‘Eventful trip’: TripAdvisor shuts down Salisbury Cathedral’s page trolled over Skripal case
RT’s interview with UK’s suspects in the Skripal case has triggered a troll storm on TripAdvisor, because the page of the Salisbury Cathedral got raided by users posing as Russian agents. The fun making prompted the page to be locked.
Several hours following the interview with Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov aired, online impersonators flocked on the page, leaving tongue-in-cheek posts on the TripAdvisor page of the Salisbury’s Cathedral Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
“I needed to go to the WorldWide famous town of Salisbury since i have was a boy. Could say it had been eventful,” user writing beneath the name ‘RuslanBoshirov’ said.
Another ‘Boshirov’ said the “short 3,000 hop from Moscow” to start to see the spire of the Cathedral was “really worth it.”
A spoof overview of Salisbury Cathedral by ‘Ruslan Boshirov’ has appeared on TripAdvisor, following the Russian novichok suspects told RT they visited to start to see the “famous” landmark pic.twitter.com/3IWd8AAZ33
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“Night holiday from Russia this is actually the Cathedral to go to for anyone planning for a 2,” one reviewer said.
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Other “reviews” also poked fun at the unfortunate tourist destination that Petrov and Boshirov picked and the inclement weather they faced there.
“Just forget about London, travel to Salisbury straight. Consider that the wintertime could be rough really, especially if you’re from Russia and you also aren’t used to 2cm of snow,” another user wrote.
One “review” was left by way of a user coming under alias ‘Novickek’ from “Moscow, Russia,” who were a lot more blunt and quite toxic.
“My two daddies took me to the wonderful cathedral that their friends have already been talking about! However they there left me. If anyone knows where my Daddy’s are please help!” the ‘Novickek’ wrote, accompanying the post with a crudely doctored picture of an oversized green poison bottle, resting atop of the Salisbury Cathedral’s spire.
following the wave of trolling started
Shortly, TripAdvisor has switched the page to the read-only mode. As of this moment, the Salisbury Cathedral’s page is locked for new reviews and the jokes from recent days have already been purged.
“Because of recent event which has attracted media attention and contains caused an influx of review submissions that not describe a first-hand experience, we’ve suspended publishing new reviews because of this listing temporarily,” a note on the page reads.
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