(not satire sadly)
Recently I wrote a blog post about what happened when I dared to ask a journalist who writes for national newspapers how she managed to ‘trace’ (her words) the personal phone numbers and home addresses of Twitter users:
My polite enquiry resulted in extremely aggressive trolling by a handful of her supporters as well as a threat to sue me for libel if I continued “being an idiot” as she put it:
That was 5 days ago – the trolling and insults have continued by her supporters and if anything have been getting worse.
So I thought I should share some of the choicest insults with you from a handful of her supporters (trigger warning – bad language, violent imagery and aggression):
A lot of people have asked me why I haven’t blocked any of them.
Well, actually, trolling doesn’t really bother me personally – sticks and stones and all that – but it can have devastating consequences in some cases.
I also wanted everyone to see what you get when you dare to ask a journalist in the UK how she managed to trace Twitter users’ personal information.
This is the current state of civil liberties in the UK – where to even dare to ask about them is to invite bullying and insults.
Have the UK gutter press learned nothing after what they did to Milly Dowler’s family?
I’ll write more tomorrow about the real reason I might have been targeted for such relentless and aggressive trolling.
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