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”



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?


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





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



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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The Ghost of Eugene Debs. #Politics In The US Remains Cyclical

In the 1930’s after the collapse of the stock market and mass economic collapse, socialism rose and was partially embraced as a temporary measure by FDR and Congress with the “New deal.”

During that time labor protests racked much of America as workers fought for what they saw as their rights against entrenched business  interests.

The recent Presidential election has once again exposed a rift between the populist leftist wing of the Democrat party (temporarily represented by Bernie Sanders) & the corporate, big bank friendly/war exporting wing of Hillary Clinton.

With Silicon Valley leadership (Jack Dorsey, etc)  preaching leftism and inclusiveness while not actually delivering on the results (poor hiring practices leaving minorities out in the cold, homelessness and a corporate aesthetic taking over San Francisco rather than a vibrant and eclectic city) socialism is once again making a comeback.

At the same time high tech, through the use of borderless (largely unregulated) apps ( like Uber)  undermines even BASIC employment protections that most Americans think of as basic, routine and theirr rights.

IE being an employee and not an independent contractor when you don’t actually control the work you do, workers’ compensation (itself earned through compromise with business interests) and perhaps a dash of time off.

This is hardly unexpected when those same states leave youth uneducated, incarcerated at massive rates and quite frequently jobless, yet without entrepreneurial skills to make their own way.

It’s as if the business left is pulling the wool over the eyes of everyone and expect to have their whole cake and eat it too.

And we all know what happened to Marie Antoinette.

We now have a President elect that’s actually less conservative than Hillary Clinton, yet somehow despised by the left due to the Democrats attempts to rig the election for Hillary Clinton?

How will this play out?  Well I expect actual jobs bills similar in nature to a new “new deal.”

And the self appointed “cultural elites” like Bob Chipman, AKA @the_moviebob?  

Folks like Bob are the same old hate from the Bay Area and Orange County that previous generations of Dust Bowlers felt in the 1930’s and 1940’s.

In other words, politics is cyclical and same as it ever was.

There’s no reason to fear putting people to work who need work and will work.  None.

Will the Democratic party find it’s soul and actually function to protect workers, or will it remain tied to big banks, and tech while lying to their own electorate publically while maintaining private positions?

Will the GOP stop teaching young activists to abolish the Commerce Department even as Congress has explicit authority to regulate interstate commerce?

“to regulate commerce with foreign nations, and among the several states, and with the Indian tribes.”

Time will tell.

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#Twitter Ad Run! Part Deux (Success!) #EaV #SocialSales #Influencernetworking

Twitter allows you to drill down to a targeted audience that will largely find the target audience you choose if you take time to set the parameters for an ad run.

Rather than a general run, take the time to FOCUS, and the results can be there.

This will potentially largely avoid the problem of the fake accounts known to be prevalent on Twitter.

I think with my finetuning I avoided the fakies and fiverr RT buyers and hit a real audience.

At least I hope so.

So you can see the quandary for a large agency contemplating a large ad run.  Can they hit their target audience on twitter, with proper finetuning, or will they hit a sea of fake accounts that have no intention of engaging, and no intention of doing anything but looking for the next fiverr gig from Keith.

Three Tweets did pretty well!

The first!



And the data.  The amount of my ad buy and other super secret data has been redacted.

I contemplate this tweet as a public service announcement to warn consumers about the “goon squad.”

As i said it was a small buy.




Organically the tweet did quite well.




And tweet 3.  Again just as well organically (if those are real accounts) versus targeted ad.





A 9 percent rate, on a pretty small sample.

Gareth Davies Invited Reporting


This is @wanderinpoet reporting, digging and signing off.

So much for consumer advocacy


Read about it on Twitter?


The .Dot#kred Family of Companies Support teams VS @Kloutsupport (#Klout wins) #custserv #socialmedia

In this corner we have the .dotkred “stable.”

@kred seems to have no dedicated twitter support account.  Strange.

