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Randi Lee Harper, Founder Of Online Abuse Prevention Initiative Tweets ISIS Propaganda

Online Abuse Prevention Initiative Founder Randi Lee Harper disseminated ISIS propaganda material on Twitter on January 14, 2016.

Randi Lee Harper partners with Alex Lifschitz (Crash Overrride Network), Zoe Quinn (Crash Override Network), and Sheri Rubin (Design Direct Deliver) who serve as inaugural members for the organization’s board of directors at the Online Abuse Prevention Initiative.

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The series of tweets featured instructions that ISIS uses to create and propagate Bot nets and included a large data dump of ISIS accounts.

Not surprisingly, and as Gilad  Shiloach of Vocativ reports, ISIS has once again mustered a large number of accounts to attack Twitter.

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This behavior is beyond bizarre and serves to disseminate and propagate ISIS, not limit it’s impact on Twitter and consumers.

Twitter has friends like these.  Bruce Dasich is a Twitter executive in Europe.

 

Tweets archived.  Not published here in their entirety.

 

 

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How News Genius Silences Writers

How some people treat others on the internet is amazing.

Obviously with “reviewers” abusing bloggers by punching down, then tweeting with the creator as she’s mocking the person she’s “annotating” the prospect of @newsgenius treating consumers with anything less than total disdain is nil.

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I moderate Facebook comments all day. While the rest of the Internet shuts off comments on publications, Facebook comments aren’t going anywhere—they count as engagement to help rank posts in the newsfeed, and there is no way for an admin to turn them off. As the host of a large media non-profit’s page, it is my responsibility to remove comments that are hateful while not censoring our audience. I work to create positive discussion by hiding the most appalling instances of racism, sexism, homophobia and transphobia, and by banning consistently hostile users. If we can’t turn off our Facebook comments, we need to own them.

As a result of this daily grind of filtering the worst instincts of humanity, I have a thick skin. I also know the value of sites that protect their creators. As a herpes+ sex blogger, I avoid writing for publications that do not moderate their comments…

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“Hi I’m @Jack and I Run A Fence Building Apartheid Corporation Named @Twitter.” $TWTR

“I allow some of my customers to be silenced, threatened, abused and run off @twitter.”

I’m not @Jack, but if @Jack were an honest man that is what he would tell the world.

You see, @Jack, just went on @TODAYshow with @Mlauer and lied to consumers.

As reported by USA Today,

“I can block people. I’ve never blocked anyone,” Dorsey said.

Picking from crowd-sourced questions on Twitter, Lauer had asked Dorsey about his company’s stance and activity on censorship, which led to a conversation on blocking.

“Does Twitter censor?” Lauer said.

“Absolutely not,” Dorsey said. “It’s our job to make sure they see the most important things.”

 

 

And yet Twitter plainly censors.

This is a known fact.

 

Mr. Kaye is a human rights rapporteur (basically an investigator/reporter) for the United Nations.

 

@Twitter @support also plainly does not enforce the ToS in an unbiased manner.

This is made plain by the reign of terror by Randi Lee Harper on twitter consumers for well over a year.

Twitter absolutely hides content and censors.

This has been measured by both sides of the #gamergate scandal.

 

Jack also said that @twitter’s ToS prohibits violence, yet @randileeharper thrives on the advocation of violence.

 

This abuse by Randi Lee Harper has led to Trans people being silenced on Twitter as @jack does not stop her from her McCarthyist, violent, fence building rhetoric she pours out daily on her timeline.

This is exceedingly strange behavior from a woman who influences @safety @policy at @twitter and has the CEO’s ear on @safety issues.

It is classic threatening indoctrination of a vulnerable element of society and leaves them socially isolated, not included.

 

Twitter and @jack are fence building bigots, not connectors.

 

@Jack is a liar.

 

@Randileeharper builds fences that result in marginalized communities being further marginalized on @twitter.

 

Randi Lee Harper is, by her own definition, a digital terrorist.

 

As you can see, Randi is able to exploit her contacts in @twitter @safety to invade the privacy of consumers on @twitter.

 

@jack’s twitter only enforces the ToS against some people, not others.  This is unequal application of their ToS.  And abuse of consumers.

 

Twitter is quite ok with expressions of violence in some instances, with doxing then taking place on their network.

 

 

The only way to be unsuspended in 10 minuts is to call whomever you can call to make inquiries of.

