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Friday, August 19, 2016

Does DELETING your social media account get rid of trolls and abusers? #HNNImpact

Justin Bieber Instagram

I feed Nigerian trolls with fire and they end up GIVING UP. I am the only public figure that does that and the media frequently ask me on celebrity interviews. Trolls don't think public figures will ignore them and they can continue to spew trash. Not with me. Justin Bieber will relog on to his instagram account when he's ready to but those Selena fans are ridiculous monsters. 

Leslie Jones, Alec Baldwin, Kiera Knightly, Stephen Fry, Lena Dunham, Zelda Williams, Miley Cyrus and Justin Bieber.

The list of celebrities who've been driven away from digital public spaces — where millions of us go each day to share bits of our lives with the world and our friends — grows exponentially longer each year, it seems.

This week alone saw U.S. Olympic gymnast Gabby Douglas, twosupermodels, the mother of a murdered two-year-old boy and director Kevin Smith speak out against internet harassment, the latter on behalf of his 17-year-old daughter, who receives comments from strangers like "You're ugly as s--t... I sincerely hope you end up like Lindsay Lohan and dead."

It was Bieber, though, who made the week's biggest statement when he shuttered his own Instagram profile under an onslaught of hateful comments from fans of ex-girlfriend Selena Gomez.

A bold move for the Canadian pop star, to be sure. For starters, he had one of the most valuable Instagram profiles in existence with over 77.8 million highly-engaged fans.

More relatable to most people, though, is that the 22-year-old performer really did seem to enjoy the platform. He was a prolific poster for years before his account went dark, and was known for sharing intimate photos and videos of himself with fans.

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