Maggy H was a victim of harassment on twitter

28 Feb

Maggy H. On july 3rd. She opened her mentions on Twitter and found her face in the crosshairs of a gunsight. The image was a screenshot of a blocked user’s Twitter profile page. There was nothing new about Twitter harassment for Maggie, but she was disturbed by this latest threat. One day before the receipt of the photoshopped target image, Maggie argued with @ LowIQCrazyMika with a Twitter troll account.@ LowIQCrazyMika tweeted that they had found Maggie’s Facebook account after a contentious back and forth.A subsequent tweet called Maggie’s small rural town:”you [ sic ] speak like a child of an insestuous relationship from the remote woods of [ the name of the town is written ].”Maggie accused her of stalking and presented Twitter with a report on abuse. She received her photoshop from another user in the target shortly afterwards. @ The tweet was reported by LowIQCrazyMika. Maggie also presented a report on this tweet’s abuse. Four days after the first report was submitted, Maggie received an email from Twitter. It said @ LowIQCrazyMika did not breach Twitter’s rules by referring to its location. “I’m scared and no accountability,” Maggie told BuzzFeed News. “I even sent Twitter support a copy of my license with an explanation that tweeting that I live in a small town is akin to giving away my exact location, and they’re not doing anything.” On July 7, BuzzFeed News contacted Twitter about reports of Maggie’s harassment. Twitter declined to comment, citing its policy of not commenting on individual accounts. But soon after the tweet with Maggie’s face inside a gun target disappeared, the account was suspended and Maggie received an email from Twitter noting that the company had taken action.When we study such cases, we acknowledge the power of social media and impact on various legal decision making platforms. Twitter is that one platform which is accountable for various statements made and actions taken towards it. It is metaphorically the voice of the population who are the ones to decide the just and unjust. Twitter has ceased to be a place where one could learn things, gather information that was free of errors about a news story or engage in a discussion and be reasonably confident that the criticisms of people were in good faith.
“Viciousness, toxic partisan anger, intellectual dishonesty, questioning of motives and sexism are always highs, with no end in sight. It is a place where people who are understandably upset about many things feed their anger, where the underbelly of free speech is most bilious.Nytimes
Clearly, Twitter is an important and useful platform. For breaking news, it’s a good aggregator. “This isn’t a partisan problem, and it’s not something any one person, company or government can fix. But someone must lead the charge, and I respectfully call upon the social media companies at the centre of this issue to drive this critical dialogue.”
Clearly, Twitter is an important and useful platform. For breaking news, it’s a good aggregator. “This isn’t a partisan problem, and it’s not something any one person, company or government can fix. But someone must lead the charge, and I respectfully call upon the social media companies at the centre of this issue to drive this critical dialogue.” Six ways in which social media pose a threat to transparency and democracy
In my opinion the misuse of such platform is noteworthy and should be dealt. Even a single day stress shouldn’t be posed on the user towards any action that has been taken by someone else and is causing harmful repercussions on the person. It is sigh of relief that at least the actions were taken in this case by twitter. But it is equally important to avoid such cases as much possible in the first place.
A derogatory case of abusing one’s identity, even more strict actions should be taken to avoid such instances in future. The exposure towards identity should be limited to an extent, it doesn’t harm.

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