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Twitter trolls,not a trans thread

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PassiveAgressiveQueen Wed 02-Dec-15 14:22:44

from this:

Criado-Perez has stated that women who receive hateful tweets should ‘be allowed to stand up and shout back’. So they should. But they shouldn’t involve the censorious forces of the state in such tiny, petty matters.

so the police should not be involved in rape/ death threats? and they are petty.

I just don't have the words.

PlaysWellWithOthers Wed 02-Dec-15 18:00:17

There is a man who started trolling a group of women on Twitter 2 years ago. He's still going now. Nothing works. Ignoring him, yelling back, blocking him, nothing. Over 30k tweets.

He thinks what he's done is petty.

The police don't.

dontcallmecis Fri 04-Dec-15 13:36:23

This is heartening.

howtorebuild Fri 04-Dec-15 13:39:44

The police are protecting MP's against trolls.

TheXxed Fri 04-Dec-15 14:48:02

I am little exhausted by talk about trolls, I rolled my eyes when Stella Creasy attempted to paint herself as a victim when she voted to murder children and used online trolls to deflect.

Block then move on. It's not hard.

Elendon Fri 04-Dec-15 15:09:48

"She voted to murder children".

Rolling my eyes at this. Grow up!

PassiveAgressiveQueen Fri 04-Dec-15 15:45:34

Is xxx talking about abortion?

Elendon Fri 04-Dec-15 15:47:49

Did Creasy vote "to murder children" because she doesn't have any TheXxed?

Elendon Fri 04-Dec-15 15:48:58

No, Passive it's with regard to the airstrikes in Syria.

Mide7 Fri 04-Dec-15 15:59:53

"I am little exhausted by talk about trolls, I rolled my eyes when Stella Creasy attempted to paint herself as a victim when she voted to murder children and used online trolls to deflect.

Block then move on. It's not hard."

I never understand why Twitter gets so much media attention over death/rape threats. Yes they are horrible, no denying it but horrible things get said all the time and they get the same attention.

TheXxed Fri 04-Dec-15 16:43:54

Huh, she voted to bomb a nation without any sound reason. She and all those other cronies are murderers, Eledon I don't know if she has any children.

TheXxed Fri 04-Dec-15 16:50:07

I also think Criado-Perez is a wet blanket.

PlaysWellWithOthers Sat 05-Dec-15 22:24:46


I'm assuming from the disparaging comments mide that you're not actually conversant with the kind of abuse that people get on Twitter merely for expressing a pov that men don't like then. I'll give you and example to help you out then.

A friend has had all her personal details put on Twitter and other places. She has had to change all her phone numbers, landline, mobile, work, all her email addresses including work. Her employers are deeply pissed off because she has been receiving parcels of some really nasty stuff to her workplace. They know where she lives and works. She has received emails and calls detailing exactly how these men will rape and kill her. Even the threat of doing this is enough to scare women away from Twitter.

Yes, horrible things get said all the time. So do things like those that happened to my friend. So does swatting, happened in fact to a couple of MNetters because they dared to make flippant remarks on Twitter.

Just to repeat, blocking doesn't stop anything. Creating a new account and starting all over again is simple. Twitter does nothing. The only way to get Twitter to take this seriously is to take it to the media. Or perhaps you can suggest a better way of doing it?

PassiveAgressiveQueen Sun 06-Dec-15 00:00:53

And this is why men are top of the tree, enough of them consider this to be acceptable behaviour to keep their targets scared.

hogbreath Sun 06-Dec-15 01:50:18

Just a few weeks ago a man threatened a woman with rape on social media. She took pics and forwarded it to his boss and he got sacked.

LassWiTheDelicateAir Sun 06-Dec-15 04:42:49

Are the police doing nothing about what is happening to your friend Plays ? There are several crimes being committed there.

Mide7 Sun 06-Dec-15 06:52:06

It was meant to be disparaging plays. I'm not saying it isn't terrible, I'm just saying I don't understand why things that are equally terrible don't get the same media coverage. Do you see the same amount of media attention to street harassment, to road rage, threats in the street, not to mention any number of any other online things. I used to play a lot of online video games and the things that get said on there are ridiculous.

Sorry to hear about your friend, that is awful.

TheXxed Sun 06-Dec-15 07:44:36

Plays that's harassment and there are already laws in place to deal with these situations. I know of someone who had a similar problem, she reported the posts to the police in the UK and the culprits were arrested in the US for making terroristic threats. They pled guilty and the abuse stopped.

PlaysWellWithOthers Mon 07-Dec-15 14:41:38

It is harassment, however, as most of the calls were international and the rest were from unregistered mobile phones, there's little that can be done.

It's getting worse. Just the threat of being doxed is enough to shut women up.

(sorry I didn't reply earlier, there's been some weather here!)

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