 

It seems Randi Lee Harper is uniquely privileged to terrorize #consumers.

 

 

 

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How Abusive #TROll $TWTR Accounts Like Allan Brauer Abuse @Support Report Function

Allan Brauer, former Democratic Party leader, is to hateful for the Democrats, but not for Twitter.

 

However the tweet remains live on his Twitter feed and very actively commented on at this point over 2 years later.

The California Democratic party issued the following tweet in response.

 

Twitter, how is ok with this open hatred and did not moderate this still active tweet in line with their newly announced policy against hateful conduct.

Is there an expiration date on hate?

Not when the tweet is still highly active, referenced and well known as an extreme example of hate not ok in society, but OK on Twitter.

In seeking to silence the legitimate news of his losing his position, Allan is now seeking to coordinate reports of tweets which speak about his abuse.

This is how people seek to silence dissent on Twitter.

 

If @jack and Twitter stand for free speech, they need to stop abuse of their report function by people like @allanbrauer to silence dissent.

 

As it stands, trolls like Allan Brauer can call in the mobs and @jack and twitter allow it.

Enough is enough.

 

The Misogynysts Guide To Hate On @Twitter. #feminism #cybersecurity

Depersonalization is the core of hate.

There can be little doubt that depersonalizing others is key to rationalizing the abuse of individuals.

And yet an easy way to attack women on twitter is to simply deny their very personhood.

 

 

This has been happening to Lili, aka @laughrodite4u for over a year and Twitter never stops it.  Never considers it’s impact.

And so one can simply lie to harass women, and Twitter won’t stop it despite rules against targeted harassment of women and spam.

Archive of hateful tweet.

Want Rid of Someone On @Twitter? Just Tweet About It.

According to Twitter @support, open discussion of whom you want rid of does not violate Twitter Policy.

 

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Nance Larson is on staff at gaming company Empire Kred.

Empire Kred (formerly Empire Avenue) has a well documented history of having a “goon squad” that attacked their own customers for years.

Nance Larson has acknowledged the goon squad existence, indicated that it only existed in 2011, and that she’s not a part of any goon squad.

Fooled me.

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Nance Larson, former Team Leader of Empire Avenue (now Empire Kred Staff) and other leaders of EmpireKred have been attempting to keep this massive record of abuse of their own customers “off the record” since 5/2014.

They have magnificently failed.

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However, according to @twitter @support talk of getting rid of people does not violate their @safety @policy.

 

This contrasts directly with Linked.in support who took the time to review events and come to the correct conclusion and result.

 

 

Personally I think abusers are a bad look for @linkedin brand.

Your mileage may vary.

 

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$TWTR MAU Problems? Entirely Self Induced #IJFU #cybersecurity

It’s clear to me that Twitter’s problems are their own creation.

An institutionalized culture of not listening to valid feedback, arrogance and lack of business ethics and common sense.

When I started blogging about the abuse at Empire Avenue, what I quickly noticed was the relative impunity with which leaders from Empire Avenue threatened and doxed me on Twitter.

Chris Sandys, a leader at Empire Avenue, wanted the abuse of Empire Avenue customers “off the record”, rather than deal with the abuse.

Empire Avenue Team Leader Nance Larson and Leaders Chris Sandys, Gareth Davies were able to target me for doxing and massive harassment for blogging about abusive practices on Empire Avenue.

Keith Gill, aka DigitalKeith joined in after I noted his false advertising being run through Empire Avenue social media promotional missions.

And they were able to openly export that abuse right on twitter.  And it continues unabated.

After a couple months of emails to support inquiring as to why with no real response I filed complaints with the San Francisco District Attorney’s office Consumers Protection Unit and The California Department of Justice (x-ref 615640).

During that time other much higher profile accounts such as @Femfreq and an Electronic arts gaming executive also talked about the massive abuse they were sustaining, death threats etc.

I was not alone in the abuse piled on me.

Twitter simply allowed customers to threaten other customers to the point that the mass market was made aware that Twitter didn’t care about their customers.

Twitter tried to address this with Dick Costolo taking responsibility and Twitter General Council Vijaya Gadde writing a Washington Post Op-Ed about the abuse.

I hoped changes would be made, but certain leaders of Empire Kred continued to be able to be openly abusive with little response from Twitter.

One such abuser is Keith Gill, AKA DigitalKeith.

You see, Jim Cramer has tired of the libel Twitter allows.  The serial lies, abuse and harassment customers can sustain.

