I am going to start collecting resources here – articles, case law, any individual stories that could be useful.
Please add anything you think is relevant in the comment section or contact me via Twitter @SVPhillimore.
Unsocial media: The real toll of online abuse against women by Azmina Dhrodia
Twitter’s policy against hateful conduct – does not seem to be consistently enforced?
Bar this Troll – Daily Mirror article February 11th
Hayes v Willoughby  UKSC17
Post from Child Protection Resource childprotectionresource.online/hewson-we-have-a-problem-online-harassment-and-how-we-just-dont-deal-with-it/
Reviews and Reform Proposals
On 6th February 2018 the Government asked the Law Commission to review the law on ‘trolling’. The Law Commission will examine:
- How the Malicious Communications Act 1988 deals with offensive online communications
- How the Communications Act 2003 deals with online communications
- What “grossly offensive” means and whether that poses difficulties in legal certainty
- Whether the law means you need to prove fault or prove intention to prosecute offensive online communications
- The need to update definitions in the law which technology has rendered obsolete or confused, such as the meaning of “sender”
- How other parts of the criminal law overlap with online communications laws