‘I met my troll’

Alan works as a concierge. In his spare time he composes songs with political themes. Nonetheless he also had a indispensable uglier ardour: leaving inferior messages on-line – most ceaselessly hateful, racist and dangerous.

One in every of these at the receiving conclude of his abuse is a high-profile political activist and businesswoman. Gina Miller will get so many inferior messages and threats from folks be pleased Alan that she has had to rent security.

At our inquire of of, the 2 agreed to meet. So what came about next?

This video was filmed in early March, previous to coronavirus social distancing measures.

Reporter: Marianna Spring

Producer: Reha Kansara

Video Journalist: Kat Macaulay

This account is an component of Crossing Divides, a season about bringing folks together in a fragmented world.

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