The Globe and Mail

Go to the Globe and Mail homepage

Jump to main navigationJump to main content

Stock photo of Geoffrey York.
Stock photo of Geoffrey York.
(Erin Conway-Smith For The Globe and Mail)

Twitter trolling the least of Rwanda’s attacks on its critics

Even by the standards of a Twittersphere where anonymous snark is common, the personal attacks by the Twitter account known as @RichardGoldston were extraordinarily nasty. Hiding behind a fake biography and a stolen photo, the account targeted anyone who was critical of the Rwandan government, using vicious gossip and misogynistic slurs to assault its enemies.