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This Is What Happened When the BBC Confronted a ‘Brutal, Bigoted’ Facebook Troll

Isn't this guy on LL????







There’s a sense of anonymity on the Internet — a quickly disappearing condition — that has some users feeling like they can say anything to anyone without consequences. One person in Britain, considered a “Facebook troll,” has written things that CNET calls “brutal, bigoted, and sometimes racist.” And now he’s been hunted down and confronted about them.



Trolls such as this often get away with their antics, but not any more. The BBC tracked down a man who goes by Nimrod Severen — legal name is Darren Burton who lives in Wales — who has said things on Facebook like “rot in piss” — a play on “rest in peace” — on a deceased person’s Facebook page and has also used the n-word against some. BBC says that Burton seems to prey on tribute sights for deceased individuals.



BBC’s main goal was to ask Burton “why?“ ”How does he justify the trolling that he does?”



As BBC points out, some of his comments might be considered so racist that they are against the law — in Britain (which has much stricter free speech rules). When asking Burton what he thinks of the people behind the pages he offends, he responds “F*** ‘em”. Even as Burton gets on a city bus, BBC‘s Declan Lawn doesn’t give up, continuing to ask questions, which bring Burton to the door.


Added: Feb-9-2012 Occurred On: Feb-9-2012
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  • Who the hell would ever or could ever put up with living in a society where you can be charged and convicted for a crime for something you said on the internet?

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  • "quite possibly illegal" - these are fucking words. and people say america is doomed.

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  • See trolls you can be tough guy on internet,but bet you that Nimrod guy was shitting himself on the inside,becase if BBC can find him anyone can.

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  • If he gets arrested for insulting a dead guy when plenty of real crimes go unsolved that will be complete bullshit.

    Also 9 weeks for racist comments? Most assaults don't even get that much.

    That show is just going for ratings by trying to create a story out of nothing.

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  • is this what we pay our tv license for? What a lot of shite.

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    • @zooby may i ask what a tv license is?

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    • @Pure_Adrenaline Everyone in the UK who watches or records TV as it is broadcast needs to be covered by a TV licence. This includes TV on computers, mobile phones, DVD/video recorders and other devices.

      The Government sets the level of the licence fee. In January 2007 the licence fee was agreed for a six-year period with the amount being approved each year by Parliament. More recently the Government decided to freeze the licence fee at its 2010 level of £145.50 until the end of the current BBC More..

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    • @zooby

      By the way, it's the same in germany and switzerland. We have to pay also a huge load of money just for owning a mobile phone, a computer or a tv. And this whole system is complete fucked up.

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    • @Legamir But you have to watch tons of commercials anyway, so what do we pay for then?? In Europe you're everything but free!

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    • @Legamir same in ireland. at least bbc has some good shows. you should check our state tv out. they still have the angelus every night at six o clock.

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  • Duh? There are about 5 thousand of them on LL. Sheesh. Hello?

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  • He got trolled.

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  • OMG he said ***** better go track him down lol grow the FUCK up. Bet if he was a muji dog the English would have not done shit about it lol. GG.

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    • @NakedPray The "English", I like how you use that word, because the BBC represent the entire English nation now right? LOL.

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    • @leesin A man posted a comment and was tracked down and brought to light, a group of muslims beat the shit out of a white girl and get a slap on the wrist because of their religion BOTH of these happend in England is all im saying. By the way the only reason this makes me so mad is because i like the English and think they can do better to protect themselves agianst losing their ancient country.

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  • here in the USA the blacks use "*****" all the time to each other...but don't you dare use that towards one of them! funny huh? but this guy has bigger issues clearly.

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  • Not trying to excuse this sad fellow actions but why are the people putting so much importance on what a stranger says?

    Cant they just delete the comment instead of putting emphasis on it by talking about it on TV?

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  • typical of the fuckin BBC, what friggin nonsense, I cant wait to see this turd, carrying on with this nonsense outside finnsbury mosque, simple answer boycott the BBC.

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  • He should have said 'I did it for the lols :trollface'

    Or left it at 'Fuck em'.


    Then escaped on the bus.

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  • Fuck you reporter. I hate you all too.

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  • Those two look similar. Separated at birth?

    They brothers! Well, I'll be!

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  • Oh, please! Remove all freedom from the internet! Let nosy bigotted reporters stalk people and ambush them in real life! That makes sense! But it does not make sense to let people have the freedom to say a few mean words online. They need to be put to death, because some people can't handle the comments, and their unreasonable request to control the words in the world around them outweighs everything else, because their feelings are hurt and that's worse than sticks and stones, you know. I know More..

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  • Oh no! Not racist language? That's a crime in Britain worse than homicide these days. This Declan the Reporter Who Couldn't dude needs to go home to his African boyfriend and get it up the Hershey Highway so he'll feel better.

    When The UK is surrendered to Islam, Declan and his type will be in the Vanguard!

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  • BBC: Well Mr foosa, we'd like to know why you keep making stupid off the cuff comments on liveleak.
    foosa: I don't know bored I guess.
    BBC: Well how does that make you feel?
    foosa: Well like a waste of space I guess.
    BBC: There ought to be a law.
    foosa: there will be

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  • "That's what they look like."
    HAHAHAHHAHAHAHA

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  • thats why i never leave my house

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  • I'm glad BBC blocked his wife's face, no need to embarrass her.

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  • Awesome! Should start doing that here!

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