How do I send social media posts to someone's school?

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So this person on social media harasses people with the ad hominem personal attacks. I am one of many of this person's victims. I already have multiple screenshots of this person's unethical and illegal behavior and I already made him lose his internship position at a company. I want to contact his school (because he's making the same mistakes over and over again) and attempt to get him expelled from his University. My question is an idea to word it to the human resources people that he gets consequences for his misbehavior and gets kicked out of the school. I am finding out that I am one of many of his personal attack victims. Again, how would i word it contacting this person's school and actually leak the information?
 

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OK. So he engages in name calling.
I am immediately reminded of the old retort: "Sticks and stones will break my bones, but names will never hurt me.".

If what he is doing is really illegal, you should put together the evidence and hand it over to the police.
The next step down is harassment or slander which are matters of tort law.
Verbal harassment of this kind is not tolerated in the work place and many other environments, but unless he is spoiling those environments for others (which he may be), he is OK. Slander would be false statements which can damage someone monetarily - or, for example, get them kicked out of a school or job.

It doesn't sound as though your Nemesis has been slanderous, but you need to be careful. If you cannot prove your statements, you may find yourself in court defending against slander yourself.
 
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OK. So he engages in name calling.
I am immediately reminded of the old retort: "Sticks and stones will break my bones, but names will never hurt me.".

If what he is doing is really illegal, you should put together the evidence and hand it over to the police.
The next step down is harassment or slander which are matters of tort law.
Verbal harassment of this kind is not tolerated in the work place and many other environments, but unless he is spoiling those environments for others (which he may be), he is OK. Slander would be false statements which can damage someone monetarily - or, for example, get them kicked out of a school or job.

It doesn't sound as though your Nemesis has been slanderous, but you need to be careful. If you cannot prove your statements, you may find yourself in court defending against slander yourself.
He posted a pornographic tweet (Twitter) on Twitter. That is unethical, illegal and not safe for school or work.
 
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Pornography on the Internet! My God, what has society come to?
 
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Pornography on the Internet! My God, what has society come to?
No, I'm saying Twitter is a more federally regulated/publicly traded social media platform. Twitter/FaceBook/Reddit (in some cases) can get you fired or something.

I already called his former employer and they said that he (my nemesis) is no longer on their payroll. Plus shortly afterwords he deleted his Twitter (more circumstantial proof that he lost his job).
 
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There is a bunch of porn already on Twitter, if he vioated Twitter's rules, its Twitter's issue, not yours.

Why are you so obsessed with this person? just mind your own business
 
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... circumstantial proof ...
An interesting concept. The phrase is usually "circumstantial evidence" - which is a very weak form of evidence.

No, I'm saying Twitter is a more federally regulated/publicly traded social media platform. Twitter/FaceBook/Reddit (in some cases) can get you fired or something.
It's at the employer's discretion.

If it's the US and if the porn is of consenting adults and the distribution is to other adults, then there is probably nothing criminal happening. In fact, it may be protected speech.
 
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Yeah, and what on earth makes you think Twitter is "federally regulated?" It's a private company, they can allow whatever they want on their platform. Including porn if they wish. Even violating Twitter's rules is certainly not a crime. Getting fired for bad behavior in the internet is entirely up to the boss, in fact, the state is very explicitly required to stay out of things like that, that's completely protected. It's also not illegal to harass someone on social media. It's not stalking, it's not harassment, it's your choice to be online. You'll never ever get a restraining order for your social media, once you agree to be on social media, you agree to be subject to that. It's very different than something happening in person.
 
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Schools in some countries have "safeguarding officers" responsible for student health and welfare, bullying etc. If you have concerns about this person's behaviour towards other students either in person or online you should probably speak to the safeguarding officer, or whatever the school calls that role.
 
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No, I'm saying Twitter is a more federally regulated/publicly traded social media platform. Twitter/FaceBook/Reddit (in some cases) can get you fired or something.

I already called his former employer and they said that he (my nemesis) is no longer on their payroll. Plus shortly afterwords he deleted his Twitter (more circumstantial proof that he lost his job).
Fired. Previously you said "illegal". Is this person doing something illegal or not?

It isn't at all clear from your posts who is the victim and who is the bully.
 
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So this person on social media harasses people with the ad hominem personal attacks. I am one of many of this person's victims. I already have multiple screenshots of this person's unethical and illegal behavior and I already made him lose his internship position at a company.
I'm sorry but I'm not inclined to simply take your word that someone is abusive and harassing people to the point that it's downright illegal. And even if they are, taking it upon yourself to harass this person and cause them to lose their internship is borderline deplorable. There's a reason why vigilantism is illegal. The person doing it is very likely to be wrong, or at least overreacting.

If you really think that this person has done something illegal, go get a lawyer and talk to them about it. Otherwise I suggest you tread carefully with how you respond to this person. Interfering with their personal life, like preventing them from getting internships, jobs, or educational benefits is likely to land you in court if they find out.
 
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Hi,

So this person on social media harasses people with the ad hominem personal attacks. I am one of many of this person's victims. I already have multiple screenshots of this person's unethical and illegal behavior and I already made him lose his internship position at a company. I want to contact his school (because he's making the same mistakes over and over again) and attempt to get him expelled from his University. My question is an idea to word it to the human resources people that he gets consequences for his misbehavior and gets kicked out of the school. I am finding out that I am one of many of his personal attack victims. Again, how would i word it contacting this person's school and actually leak the information?
Look, the PF does not support bullying in any way. That includes any bullying that they may have directed at you in the past, and it includes any retaliatory bullying that you would like advice with how to carry out.

The right advice in any situation like this is to document the problem, and then contact the appropriate authorities (police, school admins, etc.).

We will not help you plot your next bully attack here. Thread is done.
 

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