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Tue Feb 12, 2019, 07:09 AM

Ligue du LOL: Secret group of French journalists 'targeted women'

Source: BBC

Ligue du LOL: Secret group of French journalists 'targeted women'

12 February 2019

Several senior French journalists have been suspended or fired for allegedly co-ordinating online harassment through a private Facebook group.

The largely-male Ligue du LOL (League of LOL) mocked women, including other journalists, with rape jokes and photoshopped pornographic images.

Dozens of women have spoken out since the group was uncovered by the major French daily Libération.

Libération's online editor Alexandre Hervaud is among those suspended.

People in the League of LOL set up anonymous Twitter accounts in order to harass prominent journalists, writers and activists - predominantly targeting women.

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Read more: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-47206248

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Source: The Guardian

French ‘boys’ club’ of journalists accused of bullying women online

Five suspended over role in group that allegedly harassed other journalists for years

Kim Willsher in Paris
Mon 11 Feb 2019 23.04 GMT

A clique of French journalists has been accused of bullying female colleagues via social media.

Six people have been suspended for their role in the closed Facebook group Ligue du LOL, a macho online “boys’ club” that reportedly harassed female and minority ethnic journalists for years.

The group, believed to have had about 30 members, is said to have spread pornographic memes online and doctored photos to humiliate its victims.

What group members claim started as dubious humour in private exchanges, however, appears to have soon degenerated and spread on to the wider web mostly through Twitter.

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Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/feb/11/french-boys-club-of-journalists-accused-of-bullying-women-online

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