I was wondering, ever since the new CEO replaced the old one, a lot of outraged moderators quit, and as of now, I think there are no Writing moderators. Does this result in more spam and abuse?
The only real increase in "abuse" was the result of one particular user who'd already been a problem before the moderators left, and became even more of a problem afterwards, as there was nobody to stop him and any attempts were met with further abuse. He did eventually get suspended, though.
Other than that, I feel like we've actually had fewer spam/troll posts than before. I suspect that the downturn in activity we've had has made us a less attractive target for that sort of thing.
What I have noticed is an increase in questions that are low-quality or off-topic. And with no active mods and far fewer high-rep active users, those questions aren't getting closed in time and are receiving (often low-quality) answers, which only encourages further low-quality/off-topic questions, because people know they'll get answered.
It's quite tiring, to be honest with you.