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Tue Jul 16, 2019, 08:14 AM

Judge advises $14m in damages to Jewish woman targeted by neo-Nazi 'troll storm'

Source: The Guardian

The publisher of a neo-Nazi website, who organized a “troll storm” to target a Jewish woman and her family with months of abusive messages, should have to pay more than $14m in damages and remove all posts that encouraged his readers to contact her, a US judge has recommended.

The US magistrate judge called the harassment campaign, launched by the Daily Stormer publisher Andrew Anglin a month before Donald Trump’s inauguration, “egregious and reprehensible”. Anglin targeted Tanya Gersh, a Jewish real estate agent in Whitefish, Montana, a town where the prominent white nationalist Richard Spencer and his family have sometimes lived.

The trolls claimed that Gersh had unfairly targeted Sherry Spencer, Richard Spencer’s mother, over the actions of her white nationalist son, who had recently been greeted with Nazi salutes when he shouted “Hail Trump! Hail our people! Hail victory!” at a conference in Washington.

The neo-Nazi website posted Gersh’s name, address, and contact information, along with photographs of her and her 12-year-old son, photoshopped against an image of the Auschwitz concentration camp, and encouraged followers to contact her. The website claimed that the comments were protected by freedom of speech.

Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jul/15/judge-advises-14m-in-damages-to-jewish-woman-targeted-by-neo-nazi-troll-storm?CMP=twt_gu&utm_medium=&utm_source=Twitter#Echobox=1563272835

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Tue Jul 16, 2019, 08:51 AM

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