Cyber Stalking, sending pornography, harassment using vile or sexually explicit language etc all count as cyber crimes. If you believe that someone is committing these offenses against you then you must seek the help of authorities. These are serious offenses in the eyes of the law in most countries around the world and such allegations must be made with all seriousness.
It is advisable that you hire a lawyer before you put out any such accusations in the public domain. If your allegations do not add up then you may be liable for a legal action yourself or at the least you will end up losing your credibility in the public domain.
Let us talk about trolls. Three of them to be precise. Why am I talking about them? Because these people have leveled very serious allegations against me and this has gone far enough for me to put the record straight.
Let me introduce you to them:
Madhubrata @bengalibanter_ (The Potty Mouth)
This lady who went by the name “madhubrata” has tagged me 110 times in her tweets since I last counted. And she is abusive. Basically a troll. Only time I have tagged her is when I was replying to a tweet. I never used abusive language against her and all my disagreements with her were political or social in nature, not personal.
Baani @funjabiatheist” (The Creep)
Now let us take the case of funjabiatheist. This lady has a special obsession. So far she has tagged me 283 times in her tweets. She keeps track of how much time I spend online, she advises me on how I should be spending time with my family and all that. All unsolicited advice. Basically she is a troll and a creep. She has also been trying to figure out where I am employed. She even threw a random guess about my workplace. You are right, such behavior is normally categorized as stalking.
Normally I don’t bother about the abuse and trolling but yes if someone is trying so hard to know about my personal details then it does become a bit unnerving. Stalkers are bad news.
Thankfully there are people who believe in uncovering the truth. The lies that were being peddled by @funjabiatheist were called out. Here is the record where she was challenged and what happened next is recorded here.
Priyashmita Guha @priyashmita (The Malicious Manipulator)
Priyashmita Guha is the third and the most vicious player in this Troll Trio. She is the one who broadcasted the malicious allegation to her 14000+ followers that 2 girls were being harassed and doxxed! She even claimed that she saw the harassment go on for days and like a good netizen she has decided to speak up!
Again good people on Twitter confronted her and asked her for proof. She was not counting on getting confronted. She was expecting people to trust her word. Thankfully the people she accused have more well wishers than she had anticipated.
Here is where she was asked to support the serious allegations she had made. She has no reply. All she could say is “Then why don’t u investigate & figure it out?”.
Anonymity is what protected me and my family from this vicious campaign. Often people ask me to write under my own name. I would do that but how do I protect myself and my family from such trolls? These trolls are not only abusive but they are stalking me, they are cooking up serious allegations against me only because they don’t have an intelligent argument against what I write about politics and society. Imagine if this is what they can do to people online what would they do to people around them? They may accuse anyone of a serious crime and then onus to prove innocence would be on that man. Guilty until proven innocent. Guilty even after being proven innocent.