The wonders of blogging – insults, trolls, libel and death threats

Congratulations to Pride’s Purge on reaching the venerable age of two! I had no idea, when I started VP, that this great blog was only two months older, which is a clear sign that Tom Pride hit the ground running.
Regarding the comments about the various factions trying to shut the site down – I’m a professional news reporter and this happens whenever anyone feels threatened; they threaten back. As long as you’ve got the evidence to support your assertions, it just means you’re doing a good job. I have never had to sharpen my axes about a PP post, but then I don’t have a strongly ideological agenda. I want facts to come out, in order to make it easier for people to do what works, rather than what makes a certain segment of society a little richer, or gives them more power over the rest of us.
I’m looking forward to the next two years of Pride’s Purge. They will be interesting times – there’s a general election coming up and the Tories have already fire a warning shot across the BBC’s bows (see voxpoliticalonline.com for my opinion about that) and the social media are also high on their priorities, what with the so-called gagging law going through Parliament, and I’m sure we’ll see other attempts to end our free speech rights. But I have every intention of seeing these times through, and commenting on them as they happen – and I look forward to seeing how Pride’s Purge does so, as well.

1 thought on “The wonders of blogging – insults, trolls, libel and death threats

  1. Paul Jackman

    its right i have had lots of call off news teams then nothing this lovely government as put the blocks on my case be locked up by the police let free the next day they don’t want me in a court case the a lot of way to skin a cat

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