On the rest of Christian Munthe’s post on internet harassment in Sweden and in general.
The behaviour of the “net haters”, as the established term has come to be, is often equivalent or very close to criminal harassment, libel or threat. However, existing laws are obviously not constructed for a situation where these sort of patterns are the rule and occur in a systematic and coordinated (albeit perhaps not always in a specifically planned) way.
That’s an interesting point. So a one-off is criminal but a systematic campaign is free speech? [Read more…]