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Richard Bacon Web Troll Hunter

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There are growing demands for action over internet "trolling".
Here BBC presenter Richard Bacon reveals what it's like to deal with a torrent of personal abuse.

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    dontasciime
    dontasciime
    Freedom of speech is essential but will the way things are heading mean the end of it ?

    http://www.coffeehousewall.co.uk/the-erosion-of-common-law-and-common-sense-nicholas/

    Edited By: dontasciime on Mar 19, 2012 17:00: ..
    mattpreston11
    Trololololol
    mattpreston11
    realblender
    Dishing out personal abuse or stalking isnt trolling.


    This

    Going onto a good iPad thread and voting cold because I don't like apple would be trolling.
    master_chief
    Trolling has become a good catch-all for any negative internet behaviour, much like the usage of the word racism.

    I'll have to start putting my "proud to be a troll" T-shirt away soon, alongside my "proud to be racist" one.
    Havince
    poor trolls

    they cant help who they are

    no wonder they hide away under bridges :-(
    RonChew
    Smacks of someone trying to get people interested in his flagging career.

    Last I recall him being in the news was when he got sacked from Blue Peter over a problem with his choice of lifestyle. That must have been 15 years ago!
    v5535
    Is trolls getting misconstrued like chavs now ?.
    archer1204
    So who are these people who go around in groups looking for young people condolence pages who then post pictures of the dead sons or daughters with nooses around their necks.
    mceverready
    RonChew
    Smacks of someone trying to get people interested in his flagging career.

    Last I recall him being in the news was when he got sacked from Blue Peter over a problem with his choice of lifestyle. That must have been 15 years ago!


    Pretty sure he has been doing radio presenting (quite successfully I believe) for some time now.

    I think its because they targeted his 1 year old son and wife or something?
    slamdunkin
    He's also done 3 series of Brit cops amongst many other broadcasting roles
    Ungreat
    Seriously?

    Do people not realise you can turn off a computer? That somebody can be an **** on the internet and you just need to click a different page? That a big difference exists between someone calling a celebrity ugly or being a nob about a brand and some nutter stalking a dead child's family on Facebook?
    shauneco
    Ungreat
    Seriously?

    Do people not realise you can turn off a computer? That somebody can be an **** on the internet and you just need to click a different page? That a big difference exists between someone calling a celebrity ugly or being a nob about a brand and some nutter stalking a dead child's family on Facebook?


    Ignore the troll^


    Lol
    dontasciime
    v5535
    Is trolls getting misconstrued like chavs now ?.



    After watching it, no.

    I've previously typed slippery slope with regards to freedom speech being eroded when a news story appeared on here. Where it appears someone was convicted for trolling (constructed as but misconstrued for freedom of speech) however I was wrong. They deserve the conviction and even though freedom of speech is maybe somewhat eroded a little by these convictions (society needs to clamp down on individuals who take it to the extreme especially on RIP sites .

    Freedom of speech is relatively safe and not an offence but sending grossly offensive or indecent images, obscene or messages of a menacing character is an offence one covered under the communications act.

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