@Kred itself has never responded to a single issue raised.  And this was even before they bought Empire Avenue.  Trouble with their app?  You’re pretty much on your own.

@eav_support (The account is not renamed yet.)  Has never responded to any tweets.  Doesn’t even seem to mind their leaders bullying other customers.  @eav_support’s twitter account is protected.  I kid you not.  Now this is one anti social support team.

When you follow URL suggested on @eav_support’s twitter account it’s questionable if you will get a response.  And if you do, it’s questionable if it will be a rational response.

It’s truly horrid customer service.

And I don’t care if it’s @empirekred now instead of @empireave.  I bet it’s the same idiots answering that have been ignoring customer support issues for ages.

Alan Blaze NewsBlaze Publisher - Copy


Even Nance Larson can’t get support.  And when an openly abusive person who receives preferential treatment can’t get support, that’s saying something.

And deleting support tickets? That’s just weird.

Nance Larson Frustrated - Copy

Nance Larson Things Change - Copy

In this corner we have @klout and @kloutsupport.

@Kloutsupport is responsive!  Responding timely to issues with actual meaningful responses.  Issue with Flickr?  Flickr support also brought into the issue and issue resolved!

To my memory @kloutsupport never has failed to respond to a tweet!  And I’ve tweeted them at least 10 times with various questions.

A partial history is available on, but it only goes back so far.

You can search around for other tweets from @kloutsupport to @wanderinpoet

Customer service on Twitter, A+!

Klout delivers the knockout!

#EmpireKred Leader #GarethDavies, Games, @lqqkatthis And #NanceLarson’s Failure To Protect Customers

Want to be abused by a company you’re a customer of?

Give EmpireKred a try.

Shortly after leader of Empire Avenue (now EmpireKred) tweeted his intent to bully me, a customer of Empire Avenue’s, the @lqqkatthis account was created and began spewing lies, bile and falsehoods.

Additional accounts were created, including @doriangraycali, @trollhunterbob (of “superior force” fame and @willardrat007.



The @lqqkatthis account registered at Empire Avenue and proceeded to produce blogs on a website.

The website has been taken down, but the comments on some of those blogs still exist on Disqus, their comment software.

The titles of the blogs are still shown.



The level of vitriole and hate and false information that poured out of this fake website is astounding.



I never worked for Michael Q. Todd, that is wholly a figment of their imagination.

Chris Sandys also made the blatantly false accusation on my blog, and on twitter.

I was simply inquiring as to why Gareth Davies was able to attack others in the Empire Avenue forums, and why Ulf Hedlund was attacking people in the X Bar community.

For reporting cyberbullying, I ended up cyberbullied by the “goon squad” of Empire Avenue.



Michael Q. Todd never paid me a dime nor asked for me to blog about Empire Avenue.



I do not see that Michael Q. Todd is trying to tear down Empire Avenue, if anything he was committed to trying to save it in some form.

But this company seems committed to allowing Nance Larson to attack Michael Q. Todd any anyone that inquired why these attacks were occuring when their own forum rules prohibited personal attacks.

That they then exported their falsehoods to Twitter is astounding.



I have never met Michael Q. Todd.

I believe I followed him or he followed me on Twitter on @wanderinpoet as a result of Twitter’s algorithm that suggest interesting accounts.



An unwary visitor took the time to point out the falsehoods.



Michael Q. Todd did not pay for my leaders package.  He has never paid me a dime.  Nor did anyone approach me on his behalf to blog about Empire Avenue.



And their falsehoods explain why I had to go to the CA DoJ and SF DA’s office as Twitter was unresponsive to my emails to @support.


The false blogs were shared by a few Empire Avenue leaders, Omar Habayeb and Gareth Davies, included.

Dorian Gray Locked DorianGrayCali Non Violent Threats Suspended DorianGrayCali Suspension Non Violent Threats Warning lqqkatthis suspended non violent threats lqqkatthis suspended Trollhunterbob suspended




I disagree, and you seem to have done it to yourself.


