Twitter trolls target Epilepsy Foundation with seizure-inducing GIFs – New Atlas

Can simply tweeting a GIF to someone constitute a crime akin to assault with a deadly weapon?AndrewLozovyi/Depositphotos

The Epilepsy Foundation is striking back against a co-ordinated campaign by Twitter trolls to flood certain hashtags and feeds with flashing GIFs designed to trigger seizures in vulnerable individuals. The cyber-attacks follow on from a similar attack targeting a journalist in 2016 that resulted in the triggering of a life-threatening seizure via Twitter.

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