Jun 092012
 
 June 9, 2012  Court, Non-U.S., Online

Bill Gardner reports:

An ill mother has won a landmark legal battle to unmask the online bullies who have tormented her.

Brighton woman Nicola Brookes, who was hounded by “trolls” impersonating her on Facebook, took the social networking site to the High Court to demand it hand over the perpetrators’ details.

Ms Brookes, who suffers from chronic Crohn’s Disease, suffered “unbearable” online taunts and insults after posting a comment online in support of Woodingdean X-Factor contestant Frankie Cocozza.

At the High Court a judge ordered Facebook to release the personal details of the offenders, which the US-based company has agreed to do under Californian law.

Read more on The Argus. What the story doesn’t report is whether Facebook notified its user so that the user could attempt to fight the order.

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