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Gamergate: Where Are They Now? The Successes, Fails & Silencers of #LGBT

Gamergate pitted 2 sides against the other.  Which was right and which was wrong?

That depends on your politics and tolerance for abuse. Both sides employed/deployed bots, trolls and abuse mobs.

Where are they now?

The Women of Gamergate:

Brianna Wu:

The tech CEO and public speaker, former journalist, ran for Congress on a progressive ticket and had an impressive showing (starting from essentially zero) and is building her base for a 2020 run.

Anita Sarkeesian:

Anita continues her work at Feminist Frequency with a podcast & social advocacy.  She wrote a book and continues her public speaking career.

Zoe Quinn:

The artist/programmer/social advocate is now involved in the comic book industry with DC Comics.  Something tells me the character is based on someone we know.

Randi Lee Harper: 

The allegedly racist troll/doxer/hacker harassment mob leader Republican lives off donations to her patreon and is in hiding after daring people to dox her.

Randi, according to journalist Jesse Singal, has silenced marginalized communities (LGBT) with her blocking and autoblocker bot.

Randi herself knew that is a bad strategy to cut off people from their support networks but did it to LGBT advocates purposefully.

Randi has also been called out for this silencing on Twitter where she remains free to troll others.

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The Pro Gamergate Side. Such as It Is:

Milo Yiannopoulis

After scoring a $13 million dollar startup fund for Dangerous, Milo has been ostracized by polite society for networking with white supremacists and trolls as part of his shtick.

Milo ocassionally whines on Facebook about the injustice of it all.

Ethan Ralph

Proprietor of a muckraking site, The Ralph Retort, Ralph has returned to limited podcasting after being released from prison. He served time for assaulting law enforcement.

Ethan Ralph is a frequent guest on white nationalist podcasts such as Red Ice.

Ethan Ralph’s political editor Lane Davis shot his own father to death (called him a nazi) and is serving time in prison.

Ralph now spends his time tweeting people about being a convicted felon and suggesting they self harm.

http://archive.is/wriZ8

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Mike Ma:  Breitbart Journalist Mike Ma was suspended by twitter for abuse and disappeared into the void never to be heard from again. We think he’s “Admin” on Dangerous but who cares?

His Vines were funny but he was a bully.  C’est la vie.

As to a harassment mob leader leading a “war on harassment.”

Republican Randi Lee Harper’s worrying should have informed her behaviors better.

 

 

 

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$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.

 

 

Related:

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

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

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Anti Semitism in the Alt Right; Pepe The Frog, Beardson Beardly and @Jack #politics

Art is interpreted in the eyes of the beholder.  Thus what one person finds to be art another can legitimtely feel it’s trash.

Critical to interpretation of art however is the Artist’s Intent.  

With so many things in life, there is room for debate and alternate interpretations.

However with Pepe The Frog there is no debate that Pepe is used by some anti semites to intimidate, threaten and harass Jewish people on Twitter and more broadly on social media.

The alt right combined mediagenic personalities and memes to broadcast their anti semitical message to a general public more connected than ever on Facebook and Twitter.

Anti semites like Beardson Beardly bursting on the scene as a David Duke of sorts.  A mediagenic face conveying the ugly message.

Beardson, who appeared to have ingratiated himself with Mike Cernovich by hiding his true nature (even earning a shoutout from Mike on a periscope as “funny”) quickly networked with alt right figures and even threatened young GOP future leaders such as Kassy Dillon on Twitter.

 

https://www.periscope.tv/Cernovich/1gqGvdDNavBxB

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Mr. Cernovich appears to have quickly detected the virulent anti semitism in Beardson and disassociated.

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Beardson was quickly suspended for his overt threat, and has subsequently apparently been suspended mutliple times for evading suspension.

Beardson also opposed the #NeverTrump campaign led by Ben Shapiro and Louise Mensch of HeatStreet on twitter.

 

Their use is nazi like propaganda from the alt right, which themselves seem mostly disaffected southern and midwesterners holding onto old time prejudices and hatred hoping for a comeback.

It’s as if the South is trying to rise again.  I believe we fought a Civil War over that, however some dreams seem to die hard.

As journalist Kristen V Brown of Fusion writes in Twitter has failed at controlling horrifying anti-Semitism:

Secondly, the social network has time and time again failed to accurately and consistently assess abuse when it does make its way into Twitter’s review process. Twitter’s abusive behavior policy is famously vague, but even when the violations of it are indisputable, the network often fails to act. Earlier this year, I experienced this first hand when Twitter failed to take action against several death threats against me that very clearly violated its harassment policies.

 

No matter what you think about Beardson Beardly’s commentary, he has a history of overt threats on twitter.

The heretofore noted rise in anti semitism in Europe has made the jump to America, stoked by the high visibility and volume anti semitism that is on twitter.

