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Dear @Jack, @Vijaya, Why Is Politician Brianna Wu Able To Have People Suspended? $TWTR #Politics

I woke up today, suspended on my twitter account, @Wanderinpoet.

I wasn’t sure why until I was forwarded a @Mic report that Brianna Wu, candidate for District 8 in Massachusetts, tweeted.

It must be nice to have backchannel access to twitter support and journalists who take your word, sight unseen.

I have no idea why this journalist didn’t contact me, since my blog was referenced.

Given the less than factual reporting, and claims that seem to be levied against me by Brianna Wu, I intend to address them here.

Trolls keep outsmarting anti-harassment tools. Will Twitter’s new system actually work?

For the last three years, the game developer has been a frequent target of Gamergate, a rabid online subcommunity that protests political correctness by harassing women and minorities online. But this time, she faced trolling she’d never seen before: spambots that created and promoted fake scandals about her.

I am not in gamergate.

I didn’t even really know about it until January of 2016.  I am aware that it raged on since 2014, and that the abuse scandal has devastated Twitter.

The bots were a 4chan creation, Wu said, and they would tweet the same messages over and over again, like “‘Offensive in Every Way’ Brianna Wu (D?) Is a Racist.” They spread the hoaxes by spamming Massachusetts hashtags like #MaPoli and #BoPoli. When she reported these accounts and tweets to Twitter, Twitter said it found one account to be in violation of its policies. But the account is still active, she said, and the harassment has continued.

 

I am not in 4 chan or a 4 channer, though my blog “Offensive In Every Way Brianna Wu…” is referenced.

#MaPoli and #bopoli is the twitter hashtag for Massachusetts Politics and Boston Politics.  It’s an effective way to reach the electorate on twitter.

From Twitter’s website.  Apparently though if you are Brianna Wu, you are protected from truth being told about your political campaign by Support.

  • People use the hashtag symbol (#) before a relevant keyword or phrase in their Tweet to categorize those Tweets and help them show more easily in Twitter search.

Brianna Wu’s game, Revolution 60 was reviewed by a WoC reviewer as “Offensive in Every Way”

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Brianna Wu has called Representative Stephen Lynch a “Republican” even though Brianna is a former fundraiser for the GOP who spent years working for Trent Lott (R, MS) I question her ties to the Democratic party.

I believe, from review of her tweets and her game, which was reviewed by a WoC reviewer that Brianna Wu is a racist.

I also am not a 4 channer, nor do I create nor run bots.

“As far as the kind of trolling I expected when running for Congress, I expected it to be a return to Gamergate, and it has been,” Wu said in an email on Wednesday. “It’s an attempt to assassinate my character with local voters.”

Tell the truth about a politician who does not live in District 8 appears to be impossible on Twitter.

I stand by my blog, I have appealed with Twitter and once again written to my Senator, Dianne Feinstein, and contacted the San Francisco DA’s office, consumers mediation dept.

I cannot believe that Twitter would apparently suspend me based on the lies of a politician who apparently is trying to hide her sordid past from the public.

Interestingly Brianna Wu has boasted of her backchannel contacts with Twitter, and ability to have people suspended.

Note:  Brianna Wu deleted her tweets on 12/21/21016.  However many have been archived for years.

Apparently tweeting to a woman running for public office is “harassment” on twitter.

Who knew?

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Brianna Wu “works with Twitter.”   She is position to work in “backchannel.”

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Klout, which has long shared my blogs shared the blog Brianna Wu complains about.  They have shared my content for a number of years.

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This is just more censorship and quite frankly abuse of our Democracy by Twitter.

I did write about Donald Trump a bit, noting the rise of racism and xenophobia in the far right in July, 2015.

Apparently I can’t write about one Democrat while pretty much supporting another on Twitter.

Truth no longer matters on Twitter.  At least if your politics aren’t Brianna Wu’s.

I hope they unsuspend me.

It seems clear that Brianna Wu has the power at Twitter.

 

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$TWTR @Jack Has A Very Large Problem With Safety, Advertisers and Advertising.

It’s perfectly acceptable to solicit HITMEN on twitter.

So when Jack Dorsey says Twitter starts with Safety, I know this to be an outright lie.

I know this because I have reported this tweet soliciting a hitman to Twitter support.  The attached response was received.

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It’s INSANE to me that soliciting a hitman does not violate twitter’s policy.  I documented submitting the tweet to Twitter support here.

Just for fun I will report it again.

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Twitter already delivers some of the lowest rates of visits to external sites among the leading social media platforms.

Facebook leads at 62% outbound traffic to just 6% for twitter.

Now Twitter wants to hold a market captive, while lowering the visibility of the tweets.

No one knows if anyone reads anything they tweet, even when their followers have chosen to follow them and see tweets.

Twitter hides a significant amount of data that Facebook releases.

I have NO idea how twitter advertisers can reasonably calculate a ROI on twitter unless very large corporate advertisers are given access to data that smaller advertisers are not given through “Twitter Ads” within the twitter ap itself.

