Frankie Cocozza fan forces Facebook to reveal identity of cyberbullies

8 June 2012

frankie-cocozza-profile 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


  • Mike H.
    Incidentally, who's the guy in the top right? He's a hunk. I bet he's built just the way I like, tickles the back of your throat and makes you gag.
  • Alexis
    They just applied for a Norwich Pharmical Order didn't they? Not too difficult, but the costs are bourne by the claimant, which can be considerable.
  • Kevin
    Facebook have always said they will comply with legal requests. The big companies that follow the rules are the ones that can continue to exist even if they are doing the odd thing that isn't totally legit (like Google linking to sites that allow illegal downloading, youtube hosting videos of copyrighted materials) as they are complying with the law.
  • Sicknote
    1. Who the fuck is Frankie Cocozza? 2. If you want to live your life online and express your views online then you should reap what you sew; would this same woman demand the details of people who take the piss out of her for fancying Frankie Cocozza in the pub...?
  • Nicola B.
    He's a cunt and so is she. I just hope they used proxies.
  • jaso
    Set up a VPN guys, sorted. they cannot track you.
  • Mike H.
    Nah, bullying's part of being on the web, take me for example, if I disagree with someone's point of view I simply shout them down with inane shit and pretend to be them, all in the best childish fashion. I really don't like it someone does it back to me though. Not like that time I was pinned down by those big moustachioed types wearing black pvc chaps, I loved that.
  • Shaniaa
    oh shit! I hope dat wasnt me on 1 of ma bevvy seshons!
  • Exit b.
    High time that Bitter Wallet responded to similar requests for details about their trolls.
  • qwertyuiop
    Except if they did that, they'd probably end up scaring off their reader base. Besides, the whole tone of this very site, being BITTER in nature (key word there) should infact encourage internet trolls, haters and cyberbullies. I've read many a Mof written article on here where he unfairly stereotypes and causes offense to northerners.

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