Jack Dorsey and Twitter, as a #news branded application have moral culpability in allowing a massive parade of intimidation and filth on twitter.

We hope that there’s a lesson learner here.  That stoking the fires can and will result in flames.

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Musician Sergio Michel was also attacked by elements of the alt right on twitter and has actively withdrawn from association with the alt right due to their lack of professionalism.

Mr Michel was quite appalled at the trolling on twitter by a journalist from a site that had sought him out for interview.

 

That is rather than write an assigned article, Mr. Cooper chose to troll Mr. Michel on a secondary (?) twitter account.

The full exchange is archived, and took place on 10/21/2016.

Mr. Cooper, who operates numerous twitter accounts, is an intern for Lone Conservative.

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The infecting fringe element of anti semites and twitter trolls needs to be removed from the party, stat.

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Why Does @Jack and Twitter Play Favorites in Targeted Abuse Cases? #custserv #cybersecurity $TWTR

It’s beyond a given that Jack and Twitter allow abuse of a huge portion of their own customer base.

Journalists Kristen V Brown and Kassy Dillon have routinely received death threats with inaction by @support.

The only question now is why.

The answer seems to be politics, as even Jack shyly demured when an interviewer noted that his politics were pretty clear.  (21:04).

 

Model Kate Upton came under massive attack after being targeted by Roland Martin for daring to express her opinion bout Colin Kaepernick’s flag protest.

 

I do not believe Ms. Upton joined twitter to be condescended to or ordered about by Mr. Martin.

 

And yet @jack has not DM’d Kate Upton to render assistance as she is on her third day of targeted abuse by black lives matters advocates.

This after leaping to the defense of actress Leslie Jones after she tweeted racist and colorist tweets for years.

 

The misogyny and hatred is in tremendous volume with no sign of slowing down.

Everybody knows how it works, anticipates it.

 

 

 

These are but a small sampling of the abuse heaped on some, with inaction by @jack and @support.

That abuse heaped on Kate Upton directly contradict what Twitter General Council Vijaya Gadde wrote in her Washington Post Op Ed of 4/16/2015.

I’m often inspired by the vigorous debates on controversial issues that occur on Twitter, but I’ve also been seriously troubled by the plight of some of our users who are completely overwhelmed by those who are trying to silence healthy discourse in the name of free expression. At times, this takes the form of hateful speech in tweets directed at women or minority groups; at others, it takes the form of threats aimed to intimidate those who take a stand on issues. These users often hide behind the veil of anonymity on Twitter and create multiple accounts expressly for the purpose of intimidating and silencing people. We have seen this type of behavior time and time again, including during GamerGate and other incidents involving both public figures and other individuals, so we are changing our approach to this problem, in some ways that won’t be readily apparent and in others that will be.

 

It’s clear Twitter does not enforce their terms of service and safety policy in a coherent, unbiased manner.

 

$TWTR @Safety Consultant @Randileeharper Propagates ISIS, @Jack is “Consciously Failing” To Fight Terror

The United Kingdom Home Affairs Committee published a report arguing that social media giants like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube are “consciously failing” to combat the use of their sites to promote terrorism and killings,

In Twitter’s case this is undoubtedly true as Randi Lee Harper, allegedly an internet abuse expert, propagated ISIS on twitter.

Ms Harper has contacts with Twitter Safety (thought to be @Delbius) and openly boasts of being able to make queries of twitter and has openly violated consumers privacy in the past.

 

In a shocking display, Ms. Harper tweeted (tweets still live) an information dump of ISIS propaganda.

 

@Jack has tweeted with @Randileeharper, indicating that he takes her advice on “safety” seriously.

 

Jack responded to Randi Lee Harper after journalist Kara Swisher (running for San Francisco Mayor) tweeted Randi Lee Harper’s Medium article to @Jack for review.

Vocative has reported that ISIS has been growing at least as fast as Twitter has been suspending accounts, no doubt in large part to Randi Lee Harper’s propagating ISIS materials and Jack’s conscious disregard of safety for all of Twitter’s customers.

In fact, Twitter’s customers actually fight ISIS on twitter, with @Jack and @support frequently suspending accounts actively trying to aid the US & UK in the fight against terrorism.

I often wonder why it is that @Jack has such callous disregard for the safety of his consumers, even as Islamists openly declare Presidential candidate Donald Trump their enemy and solicit hitmen.

 

As for Randi Lee Harper, her motivation is clear.  To “burn down” Twitter.

And she has, however @Jack seems complicit in the burning of national security and twitter investors.

Not to mention consumers whose safety is compromised by alleged expert Randi Lee Harper.

