It is now owned by AVM Software whose CEO is internet mogul Clifford Lerner, a 39-year-old multimillionaire who bought Paltalk in 2016.The Ivy League Cornell University graduate made his millionaires after abandoning a lucrative Wall Street career to invest in internet start-ups instead.Any threats of violence must be 'credible' for the individual making them to be prosecuted.'It is like a playground really, it’s somewhere where you can say anything and not worry about the consequences.‘But on too many occasions it’s crossed a line. I would never go that far.’He said many of the people logged into the forum on the morning Gregory took his life witnessed a similar incident a decade earlier.A lonely plasterer was egged on to hang himself by internet ghouls in a chatroom where members insult each other, users have claimed.Gregory Tomkins live-streamed his death on Christmas Day using US video chat service Paltalk.One anonymous user said at the time: 'He tied a rope around an uncovered ceiling joist and stood on the chair as he tied the rope around his neck.'Some of us chatroom users, talking to Kevin over text chat, microphones and video tried to convince him to step down, but others egged him on telling him to get on with it.'We just couldn't believe he was doing it - it was surreal.
He was logged on with around 50 other users to a special 'insult' chatroom where people 'have a go at each other' and initially the members did not believe he would go through with it.
I don’t know what problems he had going on, I can only speculate but he was incredibly lonely and alone at Christmas.’Yesterday the chatroom's administrator known as Throat Punch described how he desperately tried to get UK-based members to call 999.
But he said his attempts were 'futile' as cruel-hearted viewers simply watched their internet acquaintance die in front of their eyes.
The Crown Prosecution Service require a 'high threshold' to intervene when it comes to trolls.
They will usually only intervene in cases where specific people are being harassed or threatened.