Jack Dorsey is designing a bubble that stops conversation, and for potential advertisers this is NOT a good thing.

Now Jack Dorsey has instituted Safety rules which:

Collapsing potentially abusive or low-quality Tweets:
Our team has also been working on identifying and collapsing potentially abusive and low-quality replies so the most relevant conversations are brought forward. These Tweet replies will still be accessible to those who seek them out. You can expect to see this change rolling out in the coming weeks.

 

However it should be noted that empowered “activists” with access to Twitter Safety label political enemies as “low quality.”

And the very same activists note that Twitter has been hiding death threats from them.

Randi, who designed a bot to hide hashtags, runs amuck on twitter and silences LGBT advocates.

However, as Randi Lee Harper notes, the “low quality” designation is subjective.

Randi Lee Harper, founder of Online Abuse Prevention Org propagated ISIS on twitter.

How is a safety consultant that propagates ISIS A SAFETY CONSULTANT?

How is Jack Dorsey doing anything that actually makes people safer yet lets them communicate with their target audiences and friends?

To help advertisers make decisions about where to spend their valuable advertising dollars we propose the following:

  1.  Twitter reveal the nature of their low quality algoritm.
  2. Twitter provide reasonable, adjusted estimates of click through rates after application of their algorithm.
  3.  Twitter make it known to potential advertisers before purchase if THEY are considered low quality by Twitter.
  4. Twitter give advertisers the option to tweet advertising without application of Twitter’s algorithm to their tweets & to replies to their tweets.
  5.  Twitter eliminate the millions of known fake accounts now known to exist.

We note that CA state law prohibits retribution by companies of authors of online reviews.

We consider twitter’s algorithm, if tweets to companies people are customers of are suppressed, to violate the spirit and intent of that law, if not the letter of the law.

What use is being able to tweet a company you are a  customer of if Jack Dorsey *winki *wink suppresses your speech with an unexplained algorithm.

OF COURSE BUSINESS CONSIDERS BAD REVIEWS “LOW QUALITY.”  That’s why we need a LAW in the first place.

Essentially Twitter has failed to adequately handle abuse, and now is suppressing conversations of many people in far to wide a net.

Jack Dorsey thinks his opinion of what is good content is superior to consumers who can choose to mute, block or not follow at all.

And Jack Dorsey glaringly fails to address actual terrorists operating on twitter in large numbers.  Terrorists his OWN SAFETY CONSULTANT has propagated.

Nick Flor is a Professor at University of New Mexico.  A professor of Cognitive Science. Hardly one to be considered “low quality.”

Jack Dorsey is destroying the ability to communicate on twitter.    This seems a bad thing for a communications company on the internet.

Twitter is a black hole of traffic.  Once you are on it, you have no idea if people THAT WANT TO READ YOUR TWEETS can read your tweets.

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The Hatred Emanating From @TwitterSF @Jack Is Same As During Dust Bowl. $TWTR

In my opinion Twitter is absolutely the worst run business in the world.

It’s only it’s relatively large size in terms of customers (which the violently churn, and have slow growth) that keeps it afloat, at all.

I have been previously abused to the point that I had to involve the CA DoJ, SF DA’s office and Senator Feinstein.

Imagine that day after day people with their own agenda, who ignore everything you’ve ever written STILL show up to grind their ax on you, for whatever reason.

Imagine that Twitter ignores the serial abuse because they have no institutional memory and are simply callous to the abuse others receive.

Know that the abuse on twitter has led to the massive destruction of investors wealth and that the CEO, Jack Dorsey simply does not care.

I know Jack Dorsey does not care because he’s been quoted that he can’t affect the stock price.

Of course he can.  If he exerted positive leadership, and was clear in what behavior he expected on twitter, and set policies that reinforced those expectations he could affect the stock price.

Former CEO Dick Costolo understand this.  He stood up and apoligized for his part in the abuse that rages on twitter.  I deeply appreciate this because he was CEO when the abuse of myself took place.

“I wish I could turn back the clock and go back to 2010 and stop abuse on the platform by creating a very specific bar for how to behave on the platform,” Costolo said. He added: “I take responsibility for not taking the bull by the horns.”

To anyone on twitter who wishes to abuse me for the color of my skin, I’m a white person, thus racist, homophobe, anything they imagine white people to be.

And they can abuse me, at will.

Coincidentally I am a citizen of CA and of course the United States.

Born in Washington, with parents from Idaho (parents settled in Idaho during Dust Bowl.)

My moms parents actually came to CA first, and went to Idaho where family was after a rich Bay Area farmer nearly worked my Grandpa to death in Salinas.)

Jack Dorsey is the same kind of person that abused my Grandpa.

My grandpa, a carpenter and mason, worked for Morrison – Knudsen in Idaho.

They built much of the “New Deal” infrastructure projects in the United States.

(Me and my sister dressed up for my grandparents 50th wedding anniversary at Coeur d’alene, Idaho.)

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We moved from Arizona to Fresno, CA in 1977 when my Dad was promoted to Branch Manager with Crawford & Company.