 

Related Content:

http://www.vocativ.com/309792/isis-rallies-army-of-trolls-to-attack-twitter-and-facebook/

http://www.vocativ.com/279630/dark-net-2/

 

 

Why Does @Jack @Vijaya Allow Targeted Abuse Mobs To Flourish on $TWTR? #socialmedia #custserv

One thing that should be clear is that @jack does not have a commitment to his customers safety, privacy or ability to communicate freely on twitter.

Brianna Wu, (@spacekatgal) runs a 50,000 strong targeted abuse mob that she knowingly uses to attack twitter consumers.

 

Imagine the temerity of these people.  Discussing whether Eddie Izzard, a celebrity and public person, should be barred from commenting on transgender issues.

Clearly these people do not respect freespeech, commentary, satire and news, yet @jack allows them to habitually attack his consumers.

The #beyhive of @beyonce functions in much the same way.   Launching attacks  coordinated off their own forums and attacking Twitter consumers in droves.

Simply google “beyhive” to see.  The news media is very kind and documents their actions.

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The Ringer documented the Beyhive in an article entitled, “Inside The Beyhive” on June 3, 2016.

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However @jack allows the beyhive to function as well.

What SEEMS to bother Jack is not that abuse on twitter exists and is rampant but an “uptick” in abuse.

The Verge wrote about journalist Milo Yiannopoulis on July 19, 2016,

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, ranging from warnings that also require the deletion of Tweets violating our policies to permanent suspension.”

 

Notice the artful phrasing of “uptick.”  That is because Jack and Twitter tacitly condone attacks by SOME empowered abusers on twitter.

Twitter should do the right thing and ban the actual abusers.

Abusers such as @Randileeharper, @Spacekatgal, @glinner & @2dammuslim.

Abusers that target journalists in coordinated attacks and boast about it openly on Twitter.

 

Strangely enough, @2dammuslim has taken to deleting tweets.

Though the archives of the 3 below tweet s exist.  The original twitter URL is presented.

https://twitter.com/2dAmMuslim/status/715279836126818305

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https://twitter.com/2dAmMuslim/status/724328530650132481

 

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The archive of Glinner’s tagging in @2dammuslim to attack journalist @ninjaeconomics contains Mr. Muslim’s response.

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Here Randi Lee Harper tags in @popehat and @2dammuslim because Mr. Kern (@grummz) is himself a lawyer.

 

And @Jack should actually stop the abusive of professional journalists such as Kristen V Brown and Kassy Dillon.

 

Bit of advice for Vijaya Gadde.  No, it’s not just you.  But you do fuck yourselves, consumers, investors, advertisers and businesses with your openly hostile to consumers policies.

 

I personally never read any tweets by Mr. Yiannopoulis urging his followers to attack anyone.

I read them all the time from people like Brianna Wu (@spacekatgal), Martin Linehan (@glinner), Randi Lee Harper (@randileeharper) and Boner Poopman AKA Mr. Muslim (@2dammuslim.)

Oh yes, the targeted abuse mobs includes close coordination with media such as Jesse Singal, editor for NY Mag.

 

 

Actually Jesse Singal actively participates in the cyberbullying.

 

https://twitter.com/S_Autopsy/status/725096889947922433

#Gamergate Reimagined! Journalist Jesse Singal Tossed OUT By Randi Lee Harper

The “Gamergate” controversy has roiled twitter for coming up on 2 years.

Amazingly enough the most sustainably abusive person in Gamergate is Randi Lee Harper.

She’s managed to become an “anti abuse expert” while telling people to light themselves on fire, fuck off, “get fucked” in endless supply.

I can only imagine it’s because she has inside contacts with Twitter (@safety) and openly boasts about them.

Not only does she boast about them, she brags that she knows what is best for you whether you like it or not, and they can make these suggestions.

Often when I read through various accounts that are linked to Gamergate, however tenuously I cannot believe I am in America.

It’s Orewellian.

And it’s a high school soap opera once you realize that everyone on that page is a public person (at least now) and receives threats from the weirdos that inhabit the internet in endless amounts.

I myself have also received threats.

I funny understand that women perceive threats differently, but still some caution must be taken to make sure the threats are credible threats to yourself.

Quite frankly Randi Lee Harper openly advocates violence, hatred and is the most abusive person I have ever seen on the internet.

I have no idea why @Jack turned her and her mob loose on consumers.

They operate exactly as @Vijaya explained in her Washington Post Editorial, but they remain beyond moderation.

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What we have is Journalist Jesse Singal boarding the Revolution!  Sounds fun and why not?

Jesse Singal is a firm believe in “explain nothing” and that by explaining nothing social change is inevitable.

I cannot believe this man is a journalist.

 

As long as Jesse comes out on top, it’s all systems go!

 

And not so much, when enforcers are on the scene.

Jesse has a long history of being tossed out and gamely reboarding the ride.

 

Don’t cross the enforcers, or their friends.

