Throughout August 2020, the Online Hate Prevention Institute (OHPI) will be running a campaign to counter Online Trolling.

OHPI stands against any Trolling expressed online: through the use of social media, discussion platforms or on commentary sections of online media.

Since 2013, OHPI has produced a number of briefings and commentary on countering Serious Trolling.

Join us by taking action! You can help the campaign in a number of ways:

  • Share this article on social media and with people and organisations who would support this work
  • Support and share our fundraiser to further enhance the campaign
  • Report examples of online Trolling to platforms hosting it (ie. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube)
  • Help us report the items we highlight in campaign articles
  • Anti-hate organisations, particularly those who work in the area of countering online Trolling, are invited to become supporters of the campaign – we need your logo and an article from you that says who you are and your thoughts / experiences regarding online Trolling.
  • Companies and foundations are invited to become sponsors, these funds along with donations will be used to take the campaign further.

About the Online Hate Prevention Institute:

The Online Hate Prevention Institute is Australia’s only harm prevention charity dedicated to preventing the harm to people as a result of online hate and extremism. We deal with all forms of online hate and our work on other topics can be accessed from our homepage. Funds from this campaign will be used to tackle online Trolling. Donations can also be made to support our other campaigns planned for 2020, and general donations are particularly appreciated.

You can also connect with us by joining over 24,000 people who like our Facebook page, following us on Twitter, and joining our mailing list.

Campaign Partners:

Organisations that work to counter Online Trolling are invited to join the campaign as a partner. Contact us for details.

Campaign Summary

1 August – Campaign launched

2 August – Published Briefing: Unmasking Serious Trolling on Twitter

  • In the latest briefing from OHPI, we seek to shed light on the shameful practice of online trolling.
  • The briefing uses examples from Twitter that are directed at public identities. Yet serious trolling continues to be disseminated across all social media platforms, and affects both private citizens and public personalities of all genders, backgrounds, careers, religions, and sexual orientations.

5 August – OHPI Facebook post of news article about Trolling:  Leigh Sales showed us the abuse women cop online. When are we going to stop tolerating misogyny?