinformation" through the focus on stars.

    turn off notifications and the time from the Social Media .

    The centre for the fight against Digital Hate (CCDH) report focuses specifically on political Trolls with extremist ideologies, "vary considerably".

    presenter Rachel Riley says she will ignore the Trolls who abused her for a woman or a football fan ", because I knew that these kind of Trolls , were just after attention".

    But, she says, she knew that "if I accidentally stepped into The Realm of the political trolling with anti-Semitism... that the Trolls are exactly the same".

    "you are after publicity. And you have to try on purpose the opponent personalities of public life, and get some of our followers to read, your teaching, basically," Rachel Victoria Derbyshire programme said.

    "If you are a public figure, say, of 500,000 followers, and you retweet someone, and 95% of their supporters say, "This is horrible, this is disgusting, this is racist, this is terrible', that 5%, or 25,000 people, you put in to a racist. And I don't want to do that. I have no need to see what these people write. "

    CCDH is a new Think Tank , says it wants to "practical solutions" for the "increasing use of racial and Religious Intolerance , sexism, homophobia, and other forms of identity-based hate, polarize societies and undermine democracy".

    It is co-funded by Unbound Philanthropy , Another Think Tank that helps immigrants and refugees integrate in their new countries.

    Trolls often work anonymously

    "Political Trolls are technically-savvy propagandists," says the CCDH.

    their strategy to draw a response from public figures, according to the research.

    "Troll-know propagandists to defend that, if public figures are involved with abusive Trolls , your reputation, or your values - a normal behavior-reaction - spread this is unintentional and legitimized the Trolls ' message and tricks, Social Media algorithms in it shoved in a wider range of users ' timelines. "

    It was used by the MP David Lammy is done as an example for this.

    A tweet quoted by the Labour politician's 560,000 followers increases the level of troll popularity of 14%.

    What a troll is?

    The idea of a troll, as a "young person the joy of sending malicious misuse of a laptop in your bedroom, at best, half the truth," says The Report .

    Trolls self-define as people who believe that "nothing should be taken seriously" and "to interfere with how-to's, stupid conversations on The Internet " for the "lulz", so That's Why We Can't Have Nice things author Whitney Phillips.

    she says, you will find entertainment of Another person in trouble.

    It is a natural reaction to want to defend yourself, but the reports suggests that Don ' T feed the Trolls

    The Report is counterproductive, and suggests that Trolls attack in groups, to isolate the coordination of the activities of "" and "mass attack" is a public figure, in order to lure that reacts more.

    "It is important to remember that The Troll propagandists do not try to give an honest debate," say the authors of The Report , Imran Ahmed and Dr. Linda Papadopoulos .

    you describe will have to defend against online abuse as a "trap".

    "We are acting counter-productively, engaging Trolls , debating you to believe, this is a battle of ideas.

    "In fact, the Trolls are a completely different game play. You don't want to win 'or 'lose' an argument, you just want your ideas heard, as many potential converts as possible. "

    Respond to abuse, you can "amplify" hate-filled react ideologies

    this is why the first piece of advice in The Guide , ignore the Trolls , or resist The Urge to.

    Gary Lineker , says the sporting world will be grateful for the instructions to view "online Trolls a red card".

    "We were all very shocked by the way, in the racist Trolls on the footballer, recently.

    "It is frankly shocking that in conflict have done so in a calculated way to spread their views. Let us not allow The Beautiful game to be marred this way. "

    Little Mix Jesy Nelson received after winning the X-factor, to say it drove you to try to kill themselves.

    1 do. Resist The Urge to respond

    2. Block you instantly

    3. Turn off app notifications on your phone

    4. Do not post that you will be attacked

    5. The place of Social Media - Show some compassion

    The Guide contains advice on what to do if none of the above helps, including taking screenshots of abuse, the incite may be defamatory or violence, reporting contributions in the Social Media company, or possibly The Police and ask for help from anti-hate organizations.

    The Report also recommends to avoid the Media ," reinforcing hatred" by writing to trending hashtags, and a "stunt" of Trolls .

    "Pluck tweets from the Twitter-sphere to back up the argument that there is "outrage" about a public figure is simple enough, but it can reinforce the worst kinds of voices," it says.

    And he adds, that Social Media companies need to work better with anti-hate experts and Mental Health organisations, to "fundamentally rethink how they adjust their systems to deal with existing and new troll tactics".

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