 

 

So after warning Candace Owens not to write about Zoe Quinn and Randi Lee Harper, Jesse went ahead and wrote his hit piece.

No single person is more important that the Revolution!

 

 

And the lynch mob that Randi Lee Harper command set in.  As Jesse knew it would.

The “Lynchmob” (racist reference) of course operates exactly how Vijaya Gadde wrote in her Washington Post Op Ed, but if you are Randi, the Terms of Service seems to be inoperative.

 

This of course STILL offended Katherine Cross.

Gonna have to blame Jesse again, because there’s just not a convenient person about!

 

And thus Jesse ends up being the target du jour.

 

Like so many others.

Whee

Whoa

 

What remains a mystery to me is why Katherine Cross is silent about Randi Lee Harper silencing LGBT on Twitter?

Or why she is silent about Jennifer J. Medina targeting LGBT for Randi to block, intimidate or harass?

If anyone has seen her respond to this publically I’d sure like to see it.

 

PS: I cannot WAIT for what Dick Costolo comes up on his tv show!

 

$TWTR Damages Their Investors As #RandiLeeHarper Advocates For ISIS

It is astonishing that @Jack and @Vijaya have allowed 3 people to harm Twitter to the extent that they have.

Lies not only poison the well for twitter and investors, but it destroys what Twitter is at it’s core.  A social media company.  A communications company.

Yet Randi Lee Harper, Zoe Quinn and Brianna Wu erode trust in Twitter daily as they regularly attack twitter consumers.

When Women Action Media teamed up with Twitter to work on the abuse problem, the study concluded that only .66% of harassment claimed by Randi Lee Harper was actually gamergate related.

 

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#Gamergate is a hashtag that twitter allows.  

Yet Twitter allowed 4 women, Randi Lee Harper (@randileeharper), Brianna Wu (@spacekatgal), Zoe Quinn (@unburntwitch)  to label Twitter’s own customers as a “Hate group” equivalent to ISIS for tweeting to a hashtag.

Zoe Quinn is a partner with Randi Lee Harper in Online Abuse Prevention Initiative, allegedly an anti abuse organization.

Frankly it’s a leader in abuse on social media.

 

Although Brianna Wu lists Anita Sarkeesian (@femfreq) as the 4th of their group of women, I find no mention of comparing #gamergate tweets to ISIS in a search of tweets.

 

And yet it is @Randileeharper herself who is “signal boosting” ISIS, as she disseminated instructions on how to create an ISIS botnet, twitter handles of suspected ISIS accounts and various other means of social media usage by ISIS to her followers (and the public as anyone may come across her tweets.)

 

Randi Lee Harper considers tweeting a joke about ISIS as advocating for ISIS…

 

And it is Randi Lee Harper herself who has contacts at Twitter with Safety.

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Randi Lee Harper brags about taking down WoC journalists openly on twitter.

 

It is shameful journalism, and contributes to the destruction of Twitter itself as @Jack and @Vijaya allow a lie to propagate and disseminate on Twitter.

Why is this person allowed to terrorize Twitter consumers?

 

Randi Lee Harper (a pseudonym, her real name is Olivia Pope) routinely tells consumers to set themselves on fire.

 

And yet this is how Randi Lee Harper treats professional journalists on Twitter.  With utter content, condescension and disdain.

 

 

Randi isn’t hesitatant to talk to reporters.  She only talks to compliant reporters, such as predatorial @jessesingal.

 

So many of the professional tech media simply regurgitate the hateful rehetoric spewed by these 3.

How did the #gamergate hashtag start?

Hollywood actor Adam Baldwin invented it in a tweet.

Randi Lee Harper jumped on it, and started accusing a Hollywood Actor, Adam Baldwin, of being a leader of a hate mob.

And the media ate it up.

Randi Lee Harper has even leaked consumers private information as it relates to moderation of their accounts as @safety has a leak.

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(Adam has taken to deleting his tweets as protest against Twitter which monetizes him as they allow him to be viciously abused by a predator, Randi Lee Harper.)

 

 

You can see more of Randi Lee Harper’s abuse of Adam, here.

And at no time has Twitter protected their consumers or investors from this insidious attack on their own business interests and customers.

Twitter is utterly corrupt and management and the Board needs to be removed.

They allow Randi Lee Harper to spew lies, abuse and threats.  It’s sick.

 

“Aggressively parroted” by attorneys such as Mitch Jackson, CA litigator of the year in 2013, a highly successful trial lawyer.

 

 

 

Twitter plays favorites and allows these women to abuse their customers.  Openly.

 

 

Jack is a liar, lying about Safety being a priority and about censorship.

Twitter censors for Turkey and other governments, yet went on national televsion and told the world that Twitter does not censor.

We know this is demonstrably false, yet Jack misleads his own investors with falsehoods.

 

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Tweeting ISIS does not break Twitter ToS.

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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.