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4chan trolls flood laid off HuffPost, BuzzFeed reporters with death threats
The threats are part of a coordinated campaign organized on the far-right message board.

Shortly after he tweeted the news of his own layoff, Nick Wing checked his inbox at HuffPost and saw an email with a few pictures from a troll.

One was an image of President Trump, and another was a Photoshopped meme of Fox News’ Tucker Carlson. The edited image shows two bodies hanging from a tree next to the words “Day of the Rope,” a far-right meme about their desire to execute journalists. Underneath Carlson, where the scrolling cable news ticker would usually appear, it reads “JUST KILL THEM. MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN.”

Wing was one of many journalists who were let go by BuzzFeed and HuffPost this week and were sent death threats from trolls organizing their efforts on the far-right message board 4chan. Many of those targeted by the harassment campaign did not cover the far-right, including Wing, whose beat focused on inequality and guns.

“It really is upsetting to see such outright animus toward the entire journalism profession, to the point where trolls are openly reveling in people’s misfortune or even working to make it worse. But ultimately I think it says more about their character than anything,” Wing told NBC News.

“What sort of sad and pathetic human being do you have to be to do that?”
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Of course.  He commands an army of mindless drones.

Trump Attacks Journalists Who Were Laid Off & Are Now Receiving Death Threats

Roughly 1,000 people lost their jobs in the media industry this week as HuffPost, BuzzFeed, and Gannett Co. — which owns newspapers across the country — laid off writers, editors, and other employees. But staffing cuts weren't all that journalists had to contend with; some reporters have been receiving death threats on social media, and President Donald Trump attacked laid-off journalists for "bad journalism" on Twitter. Bustle has reached out to the White House for comment.

"Fake News and bad journalism have caused a big downturn," Trump tweeted on Saturday, referring to a New York Post article about the media layoffs. "Sadly, many others will follow. The people want the Truth!"
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Shit. Beat me to it again. As I was reading your first post I was already formulating my response and it was pretty much what you stated in your second post. The prez sanctions this shit, he has zero standards of conduct and is a disgrace to the office every. fucking. day.
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Eh.............the trolls roll out for everyone, look at the Covington school and quite a few others. That sucks but it happens quite a bit Rooty but you never say boo when it's happening to the right. And it happens quite a bit. Internet protest's and badmouthing is a thing now a mob rule mentality. It happens to everyone with these social justice warriors.
You couldn't get a clue during the clue mating season in a field full of horny clues if you smeared your body with clue musk and did the clue mating dance.
He texted me to "get them". I put the text under my pillow.
So you sat on your phone?
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I'm a bit wary too. There's been a bunch of times when a lefty has written "nigger" or painted swastikas on campus doors only to be discovered to be put out to smear the right. Or saying they were being harassed on a subway by white guys only to be proven untrue. On the other side there are women and men who have blamed blacks for crimes only to be lying. Sometimes things are not what they seem so I wonder sometimes what is the truth.
You couldn't get a clue during the clue mating season in a field full of horny clues if you smeared your body with clue musk and did the clue mating dance.
The truth of course is that 4chan trolls or any other trolls are of all political persuasions. It is idiotic to call any of the chan boards right wing or suppose any troll's political beliefs even if they included photoshopped photos. The chans are anonymous so rife with trolls but not everyone is a troll. Of those trolls, not everyone is right wing and nor is every troll going to do something like this to someone like that.

What is a troll's motive? Serious? They are about leverage and being subversive and getting a desired result and enforcing a different narrative.
How many trolls attacked and how many of them from 4chan? No? Was there proof they were co-ordinating?

Does President Trump co-ordinate with 4chan? No?

Okay, here is a theory, MAYBE there are some shitty people in the world who like to use some publicly broadcasted message as a chance to kick someone they see as a tall poppy being cut down to give them an extra kick in the guts? Their behaviour doesn't mark them as pro-right or Far Right. Their behaviour does marl them as arseholes wanting to hurt someone. They are probably the same kind of people who IF that journalist died would gloat on anonymous boards how much of a "an hero" that person was and how the "pussy could not handle their photoshop". They would dissolve into a puddle if they had that mask taken away and be held accountable for what they did.

Do you honestly believe that these arseholes are spurred on by Trump or need his endorsement? (Hint: You are an idiot if you do)

These kind of people (be they few in number) do exist. Who is the number one target for anti-Semitic harassment in the USA? Ben Shapiro. He is trolled with this kind of stuff and not one or two horrible images but constantly. He is a Conservative. So are those trolls Far Right trolls from 4chan too?

Do you imagine Donald Trump does not get death threats?

Better question. I understand your rage as misdirected as to the facts. This kind of nasty targeted trolling is REALLY low. But tell me, when trolls went after 16 year olds from Covington, for doing NOTHING untoward, and to the point where the school was shutdown and Homeland Security was involved (far more involved than what this was - as bad as it is) what thread did you start on this and why is that?
(01-27-2019, 05:45 PM)Rootilda Wrote: So you sat on your phone?

Yes, I bet your a pillow biter like Clang.
(01-27-2019, 11:38 PM)BigMark Wrote:
(01-27-2019, 05:45 PM)Rootilda Wrote: So you sat on your phone?

Yes, I bet your a pillow biter like Clang.

I thought it was a marshmallow. :(