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Crawford & Company is a very large independent adjusting/third party administration claims company.

Their largest clients include American Insurance Group, Reliance, and probably every other insurance company you have ever heard of.

I survived a fall off a 2 story roof and did claims investigations include workers’ compensation fraud investigations.

I also have multi line training, including Property claims.

Property claims includes such esoteric coverage as Business Interruption losses, which necessitates knowledge of standard business practices, economics, accounting and a myriad of other subjects.

Essentially, to do claims, you must have a deep background is many subjects, and actual empathy for others so you don’t do stupid things like engage in bad faith by dramatically undervaluing people’s damages (which in the United States is compensated with US dollars.)

Twitter knows who I am.  Not least of all because the CA DoJ and SF DA’s office intervened on my behalf the last time I pursued things that far (x-ref 615640 CA DoJ, SF DA’s Consumers Mediation Dept)

To me, Twitter is absolutely the worst run business I could ever conceive of.  It’s only it’s large size in terms of customers (which the violently churn, and have slow growth) that keeps it afloat, at all.

Twitter also verified my identity when they verified my account.

Since identity politics is the rage with Jack, The Democrats who he openly supports and the empowered activists on twitter, I will give my background.

I’m white.  Obvi.

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I attended Holland project TALENT and Roosevelt High School in Fresno Unified School District.  Go RoughRiders!

The new principal tried to give me belated detention!

You probably know my classmates a bit better, Audra McDonald and Sharon Leal.  (Amongst others.)

My great grandmother, who married my great grandfather in Tulare, CA was native Indian.

I still have TONS of family in Fresno, Kings and Tulare counties.

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My uncle is former USAF retired CHP and is a DA’s investigator in Tulare County (in uniform I guess.)

Most of my family served in the military, as citizen soldiers.  My Dad volunteered for the Navy after graduating from college, and was stationed on USS Reeves in Sea of Japan during early to mid Vietnam War.

He and my mom were lucky enough to live in Japan (off base) during that time. (I wasn’t born yet.)

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In April of 2015 I noticed a change in the GOP that I didn’t like and wrote about it.

The party, with their xenophobic conservative base, bears no resemblance to the Republican party of Hope as exemplified by Ronald Reagan.

I have followed, and spoken with Zach Haller on twitter for months.

Yet I am routinely abused on twitter when having conversations with people I follow by people who don’t know a single thing about me, nor what I have written or what ideas I hold.

To me, Bernie is no more to the left than President Franklin Delano Roosevelt.

Most people realize that infrastructure is in bad shape, nationwide and can separate Bernie’s rhetoric versus what is politically obtainable, ie infrastructure bills.

 

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PS:  Not coincidentally Jack Dorsey likes to break my conversations.

Researching this blog I noticed that I can’t see what Howard Lindzon said that I replied to.

When I click the conversation, Howard’s tweet isn’t connected to mine.

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People routinely note the “shadowbanning” on twitter.

“Conversations are too difficult to follow” because Jack Dorsey broke twitter with shadowbanning.

Don’t take my word for it.

Take the word of Randi Lee Harper, noted infosec and cybersecurity expert who has met with Twitter Safety in San Francisco and who tweets with Jack Dorsey on Twitter.

Instead of dealing honestly and forthrightly with actual threats, Jack hides them.  From the victims.  Who then have NO Idea a threat was made and are left unable to judge whether the threat is a credible threat of violence.

Jack Dorsey is a liar, and he should be terminated. Today.  Or resign. Today.

I have no idea why he is still employed.  He allows his customer and $TWTR to be harmed, in dramatic fashion.

Journalist Kristen V Brown  (now of Gizmodo) wrote,

“How Twitter Handled Death Threats Against Me.”

I reviewed the tweets Ms. Brown reported (incidentally she is a fantastic journalist, follow her) in an email exchange and indeed, Twitter massively failed.  Which is typically the case.

Ms Wu is running for Congress in Massachusetts against incumbent, Congressman Stephen Lynch (D).

Brianna Wu is making privacy, tech and infosec a centerpiece of her campaign and I believe it’s Jack she is targeting.

Brianna Wu, feminist in tech advocate, has this to say about Jack Dorsey and Twitter.

Yet Jack Dorsey is STILL uncaring about some of the most astonishing, abusive, even criminal behavior imaginable.

I have reported this tweet over and over.  Twitter simply refuses to moderate it.

Just for fun I will report it again.

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The problem is Jack Dorsey doesn’t listen to people that legitimately try to help, give advice or report actual issues.

At no point did I want to have to involve the SF DA’s office, CA DoJ or Senator Feinstein.  I found I had to do it when emails to twitter support were ignored.

You see, unlike the activists Twitter favors, I had no “backchannel” contacts at Twitter.

I had myself, and a few friends.

Honestly being accused of being Russian and getting paid in rubles gets old.  Jack doesn’t care  It doesn’t hurt me, really.

It hurts $TWTR.

