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(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:

Daily Mail hack boasts about being able to ‘trace’ personal phone numbers 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:

Mail hack threatens to sue me for asking how she traced Twitter users’ personal information

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):

trolling

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?

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I’ll write more tomorrow about the real reason I might have been targeted for such relentless and aggressive trolling.

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