Change.org petition: Take Internet death threats seriously

This is priceless. After Kyle VanderBeek set up a petition in Change.org that would send an e-mail to the Montreal Police every time someone signed it, the police received 3,000 e-mails in one day. They tweeted that they’d investigate and would people stop signing the petition. Then Dennis Markuze, the threat-spewer, found it. He signed the petition at least once and possibly several times so that he could write his comments–consisting of threats–on the petition site. And that means they also went to the Montreal Police. Similarly, he tweeted Reply All to people discussing his case, which meant those threats went directly to the police as well.

Sometimes it’s sweet to watch a techno-peasant in action.

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