Sunday 19 October 2014

"Troll Wars"

The following are posts to the MediaLens message board on the subject of so-called "trolling" on behalf of industry, specifically in this case the nuclear industry...

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The Thorium guys are trying to "Hammer" me again ("Troll Wars" continues)! "Loving THIS place!"? Quote: "Climate change is now a fact of life & will get far worse, we need as much energy as possible to prevail, be brave, adapt and enjoy the coming thorium age"
With a picture of....

(Edit 13/09/16 All images and avatars have now been changed) 

I told them "If I were you I would consider my actions very carefully before attempting to wield "Mjolnir""! 

They were trying to flog the "we need thorium reactors because of methane release" idea by stoking the fires of hysteria  (which to me smacks of a certain amount of desperation on the part of the industry).

"internet trolls will face up to two years in prison" ("Troll Wars" cont.)
in reply to "The Thorium guys are trying to "Hammer" me again ("Troll Wars" continues)! "
It also looked very much like one of these guys had actually used their industry pack to change their profile after I blocked one (they're given a game plan -suggested avatars user names etc.-, a basic course in psychology and a number of followers; they are then tasked to "troll" a user/avatar or hash-tag etc. by their their employers (or are they technically "self-employed"?)-). They were nasty, pejorative, abusive and juvenile (even infantile), it was a genuinely unpleasant experience dealing with them.
What pray tell do we think is suitable punishment for this kind of "trolling"? Perhaps in this case the greater censure should be applied to the instigators rather than the perpetrators.


Nuclear Power's Carbon Footprint? go to:


  1. go to twitter settings. at bottom of Account page you should see "Request your archive"

  2. Thank you...I'm not always au fait!