I think this case is going to be interesting to follow, especially if you're on social media often. I've been on Twitter daily since 2009. It's my preferred social media outlet. The one thing I've noticed in all these years, in a general sense, is that what defines a troll is often questionable. In other words, I've seen people cry butthurt and call people troll for very flimsy reasons. For not being PC enough, or for "offending" them. For disagreeing with their politics. Thick skin on Twitter is a rarity.
With that said, this case is about an alleged journalist who was so offended by something that happened on Twitter it sparked an epileptic seizure. He obviously pressed charges and the alleged Twitter troll was arrested. The alleged victim, Kurt Eichenwald, appears to be a senior citizen, too.
“What [this person] did with his Twitter message was no different from someone sending a bomb in the mail or sending an envelope filled with Anthrax spores,” Lieberman says. “It wasn’t the content of the communication that was intended to persuade somebody or make them feel badly about themselves; This was an electronic communication that was designed to have a physical effect.”
It's interesting. I'll be following this one closely to see the outcome. But right now, as it stands, in a general sense, we all need to proceed with caution on social media. There are many delicate people out there.
Here's the rest.
Stomped On His Rainbow Flag
Why anyone would want to do something like this makes me wonder. I don't get this mindset, especially when people do this to the US flag. What kind of person does this?
This time it happened with the rainbow flag...
The man, who has not yet been identified, entered the office of Rep. Alan Lowenthal (D-CA). The man told staff members that the rainbow flag is “immoral” and “disgusting,” especially since the rainbow flag was being displayed near that American flag, Lowenthal said.
He then grabbed the flag, threw it on the ground, and repeatedly stepped on it.
There's more here.
Gay Revenge Porn
This is enough to make you think twice.
It all started when his ex posted one of their x-rated videos on Facebook, then tagged all the victim’s friends and family members, including his mother.
“The phone started going nuts,” the victim, speaking under anonymity, explains. “My friends were calling and asking if I was aware about what was going on. … The worst was when my mother called up and told me she didn’t need to see me having sex.”
Evidently, you can't trust anyone.
Here's the piece in full. You do know that you don't have to do that. You don't have to take photos of yourself having sex. It's not a requirement.