Michelle Landry takes on online trolls over farming attack

MICHELLE Landry is maintaining the rage against online trolls who are sledging our drought-ravaged farmers.

The Member for Capricornia said social media was "getting out of control", allowing people to post hurtful and damaging comments under the veil of anonymity.

"They have really made me angry this time," she said about the "dreadful comments" published on social media about struggling farmers.

First speech, Michelle Landry MP,(QLD Capricornia Nat) House of Reps Parliament House Canberra 5 December 2013. Photo Contributed
First speech, Michelle Landry MP,(QLD Capricornia Nat) House of Reps Parliament House Canberra 5 December 2013. Photo Contributed Contributed Photo ROK051213landr

"The farmers are the innocent victims here," she said.

"The poor buggers work seven days a week with no let up. They don't need obnoxious little upstarts in the city to be saying these things.

"You can say anything if you don't have to suffer the consequences of it. It's an absolute disgrace.

"It is time these people come out from behind these false names and unmasked themselves."

Ms Landry has taken to social media to combat the trolls and defend the farmers' position. She also criticised Central Queensland media organisations for allowing the comments to be published.

Her post, which among other points asked why social media junkies were so cruel, has received a wave of support.

"I am not surprised by the response because I think that people are sticking up for those farming communities they realise are doing it so tough," Ms Landry said.



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