I never said it isn't a crime. Besides, we're talking about two different things - I'm talking about troll attacks, and threats made by bunch of unorganized anons - you're talking about cyber-stalking.papillon wrote:Yes.maricon wrote: Then I wonder why she didn't do anything about the troll situation yet? Oh, wait she did report it to the police. Nothing came out of it. Like I said: did you ever heard of anyone persecuted for sending threats on the internet? She can report it to the police, but what do you think they're going to do about it? Trace it and jail the troll? Fine them?
Cyber-harassment is a crime. You can, indeed, be punished for it. You can go to jail.
Will every single person who does it get caught and be penalised? No, of course not, it's difficult to trace every individual 'anonymous' message and the police have other things to do.
But it's important to recognise that this behavior is illegal (jurisdiction may vary) and can have consequences. Look up cyber-stalking laws for more information.
The only examples anyone was able to provide were either of public institutions or in this case - a famous person. And in the case of Spacey, he was persistently stalked by the same person - he's not persecuting a bunch of nobodies who one time told him to kill himself on twitter.
A troll attack even if it results in doxxing is not going to warrant the same response - especially if a person in question is just an everyday person.