A High Court in the UK has obligated Facebook to turn in the IP addresses belonging to more detestable users of the world’s largest social networking site.
The odious users apparently had a hard time constricting their fingers from turning Facebook into a cistern of vulgarity, misdemeanor and terrors, all of which directed at one woman who had ill luck to drop a comment in support of a certain Frankie Cocozza.
Nicola Brookes had enough abuse from keyboard aggressors to compel her in taking matters to the High Court, and asking it to make Facebook surrender the IP addresses of her offenders and other distinctive details such as their names and email addresses.
“Facebook users began deliberately targeting me, writing under my comment that I was a pedophile and hoping that I would die,” she told The Telegraph in a statement. “They started getting very personal, looking at my Facebook account, and talking about my appearance, my age and my illness. I hadn’t invited any of it, but they ganged together and started inciting a sort of public hatred of me.”
The social network acknowledged the information’s factuality, and explained that it will happily abide by the legal requests.
“There is no place for harassment on Facebook, but unfortunately a small minority of malicious individuals exists online, just as they do offline,” said a Facebook representative. “We respect our legal obligations and work with law enforcement to ensure that such people are brought to justice.”