Nadire Atas, a Canadian girl who wrote 1000’s of on-line posts defaming her perceived enemies, was arrested on Tuesday by the police in Toronto. She was charged with crimes together with harassment and libel, a Toronto police spokeswoman stated.
Ms. Atas, 60, has waged on-line struggle towards dozens of individuals in current years, falsely accusing them of being scammers, thieves, sexual deviants and pedophiles. Her targets included a household who employed her 30 years in the past; her mortgage lender; legal professionals she had battled in court docket in addition to those that had represented her; and the members of the family and colleagues of these folks.
The arrest and costs adopted a New York Times article revealed on Jan. 30 that detailed her marketing campaign of harassment and defamation, illustrating the destruction that one particular person can wreak due to the hands-off postures of huge tech firms like Google.
Ms. Atas was charged with 10 counts every of harassment, defamatory libel and spreading false info with the intent to alarm, stated Caroline de Kloet, the police spokeswoman. “This was a lengthy, complex investigation involving numerous victims,” she stated.