Female journalist has defiant response to troll publishing nude photos of her

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LONDON — A woman has posted a defiant response to a troll who found and published nude photos of her online.

Journalist Siobhan “Vonny” Moyes posted a plea on Twitter on Tuesday night naming the Twitter user she says was targeting her and calling on her followers to report him. 

In addition to naming and shaming, Moyes posted a message that she would not be “sex-shamed” or made to feel ashamed of her body. 

So @ianalexanderrfc has just found and posted nudes of me. I would very much appreciate your help in reporting him for this.

— Vonny Moyes (@vonny_bravo) December 6, 2016 Read more…

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Mansplainers, you can go home now — J.K. Rowling has spoken

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LONDON — Another day, another man explaining something to a woman that knows hella more than he does on the topic.

This time, the players are UKIP donor Arron Banks (the ‘splainer) and renowned Cambridge University classicist Mary Beard (the ‘splainee).

Here’s how it went down. 

Banks, whose self-proclaimed credentials in Roman history include history lessons from his schoolboy days and regular visits to the city (oh, and he likes to watch Gladiator), made this assertion:

True the Roman Empire was effectively destroyed by immigrationhttps://t.co/V7H6zF2K5a

— Arron Banks (@Arron_banks) December 4, 2016 Read more…

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UK government is being trolled over a tweet about a bridge

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LONDON — The Foreign Office Twitter account wants us to know that Great Britain will soon be home to the world’s longest three-tower cable-stayed bridge. 

Queensferry Crossing in Scotland is set to open in 2017.

Except the bridge featured in the tweet below is not Queensferry Crossing. 

Opening in 2017, the 2.7 km Queensferry Crossing will be the longest 3 tower cable-stayed bridge in the world #DesignisGREAT #GlobalBritain pic.twitter.com/3pTCUl1WnN

— Foreign Office (FCO) (@foreignoffice) November 29, 2016

It is of another bridge in Scotland called Forth Bridge, a UNESCO world heritage site that completed construction in 1890. Read more…

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Reddit CEO confesses to editing comments from Trump supporters

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Reddit CEO Steve Huffman is at the centre of controversy after confessing that he edited comments made about him on the site by Donald Trump supporters. 

Huffman, who co-founded Reddit with Alexis Ohanian in 2005 and goes by the username ‘spez’, admitted to changing abusive posts about him to mention the moderators of Reddit’s biggest pro-Trump subreddit, r/the_donald

“Yep. I messed with the “fuck u/spez” comments, replacing “spez” with r/the_donald mods for about an hour,” he said in response to a post in which users called him out for that.

“As the CEO, I shouldn’t play such games, and it’s all fixed now,” Huffman said. “Our community team is pretty pissed at me, so I most assuredly won’t do this again.”   Read more…

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