Missing Madeleine: Alleged Online Troll Found Dead

October 6, 2014 9:51 AM

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A woman who was accused of sending Internet abuse to the parents of missing girl Madeleine McCann has been found dead in a hotel room. Her death has revived debate about media responsibility and how best to respond to online "trolls."

Television channel Sky News identified 63-year-old Brenda Leyland as a Twitter user who had attacked Kate and Gerry McCann under the name "sweepyface." Last week a Sky News reporter confronted Leyland on camera about the alleged abuse.

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