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Dr Ben Goldacre, Online Abuse, Bullying and the Suicide of a Gentle British Doctor

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Dr Ben Goldacre engages in online bullying and abuse and his BadScience forum is a notorious centre for some of what seem to be amongst the worst of the internet’s trolls, bullies and abusers.

So when a troubled gentle soul takes his own life after years of bullying, abuse and harassment from some from Dr Ben Goldacre’s BadScience forum, Ben Goldacre bears a heavy responsibility. 

On Thursday August 15th 2013 after years of relentless online bullying, abuse and harassment from some of Dr Ben Goldacre’s BadScience forum members, family physician Dr Mark Struthers took his own life.

In life Dr Struthers tried to take them on by challenging them online, posting comments on blogs as “Cybertiger“.  Their response routinely was to gang up in hordes to attack abuse and disparage him personally. 

Dr Mark Struthers was a gentle man and doctor who was well aware of the…

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