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Katie Price has given an update on the case against a troll who is claimed to have used blackface to mock her disabled son Harvey in a video.
Appearing on BBC Two to speak to Victoria Derbyshire, the mum-of-five spoke out about her petition, titled Track a Troll, which has reached over 100,000 signatures and will be discussed in parliament as a result.
The petition calls for anyone opening a new social media account to have to provide a verified form of ID so that police have an easier way of tracing people who post abusive messages without the barrier of anonymity.
Katie explained that while there are legalities in place to help find people who hurt others with their words online, it's not always easy or effective.
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However, the 42 year old managed to track down a man and woman who posted a clip to social media, appearing to mock herself and her 18 year old son Harvey, who has Prader Willi syndrome, is autistic and partially blind.
The video, which OK! has chosen not to show, sees a woman wearing a black vest top with her blonde hair styled back, saying: "If somebody says something horrible to Harvey, what do we say?"
The woman then panned the camera over to her friend, a man who could be seen with his face painted in black and his eyes crossed, replying: "Hello you c***." Appearing to be disappointed, the woman scowled: "Harvey!"
It was previously reported that the man had been arrested, which was confirmed to OK! online by Katie's representative.
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Katie told 52 year old Victoria: "I do know that three people have been arrested, the ones I was looking for for Harvey. The couple in Aberdeen.
"Some of the national newspapers ran their faces and the person who actually retweeted it has actually been charged with malicious communications. So there are some things in place."
Victoria then made the point that they were found without Katie's petition in place, to which she responded: "Well I put them on my social media to find them and I think so many people were shocked by what they did.
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"So a couple of the national newspapers ran it and the police phoned me and emailed me and said they found them, they're charging them.
"And I said I would attend court because I want to face these people myself to show that something can be done."
When asked by OK! if a man was in fact charged for retweeting the video, Katie's representative said: "This is true. Yes."
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She later said: "I am reacting because it's not just that I want to protect my son, I want to protect everyone out there. We all know when we're pushing the line.
"I'd love to say the kind of abuse Harvey gets but you know what I wouldn't say it because it's so horrific to say. When you read it, it should be treated the same as how you say it.
"So if I verbally said these words to someone, I'd get arrested, for being racist, this and that. It should have the same effect just because it's written down."
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