Mango Inquirer star appears in court charged with assault


Social media star is charged after uploading a video of himself throwing white powder on a ‘troll’ and shouting anthrax after being called a ‘paedophile’

  • Shannon Joyce runs the Mango Inquirer Facebook page, an ‘edgy’ news site
  • He filmed himself confronting a man who called him a ‘paedophile’ online 
  • Joyce was shown throwing a white powder at the man before shouting ‘anthrax’ 

A social media star who allegedly confronted a man for calling him a ‘pedo’ before throwing white powder at him, has appeared in court charged with assault. 

Shannon Joyce, who runs the Mango Inquirer Facebook page, is accused of assaulting the market store holder in Darwin in March, sharing footage of the confrontation on his Facebook. 

It was streamed on the popular page, which calls itself ‘an edgy internet news source for stories missed by the mainstream Northern Territory media’.

The Mango Inquirer writer Shannon Joyce

The man he confronted

The Mango Inquirer writer Shannon Joyce (left) and the man he is alleged to have assaulted

In the video he filmed himself speaking to the man, who had allegedly called Joyce a paedophile on Facebook. 

Joyce is then shown to throw a white powder in the direction of the stallholder while shouting ‘anthrax’.

He later claimed on his Facebook page that the white power was actually self-raising flour and not anthrax.

It is unclear whether the man called Joyce a paedophile. However, the social media personality said he was ‘confronting a troll’. 

The stall holder appeared to have a white powder thrown at him by the social media star

The stall holder appeared to have a white powder thrown at him by the social media star

He also described the confrontation as ‘rather empowering’. 

The Mango Inquirer shares several stories from the Northern Territory. However, its website appears to have been taken down. 

Joyce currently remains on bail and had his case adjourned for a plea on July 15.

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