It’s national cyberbully awareness month, and unfortunately for Gareth Davies, epic cyberbully, and leader at EmpireKred, he doesn’t get to define what satire and parody are.
So what is satire and parody?
According to the Reporters Committee For the Freedom of the Press,
Satire and parody are important forms of political commentary that rely on blurring the line between truth and outrageousness to attack, scorn and ridicule public figures. Although they may be offensive and intentionally injurious, these statements contain constitutionally protected ideas and opinions, provided a reasonable reader would not mistake the statements as describing actual facts. Put another way, subjects of even the most biting satire or criticism cannot successfully sue unless the irreverent comments contain a provably false fact. Moreover, public officials and figures must prove that the defendant published the statement withactual malice.
Given that Gareth Davies is a leader at Empire Avenue (now EmpireKred), and has an extensive history of attacking customers, including doxing them and issuing violent threats, his conduct (and that of Empire Avenue, EmpireKred and their leaders is safely satirical.
With that, I fart in Gareth’s general direction.
Gareth Davies cannot be blocked on Twitter rendering a key safety feature of Twitter’s moot.
One never knows what will set Gareth Davies off (1 email, one innocent tweet) and Keith Gill has a history of attacking celebrities on Twitter after they object to his tweets to them, false advertising and spamming (also recommending spamming as a practice, which can cost you your twitter account.)
Keith even tried to dispute that he’s a leader at EmpireKred….
Keith’s idea of “mentioning” celebrities….
Gareth has threatened to continue defacing a business Facebook page after the person went to sleep because he received an email from a new Linked.in contact.
Keith, Chris and Gareth were the parties predominantly responsible for the CA DOJ openening an inquiry into Twitter’s business practice (much of their abuse took place on Twitter) and the reason the San Francisco DA’s Consumer Protection Unit twice opened a file to intervene on my behalf.
Keith also has strange contacts on Twitter, including a porn star and former WordPress “power blogger” Opinionated Man who has a history of bullying wordpress bloggers in between beating his wife in his sleep and self medicating.
Block bullies! Raise awareness! Speak up about #cyberbullying during National Cyberbully Month.
If you come across any of the EmpireKred “Goon squad” it’s best to block them.
Empire Avenue Fail 5 post overview: Over 5 posts on my blogs I documented issues with Empire Avenue, from their rogue volunteers, running a “wall of shame” on Brands, attacking Brands reputations online, not answering complaints, having a “goon squad” of endorsed volunteers attacking customers who complained, refusing to discipline internally thereby encouraging more attacks on Brands, etc. What I witnessed was the worst travesty in the annals of customer service I have ever seen. After a month of private discussions with EA to change things, I went public. Only then did they begin to change, but the attacks on me and others grew by their “goon squad.” In the end, I went to EA’s Angel Investor and EA had to shut down its Chat Room and Chat Mod “goons squad.” EA shamelessly has never apologized or produced it damning chat logs as promised by their CEO. This is one of those posts, you can read the rest by Search in the upper right for ‘Empire.’ Don’t play EA or if you do save your REAL money.
And don’t give EmpireKred any business until they take responsibility for their leaders cyberbullying.