Gareth Davies is a leader of Empire Avenue, they run things.

Twitter, Trolls and Abuse of “Core Users”

According to former Twitter CEO Dick Costolo, Twitter sucks at dealing with abuse and trolls.

We suck at dealing with abuse and trolls on the platform and we’ve sucked at it for years. It’s no secret and the rest of the world talks about it every day. We lose core user after core user by not addressing simple trolling issues that they face every day.


Part of the question is what does Twitter consider a “core user”?

Is a verified twitter account a “core user?”


Does one tweet from Josh Scott Jones mean Keith Gill can heap abuse upon him?


Keith Gill, AKA @DigitalKeith is a leader at EmpireKred.

(Ms.  Northey is a customer of EmpireKred’s as well.)

Gareth Davies (@me_gareth) is also a leader at EmpireKred and cannot be blocked.  This renders a key @safety feature of twitter’s null and void.


According to Chris Voss of the Chris Voss Show, nationally recognized social media expert,

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.


Abuse by these 2 (and a few others from Empire Avenue) lead to an CA DoJ inquiry into Twitter (PIU x-ref 615640) and the SF DA’s office twice intervened.

Gareth Davies has been suspended by twitter for tweeting a customers private information (doxing) and violent threats.  He was warned again for violent threats.

Keith Gill has been moderated by Instagram for cyberbullying and had his twitter account locked (exact cause unknown, though this “locking” seems to have replaced indefinite suspension).

Keith Gill (@digitalkeith) claims “cybersecurity” as expertise on his Klout profile…



Additionally Chris Sandys (@usafa_93) also a leader at Empire Avenue (now EmpireKred) has been warned for non violent threats by twitter.



This is @wanderinpoet, reporting as always!


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The EmpireKred “Goon Squad” (Abused By the Goon Squad? The SF DA’s Office Can Help)

According to Chris Voss of the Chris Voss Show, nationally recognized social media expert, Empire Avenue (now EmpireKred) has a “Goon Squad.”

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.


I have met these “goons”, and their willingness to engage in attacks on their own customers not only on Empire Avenue (EmpireKred) itself (which is crazy enough who attacks their own customers and expects to stay in business?) but across other social  media platforms triggered a CA DoJ inquiry into Twitter (the only platform that allowed their abuse after I reported it) and the San Francisco DA’s office twice intervened.

12302914 letter DOJ redacted



According to Empire Avenue (now Empire Kred) Admin Robby Ball, there are “inpowered” individuals at Empire Avenue abusing their positions.

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Customers have acknowledged seeing cyberbullying on Empire Avenue.



Gareth Davies has been suspended for tweeting my private information, violent threats and warned again for non violent threats.

Chris Sandys was warned for non violent threats.

Keith Gill was moderated by instagram for cyberbullying.

Keith Gill HarassmentBullying Instagram Gareth Davies Violent Threats Warning Gareth Davies Violent Threats Suspension Gareth Davies Private Information Suspension Chris Sandys Non Violent Threats Warning


When I reported the abuse initially, Empire Support refused to act, indicating they valued their privacy and they weren’t responsible for “someone” tracking me, their customer, down on the internet.

And yes, they actually accused me of abuse for reporting others abuse…  This is astonishing.

That “someone” was Gareth Davies, a leader of Empire Avenue, and the person abusing other customers of Empire Avenue’s even as he is in leadership at Empire Avenue (now EmpireKred.)

Support Response 6132014

Gareth Davies has a history of threatening other players mothers and doxing them.  He has been abusing customers of Empire Avenue’s for years on Twitter.

One example:

Women Threat
Gareth also attacked another customer of Empire Avenue’s to try to attack me.

This man is a vicious predator, yet remains a leader at @empireave.



Interestingly Steven L. Johnson, Brand Manager/Admin has posted that member of public forums, such as those on Empire Avenue are fair game for observation.

