The year 2016 marked the point when justice came of age and began to move against internet trolls. In former times internet trolls were considered one of the accepted irritants of life on the internet, those drama producing individuals behind many flame wars, the sort most are familiar with on Satanic internet forms such as the trolls of the ONA. The internet troll has now evolved into something like the ones who waged a disturbing war upon a mother and her disabled daughter.
For two years I have fought against Satan Hunters who have targetted innocent people including children with allegations they are involved in Satanic Ritual Abuse. The motivation of these Satan Hunters is revenge, making money and gaining social status through the making of false allegations and the pursuit of those allegations as self-appointed vigilantes against paedophiles who they say are also powerful Satanists raping, killing and eating babies. The Satan Hunters invite through internet postings others to kill named individuals, they plot and orchestrate the abduction of named children, they post the medical reports, images and videos of abused children, to which one said he masturbated over. No longer merely drama seeking, these trolls now target people to destroy them, their lives, their families and livelihoods.
The internet since the beginning has been a place where people have enjoyed the false feeling that what they post came with no consequence, they were anonymous and the internet was a playground that censorship had no place. The internet has grown up, everything and everyone is now interconnected down to their teddy bear, and one posting can instantly be shared a million times to destroy an individual overnight. The internet troll now has the sense of a god, pursuing their targets through their keyboard with real world consequences as the regular reports of suicides reveal.
During 2015 I got to see all the internet troll tactics of the Satan Hunters, the impacts of those tactics, and the limitations of dealing with those tactics. In 2016 I noticed a major change in attitudes by those in legal authority towards internet trolls such as the Satan Hunters; it is difficult to identify any one event which is causing this change, but I think it has been an ongoing set of events that caused the pendulum to change direction.
A child is pursuing a legal action against Facebook over internet trolls posting nude images of her on social media, a case everyone is watching with interest as it will impact all the information merchants around the world. All the social media giants are introducing new strategies in 2016 to deal with internet trolls, something I have noticed impacting Satan Hunters who have had tantrums over the loss of content or account suspensions.
I have lost count of the number of Satan Hunters who have been arrested, sectioned, charged in relation to their internet postings in the Hampstead SRA hoax. The LHP’s own sick clown who hunts Satanists in relation to his SRA fictions Nathaniel Harris has also been pulled in by the police, and may face charges.
The UK attorneys office known as the Crown Prosecution Service has issued guidelines to all the police and its lawyers on internet trolls, and based on these guidelines a consultation is going out to the public for 13 weeks before new laws are formed to end the reign of terror of the internet troll in the UK.