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The online shaming of Anthony Bourdain’s partner following the food author and TV presenter’s suicide is a grim reminder that we are living in the age of the Wild West internet

Nadine O’Regan

Arts Editor and Columnist

@nadineoregan
17th June, 2018
Anthony Bourdain and Asia Argento: the Italian actress has been the subject of internet trolling after Bourdain’s suicide

The internet is killing us – and I mean that literally. Thanks to public shaming and nasty online trolling, the incidence of suicide, self-harm and depression is creeping up and experts are increasingly pointing the finger of blame at social media, and with good reason.

The internet can be a hand held out in the darkness, helping to improve our lives and giving us the opportunity to form new alliances and bonds. But it can...

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