One has to wonder why ISIS is rampant on Twitter and CIA is “Disappointed” in Jack Dorsey if safety is a priority?

It seems that CDA 230 96 has distorted the market to the point Jack and Twitter will abuse activists to do what they cannot do.

It’s a sick and twisted way to run a business.

Jack Dorsey is on “The Road To Nowhere.”  He has done this to himself, and Twitter.

 

“Starts with Safety”  LOL.

Twitter Abuse, Inc.: Abuse on Twitter is Big #Business $TWTR

Jack Dorsey seems to allow abuse in the name of politics.  As long as it’s his politics.

If you are alt right, or not in favor with Jack, you most likely will be suspended if you are abusive.   It may take a while for @Support to catch you, but catch you they will.

Twitter @Support also fails to deal properly with actual threats, and has a habit of suspending or requiring deletion of non ToS offending tweets.

At least the tweets seem to not break any ToS section that is reasonably understood by rational people.  Maybe people in @support are simply having the worst day of their lives, working at twitter, every day?

Yet there exists a network of abusers operating in plain sight.  An abuse network that has ties to both Congress and Jack Dorsey’s Twitter Safety department.

The abuse network is centered on Randi Lee Harper, and Brianna Wu.

Amazingly hostile, Randi literally assumes any attempt to contact her is starting trouble.

She is astonishingly abusive.

She frequently portrays herself as a victim, but is often the instigator of the abuse on twitter.

Randi’s motivation seems to be “profits.”

In Randi’s world there is only one side.  Hers. She sets the agenda,  defines what is abuse (subjective)  and Jack allows her to pile on the abuse.

Both have met with Congresswoman Katherine Clark, Randi boasts on twitter of having back channel access to Twitter, met with twitter safety  and has people in Congress.

Indeed Brianna Wu plans on running for Congress in 2018.

Brianna herself leads a 50,000 strong mob and boasts about it openly in a now deleted tweet.

The tweet is available for viewing on archive.is.

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A prominent member of their network is anonymous troll, @2dammuslim.   Mr. Muslim advertised his troll business and claims he was hired to troll Gary Johnson by libertarian candidate, John Mcafee.

The MemeWar™ began shortly after.  It was vicious and cutthroat.  Virtual piracy of the highest sextant extant.

No word on how much profit the professional muppeteer cleared, but it must have been worth a few galleons.

Quite honestly, Mr. Muslim is a funny person, highly educated, claims to be a lawyer and is a wonderful satirist.  If he weren’t so mean, he’d be a Good Twitter Account™.

But he himself admits he is surprised he hasn’t been suspended.

Mr. Muslim also led an effort against journalist @Ninjaeconomics when asked to by British writer Martin Linehan, aka @Glinner.

 

The “dogpile effect” noted above by Mr. Muslim seems to be what Twitter spokesman referred to when discussing the suspension of Milo Yiannopoulis in a statement to CNN,

“We know many people believe we have not done enough to curb this type of behavior on Twitter. We agree,” read a statement from Twitter sent to CNNMoney.

“People should be able to express diverse opinions and beliefs on Twitter. But no one deserves to be subjected to targeted abuse online, and our rules prohibit inciting or engaging in the targeted abuse or harassment of others,” the statement read. “Over the past 48 hours in particular, we’ve seen an uptick in the number of accounts violating these policies and have taken enforcement actions against these accounts.”

Randi, knowing of Mr. Muslim’s services, cc’d him into a tweet when former World of Warcraft developer Mark Kern, AKA @Grummz, tweeted that he had a law degree.

Mark Kern was targeted for abuse after he dared have a different opinion about free speech than Randi Lee Harper.

So Mr. Muslim and his cohorts have been trolling Mr. Kern since, as part of the anti gamer gate troll crew of the left.

It seems clear to certain people, if not political thought, are given a green light to abuse.  This continues to harm twitter’s reputation and business.

Indeed, @2dammuslim has cyberbullied a victim off twitter, later tweeting:

PS:  Randi Lee Harper, who has met with Twitter Safety in San Francisco has propagated ISIS on Twitter.

The full thread is available here.

The other similarity:

At the time Brianna Wu worked in politics, she was a John Walker Flynt and worked for the GOP.

 

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Twitter For Good.

The ability to use Twitter to speak Truth to Power™ should not be understated.

Having watched the development of the F-35 and the difficulties with that program I asked General Chuck Yeager for his opinion on the jet.

President elect Trump shortly thereafter tweeted about the cost overruns.

Recommendations for Twitter, Twitter DC and government to facilitate the ability to speak with our elected representatives & government as follows.

  1.  White House Administration and Senate/House Committees list Office Holders, Members and relevant Staff twitter accounts on the committee websites.
  2.  Twitter compile and make a database available of relevant office holders and staff twitter accounts across government.

 

 

 

$TWTR Fake #news @Spacekatgal And @Jack Have Destroyed The Ability To Communicate on @twitter. #socialmedia

Democrat activist Brianna Wu (@spacekatgal) has spent years abusing people on Twitter.  Not only does she abuse people, but it’s with Jack Dorsey’s tacit knowledge and consent.

