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High Court order compels Facebook to reveal IP identities of tormentors

In an article on skynews, Nicola Brookes who was targeted by so-called online trolls has won backing from the High Court to have her tormentors’ identities disclosed.  Her anonymous tormentors set up a fake Facebook profile in her name using her picture to post explicit comments and lure young girls, her solicitor Rupinder Bains saidShe took her case to the High Court in London where an order was granted last week compelling Facebook to reveal the IP addresses and other information of the people who had abused her. Facebook said it will supply information such as IP addresses and subscriber names but all demands for information must be backed up by a court order.A Facebook spokesman said: “There is no place for harassment on Facebook, but unfortunately a small minority of malicious individuals exist online, just as they do offline.

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