Twitter Troll Arrested

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  1. fractal

    fractal Well-Known Member

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    A 17 year-old man has been arrested by police in Weymouth, Dorset following investigation of abuse received by Team GB diver Tom Daley on the social networking site Twitter after the teenager came fourth in the men's synchronised 10m platform diving at the London Olympic Games on Monday (July 30).

    The teenager received an offensive message from user 'Rileyy_69' following the competition saying Daley had let his father Rob, who died of brain cancer last year down. Daley retweeted the message to his thousands of followers: “After giving it my all...you get idiot's sending me this...RT @Rileyy_69: you let your dad down i hope you know that.”

    After thousands of people contacted police regarding the tweet, they confirmed they were investigating the issue, with Dorest police tweeting late last night: “Regarding tweets to @TomDaley1994 - We are aware of the issue and we are actively looking into it.”

    A 17 year-old was subsequently arrested at a guest house in the Weymouth area on suspicion of malicious communications. It has yet to be confirmed that the man arrested is the user 'Riley_69'.

    His account was suspended from the social networking site following the malicious messages but not before he apologised for causing offence.



    Don't know what to think of this, in some ways its good, but if I was to tell a random celebrity that they're a top cunt would I get arrested?
     
  2. Harry3

    Harry3 Chuki

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    I posted this in the scatbox thread but no one cared :(

    I wish the media wouldnt call people this a troll, trolls are a lot more imaginative and mainly wind people up on purpose for lolz. This guy is just a world class thick as shit cunt that needs to be put down. After his pathetic apolgoy and backpedalling he reverted to abusing tom daley even more, and even threatened to sue Sky News for harrassment, because he released how many followers he was getting (like 300,000 in a few hours?). He started using his fame for "follow me and ill follow you!" spam and "retweet this 10,000 times and ill leave twitter!".

    People like him need to just die.

    but Im torn with the whole freedom of speech thing, I dont think people should be arrested for this, just beaten to a pulp by an angry mob
     
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  3. richie_stix

    richie_stix gomby plz

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    admitadely it was a dick move by this 'troll' (good point harry)... but fuck man, arrested for expressing his opinion?
     
  4. Moskit

    Moskit :rodigan: Staff Member

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    Utter fucking Cancer.

    Hunt down and arrest people that post kiddie porn on the net on a daily basis.

    Insead of this renty hype brainwashed media circus shittery.

    Yes the guys a twat.

    But i'd rather he makes a cunt out of himself and abuses somebodies cancery dead dad, than the aforementioned...
     
  5. justin_credible

    justin_credible Lurker

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    This is such bollocks, i can call you and your dad a cunt on here, and i wont be arrested, but if you are a mediocre diver who fucked up in the olympics i cant......wtf?!?!
     
  6. Teddy

    Teddy 60% Staff Member

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    snap! i thought this.
    if he wasn't a olympic sportsman nobody would give 2 shits
     
  7. $pyto

    $pyto Soundcloud changed everything

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    'Celebrities' being portrayed as being above the Law again?

    You can't send them to prison when they've done wrong. Oh nonono.

    But they can send you to prison. For you expressing your freedom of speech. Well, we thought it was a freedom of speech..


    In all fairness, Tom Daley is not a 'top celebrity'. Neither did he deserve that shit. But other so-called celebs, like Paris Hilton etc, if they can't be abused via the interwebz...wtf
     
  8. Scrapped

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    Troll is a stupid word that makes internet bullying into a less damaging thing. Also the victim should know there are cunts out there like this. I wouldn't even draw attention to it. They would not get the attention they need.



    IRL trolling may be funny but you are an idiot if you "troll" on the internet.
     
  9. mistasfx

    mistasfx MISTA SFX

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    Meh I was reading the lads twitter last nite. Kept diggin himself a hole and back peddling but I seen death threats directed at him but nothing was said bout them. The lad was just being a twit literally, he said nothing racist or real offensive it just seems everyones jumped all over it again just like them pathetic anti dead baby facebook page do gooders gettin a fanny on over jokes about a fictional thing coz the media told em to
     
  10. ScottyEightSix

    ScottyEightSix HUGE EARS > COMEDY CHIN

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    I noticed that yesterday, shit loads of people going sick on Facebook
     
  11. Dagz

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    Some trolls are funny but some are plain stupid and offensive.



    I would love to troll this fucking dumb piece of faeces tho

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  12. fractal

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    I'm pretty sure that guys actually really intelligent, just tapped.
     
  13. bongo90

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    reckon laughing it off would have been the best thing to do although thats just me and probably not the natural response.

    everyone is completely correct in saying that the media have gone after this sort of thing hard in 2012.
     
  14. Danny gy

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    this kiddie didnt even break the law, whats happened to FOS? im going to tweet him something much more cancerous. The BOA are funded by the tax payer n lottery, which pay tom daleys wages/fees/costs etc. What kinda wanker has documentary made about him and his dead dad, everyones dad dies its inevitable.
     
  15. Kenneth4Eva

    Kenneth4Eva Let's Breed

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    so how many trolls are we allowed till we get arrested?
     
  16. Kenneth4Eva

    Kenneth4Eva Let's Breed

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    fuck tom daley

    bwahaha
     
  17. fractal

    fractal Well-Known Member

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    as many as you like as long as its not against an olympian.

    or a minority probably
     
  18. hit em high

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    Reportedly he did 'tweet' the first comment about the dudes dad but when he started saying he was gonna strangle drown and rape random people I believe someone hacked his account to fuck him over even more, someone must have thought they would show their adult side to his childish comment and instead was even worse
     
  19. ThePapa

    ThePapa Suffragette City..

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    Wow. Freedom of speech does not include the right to make cuntish jokes involving someone's dead dad especially on such a public platform. It's probably been seen by thousands if not millions of people. Put yourself in Tom Daley's position ffs. It's not on and I can't believe anyone thinks that comment was okay.

    Anyway that kind of thing is acceptable on here but firstly people should know that before joining and secondly we don't use our real names so there's no harm done. People imagine for some reason that you can take that kind of shit onto somewhere like twitter. Well I'm sorry but they need to grow up.

    Also Moss it's unlikely that those officers were on their way to arrest someone for posting CP so it's not really a fair juxtaposition imo.
     
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  20. MARKLAR

    MARKLAR International Tracksuit Salesman

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    if you said that to his face you wouldnt get arrested but over the internet you can?