We have to hand it Laurence Fox. Where other rabble-rousing blowhards threaten to sue people with no intention of ever actually putting their hands in their pocket, Lozza is genuinely now setting his lawyers on Twitter users who call him racist.
To satisfy the standards of libel, Laurence would need to prove these tweets have caused him “serious harm” – which, if they were broadcast to a big enough audience, could well be the case. So what sort of numbers are we talking here?
One tweeter that Laurence sicced his lawyers on has fewer than 1,000 followers. Their tweet would barely have had any widespread engagement had it not been for one massive verified account that chose to actively retweet the hurtful suggestion that Laurence Fox is racist to its 280,000+ followers.
So which meddling blue-tick was responsible for it reaching such a damagingly broad audience?
It’s…………… Laurence Fox’s account!