My friend Holden (https://twitter.com/krocodilekore) was recently involved in a big targeted harassment thread on the website Lolcow. When Holden closed their account, they began attacking their friends, which they call "Orbiters". Anyone with a public account who happened to be friendly with Holden was targeted. Claims made against me specifically were particularly vile. False claims about how I did inappropriate things with my younger sister, how I enjoy pedophiliac content, am "secretly a pedophile" or "must be hiding something". The thing is... up until now, I did have nothing to hide. My facebook was public and so has been my twitter. I regularly use it to network with other artists and writers, which I do freelance work for. While there has been no real evidence that can be presented to hurt me, hearing total strangers say these things about me just as a bystander is so upsetting. I have no idea what I have done to deserve it. Worse yet, I have no idea how to make it stop. I am terrified my employers and clients will see this stuff and assume they are correct. I am afraid locking my accounts will only further provoke them to take more extreme actions.