 

Brianna, who along with massively abusive Randi Lee Harper (perhaps through Harper) enjoys backchannel access to Twitter Safety, has spent years abusing and leading outrage mobs to attack consumers on twitter who said something they don’t agree with.

Brianna however had an inkling that her massively abusive actions were counter-productive.

However Brianna is perfectly ok with sicking her followers on people.

 

She will HAPPILY attack you with her 50,000 strong mob AND Jack Dorsey refuses to suspend or otherwise moderate her abuse of his customers.

This damages $TWTR investors at a fundamental level.  Twitter currently trades (and has for nearly a year) below IPO.

The culture war is never ending, however the harassment by people like @spacekatgal could be ended if Brianna Wu was treated like other cyber harassers and bullies have been.

Cut the head of the snake off, and the ability to target others for abuse in one central location, Brianna Wu’s account, ceases.

 

So how has Brianna Wu purposefully and with malice aforethought destroyed the ability to communicate reasonably with people on twitter?

For myself, as a white male (who she is free to target) I find I am attacked for speaking a word people like Brianna don’t agree with.

So, despite helping with @nodapl protest and organzing efforts against the muslim registry I am frequently attacked.  On a daily basis.

 

People attacking with a vehemence that is amazing, and often I have no idea why.  Reporting these people does no good, as @support refuses to act.

 

As journalist Kristen V Brown notes (she was also attacked by a mob instigated by Randi Lee Harper and Brianna Wu, for not writing a NEGATIVE enough article about Milo Yiannopoulis)

Over the years, Twitter has become the unfortunate example of what happens on the internet when you govern your territory like the Wild West.

Recode calls “Gamergate in 2014” a “warmup” to Trump’s 2016.

This is largely true, however it’s also largely Randi Lee Harper and Brianna Wu who caused this phenomenon.

Their ability to openly abuse millions of consumers who simply used a hashtag led the right to coordinate, the alt right to form, and broke down civil conversation on Twitter.

Brianna Wu and Randi lee Harper  ignored Women Action Media’s report on harassment to falsely label millions of twitter consumers.

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Jack however has seen fit to neither suspend nor moderate Randi Lee Harper and Brianna Wu.  Instead he has verified them.

@spacekatgal continues to spew falsehoods from her privileged perch.

Brianna Wu has lied about having a journalism degree.  Brianna Wu is the Queen of Fake News & Outrage.

The FBI has closed the gamergate investigation due to no actionable leads.

Related Content:

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Greed, Inc. $TWTR, Fake Progressives, #Tech Bubbles And Personal Piggy Banks

There can be no doubt that those people living inside the tech bubble of Silicon Valley people live very different lives from the rest of America.

Weekend jaunts to lodges in Montana, Bourboun tasting at work, meeting with Cuban and French ambassadors isn’t the usual fare for most Americans.

Yet the cultural elites think their experience is typical, and it’s the rest of us living in a bubble.

On social media, at Twitter and in Silicon Valley generally, a false narrative thrives and drives the culture of the area and national politics.

How else could you explain the virtual eradication of a vibrant & eclectic San Francisco culture that has been replaced with a corporate, sanitized aesthetic that Jack ignores as he steps over homeless to go into Twitter HQ?

 

The tech, banking and insurance professionals have left San Francisco with,

The juxtaposition of the silent whir of sleek Tesla electric vehicles, with the outbursts of the mentally ill on the sidewalks. Destitution clashing with high technology. Well-dressed tourists sharing the pavement with vaguely human forms inside cardboard boxes.

Having lived in California since 1977, mostly in Fresno, yet having visited San Francisco many times I have noted the changes myself.

You can go anywhere to see blight and decay in contemporary big City America, however you could not go anywhere to see Haight & Ashbury, an uncommercialized yet still fun Fisherman’s Wharf (or Cannery Row in Monterey, also) and the various sights and sounds that were fun to see, but different for a kid from the Central Valley.

Now, with the blatant and wholly intentional polarization of the United States by the political parties (I hold both responsible) this is gone.

Destroyed in pursuit of electoral votes to divide with wholly hateful, and divisive rhetoric.

The degree to which Silicon Valley and the Federal government and big tech players have intermarried with a two way revolving door of hiring cannot be understated.

Note:  The tweets in this blog are only examples.  For more information use twitter advanced search and note interactions between White House, Twitter, Google, Facebook and cross check bios (ie Formerly White House, now twitter, and vice versa)

With Google and Facebook enjoying twice a week meeting with the White House (per a retired FBI source), and people like Katie Jacobs Stanton (White House alum) having worked for twitter, there’s little doubt that they have had their say with the current policy idea at least heard by the White House.

 

(The team is @twitterdc)

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The techies in Silicon Valley wish to secede from the United States and seem wholly convinced that they and their culture is superior (seems racist) AND cannot succeed with the rest of the United States dragging them down.

