The Internet Clapped Back at a Troll Who Body Shamed Billie Eilish

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After a paparazzi image of Billie Eilish made its way to the internet over the weekend, the thing that Eilish anticipated would happen happened—she was criticized for her body. But, of all the things we’re willing to put up with in the year 2020, criticizing an 18 year old for her appearance is simply not one of them, and the internet is shutting down body-shaming trolls left, right, and center.

In a 2019 ELLE Magazine feature, Eilish, who was then just 17, noted that she wears oversized clothing to keep the critics at bay. “I have to wear a big shirt for you not to feel uncomfortable about my boobs,” she said. “I was born with fucking boobs, bro,” and if she wears anything remotely form-fitting, social media instantly reminds her of that, and not in a nice way.

So, when Eilish stepped out during the pandemic wearing a tank top and shorts, it’s sadly unsurprising that she immediately garnered attention.

However, before the troll army could come out in full force, the internet stepped in to stand up for Eilish.

The tweet in question have gotten over 5,000 likes, but the supportive “are you serious?” responses racked up tens of thousands.

“Calling out” or joking about Eilish showing more skin than usual is honestly just odd. Body shaming doesn’t do anything but perpetuate toxic beauty standards and damage a person’s self confidence and concept of self worth—and for what?

We’re tired of it. And thankfully, we’re in the majority.

Emmy Rossum Claps Back at Internet Troll Who Says She Gets ‘Paid to Get Naked on TV’

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Emmy Rossum is not letting the haters get to her.

On Wednesday evening, the 34-year-old actress responded to a tweet from a social media troll that shamed her for taking part in nude scenes throughout her career as an actress in both film and television.

The interaction began after the Shameless alum posted a message on Twitter that she “can’t wait” to get an “I’m Speaking” t-shirt, referencing Sen. Kamala Harris’ quote from that night’s vice presidential debate against Vice President Mike Pence.

In response, one social media user replied, “Yeah your shirts that say I GET PAID TO GET NAKED ON TV are sold out.”

“I get paid to tell stories and life sometimes involves this awesome thing called sex,” Rossum wrote back to the user. “Maybe you’ve just never had any so you don’t know.”

Many of Rossum’s fans applauded her message on social media, where one user wrote, “You are my f—— hero,” as another added, “Damn, he got BURNED!”

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The following day, the Golden Globe nominee also shared that President Donald Trump’s conservative supporters frequently attack her on social media for her body.

“When I say something Trump supporters hate, they love to come at me for my body. ‘Shut up and go back to being naked,’ ” she tweeted on Thursday. “They seem to think I should be ashamed of my female naked body.”

“I don’t feel shame,” she

It Took Facebook More Than A Year To Remove An Azerbaijan Troll Farm

Weeks after firing an internal whistleblower who called for Facebook to crack down on a massive network of fake activity connected to Azerbaijan’s ruling party, Facebook has removed more than 1,000 accounts and close to 8,000 pages.

Facebook linked the operation to the Youth Union of the governing New Azerbaijani Party. It said the accounts and pages were used to post comments that attacked opposition figures and independent media, and boost the country’s ruling party. This disclosure confirms what Sophie Zhang, a former Facebook data scientist, wrote in an explosive internal memo obtained by BuzzFeed News that said the company was ignoring manipulation of its platforms by political parties and heads of government.

On the day of her departure, she called the fake behavior in Azerbaijan her “greatest unfinished business,” and criticized Facebook for taking a year to investigate her findings. Last month, Facebook fired Zhang, and she posted the 6,600-word memo on an internal message board shortly before she left.

Nathaniel Gleicher, Facebook’s head of security policy, said on a press call Thursday that “Facebook identified this network after an internal investigation,” but did not cite Zhang by name.

BuzzFeed News was not able to ask a question on the call, but sent a follow-up email asking why it took the company a year to begin looking into the activity in Azerbaijan identified by Zhang. A spokesperson declined to comment on the record.

Guy Rosen, Facebook’s VP of integrity, previously dismissed Zhang’s work as only being about “fake likes.”

“Like any team in the industry or government, we prioritize stopping the most urgent and harmful threats globally. Fake likes is not one of them,” he said on Twitter.

Gleicher said the close to 8,000 pages used in the operation were set up to look like personal profiles and were