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Charlie recommends a podcast series he’s been listening to recently and discusses why it is important for business continuity professionals to be aware of trolls.

 

This week I have been (mainly) listening to the podcast Disaster Trolls on BBC Sounds. It is an excellent exposé of UK trolls who demean and insult survivors of UK incidents, such as 7/7 or the Manchester Arena bombing. On top of going through the incident and many having life-changing injuries, the survivors of these attacks have also had the extra pain of people contacting them on social media to tell them they were actors and the event never took place.

As business continuity professionals, it is important for us to understand the world of trolls. If people we know or our organisation’s staff are involved in a disaster, we need to warn them that they may be trolled. You may want them to close down their social media accounts or be aware of what they post, as most people will be sympathetic but there will be some who are not.

The Disaster Trolls podcast series can be found via the following link: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/brand/m001dn64

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