People with loud (and abusive yet unmoderated accounts on twitter) push this idea.  That if only the cultural elites were free of their poor, yet racist(?!?) lessers in the midwest, everything would  be perfect.

Some go so far to push for an “apartheid state.”

Sorry, but no. I’m all out of empathy and compassion. Feel free to hate me all you want because I’m an elitist who shows disdain for you. Enjoy waiting for the factories and mills to return as you fling your resentment at the bicoastal elites who’ve created the government programs like Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act (sorry about that) upon which you depend. You’ve been fighting a culture war and a religious war, and while you won this battle, you will most assuredly lose the war.

Cities and states can refuse federal funding (not that it will be offered for much longer anyway), and we’ve long known that the Confederacy survives only with subsidies from the blue states.

You’d almost think that no minorities at all live in middle America.

Bob Chipman frequently interacts with Twitter Trust & Safety member Anita Sarkessian of @femfreq, both on social media and in person.  He has been a frequent and vocal defender of Ms. Sarkeesian in his own writings.

To me, a descendant of Dust Bowl immigrants to California, this hate is the same my family has felt from the elites of California since arriving in the 1930’s.

The same bigotry and hate that drove my Grandfather from Salinas to Idaho.

 

Yet, Dr. Feelgood capitalists and their supporters would have you believe in their false reality, rather than the truth.

The Rich voted for Hillary Clinton.  The Washington Post reports,

The divide is economic, and it is massive. According to the Brookings analysis, the less-than-500 counties that Clinton won nationwide combined to generate 64 percent of America’s economic activity in 2015. The more-than-2,600 counties that Trump won combined to generate 36 percent of the country’s economic activity last year.

And yet ivory tower economists, wedded to neo liberal economics and policies would have you believe that service sector “jobs” (not hired, assigned gigs through your phones) is the inevitable future.

 

But he’s wrong, and cannot predict the future.  Americans aren’t scared of “new deal” type legislation, rebuilding infrastructure or a new item that happens to catch consumers eye while being manufactured in the United States.

If someone makes a must have industrial item (remember in the US a “pet rock” made a person rich) people will buy it.

Youtube commentator Kyle Kulinski, AKA Secular Talk, host of the Kyle Kulinski Show pushes back against Mr. Krugman’s ideas.

 

The truth is Silicon Valley (and twitter) fail at hiring women and minorities.  Fail at diversity while loudly proclaiming they succeed at diversity.

School districts in the Silicon Valley fail to educate students adequately even as the primary means of funding is State and local funding.

The local and state government has the means to raise funds, and the wealthy in the area to do it, but they do not.  In most cases these cities, counties and school districts are dominated by Democrats.

And the Democrats allies, like Paul Krugman push a false narrative in the mainstream media.

Democrats have dominated local and state politics in California, and this year clinched a super majority.

Yet things are not perfect despite all the power Democrats in California have amassed.

Despite being well off Cities, counties and geographical areas (Silicon Valley is broadly understood as a geographical area within CA), schools struggle to educate kids adequately to take part in the economy they are building.

Instead Tech elite would try to convince you that they are “progressives” for opposing a $91 dollar fee imposed by a city government.

Wouldn’t a true progressive view basic employment protections as somewhat of a litmus test to even be considered a progressive, or Democrat?  Or even just a reasonable person?

It would be fascinating if people that are ostensibly Liberal called on Uber to actually employ their drivers.  You know, the basic protections that people expect from a fair (and wholly wealthy employer?  Worker’s Compensation coverage, employment?

 

It’s Vijaya Gadde, Jack Dorsey, Sacca, and people in tech that have turned the world upside down.

 

One has to wonder who on earth is looking out for Twitter investors.  It doesn’t seem to be the Greed, Inc. team of Jack Dorsey, Vijaya Gadde and Anthony Noto.

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Chris Sacca heavily pushed for Jack Dorsey to be rehired as CEO (2nd or third time around).

Jack Dorsey is a half time CEO presiding over massive destruction of shareholder value while embroiled in an abuse scandal that Vijaya Gadde herself politicized and publicized in her April 15, 2015 Washington Post op-ed.

Should a corporation trading below IPO for nearly a year should be held to the same scrutiny (at least) as an airline that allegedly discriminates against a Muslim?

 

Ross Gerber , Co-Founder & CEO of Gerber Kawasaki and media analyst has tweeted the following:

 

I think Twitter should fix itself before demanding change in others?

Twitter has consistently failed at diversity hiring, and instead of addressing the issue in twitter itself engages in poliitcal rhetoric and PR to distract from that reality.

One way to HELP would be to fund school programs IN local school districts where Twitter otherwise has offices.

I do not believe that any can reasonably believe that Twitter is “all right” or doing well, or practicing what they preach on their corporate and private (yet twitter leadership) accounts.

We have requested current diversity stats at this time.

Note:  This blog started out to be a contrast between Oakland Unified and Clovis Unified School Districts.  However as data came in showing that tech wished to secede and that Hillary Clinton captured the “rich” vote as identified by counties, the blog took another direction

Thank you to CUSD for their kind response.  Oakland Unified School District did not respond to our public records request at the time of this writing.

