Trolls break into AA meetings on Zoom, harass recovering alcoholics – Business Insider

Trolls broke into multiple Alcoholics Anonymous meetings being held via Zoom video conference and harassed participants with slurs and mentions of alcohol.AA meetings have moved to Zoom as the coronavirus outbreak forces millions of Americans to stay home.”Alcohol is soooo good,” an intruder said to recovering alcoholics during a Tuesday meeting, a meeting participant told Business Insider.Zoom said in a statement that it was “deeply upset” to learn of the incident and encouraged users to turn on maximum security settings.Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. At first, the Tuesday morning Alcoholics Anonymous meeting was going as planned.Members of the New York Inter-Group Association, the regional hub for the recovery group, had been signing on to AA meetings remotely for the past week using the video conferencing software Zoom thanks
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