April 30, 2012

"Is Twitter working on a solution to keep liberals from abusing the spam submission system in the future?"

"Dana Loesch and many others want answers from Twitter. Why did they suspend Chris Loesch’s account? Was the suspension due to liberals flag-spamming him?"

ADDED: More here.
As our late-night-owl readers know, after Twitter reinstated conservative activist Chris Loesch’s account in the wee hours of Sunday night/Monday morning, the progressive flag-spam lynch mob — a vicious group of free speech-squelching Twitter users who trigger automatic suspensions by falsely “mass reporting” conservatives as “spammers” — took him down again and again.

35 comments:

chickenlittle said...

A remedy is for Twitter to disclose the handles of those who "flagspam" in contested cases. A banned person should know their accuser.

chickenlittle said...

...what's needed is the proverbial camera in the face of the protesters shouting down free speech.

Unknown said...

The blog Little Green Footballs is one group reported to be engaging in this lack of integrity.

rehajm said...

One fun part about Twitter- those who use it for evil tend to be stupid enough to leave tracks by tweeting about it. I basked in the glory of the Zuccotti occupiers having their Twitter accounts used in court as evidence against them.

Matthew Sablan said...

I still don't get -why- they are bragging about it -on Twitter-. Maybe write a blog post or an email to a friend about how you flagged non-spam as spam. But on Twitter? Where people are looking for you? While using the hashtag and using the little @UserNameIJustFalselyAccusedOfSpamming? I thought they were the smart ones.

Brennan said...

Just saying, but these fascist leftists are prevalent on every website. They flag, downvote, speech they disagree with rather than merely rebutting it.

In the forums where I was an admin we warned them twice and if they continued we banned them from the site forever.

Aridog said...

@Unknown ... LGF, aka Charles Johnson's own little pity patch, has long been well known for massing his admirers for attacks on others. Nothing new in that except the means.

LGF = about as "yesterday" as it can get.

Don't Tread 2012 said...

Abusive and overbearing.

Just 2 more attributes of the tolerant, civil, anti-speech left.

Oh, should I throw in 'desperate'? Sure seems to fit.

They continue to lower the bar in terms of standards, I guess thats so anyone can become a democrat. So bad, that mediocrity is made to look exceptional anymore.

Just bring us a sob story we can feed to the press and you're all set.

Bryan C said...

Similar kinds of abuse are seen on every user-moderated platform. It bothers me that otherwise competent designers don't include a mechanism for detecting and diverting mob action. Especially since mob action is so easily faked by automation.

In my cynical moods, I suspect that site admins sympathize with the motives of the abusers. Even going so far as to actively assist them.

garage mahal said...

These are the same Breitbart morons that think Obama killed Breitbart, and/or his coroner? Haha.

Chip Ahoy said...

No, they're not the same morons. That is too dismissive.

bagoh20 said...

There are two types of progressives:
Ants at a picnic
or
Crabs in bucket.

Chip Ahoy said...

Haha. Free speech, haha.

Chip Ahoy said...

Haven't been to LGF in a long time.

*goes*

Oi veh. This is so odd. I saw him on an interview and he appeared perfectly sane, compelling, actually. I liked him a lot in that interview.

Shanna said...

@UserNameIJustFalselyAccusedOfSpamming?

Hee. Clearly they do it because they have no fear there will be any consequences and so far they seem to be right.

tim in vermont said...

"These are the same Breitbart morons that think Obama killed Breitbart, and/or his coroner? Haha." - GM

No, as far as I can tell, Obama only assassinates Americans without trial using drones.

But if, Karl Marx forbid, we should harm one hair on the head of KSM without a full civil trial and appeals up to the Supreme Court.

MadisonMan said...

Twitter should be able to ID the miscreants trying to squelch free speech, and ignore them if twitter wants to do that.

This is the left-wing version of the "Family" group that routinely complains about TV shows. Both sets of complainers should be ignored.

Pogo said...

It's like fake voting.

Ask the king of the pre-filled ballots, Al Franken.

Sham complaints.
Sham elections.
Sham racist murders.
Sham Indians.
Sham recovery.
Sham progress.
Sham President.

Lem said...

Meade can probably identify with this guy.

If it was up to some Isthmus commenters, they would have him banned too.

virgil xenophon said...

2Bryan C/

Agree. And if the site administrators don't necessarily actively aid them, they certainly don't seem to bestir themselves unbidden to remedial action with any alacrity/sense of urgency--so much for "net neutrality." lol.

fleetusa said...

What do liberals have against free speech?

Robin said...

Shows the Left's interest in free speech rather clearly. They hate it.

Revenant said...

This is the left-wing version of the "Family" group that routinely complains about TV shows

Similar, but since TV stations don't have automatic "disable TV show if X number of people complain" functionality the potential for abuse is limited.

Matthew Sablan said...

Family groups at least have to make a case and try and get other viewers to sign on board to their silliness. The Twitter mechanic just requires enough people with an itchy mouse finger (or one person with a lot of time and disposable email accounts).

EDH said...

Pogo,

That list is a Sham-WoW!

Alex said...

Of course garage thinks it's hilarious when a conservative gets punished.

gadfly said...

Having read the tweets that get posted on blogs as newsy, cute even, and having read the tweets of Trayvon Martin and his friend "DeeDee" -- I can only conclude that putting this whole Twitter nonsense to sleep would be "the best thing that happened to corn since the Indians invented it." But Twitter ad income is far too important, like cigarette taxes, so its universe will expand, not contract.

Since anything goes on most blogs and most commentators are not shy about what and how things get said, then why does Google get involved in playing talk cop? Progressives are difficult, make that impossible, to understand.

Bryan C said...

virgil xenophon:

That's certainly true. The googlebombing craze during the 2004 election was a good example of that. Google clearly knew of the vulnerability, knew how it was being used, and chose to take their sweet time fixing it. That' fine, it's their servers, their rules. But let's not play dumb, guys.

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MarkD said...

This is an admission that they cannot compete.

Mark O said...

This can easily happen when the President is anti Free Speech. No president since FDR has been worse.

Nora said...

Robin said...
Shows the Left's interest in free speech rather clearly. They hate it.
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They are afraid of free speech. They can't argue utopia, that had been already tried and failed in Europe, and did so quite spectacularly. So they lush out with name calling, abuse, threats, spam, etc.

rcocean said...

Before October 1917 the greatest supporters of free speech in Russia were the communists. Afterwords, not so much.

Leftist/liberals are results orientated. Free speech is good or bad depending on how it helps/hurts liberalism.

DADvocate said...

Of course garage thinks it's hilarious when a conservative gets punished.

You expect garage to have some sort of admirable values? Ha! He's a fascist scum like the rest.

MadisonMan said...

So I decided to follow him on twitter (Chris Loesch).

I don't think he does anything but tweet. Jeeze oh man what a feed monster.