Clovis Unified is a Central Valley school district covering parts of Fresno (northeast), Clovis and Fresno County.  The students body is integrated to a fair degree.

The very best schools in Fresno Unified perform roughly equally to an average Clovis Unified school.

The primary source of funding for school districts in CA is state and local (property taxes).  Federal programs are opted into as the Federal Government does not have direct jurisdiction.

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Data on CUSD, and their students is available online at:

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Also of note is that 2nd generation immigrants perform equally to native born.

 

 

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No, World. Milo Yiannopoulis of @breitbarttech Is Not A White Supremacist.

Milo Yiannapoulis is many things.  Gay, Jewish by birth, half greek, a ponce, intelligent, beloved by many, hated by many.

But he is not a white supremacist.

If you don’t want to believe me, just read feminist journalist Kristen V. Brown’s of Fusions coverage of Milo.

Yiannopoulos is an outspoken advocate of free speech on the internet—at all cost.

She pretty much rips him a new one, politely, but it’s fair.

After all, Milo admits he’s a provocateur and troll.

I began following Milo after he was deverified by Twitter because I felt it was an attack on professional journalists.

Little did I know at that time the volume of vicious attacks poured on him by entitled, empowered bullies on Twitter.

Randi Lee Harper, Brianna Wu and a cast of miscreants had spent over a year attacking him because he refused to bow to their demands to not write about Gamergate.

What journalists write is not subject to approval by twitter mob leaders like Brianna Wu.

 

“Attacking” would be writing a story this empowered cyberbully doesn’t agree with.

Brianna and Randi have conducted a cyberbullying campaign that actually is still ongoing as they are connected to the Democrats as activists.

Randi Lee Harper was able to have Milo locked out of SXSW16, to do his actual job, in secret negotations with SXSW admins.

 

A White House accredited journalist was prevented from doing his job at SXSW16 because two empowered bullies were able to silence him.

 

Randi Lee Harper, has met with @safety.  It’s astonishing that a California corporation would allow a safety consultant to actively abuse their own customers, but in Randi Lee Harper they have done so.

 

The left would have us fear censorship by Donald Trump on the internet when they conduct cyberbullying and censorship in broad daylight ignoring your basic civil rights.

Randi otherwise spends time bragging about the massive amount of abuse she can pile on @jack’s customers.

It’s atrocious.

Yet @jack and @support refuse to handle the matter and apply their terms of service evenly and supsend these two massively abusive people

Of course gamergate moved into the political race, and became the base of the people making memes and real live neo nazis, white supremacists and nazis tried to integrate into THAT movement and were partially sucessful in their efforts.

Believe me.  If I saw anything indicative of Milo’s being a white supremacist I would have said so.  I saw NO indication in his twitter account, or journalism.

The stain on his reputation is part of a deliberate effort by evil people to destroy people who write things they do not like.

And they are fully empowered on Twitter by @jack.

 

 

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$TWTR: @twitter is number one in Fake #News On @Apple As @getongab Grabs Market Share

Twitter markets itself as a news application on the apple store.  Perhaps Apple and Tim Cooke need a fake news and propaganda category?

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According to Sensor Tower, Twitter is number one in the news category and 24th overall on the apple store.

 

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According to Vivian Schiller  Vivian Schiller former head of news and journalism partnerships at Twitter and also the former CEO of NPR,

SCHILLER: Let me just say I think it would be a mistake for social media companies to try to, on their own, determine or deign what is a fake news story and what isn’t and shut it off, or what’s a good news organization or a bad news organization. That’s a very, very slippery slope.

Yet, regarding the suspension of “alt right” twitter accounts,

The problem is there is very little transparency and consistency when it comes to what accounts Twitter is suspending and which they are not. As long as there is an even playing field for all and the rules are clearly understood, that would be a good thing. We are not there yet. There’s more to do.

Twitter is hamstrung by privacy laws and regulations that prevent them from showing (in most cases, absent compelling public interest on the specific topic, ie news) exactly why users are suspended.

It would go a long way towards clarifying matters if twitter would, in coordination with the suspended parties release the tweets that earned the suspensions of Milo Yiannopoulis, Mike Ma, Ricky Vaughn, Pax Dickinson, Richard Spencer, Chuck Johnson, John Rivers (and others)   and lead a public discussion about what behavior is acceptable and so the public can determine if Twitter got it right.

With market competitor Gab.ai growing at a massive rate, Twitter’s confusing the issue is CEO Andrew Torba’s gain.

Andrew Torba states,

Daily Reminder: all are welcome here

Gab is for everyone.

We are the defenders of free speech.

We are The People

The alt right and others find a free speech platform that doesn’t suspend accounts and has muting tools in place.

Obviously twitter, as a publicly traded company is being buffeted by the controversy generated by Vijaya Gadde when she blatantly publicized and politicized the abuse scandal at twitter in her WAPO editorial of April 16, 2015.

A major problem for Twitter is that they do not enforce their own rules consistently.

