cybermob

or cy·ber mob

[ sahy-ber-mob ]
/ ˈsaɪ bərˌmɒb /

noun

a self-perpetuating group of people carrying out a campaign of online harassment that often includes ridicule and shaming or hate speech and threats, in response to reported news, stated opinions, published images, etc.: A few outraged trolls hashtagging part of the speech quickly snowballed into a cybermob posting racist memes about the speaker.

Nearby words

  1. cybercasting,
  2. cyberchondria,
  3. cybercrime,
  4. cyberculture,
  5. cyberhack,
  6. cybernate,
  7. cybernation,
  8. cybernetic,
  9. cybernetics,
  10. cyberpet

Origin of cybermob

First recorded in 2005–10; cyber- + mob1

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