Gordon wants to end anonymity on social media, goes to court | NOW


Gordon wants to fight anonymity on social media, the SBS presenter said on Tuesday in a conversation on the Clubhouse app. He wants it to be laid down by law that hating and swearing via social media should no longer be possible anonymously.

For example, the singer suggested linking logins to the DigID or the BSN number of Dutch citizens. He has built up a file with all the hate messages and threats he has received in recent years. “I’ve had so much shit all over me: death threats, discrimination, homophobia. The measure is really full,” said the 52-year-old presenter.

With his file and a lawyer, Gordon will go to court in the short term. He wants privacy legislation to be amended so that fake accounts can no longer be used on social media. He also wants to trace and charge the people who threatened him.

“I want to ensure that there is case law that other colleagues who are stalked or from whom nude photos are sent,” he says. If the singer wins the case, Gordon wants to press ahead and tackle privacy legislation at European level.

“This really has to stop,” Gordon emphasizes. “You can have a big mouth, that’s your right. But then make sure you’re man enough to show who you are.”

Criticism after purchase of French bulldog

Gordon received a lot of criticism in January for the purchase of a French bulldog. He then made an internet series with pup Toto. People called Gordon an animal executioner and accused him of putting his dog “in the garbage.” He then engaged his lawyer.

Animal welfare organizations called on the singer, among other things AD to quit the series because the animal’s health, which is of a breed that could quickly experience breathing difficulties, would suffer from the shooting.


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