It’s a “play stupid games, win stupid prizes” moment here though.
He went into a group to troll them by saying horrible things to get reactions out of them.
He got reactions out of them.
But if they contacted his local police because they thought he might be a threat to the lives of others?
Well, I don’t have that much of a problem with that. It becomes the police’s responsibility.
I’ve heard worse too — but people sometimes get worse than a 30 day FB ban for saying those things too.The internet’s not a fantasyland where you can say anything. It’s never been that. A lot of people do it, but they play with fire.
I got burned a long time ago for something I said way back in the early 1990s on Usenet. A news reporter called me up. Scared the shit out of me. Nothing bad came of it, but I learned my lesson early.
haha, it’s just something I always liked doing. Next thing I know, people were making subject lines with my name on it, making stuff up about me all over differerent Usenet groups and then a reporter called me.It was like 1992/1993ish. Ugh. Still haven’t recovered fully.
that’s how it ought to be : a magic land where you can say anything and everything and everything’s ok by everybody. all in good fun.Wish it were so. But it’s tied to reality.
I don’t like it either. But people have been fired for less. Once you’re published “I’m an asshole everybody”, companies don’t always like that.
It’s basically “Welcome to grownup time”.
People getting fired for what they say in public isn’t new. Maybe it’s new to you but it’s not new.