Friend or faux?
Despite facebook’s rigidly enforced “real name“ policy, there are literally hundreds of fake profiles & pages by sock puppets, shills, paid infiltrators, (a.k.a. TROLLS), that are allowed to remain on facebook to harass people, even after multiple reports by many people; while activists using legitimate pen names, such as Rebel Siren, as well as other people using alternate names for various reasons such as personal safety or a nickname they’ve gone by their entire lives, immediately get suspended regardless of the fact that facebook’s “real name” policy is supposedly designed to prevent “bad behavior“, which is not an issue with good people no matter what their name, including well meaning activists seeking to raise awareness and share information for a safer, healthier world. Disinformation shills a.k.a. trolls social media infiltrators are exploiting facebook’s “real name“ policy and getting away with it.
Oh, the irony!
Instead of agreeing to conduct a proper investigation, facebook merely suspends/removes activists’ profiles while allowing the disinformation shills whose mission it is to target and harass activists, a.k.a. cyberstalking, to run rampant attacking good people. “Bad behavior” as defined by using “fake names” according to facebook policy, is most definitely an issue with the disinformation shills a.k.a. trolls who routinely exhibit the worst of it on social media, yet are allowed to remain and run rampant with whatever names they use, whether fake or real. The trolls are allowed to continue with relentless cyberbullying and harassment, despite multiple reports made on them. How difficult is it to get a profile suspended by reporting it? For activists, it’s near impossible. We report those that target and harass us repeatedly, without success, always with the same message, it “does not violate facebook’s community standards”. For the trolls, it seems easy, they make one report and it’s down that day, but why is that? What do the trolls have that honest people don’t? Corporate backing? Unlimited funding? An insider-facebook aide abusing their job to assist them? We can only speculate.
The disinformation shills a.k.a. TROLLS have sold out humanity in favor of dirty energy, Monsanto/GMOs, geoengineering, fracking, false flag deceit, and the list goes on, hired as “forum posters” by corporate contracted public relations companies, creating profiles for the sole purpose of perpetuating corporate deceit by targeting and harassing outspoken activists, yet these trolls are allowed to remain unchecked on facebook (and youtube), while decent people trying to make a difference get raked over the coals. As outlined in Dispelling Internet Disinformation Tactics – Debunking The Debunkers the tactics used by these fake profiles & pages are indeed relentless forms of cyberstalking & harassment that clearly falls into the category of “bad behavior”. So then, why would facebook enforce its “real name” policy, yet allow truly fake profiles/pages to continue harassing people? Hence, the nickname, “fakebook“.
For example, there is a FAKE “Rebel Siren” page that has been reported SEVERAL times by the real Rebel Siren and others, as well as having been banned from the real Rebel Siren – Exposing Corruption and Crimes Against Humanity page. The FAKE “Rebel Siren” page was created by a disinformation shill a.k.a. TROLL, for the purpose of harassing not only the real Rebel Siren, but going on friend’s pages and causing arguments IMPERSONATING the real Rebel Siren, in an attempt to discredit & destroy the reputation of, also known as the tactic of “character assassination“.
The troll that created the FAKE “Rebel Siren” used unauthorized copies of Rebel Siren’s real profile picture and cover photo, calling itself a “Public Figure”, with 20 likes at the present time, ALL of whom are known trolls with fake profiles themselves, and some found on this list, for instance “Randall Flagg” a Stephen King character (see end). Not only is it FAKE, it’s a copyright violation, yet “Randall Flagg” has been allowed to run free on facebook harassing activists, despite being reported multiple times: The CULT – Jim Jones’ disciples had nothing on these facebook trolls.
Even more frustrating, the FAKE “Rebel Siren” remains on facebook, while legitimate Rebel Siren profiles are indefinitely suspended, further meaning that the REAL page, Rebel Siren – Exposing Corruption and Crimes Against Humanity (Reference Website), is left vulnerable to troll attacks, such as by a TROLL illegally using the copyrighted Muppet character “Beaker“ (a “page” with 2 likes, not the official Muppet page), an OBVIOUS fake. ALL troll attacks on the real Rebel Siren page including disparaging memes, insults, name calling, ridicule, and general harassment during this time of profile suspension, will be used as further EVIDENCE against “fakebook” for allowing such shillidiocy, cyberstalking, and harassment to run unchecked.
