Former Coronation Street actress Nicola Thorp has shared how terrified she must have been when a man followed her online for three years. She opened up about the difficult experience on This Morning Today
Former Coronation Street actress Nicola Thorp has revealed how she was stalked online for three years.
The soap star appeared on ITV’s This Morning today to discuss the day’s news, and as she and hosts Josie Gibson and Alison Hammond chatted about the latest news, the conversations quickened. move to the online safety bill.
The government has updated its draft Online Safety Law, as it calls on the main social media companies to provide their usage rights to control who can interact with them and it also allows them to block anonymous scammers.
As they discussed this piece of news today, Nicola shared her own harrowing story of what happened to her.
When asked what she thought of the social media giants carrying out a crackdown on trolls, she said: “I think it will act as a huge deterrent, no only for trolls but also illegal online activities.
“I have now had an online stalker for three years and thankfully the police were able to identify him after a year of investigation. But because of the fact this man is not verified on the internet. network, it took them a long time to find him.” “
She added: “And obviously, during that time, I felt very unsafe. Now if platforms like Facebook, Instagram and Twitter had verification systems, it would be a lot easier for the police to identify them. determine who this man is.”
“I’m sure there are a lot of people in the same situation as me – in the public eye or regular harassers who really want that information.”
Presenter Josie Gibson said it must have been “horrifying” for Nicola, as she added: “It was terrifying, absolutely terrifying when you’ve been tracked down and can’t find him . Rub.”
Nicola went on to praise the changes being discussed by the government.
“They couldn’t – but fortunately Instagram worked with the police to identify him in the end,” she added when updating on the investigation, “I can’t say too much about it as this is a case study. case is underway.
“But I’m not allowed to see the identity of the man who’s been stalking me for three years which I think is a bit excessive. I think on the plus side, this is actually good news because it’s meant to be blameworthy. There are critics who say this limits our freedom of speech, etc.”
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