Jeremy Vine ‘disgusted’ with ‘lack of values’ of social media corporations over stalker movies | UK Information

TV and radio host Jeremy Vine has mentioned he’s “amazed at how onerous it’s” to get social media corporations to behave in response to his jailed stalker’s movies.

Former BBC native radio presenter Alex Belfield, 42, was sentenced to 5 years and 26 weeks final Friday after being discovered responsible of waging a marketing campaign in opposition to various figures from the broadcasting world.

Jurors accepted he brought on critical alarm or misery to 2 victims and located him responsible of “easy” stalking in relation to Channel 5 and BBC Radio 2 presenter Mr Vine and theatre blogger Philip Dehany.

Ex-BBC presenter Alex Belfield arrives at Nottingham Crown Court
Alex Belfield

Requested in regards to the response of the social media corporations, Mr Vine informed BBC Two’s Newsnight: “I’m amazed at how onerous it’s to get them to understand.

“So we went to YouTube and mentioned: ‘Come on, what’s going on with this man? You’ll be able to’t permit him to only defame’.

“After which we mentioned: ‘OK, there’s a libel motion now primarily based on that video, that video, that video’ – they nonetheless will not take them down.

“Ultimately I’ve to undergo a lawyer, they take down particular person movies, after which when he’s convicted they demonetise him. However half the movies about me are nonetheless up there.

“His approach was to say ‘copy and share’ so you should have somebody who takes his video in Moscow and hosts it. It’s going to all the time be on the market, I’ve bought to reside with that.

“However the truth that YouTube hosts these items, they haven’t any duty. They do not care. They do not give a toss. Sorry for my language however I’m disgusted by their lack of values.

“And Twitter as nicely. He’s in jail and he has nonetheless bought a Twitter account. What the hell is that about? I do not perceive it.”

Mr Vine mentioned that Belfield had put out a video “saying he’s going to be proper again up and operating”.

Mr Vine additionally mentioned each the victims and their buddies had flagged Belfield’s content material in a means that was each “steady” and “fixed” and one particular person even went to YouTube’s headquarters to ask its reception if something could possibly be performed.

“It is not a thriller to them that are the issue accounts they usually simply have to take them down,” he mentioned.

Twitter declined to remark, and YouTube has additionally been contacted for remark.

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