Louise Cooney has revealed that she too received a disturbing message from an unnamed social media account, after influencer Niamh Cullen revealed she was forced to go to Gardaí.
Dublin blogger Niamh revealed to her followers on Monday morning that she was just back from the local Garda station, admitting she felt “sick” after getting horrible messages on her Instagram page.
“I’m in an awful way. I feel sick + upset, unbelievably uneasy and quite rattled to be honest,” she wrote on her Instagram stories.
Although she did not share the content of the disturbing messages, she begged Instagram to stop “fake, inactive pages”, adding that “trolls, online bullying & harassment needs to come to an end.”
Soon after, popular Limerick blogger Louise Cooney told her 209k followers that she had got the same message weeks before.
“I got the exact message Niamh Cullen got,” she wrote. “Word for word from the same person a few weeks ago.”
“I couldn’t even share it it’s so upsetting. To think it’s a fake page actually makes me feel so sick,” she added.
It comes amid calls from other popular social media stars for Facebook and Instagram to step in and stop online trolling.
Pippa O’Connor hit out at the social media platforms last week, while Lisa McGowan of Lisa’s Lust List started High Court action against Facebook.