However you can tell and SHOW Twitter how people are serially lying about you and Twitter does not care.

They simply allow people like Keith Gill to continue their abuse on and on and on and on.

 

This despite having rules defining such lying as spam.

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Some people don’t leave Twitter.  Some stay to let others know what Twitter is.

Twitter is a company that allows massive abuse of it’s own customers by it’s own customers and censors journalism and truth.

Twitter has polticized abuse.   And the free market knows it.

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Basically Twitter General Council Vijaya Gadde’s reaction to me when I asked her for help with cyberbullies and cyberstalkers sums up Twitter.

She blocked me.

Twitter simply does not care.

They even suspend victims of rape.

And Empire Avenue?  Despite being bought out by Kred, and rebranded EmpireKred, the truth about how they act is tumbling out, as well.

Goon squads, trolls and mobs run rampant on Twitter, ruining social media.

 

 

Leader of Empire Avenue Wanted Abuse “Off the Record.”

Imagine being a customer of an online gaming company that rather than deal with cyberbullying and abuse of their own customers, wanted that abuse “off the record.”

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That’s how Empire Avenue operated.

And in fact still operates despite Kred purchasing Empire Avenue and renaming the gaming company Empire Kred.

Customer continue to report being cyberbullied and witnessing cyberbullying at Empire Kred.

And people like Keith Gill, aka Digitalkeith, also in leadership at EmpireKred continue to try to keep the reporting of the cyberbullying “off the record.”

Keith Gill, AKA @DigitalKeith had his account locked by Twitter for abuse on twitter.

Gareth Davies, AKA @me_gareth was suspended by twitter for violent threats and doxing.

Chris Sandys, AKA @usafa_93 was warned for non violent threats.

All of the suspensions were related to their ongoing attempts to keep abuse at Empire Avenue “off the record.”

It’s sad, but these people are deeply, deeply committed to both abusing their own customers, and trying to keep that abuse off the record.

Their ability to continue with the open abuse on Twitter, has led to a CA DoJ inquiry into Twitter’s handling of the matter (CA DOJ x-ref 615640) and the SF DA’s office twice opening files.

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There’s A Reason Why #Twitter’s #Market Fundamentals Are Poor. #investors #cybersecurity

When times get tough, some companies return to basic tried and true fundamentals.

Some companies try for moonshots, according to The Motley Fool.

However the Motley Fool also notes “uninspiring fundamentals” as key to Twitter’s continuing slide in the marketplace.

I don’t think this will have a major impact on Twitter stock; investors are more concerned with the company’s uninspiring fundamentals. But any change that might help to boost user confidence, not to mention the service’s reputation, is welcome.

 

Many users ARE investors or potential investors and are put off by the abuse that Twitter allows.

I agree with the Motley Fool that poor user growth and poor engagement is a concern for Twitter.

After all, engagement levels on Instagram are through the roof and continue to grow.

However there’s a fundamental reason for why there’s poor growth and poor engagement at Twitter.

 

Word has gotten around that Twitter allows cyberbullying and it’s easily conducted through automated means with tweets purchased off sites like addmefast.com.

Or, fake followers can be purchased off sites that amass them and follow people in a bizarre reputation attack.

Worse yet, Twitter moderation allows the abuse, while censoring the truth about these abusive brands.

Instead of a “moonshot” Twitter should return to good old Midwestern customer service values, moderate fairly and to ethical standards, and not protect abusive brands like #digitalkeith from the truth about their own abuse.

Far from feeling safe, Twitter feels like a safe haven for cyberbullies to many of their customers.

Until Twitter means what they say about fighting abuse, instead of fighting a PR war, consumers have no reason to trust Twitter.

And all the advertisers in the world can just try to sell to each other on Twitter, while people enjoy Instagram and the safe environment they provide.

Otherwise Twitter’s users will simply continue to be bullied right off of Twitter.

 

The #DigitallyProbed Method of Raising Your #Klout Score. Gaming the System. #socialmedia

Towards the low end of the pool, where people buy fiverr tweets and spam lies the type of marketers that cause other people to distrust digital marketing people.

One such person should be well known to readers.

I noticed some questionable occurences that were a bit strange and “gamey” on a persons account.

For example:

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I reached out to Klout support via email who confirmed they are aware that buying tweets or mentioning oneself is possible to game the system but would be cost ineffective.

I agree with that.

But it still happens despite what seems to be an economic loser.

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