News 12 february — 10:00

French media execs accused of cyber-bullying feminists


Several French media executives have been suspended or fired for allegedly co-ordinating online harassment through a private Facebook group, BBC reports.

The largely-male League du LOL (League of LOL) targeted women writers and feminist activists among others.

Dozens of people have shared their experience of cyber-bullying by the group since it was uncovered by the French left-wing newspaper Libération.

Two Libération journalists are among those suspended.

One, freelancer Vincent Glad who founded the group in 2009, apologised on Twitter (in French), saying that he now realised that "such practices were unacceptable and 'LOL' was not funny at all when it is done in a pack".

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