Thursday, April 1, 2010

More About Trolls....Down Under, in fact

It seems that Australia is having a hard time with 'trolls' as well.  The link here is for an article in the Courier Mail a Queensland newspaper.  In typical Aussie fashion, however, they are actively 'stalking' the trolls and looking for ways to hold them accountable.

One thing struck me as I looked through the rest of the virtual newspaper....and saw how much like America Australia is.  Almost all of the articles could be from any American newspaper and you would never guess that they were from down under.

Here is a quote from the Courier Mail article:
"These sick bastards have to be stopped," said a Gold Coast mother, turned troll-hunter. "Facebook clearly can't control them."
The woman, who wanted to remain anonymous for fear of reprisals, said her research had uncovered disturbing details.
They also directly taunted the parents of dead children.

Somehow, it feels better to be pro-active against such people than it does to remain passive.

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