Facebook seems to readily allow FAKE troll profiles/pages to run amok, yet immediately suspends real profiles based solely on “name” regardless of the truth, and failing to take into account post & comment history. It is highly irresponsible of facebook to enforce its “real name” policy, and suspend profiles with no investigation into the facts, as well as blatantly disregarding potential consequences of forcing people to use legal names, opening them up to identity theft, in-person harassment, and possibly bodily harm from unbalanced obsessive stalkers, and in some cases where domestic violence was a factor, stalking and abuse from ex husbands or boyfriends.
“Beaker” was reported via screenshot and email to facebook in detail, yet they refused to acknowledge it, while Rebel Siren continues to remain suspended, and every new profile created gets suspended. What gives? Clearly, facebook violates its own “community standard” by allowing such things as a heartbreaking “snuff video” of kitten torture (highly disturbing video of two psychopathic deviates torturing an innocent kitten, dousing it with lighter fluid, setting it on fire, then murdering it, too heinous to include in this article), various other shameful animal abuse and inappropriate sociopathic content, also allowing FAKES (such as known disinformation shills) to run rampant, while suspending real people using other names.
For instance, the LGBT community recently received an apology by facebook recently for attempting to force them to use their “real names” after some homophobic hater, (probably using a fake name himself), reported them. The LGBT community didn’t just bend over and take it, they spoke up and started a petition at change.org collecting 35,000 signatures, giving rise to the apology from facebook’s Cox:
Facebook apologizes to LGBT community over ‘real’ name policy
Facebook has long required its users to go by their “real names” on the site for security purposes, to stand out from other social networks and so it can better target advertising to people. Now, the company says the spirit of its policy doesn’t mean a person’s legal name but “the authentic name they use in real life.”
This begs the question, isn’t it blatant discrimination to allow some users to go ahead and use “other” names, while forcing the rest of us to submit legal identification and use “real names” despite the fact that we are known for our pen names, nicknames, maiden names, stage names, and business names?
The first time facebook suspended Rebel Siren’s profile was last month 9/15, whereupon, they issued two separate apologies with “this was in error“, but in the interim, another profile along with the Rebel Siren – Exposing Corruption and Crimes Against Humanity page were created. That is the reason there are TWO Rebel Siren profiles, the original and new profile with a new page that currently has no admin, since both profiles have been targeted, attacked, and reported by the TROLLS with their FAKE accounts.
Even with all the recent controversy, discrimination, and overall unfairness of facebook’s so called “real name” policy and the apologies to the LGBT community; Rebel Siren, author and advocate for humanity, remains disallowed to use a legitimate, proven PEN NAME, despite the apologies last month when this same thing happened. Instead of further pursuing the matter with low level employees named, “Arnold” and “Barry” that are virtually unresponsive; only capable of generic responses, refusing to investigate and failing to honor several written requests to be routed to facebook’s legal department, Rebel Siren was inspired to expose “fakebook’s” duplicitous actions in this article with hopes it will raise awareness about the ongoing dissonance with facebook’s ever-changing user-unfriendly “policies” and generate a more positive outcome for everyone that’s forced to deal with this absurdity.
Let’s start by asking the question, what motivates facebook to allow rampant harassment by obvious fake profiles/pages (whether it looks like a “real name” or not), yet take readily “suspend” those of us that actually care about life and the world we live in and speak up in hopes of making a difference? And, why would facebook admit to such blatant discrimination by apologizing to the LGBT community, agreeing to allow them to use their “stage names”, yet IGNORE everyone else, including those of us seeking to raise awareness about global issues that affects all life on this planet? If facebook allows one group of people to use other names, then they must allow everyone to do so, otherwise it’s pure discrimination, unfair to all users, not to mention that their “real name” policy is proving to be an epic fail. Obviously, “names”, whether fake or real, do not keep cyberbullying off of facebook. Why does facebook choose to perpetuate cyberbullying by honoring the reports of known trolls that target and relentlessly harass activists, yet ignore the reports and pleas of real people that are trying to make a difference?
