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The Twitter police protect Rogers statue. But what about the rest of us?

For The Globe and Mail, I wrote about the Ted Rogers debacle and what it says to victims of online harassment.

“Whether intended or not, the message that this particular aggressive police action sends to those who have live with this very real fear is that large corporate interests matter more than the safety of the individual. The issue is complex – those who feel threatened don’t often file police reports, for a variety of reasons – but the sheer absurdity of such a quick and invasive response hits a real nerve with anyone who has received vitriol from anonymous strangers. It makes a mockery of what we endure.”