Erin Molan, Anthony Seibold call out internet trolls in 60 Minutes interview

Erin Molan has slammed ‘scum of the earth’ internet trolls while Anthony Seibold has told 60 Minutes a person with some ‘very high-profile friends’ was responsible for a recent online smear campaign against him.

The Channel 9 presenter and ex-Brisbane Broncos coach will both share their stories of the toll cyber-bullying has taken on them in a segment to be aired on Sunday night.

“It just really hurts you, you go to some pretty dark places,” Molan, who is a popular target of online trolls, told Channel 9’s 60 Minutes .

“… You’re not big, you’re not tough, you’re scum of the earth.”

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“… Every single Australian should be terrified about what is going on online at the moment.”

Seibold was at the victim of vicious online rumours in August.

The unfounded claims that went viral on social media led the 46-year-old to remain in Sydney following the Broncos’ Round 13 loss to the Rabbitohs to attend to what was described at the time as a family emergency.

It proved to be Seibold’s final game in charge of the Broncos, with the 2018 Dally M Coach of the Year leaving the club by mutual agreement with three years remaining on his contract.

“My situation went viral on social media, defamatory comments, my reputation was ruined,” Seibold told 60 Minutes. 

“It’s been pretty tough, particularly the last couple of months. In some ways it’s like the wild west out there. My situation went viral with defamatory

Meghan Markle’s Quotes About Internet Trolls Affecting Her Mental Health Are So Upsetting

Months after exiting her role as a working member of the royal family, Meghan Markle is opening up about dealing with “damaging” negative media attention and scrutiny over the past few years. While speaking with the Teenager Therapy podcast in honor of World Mental Health Day, the Sussexes got candid about struggling to balance being new parents while living life in the limelight. Meghan Markle’s quotes about internet trolls affecting her mental health are heartbreaking, but she assured fans she’s “doing really well now.”

While speaking with Harry during the podcast, Markle reflected on what made her say she was “not OK” during a 2019 interview she gave during her royal tour of Africa.

The new mom, who said she was juggling breastfeeding Baby Archie with her duties on tour, explained, “I was tired. I was just about to give Archie a bath. I was exhausted.”

“I didn’t realize that my answer would receive such an interest from around the world,” she continued. “Because I said, ‘Well thanks, people haven’t really asked me if I’m OK.’ I didn’t think about that answer. I just answered honestly because I was in a moment of vulnerability, because I was tired, because there was no presentation. It was just, here I am. I’m a mom with a four-month-old baby and we are tired.”

In line with the theme of Mental Health Day, Markle also opened up about how negative stories about her impacted her mental health.

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“I’m told that in 2019 I was the most trolled person in the entire world, male or female,” she said during the podcast, adding, “Now eight months of that, I wasn’t even visible. I was on maternity leave or with a baby.”

Still, Markle said that the media attention was almost “unsurvivable.”

Duchess Meghan ‘meditates’ to cope with internet trolls

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Duchess Meghan “meditates” to cope with internet trolls.

The Duchess of Sussex admits it can be “almost unsurvivable” receiving so much hate from people but she has found that meditation is “key”.

Speaking on the Teenager Therapy podcast, she said: “I’m told that in 2019 I was the most trolled person in the entire world — male or female. Now for eight months of that. I wasn’t even visible. I was on maternity leave or with the baby, but what was able to be just manufactured and churned out, it’s almost unsurvivable … I don’t care if you are 15 or 25, if people are saying things about you that aren’t true, what that does to your mental and emotional health is damaging. Meditation is key. I never thought that I would be the person to do that. Journaling is a very powerful thing. It allows me to reflect on where I’ve come from.”

And the former actress previously insisted nothing she says is “controversial”.

The Duchess of Sussex said: “It transcends into how you interact with anyone around you and certainly your own relationship with yourself. If you look back at anything I’ve said, what ends up being inflammatory is people’s interpretation of it. But if you listen to what I actually say it’s not controversial. We have got to all put our stock in something that is true, and we need to have reliable media and news sources that are telling us the truth … when you know something is wrong, report it, talk about it. It’s like we live in the future when you’re talking about bots and trolls and all of these things. It seems so fantastical, but that’s actually the current state of affairs and that is shaping how we