Steven L Johnson Fair Game


That “someone” that “tracked me down” was Gareth Davies, a leader of Empire Avenue’s.  If Empire Avenue wanted to know my real name (and no, their ToS didn’t require use of legal name, support simply lied about that as “organizations” were allowed) they simply had to ask.

I had no problem supplying my real name to Twitter when I filed a DMCA takedown request against Gareth Davies for his abuse of my copyright, and with the SF DA’s office and CA DOJ.

Gareth Davies DMCA Talkdown


These are some of the still visible tweets.  The worst offenses were moderated by twitter and the tweets deleted.


To see Gareth’s tweets to me, simply go to and search @me_gareth to @wanderinpoet.

Or go to “Old Tweets” and find the date range between 5/30/2014 and about late January, 2015.

Remember, I’m a customer of Empire Avenue’s (acknowledged by support), Gareth Davies is a leader of that corporation, and they refused to act to stop his abuse.

Empire Avenue’s astonishing refusal to stop the abuse of myself, their own customer, simply confirms what Chris Voss has earlier documented.  The existence of a “Goon Squad.”

These fine individuals were named in legal papers (case denied) seeking to silence my blogging about Empire Avenue.  That attempt failed.

Team Leader Nance Larson  (@nancelarson)
Leader Keith Gill  (AKA #DigitalKeith @DigitalKeith)
Leader Chris Sandys  (@usafa_93)
Leader Gareth Davies  (@me_Gareth)

Leader Teril Gidwitz was also named, but I have seen no public utterances about myself from her mouth.  The only thing she did was accuse another of potential fraud on Empire Avenue’s forums without supporting evidence.

However when I asked her to stop communicating with me, she did so.

What’s a “Leader” at Empire Avenue?

Someone that paid (or was gifted by others, such as Nance Larson) for control of Empire Avenue’s marketing and other departments.

Empire Avenue leadership

Keith Gill Leadership Badge

Gareth Davies Leadership At Empire Avenue

Nance Larson Empire Avenue

Chris Sandys Leadership


Chris Sandys wanted this abuse “off the record.”  He was willing to manufacture false allegations against me to try to do so.

An agent?  LoL.

Chris Sandys False Accusation


Amazingly enough, Empire Avenue Brand Manager Admin Steven L. Johnson was mentioned in a tweet where Gareth Davies admits that he cannot be blocked, which negates a key safety feature of Twitter’s.


And Keith Gill (AKA #DigitalKeith)?  He’s a magnet for violent people I guess…

Mr. Gill gets mentioned in a lot of intimidating tweets.

This is what Twitter General Council Vijaya Gadde has to say about abuse.

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.


And this is what they still allow…

Apparently some types of threats, bullying and intimidation is ok.

Having never threatened anyone anywhere at anytime, I’m astonished that Twitter still allows this to occur.

Yes, that’s Opinionated Man, WordPress blogger,  threatening me.

Opinionated Man Threats



Empire Avenue has changed their name after being bought by Kred to EmpireKred.

However customers report still being abused on their site, and describe the takeover by Kred as “creepy.”

As EmpireKred won’t act, one wonders why Twitter still allows the abuse of EmpireKred customers (And Twitter’s) on Twitter?

In the fine tradition of satire, parody and speaking truth to power, I continue to satirize the Empire Avenue “Goon Squad.”




I reported a bully because he is a bully.

After all, he announced his intent to bully his own customer.  That’s the very definition of a bully.

And Empire Avenue (now Empire Kred support) refused to stop them.



(Chris Sandys is a leader at Empire Avenue, now EmpireKred.)

And Keith Gill (#DigitalKeith) simply continues this abuse by continuing to tweet lies.

Have you been abused by the “Goon Squad”?  The San Francisco DistrictyAttorney, Consumer Protection Unit can help: (415) 551-9595.

Avoid EmpireKred, at least until they clean up their leadership and stop abusing their own customers.

They are simply atrocious.

What did attacking their own customers do to their business?




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