Tag: trolling

  • Do Not Feed The Bots

    An edited version of this article first appeared in Village magazine, November 2017 edition. One in four twitter followers of Philip Boucher Hayes are fake accounts, the RTÉ broadcaster announced on his twitter feed recently. Around the end of August, Boucher-Hayes had noticed an uptick in new followers on Twitter, which he had monitored since. […]

  • Never read the comments

    An edited version of this article appeared in Village magazine, July 2015 edition Never read the comments. It’s one of the first pieces of advice journalists share about their online work, and perhaps an adage that someone ought to have passed to Labour senator Lorraine Higgins. Higgins is the sponsor of one of two private […]