A man from Osaka, Japan may face charges for cyberbullying the late Hana Kimura who died from an apparent suicide earlier this year.
What happened: The man, whose name was not revealed, was suspected by the Tokyo Metropolitan Police of sending hateful messages to the late 22-year-old professional wrestler, according to Japan Times.
While Kelly Marie Tran has not made a social media comeback, the Vietnamese American star has already moved past the backlash she had received for her casting in “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.”
Tran, who played Rose Tico, faced vitriol from toxic fans for being “the most useless character” in the film, which also received criticism for “forcing diversity” and a petition to be deleted from the franchise.
Sadat Rahman, a 17-year-old boy from Bangladesh, was named the winner of the 2020 Children’s Peace Prize for creating the anti-cyberbullying app “Cyber Teens.”
The app, which allows teens to send reports of bullying confidentially and teaches them about online safety, was created by Rahman after hearing news of a 15-year-old girl who took her own life because of cyberbullying, according to Kids Rights.
An AP Chinese class from Newton South High School in Massachusetts is the third victim this month of “Zoombombing.“
Lanlan Chen, who goes by Ms. Chen, was teaching her class of 15 over a Zoom video call on April 15 when the shared screen was flooded with racially charged slurs and coronavirus-fueled hate comments.
Award-winning journalist and CNN host Lisa Ling is one of the many Asians being targeted for racially charged attacks and hate speech, not only on the streets but also online in the form of cyberbullying due to COVID-19 fears.