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Op-Ed: Facebook Oversight Board planning — Predicting needs ain’t easy

Menlo Park - Facebook has been on the receiving end of a decade or so of complaints. Live streaming of the Christchurch shootings, online bullying, you name it; the new Facebook Oversight Board (FOB) has its work cut out to restore credibility.

Op-Ed: Global first shot — UK proposes laws against trolls

London - It’s a long-overdue step, but the UK government Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) is now looking at actual legal avenues to deal with the incredibly ugly abuse which is so much a part of online “culture.”

Online bullying, sexting causes teen depression, anxiety, suicide

The number of teens seeking help for depression and anxiety disorders is on the rise and health officials in the U.K. believe it may be due to sexting and online bullying. A mental health group there reports more teens experiencing problems online.

New research: Internet harassment — online abuse investigated

Washington - New research published today finds that 73 percent of internet users have witnessed online harassment and 40 percent have experienced it personally.

Halifax teen charged with threatening Rahtaeh Parsons' father

Halifax - One of the two teens who face child pornography charges in relation to Rahtaeh Parsons, the 17-year-old who committed suicide after pictures of her allegedly being sexually assaulted were circulated, is now charged with threatening to kill her father.

Poster campaign supports alleged rapists of Rehtaeh Parsons

Halifax - Flyers began appearing in the neighbourhood where the dead teen lived with her mother, defending the four boys who Rehtaeh said raped her in November 2011.

Reaction to the tragic death of Rehtaeh Parsons

Halifax - In the wake of media coverage surrounding the suicide of 17-year-old Rehtaeh Parsons, Nova Scotia is reconsidering reopening the investigation into four boys who allegedly gang raped her in 2011 and examining the inaction of Rehtaeh's school.

Mom: Girl hanged herself after being gang raped, bullied online

Dartmouth - The 17-year-old Nova Scotia girl attempted to kill herself on Thursday and died in hospital on Sunday after she was taken off life support. According to her mother she suffered from anger and depression after being gang raped and photographed.

Brutal game shows the dark side of Twitter bullying

Toronto - Social Media can have a very dark side where bullies taunt, threaten and endanger another. One example of this appeared recently with the Beat up Anita Sarkeesian game.

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