Social Media Identity Gets in People's Faces; Petros Khalesirad Has Come under Fire for His Offensive Language Online

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Byline: KARA PARADIES Kara.Paradies@capnews.com.au

ROCKHAMPTON social media identity Petros Khalesirad has come under fire for being too offensive online through his personal attacks and frequent use of swear words.

But the Rockhampton businessman yesterday said he wasn't going to back down from his controversial approach.

Petros, who writes a regular column for The Morning Bulletin, yesterday refuted claims he'd overstepped the mark.

A critic has written to The Bulletin airing concerns about his adisgusting conducta on Twitter and Facebook.

aPetros K has been using his twitter account to openly attack and insult others using crude and disgusting language,a the letter read.

But Petros said he stood by his actions.

aI have no problem with what I've put online,a he said.

aI've never deleted a tweet.

aI believe internet censorship shouldn't exist.a

Petros said any communication media needed to be used responsibly, but reminded people that in the online world, no one had privacy.

aI am transparent and that makes me accessible to anybody,a he said. …