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SimonSmith


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I agree that WHAT they've done is unacceptable, the bigger & fundamental question is WHY they have done it & what can be done to address that. Certainly prohibition is the easy solution, but that just drives it underground.
Its like the "war on drugs". Just make drugs illegal ... that'll fix the problem ... right?
Why?

Because there's an unavoidable truth that in a large enough population, there will be a critical mass of assholes.
 

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No conviction, but...

"A Brisbane troll has been fined $1000 and given a 12-month good behaviour bond for sending “vile and toxic” online abuse in a drunken rage to a Rugby World Cup match official and his family."
 

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No conviction, but...

"A Brisbane troll has been fined $1000 and given a 12-month good behaviour bond for sending “vile and toxic” online abuse in a drunken rage to a Rugby World Cup match official and his family."
The fella who punched me got a no conviction recorded.
 

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Does no conviction mean no criminal record, or no jail time?
 

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More about ongoing investigations here

World Rugby Chief Executive Alan Gilpin said: “World Rugby welcomes this landmark outcome. The vile and toxic abuse is an all too common occurrence for many sports men and women and public figures, and we hope that this sends a very strong message to online trolls that such behaviour is totally unacceptable and that the sport and the authorities are prepared to take action.”

Prosecution comes as World Rugby confirms that it has extended its partnership with Signify Group whose Threat Matrix service will now monitor for abusive content targeting all World Rugby appointed men’s and women’s match officials and their families over the next three years. As the sport continues to unite to tackle online abuse, this service includes the men’s and women’s Guinness Six Nations, July and November tests.

Although still hidden away and not really being the publicly visible deterrent :confused:
 
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