This led to a surge in online trolling, which has infected cyberspace like a deadly virus. Internet users, especially women, have as a result become more vulnerable to online violence. Internet trolling is understood as intentional cause of quarrels to humiliate users by posting or commenting on the internet. Online violence includes among others, shaming, blackmailing, rape threats, busting and scorning. Malamuth and Briere in their article 'Sexual violence in the media: Indirect effects on aggression against women' discuss how thought patterns formed by the media can play a role in behavioural change, including sexual violence and discrimination against women.
Source: The Star April 15, 2021 00:56 UTC