Was watching the “Back From the Future Part 1” episode from Supergirl and they mentioned that in the future there are online anti-trolling legislations which stopped World War III.
It was probably thrown in as a joke but I can’t help feel how this needs to be true. Now, trolling in my opinion isn’t as serious as death threats which is why why I worded it differently.
I had been meaning to make this thread once I saw the episode but what really made me start it was Laura Bailey’s recent death threats over her work on The Last of Us Part II.
Is one thing to have constructive criticism over anything but when you resort to violent threats you are crossing a line.
We’ve seen this type of behavior pretty much ever since the internet came to be and with the rise of social media it’s only gotten bigger.
People need to be held accountable for violent threats. Is one thing to say is trash or get angry about something but another to threaten someone’s life with full anonymity and without consequence.
I don’t care if 15 year old Tim got so angry at GoT, TLJ, or TLOU2 that he felt the creators should die. His parents should receive a fine or something for his behavior. Of course, this doesn’t mean I believe adults are incapable of sending death threats too.
I’m not asking for the police to get involved cause it would be impossible for law enforcement to pay a visit to every person who sends a death threat online. But, maybe a warning letter tied to the IP address that if the person continues to send these threats they will be fined $2,000 because that’s how I think you can get to people, by attacking their wallet.
What do you guys propose we do? Can something be done? Does the Supergirl writers have the right idea?