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Trolling on Indymedia Ireland

category national | indymedia ireland | news report author Tuesday June 08, 2010 22:43author by 1 of imc - Indymedia Ireland Report this post to the editors

False reports of the death of Brian Lenihan T.D., Minister of Finance

Two stories posted this evening on Indymedia Ireland reporting the death of Brian Lenihan have been hidden by site moderators.

Two stories were posted on the site this evening, the first at 19.11, the second at 19.39, falsely reporting the death of Brian Lenihan. The 'story' was posted by 'Bethanne Killfoil' and a false RTÉ email address given. Both stories were hidden promptly by Indymedia moderators.

The story was also posted on UK Indymedia at 18.10 and has now been hidden there too.

The 'story' was obviously not authored by RTÉ journalist Bethan Kilfoil and would appear to be the product of a sick imagination.

It is significant that the 'story' was initially posted on UK Indymedia an hour before it was posted here, sufficient time perhaps for the author to utilise Twitter and other new media to disseminate the falsehood.

 #   Title   Author   Date 
   sick minds     spartacus    Tue Jun 08, 2010 23:23 
   The neighbours are ranting again     Hmmm    Wed Jun 09, 2010 00:27 
   Brian Lenihan is ok .     Petra    Wed Jun 09, 2010 02:50 
   good work     punter    Wed Jun 09, 2010 11:10 
   Lenihan being OK     opus diablos    Wed Jun 09, 2010 15:29 
   A Passing Comment     Mr Man    Wed Jun 09, 2010 20:03 
   Love the Hearld!!!     Snouty Nose    Wed Jun 09, 2010 20:52 
   provocation     non-voter    Wed Jun 09, 2010 21:57 
   speaking of trolls     opus diablos    Thu Jun 10, 2010 10:21 
 10   Motive     H    Thu Jun 10, 2010 10:58 
 11   A vital news-source     Joe Blogs (frequently)    Thu Jun 10, 2010 11:45 
 12   Pathetic     horray Indymedia    Thu Jun 10, 2010 12:33 
 13   Just goes to show     independent Media    Thu Jun 10, 2010 13:08 
 14   Make a story to cover a story when you have no story     Bazooka Joe    Thu Jun 10, 2010 16:48 
 15   dirty tricks     old codger    Fri Jun 11, 2010 12:25 


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