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Whale oil / Margie Thomson.

By: Thomson, Margie.
Contributor(s): Hager, Nicky [writer of foreword].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Nelson, New Zealand : Potton & Burton, 2019Description: 301 pages ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780947503819; 0947503811; 9781988550091; 1988550092.Subject(s): Blomfield, Matt -- Trials, litigation, etc | Slater, Cam, 1968- -- Trials, litigation, etc | Slater, Cam, 1968- -- Blogs | Trials (Libel) -- New Zealand | Cyberbullying -- New ZealandDDC classification: 364.156092 Summary: "In May 2012 Auckland businessman Matt Blomfield found himself the target of a vicious online attack, the work of Whale Oil blogger Cameron Slater. The attack came out of the blue, destroying Blomfield's reputation and career, stealing his identity, turning him into a social outcast. Two years after the online attack began an armed gunman came to Blomfield's house and tried to kill him. He only survived because the intruder's shotgun misfired. Many people have been smeared by Whale Oil over the years. Matt Blomfield decided to fight back. He spent seven years and many hundreds of thousands of dollars taking a defamation case against Slater. It conclusively established that Slater's vendetta was based entirely on lies ... [This book] is a chilling account of how inadequate our protection is in the face of a digital attack, and a depressing expose of police indifference to a citizen's predicament. But, too, it is a story of courage and tenacity, which reminds us how important it is to stand up to bullies, and to be reassured that in the end they do not always win"-- Back cover.
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The shocking, and completely true story of blogger Cameron Slater known as Whale Oil and his systematic online attack of Auckland businessman Matt Blomfield. In May 2012 Auckland businessman Matt Blomfield found himself the target of a vicious online attack, the work of Whale Oil blogger Cameron Slater. The attack came out of the blue, destroying Blomfields reputation and career, stealing his identity, turning him into a social outcast. Two years after the online attack began an armed gunman came to Blomfields house and tried to kill him. He only survived because the intruders shotgun misfired. But Matt Blomfield decided to fight back. He spent seven years and many hundreds of thousands of dollars taking a defamation case against Slater, which he ultimately won, establishing that Slater's vendetta was based entirely on lies. This book is a remarkable piece of investigative writing, a story of courage and tenacity, which reminds us how important it is to stand up to bullies, and to be reassured that in the end they do not always win.

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"In May 2012 Auckland businessman Matt Blomfield found himself the target of a vicious online attack, the work of Whale Oil blogger Cameron Slater. The attack came out of the blue, destroying Blomfield's reputation and career, stealing his identity, turning him into a social outcast. Two years after the online attack began an armed gunman came to Blomfield's house and tried to kill him. He only survived because the intruder's shotgun misfired. Many people have been smeared by Whale Oil over the years. Matt Blomfield decided to fight back. He spent seven years and many hundreds of thousands of dollars taking a defamation case against Slater. It conclusively established that Slater's vendetta was based entirely on lies ... [This book] is a chilling account of how inadequate our protection is in the face of a digital attack, and a depressing expose of police indifference to a citizen's predicament. But, too, it is a story of courage and tenacity, which reminds us how important it is to stand up to bullies, and to be reassured that in the end they do not always win"-- Back cover.