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The secret community of the French journalists for persecution of women is revealed


Six employees of the French media lost work for persecution of colleagues on social networks. As The Guardian reports, men united for trolling in the closed community in Facebook. Association under the name Ligue du LOL ("League of jokes") existed nearly 10 years and totaled about 30 participants. Women and representatives of other nationalities were the victims of their persecution generally. On February 8, 2019 the Libération newspaper released investigation which convicted participants of community. It became clear that malefactors derided colleagues and distributed pornographic pictures where pasted their photo. By recognition of one of the victims when materials with a mention of her name published, she cried with fear and humiliation three days. The employee of Libération Vincent Glad was the founder of Ligue du LOL. It and his colleague, the senior online editor Alexandre Hervaud lost work. Among the former participants of "league" there is a site editor of the magazine about music and the culture of Les Inrockuptibles David Doucet and the editor-in-chief of the French version of Slate Christophe Carron. Most of journalists apologized to the victims and tried to come true on the pages on Twitter. For example, Hervaud brought "sincere, though overdue apologies by that whom offended". He explained that Ligue du LOL never planned hateful campaigns to somebody. Nevertheless all responsible recognized that their behavior was cruel. "The film of day" is more than important news in Telegram channel. Subscribe!

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