Frankie Cocozza fan forces Facebook to reveal identity of cyberbullies
Being a cyberbully is easy. Set up an anonymous online account, pick a victim and off you go – you can send them abusive messages, spread false, malicious rumours about them and if you’re really good at it, propel them towards some kind of nervous collapse.
But the good guys and gals are fighting back and a woman has won the backing of the courts to force Facebook to reveal the identities of nasty cyberbullies that haraassled her online after she posted a comment on the site that was favourable towards X Factor contestant Frankie Cocozza. No, really.
Nicola Brookes, a 45-year-old mother and everything was called a paedo and a drug dealer by the anonymous bastards, who had set up a fake profile page on the site in an attempt to avoid detection.
But the court has said that Nicola can force Facebook to hand over the name, email and IP address of the online wrongdoers so that she can bring a private prosecution against at least four of them who have plagued her – and all for being a fan of a singing amoeba. It beggars belief doesn’t it dear readers?
Nicola said: “I want them exposed. They exposed me and they invaded my life. I didn't ask for it. They wanted a reaction from me and now they have got it." Facebook have indicated that they will go along with the decision of the court.
TOPICS: Social Media