When someone posted a comment on the cover of Time magazine on May 12th, 2016, about the new female president of the United States, it was not a typical internet joke.
It was a direct threat.
It came from an anonymous, angry, anonymous internet user who was angry about an issue he perceived as his own personal fault.
The comment came from a woman named Amanda Black, a 32-year-old freelance journalist, and was one of the most vile and vitriolic threats she had ever faced.
She had received a barrage of abuse and threats for a single comment on a Time cover.
The abuse had been directed at Black, her family, her personal life, and she had lost her job.
But Amanda Black was not the only woman in the country who had been targeted by the internet troll army.
“This is a problem,” said one of Black’s employers, a New York-based media company called the Black, Cravath & Arthur.
The company’s founder, the late John Cravathe, died in 2013.
“If someone is so upset about something, they don’t go to a doctor, they go to an angry mob, they do it to somebody else.”
The company had also had to cancel a conference, and Black was one among several women who had lost their jobs in recent years.
A few months earlier, Black had been part of a panel at the annual Women in Technology Summit that had been scheduled to discuss women in tech.
The panel was being held in Washington, DC, the same week that Amanda Black’s comments had appeared online.
Amanda’s remarks had been critical of the White House, her boss, and President Donald Trump.
Black, who is black, had said that the White, Czar of the Free World, and the new president of America, Joe Biden, had not lived up to the promises he made to African Americans, and that Black, like many of the other women who commented on the Time cover, was frustrated with the way they were treated by the White house.
In response to the internet trolls, Black went on Twitter to share her thoughts.
The next day, she wrote a lengthy Medium post in which she described how she had been abused by the trolls.
She said that she had tried to stay silent and that the trolls had started harassing her, which she was powerless to do.
“I know I was the one who did the real damage to myself, to my career, and to my community,” she wrote.
“Now I am writing this.
It is too late.
I am not going to take this anymore.
I can’t go on any longer.
I need to say something to help the trolls.”
Black also shared screenshots of a video that had emerged on YouTube that had appeared on a channel called The Black, Inc. The channel had been created by a group of online trolls who had claimed to be from the Black woman’s workplace.
Black said that they had made the video “to show that there are a lot of Black women in the White world who feel neglected and marginalized.”
It had been made to show how many Black women had to work to survive, Black said, adding that the video was meant to show that the media had ignored Black women.
The video had been called a “dumb video” and that it was “the same kind of racist and sexist content that the white media has shown towards Black women.”
The Black woman who had received the most hate and death threats, Black wrote, had “a great life story.
But her life story is also a real example of the way that the Internet has been trying to silence and demonise Black women online.”
Black’s story was not unique.
In 2017, a woman from New Zealand named Sarah White was brutally murdered after writing a blog post about her experiences as a Black woman.
Her killer, who was never caught, was also a white man, but the media did not focus on her experiences or her killer.
In her Facebook post, White described how a white person had been harassing her and the Black women she worked with.
White also said that in 2017, she had written a blogpost that had shown how the internet had been targeting Black women and women of colour.
“The hate and abuse was directed at me and at my colleagues,” she said.
“We have to stand up and say no to the hate and the violence that is coming from these men.”
White’s death was the subject of an article in The Atlantic in 2018, which reported on the case of Black woman Michelle Alexander, who had gone missing from her home in Virginia in 2016 and had not been found.
The Atlantic article detailed how she and other Black women were targeted online by men who had used online dating services to try to find Black women who would be willing to share their experiences online.
“It is not just white men who are