Monday, March 19, 2012

Richard Bacon reveals online abuse

Bacon has complained to the police, and tried to track down his abuser for a BBC Three documentary on abusive "trolls": The Anti-Social Network.He said he wanted to know how criticism of his work "could go to contacting my family and tweeting about my baby".
He said it was time to stand up to trolls and highlight internet bullying.

"You have got to try and work out where critical comment crosses over into harassment," he said.
"Under freedom of speech people can criticise you and slag you off, it's their right to do that."
But he added that it can become "deeply personal, obsessive and weird."
Bacon, 36, said the line had been crossed when criticism about his radio show turned into abuse about his wife, his mother and five-month-old son Arthur.

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