As Fusion Journalist Kristen V Brown noted in her own reporting after receiving death threats, 

But others, like those from the tweeters that suggested I needed to “go” and that it was “op time,” seemed like clear violations: they encouraged others to target me, repeatedly tweeted at and about me and made references to violence.

 

And yet threats and fake content are still omnipresent on twitter.

For instance you can solicit hitmen:

Declare our now elected President as a “common enemy” of CIA?

You can pretend Donald Trump has been sworn in and is President already.

 

 

A founder of Twitter, and Twitter Board Member (and twitter’s largest individual shareholder) Ev Williams called out Facebook for their “fake news” problem in a Medium post (Ev is CEO/Founder) that has made news.

I found it interesting that when I went to read Zuckerberg’s post about misinformation, there were two ads on the side that are super fake.

 

One wonders why Evan Williams is not more outspoken about the fake news and abuse that proliferates on twitter?

Twitter does have rules preventing abuse and fake news on the books, they just don’t enforce them.  And what they do enforce, seems to be one sides in the political spectrum.

It is at the point that Twitter’s core business is suffering as reflected in the stock price which is below IPO.

At the very least, Jack Dorsey and the Board of Directors owe it to shareholders to clarify what is going on, and what steps are being taken to cure the public perception of Twitter as a safe haven for abusers & fake #news.

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https://www.ft.com/content/2910a7a0-afd7-11e6-a37c-f4a01f1b0fa1

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/news/fake-twitter-accounts/

 

$TWTR @jack allows @nymag’s @JesseSingal To Be Fake #news And Conspire To Abuse #Consumers.

Unless you can account for the massive use of social media that Barack Obama started and Donald Trump perfected you can’t account for how fake news by media such as Jesse Singal affected the 2016 Potus election.

Jason Abbruzzese of Mashable writes,

In some ways, it’s right out of the playbook of Barack Obama. Obama’s administration excelled at getting out its message in non-traditional ways while also being noted as one the most secretive administrations ever. For example: The Obama White House routinely leapfrogged the political media, giving interviews to YouTube stars (who aren’t, like Trump’s media surrogates, traditional presidential interviewers).

American politics is both cyclical, swinging from left to right and back again, and somewhat like magnets.

Magnets can attract or, if you reverse polarity, repel.

When you have peace and goodwill, the two parties work closer together, when they are at odds, like they have been since 9/11, you get polarization.

And this has led to the extreme polarization we see today.

With literal socialists on the left driving hateful Democrats rhetoric, and real live nazis on the right with their fingers close to the reins of power and driving the news cycle. the nation is as polarized worse than it has been during the heights of the Vietnam war.

So how did Jesse Singal manage to impact the election to such a huge degree?

By aligning with a SJW mob, and doing their fake #news for them.

Conspiring with them openly as they dogpiled and abused their way through gamergate, and right into the general election as pro gamergate people became pro Trump.

Jesse, so sure of himself, offered to conspire with a twitter account, @2dammuslim, that literally cyber bullied a Syrian war refugee right off twitter.

Mr. @2dammuslim is in the business of “persuasion.”

 

Jesse Singal seems to think he has “protection”.

Mr. @2dammuslim would not be shocked if he was banned by Twitter, however @jack and @support do not treat all their customers equally.

The same conduct that earns people on the right suspensions is ok if done by people with politics Jack approves of.

Mr. @2dammuslim knows his conduct harms twitter customers accounts.  Especially if they are big accounts.

 

Jesse however doesn’t value your civil rights, he’s ok with a Revolution (and the targeted abuse)  as long as he’s a net beneficiary.

 

Additionally @2dammuslim has been assigned by @glinner to attack journalists.

 

In short Jesse Singal got a revolution, and now he’s afraid of what he lit the match to start.

What’s more, Jesse Singal knows he’s fake news and contributed to Trump’s election.

I suppose Jesse is to be commended for his honesty.  It’s not like he tried to hide his efforts.

Honestly Jack Dorsey and Twitter sicken me.

When eminently professional feminist journalists like Kristen V Brown of Fusion receive death threats that Twitter won’t handle responsibly and people like @2dammuslim and Jesse Singal are free to abuse whomever they wish you have to wonder how Twitter remains in business.

Randi Lee Harper, a notorious abuser on Twitter has met with Twitter Safety.

 

Twitter General Council Vijaya Gadde had this to say about abuse on twitter in her Washington Post Op-Ed entitled, Here’s how we’re trying to stop abuse while preserving free speech.”

This is, to put it mildly, not good enough. Freedom of expression means little as our underlying philosophy if we continue to allow voices to be silenced because they are afraid to speak up. We need to do a better job combating abuse without chilling or silencing speech.

One has to wonder how Jack Dorsey, Vijaya Gadde and the rest of Twitter’s leadership feel they can protect free speech and fight abuse while empowering abusers.

 

 

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https://storify.com/ResistISIS/getting-started

http://fusion.net/story/283089/twitter-harassment-policy-enforcement/

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