The Daily Fail has an article about a young suicide who has had their tribute page vandalised. A horrible ordeal for the family I agree. Although, if my daughter had just died the last thing I would care about is what some idiots say online.
I also like how her brother has come out to say “There were no bullies, the press twisted it to sell a story. Truth is, there was no real reason.” So who are the biggest trolls?
But I digress, it is some of the commenters I want to discuss. Such a group of slobbering idiots, they truly embody what I believe Daily Fail readers to be like.
Get the Police involved - surely it is the most terrible thing to degrade this young girl and people who do should be cautioned by the police and fined with money going to charity
Which Police? In what country? The people posting messages are likely to be from different countries, so how do you plan on pursuing it? And if you do, are there laws against defamation of the dead? I know there are in Germany but in the UK? Would it come under Libel laws, even when the person is deceased? I don’t think so.
I hope the people who have put on these vile videos are traced and procecuted. Just goes to show that because you go to a good school you do not necessarily have brains or they would never have done something so vile. Facebook is a lot at fault as they do not have a complaint alert system so such inapproprite material is immediately taken down. Also think there should be an age limit of say 15 years to register with Facebook.
The stupidity is strong in this one. Again procecuted [sic] with what? How do you know the people from her school are the ones leaving the messages? Is it not more likely that it is random internet trolls? Facebook does have a complaint alert system and it also has a minimum age. I know this and I don’t even have a Facebook account ;)
Absolutely disgusting. I don’t condemn DM for showing these appalling pages, it should make parents realise the evil thoughts our offspring can have. I don’t think our generation realises what vile comments are made sometimes on these social neteworks, it’s very disturbing as the mother of a vulnerable teenage girl.
it’s obvious this poor girl was very depressed and unable to get the support she needed from who knows where.
How about parents stop worrying about the big bad monsters who are going to hurt their kids feelings online, and maybe start doing some parenting. Perhaps if her own parents had done so she would gotten the support she needed?
I never use Facebook, but surely those in charge of it are able to identify these posters and NAME AND SHAME THEM. Print their full names and their addresses, email and phone numbers, beside their viscious contributions and let see how brave they are with their idea of wit when they can be contacted directly and asked to explain it.
Fantastic idea. Nothing like a bit of vigilante justice!
Facebook should give the info to the police and have them pay the trolls a call at school or work. That would shut them up.
And do what? Ask them nicely not to do it again?
What has happened to respect these days? When I was younger, I don’t know anyone that would have behaved like this.
I was waiting for this one. Of course in the good old days this kind of thing would never happen. HA! What a load of shit.
The internet is supposed to represent freedom of speech, freedom of movement. But, isn’t it about time that there were at least some very basic laws. Such laws could result in these ‘trolls’ being fined, having services stopped, parents informed (if a minor), named and shamed, employers notified.
Those damn computers, no laws at all!. Now, if only there was something like the slander laws, but for written words like websites. The problem is not a lack of laws, it’s an inability to enforce them in other bloody countries!
Well, unless you are America. They seem to think their laws apply EVERYWHERE. (Ok, that’s not fair. Not every American thinks that. Some just simply are not aware anywhere outside of the USA exists)
Time now for a proper ‘Internet Justice/Police’ system. Like a lot of other things, the internet is being misused. This is a classic example. The people who own/run Facebook should be made to remove this sort of sick stuff. YES, IT CAN BE DONE - have been involved in computing world since they began to be the ‘norm’. It’s about time this was a criminal offence …. yes they DO kn ow who did it. ‘They’ know exactly where you and your mobile phone are .. even when it’s switched off! so the Facebook issue is easy.
And they’ve got receivers in your fillings, and satellites reading your thoughts, and M16 is stealing your knickers. Time to get the tin-foil hat out! I don’t doubt for a second that Facebook know the accounts responsible, as it says right next to the post. But finding the person behind it, well again that differs from country to country. In some you will need a court order to take to the ISP. Which means they will have need to have broken a law. When you figure out what laws have been broken please do let everyone know.
Usually pathetic loners who have few friends in the real world!
And Daily Mail commenters are all idiotic bigots who are rubbish in bed. Aren’t sweeping statements fun!
Finally I’ll leave you with someone with a little fucking sense.
Facebook do not have a duty to give people a platform to publicly mourn their loss. If individuals choose to advertise their grief on the web they will attract unbalanced internet users from around the world, do you really want their views or opinions? Real well wishers can send cards or call with condolences. Don’t publicly mourn or you will attract the weirdo’s, do you remember the (few) terrible comments in the Princess of Wales’ public condolence books? Use the Deactivate button and the internet loonies can’t insult the poor girl any longer. Don’t expose her memory to those who abused her in life.