Rossalyn Warren

Targeted and Trolled
  • Targeted and Trolled

  • A feminist campaigner is sent death threats online at a rate of over fifty-per-hour. A woman who shares on social media her experience of rape, so that others might feel brave enough to speak out, is bombarded with abusive messages. More than a hundred female celebrities have their personal nude photographs stolen and published by hackers. The victims of these stories of trolling and internet crimes have just one thing in common: their gender.
    Most of us use the internet every day, but we rarely stop and think about the way we are received there and whether the treatment of women online differs from the treatment of men. As a Buzzfeed journalist, Rossalyn Warren has first-hand experience of the sexism and misogyny targeted at women online – the insults about their appearance, the rape threats, and in some instances even stalking.
    In Targeted and Trolled, Warren exposes the true extent of the global problem. Informative, empowering and inspiring, this book is both a shocking revelation of the scale of the problem and a message of hope about how men and women are working together to fight back against the trolls.

Rossalyn Warren is a news reporter at BuzzFeed UK, where she reports on UK and world news and women’s rights. She has been quoted in the Sunday Times, the Guardian, Slate, Vogue, and the Huffington Post. Prior to joining BuzzFeed UK, she lived in New York and worked at the media site Upworthy as a curator and writer. She's appeared on BBC News and Channel 5 News, and is a regular guest on BBC Radio 5 Live. She’s been on numerous panels at events across Europe to discuss topics such as social media, technology, and feminism.