Internet Trolls Can Find Themselves Barred… A Bit

All they want is a reaction or at least attention from people who do not agree with them.

Regardless of who these individuals are, inciting people to harass others in public or virtual mobbing can be grounds for court action in the United Kingdom according to the new Crown Prosecution Service guidance.

According to Director of Public Prosecutions Alison Saunders:

“The internet’s not an anonymous place where people can post without any consequences. People should think about their own conduct.

“If you are grossly abusive to people, if you are bullying or harassing people online, then we will prosecute in the same way as if you did it offline.”

Cases of troll virtual mobbing had forced some individuals to move into different addresses multiple times.

The image of one woman and child — for example — plastered onto pornographic material and claiming the parent as a paedophile can be a case of virtual mobbing. Without proper evidence of the truth, the abuse spreads to the parents.

Some disagree that the new CPS guidance could only bar trolls but may not work effectively in reality.

According to several legal analysts, the guidance cannot defend UK residents from individuals who ‘troll’ them from overseas, such as the United States or other hemispheres.


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