- Kylie Kylem is a 15-year-old high-school student and Twitter user, and she's in pain. For some "friends," that was enough reason to spend a few hours on social media trying to encourage her to commit suicide. That's when Anonymous stepped in and the trolls quickly learned what it meant to anger the Internet.
- — ♥THANKS EVERYONE♥ (@YayyImKyliebaby)Tue, Nov 13 2012 16:51:32I don't know what to do anymore. I can't get out of my room. I can't face the world i don't want to be alive im done
- — ♥THANKS EVERYONE♥ (@YayyImKyliebaby)Tue, Nov 13 2012 17:12:56When u see my scars, dn't tell me to stop cutting. Dn't say it's stupid cz u do not understand what i am going through..
- — ♥THANKS EVERYONE♥ (@YayyImKyliebaby)Tue, Nov 13 2012 17:14:54@aleenbaber They said and wrote on my desk sayin kill yourself i tried to ignore them but cant and i ran away from school
- And that is when they struck. The account was @Haylie_Foster17, although at the time of the attack it was called KillYourselfKylie.
- And with that, she went dark. The names listed above are her real-life schoolmates, who have been allegedly bullying her in real life.
- Another troll entered the fray, retweeting and goading the original.
- That's when Web vigilantes stepped in.
- — qɯnN ʎlqɐʇɹoɟɯoƆ™ (@GonzoPhD)Wed, Nov 14 2012 07:28:38
The Kylie Chronicles: Anonymous vs. suicide trolls
A suicidal 15-year-old girl, a pair of trolls, Anti-Bullying Day, and Anonymous: They all came together overnight in a perfect storm of swift, social media justice. Curated by Lorraine Murphy (@raincoaster) for @dailydot
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