An online support group has been established to support the rights and wellbeing of trolls affected by online abuse.
In the first two months of operation, troll internet community Victims No More, received in excess of ten thousand requests for membership.
Jim Wilkerson, moderator of the community’s online support group, told the media, “The harassment of us has got to stop.”
“We are asking all fellow trolls affected by online abuse to be brave and come forth with their horrific stories.”
One such story comes from HotAssMuthaf!ckaaas, 47, a troll who identifies as a victim of online abuse, she explained, “One time, I told some girl on the internet she was a fat, saggy tit whore who needed a good root. That was when she complained about the lack of health services in rural areas and made no mention of her sexual behaviour or physical appearance. So, yeah, I felt it was a good call and I got nothing.”
Liam69, another member of Victims No More, stated, “One time I got a bit upset when my comments were reported. And that feeling lasted several minutes. It was horrible. When I post a good insult, I want to feel proud. To have it torn to shreds by the insulted person is downright insulting.”
The group plans to take its protest to Canberra next week.
“This is about freedom of speech and feeling safe in online spaces,” Mr Wilkerson stated.
“Each of us should feel able to tell random strangers they are ugly gay poofta whores without fear of attack.”