BBC Confronts an Internet Troll (Video)

Reporters on BBC’s Panorama series tracked down and confronted an Internet troll. Here is what they found:

Daren Burton (AKA) Nimrod Severn justifies his activities by saying that Facebook is an open forum, so he can say and do anything he likes. By the same token, since city streets are also public, then he must believe that he has the right to take a dump on the sidewalk in front of someone else’s house if it so pleases him. After all, to him it is not really illegal or immoral if the jail term is nine weeks or less.

What a sad, pathetic individual.

(H/T Ann Althouse via William Jacobson)

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6 Responses to BBC Confronts an Internet Troll (Video)

  1. Huh. He’s several decades older than I would’ve guessed based on his trolling. Or maybe he’s not, and it’s just the cigarettes making him look older…

  2. wdednh says:

    Reblogged this on YOU DECIDE.

  3. Here in America, people have the freedom to be idiots,racist, and bigots. As long as a person does not threaten, or asked for another to be harmed, there should be no crime.

    • John Scotus says:

      I do not believe trolling/hate speech should be a crime either. But it is hard to justify it as something right to do. Many things are legal, but that does not give one a license to do anything he/she so pleases. People used to understand that.

    • Royston Drenthe says:

      Also in your country, you have a for-profit driven prison system that has led in large part to the US having the highest incarceration rate in the world, so you can get off your high horse (It’s over seven (7!) times that or Europe).

  4. baldowl says:

    Real trolling is all about the LOL’s. I troll people all the time, and I do it for everyone’s entertainment. That guy’s just an asshole taking advantage of anonymity.

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