Exposed: the French media 'boys' club' that hounded women online

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A group of around 30 men from French media organisations founded an informal club called the League of LOL which for years regularly harassed feminists, people of colour, and gay men with vividly pornographic, racist and sexist abuse online, and who were exposed this week by the daily Libération after it discovered that some of its staff were among them.  

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Florence Desruol was a freelance consultant living in Lyon when the attacks began in 2009. Hundreds of abusive messages were posted online, a false account was created in her name, and her head was Photoshopped on to pornograph images and published, reports The Guardian.