The BBC’s Panorama program, whilst doing a program called, ‘Hunting the Internet Bullies‘ has tracked down one of the most notorious internet trolls currently doing the rounds, and he is truly a nasty piece of work. What he likes to do, is to find RIP tribute pages on Facebook, and make abhorrent and racist remarks, about the person who had died or was killed. It beggars belief as to what would drive someone to do this?
The BBC named him as Darren Burton and lives in Cardiff (UK). The BBC managed to catch Mr Burton as he was getting onto a bus and asked him, ‘why he does what he does and does he consider the people that he is hurting?’ His answer was, What do I think? I think f**k ’em’
How does he justify this? ‘Facebook is an open forum and the courts wouldn’t punish him’. He was of course referring to the case last year when another internet troll, Sean Duffy, 15, who wrote nasty messages as well as creating videos, taunting people including amongst other, the tribute page to Natasha MacBryde, 15, who died when hit by a passenger train near her home in Bromsgrove, Worcs, on Feb 14th 2011. He was sentenced to 18 weeks for each of the offences to run concurrently. Hopefully the same will fall Mr Burton, if not longer.
Makes you ashamed to be British.
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