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Tuesday, March 27, 2007 

Death Threats Against Bloggers Are NOT "Protected Speech"

Blogger Kathy Sierra has called on the blogosphere to combat the culture of abuse online.

It follows a series of death threats which have forced her to cancel a public appearance and suspend her blog.

Ms Sierra described on her blog how she had been subject to a campaign of threats, including a post that featured a picture of her next to a noose.

The police are investigating while the blogosphere has launched its own enquiry.

-BBC World
-Creating Passionate Users blogsite


I'm still trying to figure out why/how she has drawn this kind of attack???? Read through some of her posts and um, she isn't even remotely controversial...what gives???

You know, I was somewhat concerned about this sort of thing which is why I opted to use a "handle". Hey, I live surrounded by armed republicans...eek. Ok, really I was more afraid some of them might try to hurt my animals.

I hope they track down every last person who threatened her and prosecute the lot of them.

Agreed! There are a lot of sick characters out there. I had to go to comment moderation because of two individuals who would come on my site at 2 - 3 am and leave 10 - 15 ultra profane right wing messages.

Lots of sickos.

Sorry to hear that. The worst I've gotten so far is some spam but only once or twice. I don't think I get enough traffic to attract detractors, the only people who'd probably bother with me would be locals.

There are a lot of blogging nutcases out there. The Blogging Tories are full of them, and so are the Blogging Alliance of Non-Partisan Canadians - I had to ban 2 people from the latter aggregator for verbal abuse.

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