#cyberbullying is a serious crime but the law will never be taken seriously until it is enforced.
The #misandrist attitude here, or if you prefer entrenched prejudice towards masculinity is
Also the lack of gender-equal social and civic responsibility towards the psychological safety of others.
Sword of a Woman
That there are no consequences for a woman to “knowingly or recklessly use a telecommunications service" publishing false information.
Her gender "entitlement" to make public statements which are defamatory and incite rumour-spread bullying..
Bond, Jane Bond, Licence to Defame! 006 6 6
It would seem for many women that criminal cyberbullying is a "hobby"
Worse still she seems to have the patronage of masculinity to do so.
#boxhillcentral #foresthillchase #theglen #knox
"Rule of law, equal application of the law, due process, respect of one person for another are necessary for a peaceful productive society"
Woman who posted Facebook photo of innocent man has tearfully apologised
Victoria Police spokeswoman Clair White said officers had spoken to the 36-year-old woman, but no action would be taken as the dad did not want to pursue the matter. He said he did not want to punish her further.
Ms White said the pair would meet soon and the woman would apologise to him in person.
Media lawyer and principal at M+K Lawyers Justin Quill said the innocent man had been identified in public “and the mum published something defamatory about him”.
“She identified him through his photo. It doesn’t appear she has got a defence.”
INNOCENT SELFIE TURNS SOUR
HOW THIS SELFIE NEARLY DESTROYED AN INNOCENT MAN
Mr Quill said calling someone a paedophile was as about bad as it could get — in some people’s books worse than being accused of murder.
Mr Quill said in theory the dad could take action against Facebook, but was usually pretty hard to do, partly because they were based overseas and also because they had no knowledge of her defamatory comments.
He also said in theory the dad could also take action against every person who shared the photo on Facebook.
“The average punter doesn’t seem to appreciate that when on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram, they are a publisher — the same as Peter Hitchener reading the news tonight or Andrew Bolt writing a column tomorrow.”
Yesterday, the mum tearfully apologised for her actions after receiving death threats.The Knox woman, who wanted to remain anonymous, said she had received death threats after she mistakenly believed the man was taking photos of her children at a Star Wars display at Target at Westfield Knox a few days ago, and then posted his photo online.
Her apology follows a social media firestorm with hundreds angrily condemning her actions online after the self-confessed “daggy dad” said he had been left devastated at being labelled a paedophile after taking a selfie at the Star Wars display for his adult and teenage kids.
The woman contacted Knox Leader and said she wanted to apologise for putting the photo on Facebook a few days ago.
She broke down in tears several times during the conversation.
She had been unable to sleep since the incident and received two death threats, one in person and the other on Facebook.
Her children are set to receive counselling because they are so upset by it.
“My kids are now suffering because of a stupid mistake I made,” she said.
She has been trying to get in touch with the man and wants to apologise in person.
She had not heard from him and did not know whether he planned to take legal action against her.
“It was never done with the intention of splashing it all over these social media pages,” she said.
The woman said she thought her Facebook page was on private when she put the post up — but now realises she never should have posted the photo at all.
“I just need to say sorry ... for not letting (the police) do their job, and putting my concerns on social media.”
“One thousand times over I wish I could just take it back.”
“My children are going through an enormous amount of pain (because of this) and I hate to think what (the man) and his family are going through.
“I just don’t know how to say sorry enough.”
The woman said she removed the post immediately when she realised she was wrong and was “stupid” to post it in the first place.
She said the incident had taught her not to be so quick to assume and not to accuse anybody on social media.
She said she was now aware of the damage such a post could cause, and how quickly it could be shared on social media.
She has vowed never to post anything like that again and urged others to do the same.
“Trust the police — leave it up to them, don’t go putting anything up on social media.
“I should not have put any picture on any social media, even if I thought it was private.
“One thousand times over I wish I could just take it back.
“I think the biggest lesson out of it all is not to post anything that could hurt anybody on any media.”
She is still using Facebook but has stopped posting anything and now has it set on private.
The maligned dad, who lives in Melbourne’s outer east, said he was alerted by a friend to his image on Facebook and immediately went to Knox Police Complex to explain what had happened.
The police checked his phone and thoroughly investigated his story.
“That’s more than what the woman did who posted my photo without any investigation or course of natural justice,” he said.
But he said the episode had left him shattered: “I felt sick. I am so embarrassed and devastated.”
“People need to get their information from proper news sources rather than rely on drama queens who share things without thought on Facebook.”