Twitter has a serious problem. It's too early to determine whether it's a fatal problem, but if Twitter continues to allow trolls and stalkers to harass and slander other users with impunity, it could be the beginning of the end.
As The Daily Banter's Chez Pazienza has covered in the past, there's a subculture of weirdos and paranoiacs who believe the 2012 Sandy Hook massacre was a "false flag" operation, staged by the government using actors in order to stir up support for new gun control legislation -- or to distract from some other issue. The reasons for the false flag depends on the weirdo who invented it. As infuriating as it is, it'd be okay if they were merely blurting their half-cocked, ludicrous conspiracy theories on their blogs or in discussion forums, but as Chez covered last year, some of them have taken to desecrating memorials and directly harassing the families of Sandy Hook victims.
This week, a Sandy Hook "Truther" using the Twitter handle @InternetSheriff, along with other sock-puppet accounts, was reported by the family of a Sandy Hook victim for harassment after the Truther had spread lies about Victoria Soto, one of the slain Sandy Hook teachers... CONTINUE READING