Is there justice in allowing cyberbullies with fake profiles & pages to run rampant, but caring people to get the boot simply based on the fact that they had been targeted & reported by cyberbullies? What is facebook’s policy about disclosing the reports and investigating those that do the reporting to see if they are hiding anything or on a revenge mission? Will it take legal action to get this out into the open? Meanwhile, perhaps facebook should reevaluate its inefficient, generic “policies” and come up with a better way of identifying truly fake profiles that are actual cyberbullies, such as an investigatory overview of comment and posting history, rather than focusing solely on “names”.
It is evident that examining someone’s ACTUAL behavior on facebook would be a much better gauge of WHO they are than simply what their “name” happens to be. Honestly, and quite ironically, using the pen name Rebel Siren, allows this author to be more professional and objective in posts & comments on facebook. If forced to use a given name, posts would be much more emotional and unrestrained, just as they were prior to using pen name only. Certainly seems like a backfire waiting to happen, eh facebook? For those of us with common sense and the ability for critical thinking, let’s examine the growing problem of rampant, widespread cyberbullies in more detail:
Technology’s progression is often equated with the advancement of human societies. Pivotal innovations, such as the Internet, have forever changed how people interact. Though these developments have allowed the human race to make great strides in many fields, they have also allowed forms of transgression to become more rampant and widespread. This is evident when considering how traditional bullying has evolved into an issue today known as cyberbullying. While bullying and cyberbullying are often similar in terms of form and technique they also have many differences. Unlike traditional bullying, cyberbullying allows the offender to mask his or her identity behind a computer. This anonymity makes it easier for the offender to strike blows against a victim without having to see the victim’s physical response. The distancing effect that technological devices have on today’s youth often leads them to say and do crueler things compared to what is typical in a traditional face-to-face bullying situation. Source: https://www.elon.edu/docs/e-web/academics/communications/research/vol3no1/04DoneganEJSpring12.pdf
Let’s take a look at another negative situation facebook has brought upon itself due to its irresponsible, revolving door policies and ongoing privacy infringement.
An Austrian law student says more than 17,000 people have signed up to join his class action lawsuit against Facebook over the social media group’s alleged violations of its users’ privacy. Twenty-six year-old Max Schrems appealed last week to a billion Facebook users to join a claim he filed in Vienna. – Source: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/video/video-another-lawsuit-against-facebook-over-privacy/article19932341/
Upon further investigation into facebook faux pas, we discover that “real names” can cause even bigger problems on “fakebook”. Facebook further contradicted its “real name” policy, violating its own “community standards”, by allowing the DEA to create a fake profile of a woman they busted to try to bait and lure her friends and family, without their knowledge. Hm, isn’t that “entrapment”? Isn’t entrapment illegal? Facebook, a lot of good your so called “real name” policy did in that circumstance. That was a real name alright, but still a FAKE, despite “proper id” which law enforcement officers, government officials, and even common crooks, can easily gain access to. Can you say, “backfire“?
DEA Impersonated Woman, Set Up Fake Facebook Page, Posted Photos From Her Seized Phone To Make It Look Real
Chris Hamby, over at Buzzfeed, has an incredible and crazy story about the DEA impersonating a woman, creating a fake facebook profile without her knowledge or permission, and posting photos from her seized cell phone, all in order to try to get information from others. The specifics involve a woman, Sondra “Sosa” Arquiett, who was apparently the girlfriend of Jermaine Branford, a guy who was accused of (and eventually pleaded guilty to) drug trafficking. Arquiett was a minor player, charged with basically allowing Branford to use her apartment for storing and processing the cocaine he was trafficking. Arquiett was eventually sentenced to probation.
Where this gets interesting, however, is that Arquiett has now filed a civil suit against the US and DEA agent Timothy Sinnigen, who allegedly set up the fake facebook account. Source:
As if those situations aren’t revealing enough, facebook recently disclosed its purchase of an Aerospace company, U.K.-based Ascenta for its globe-spanning Internet plans and use of solar powered DRONES. Drones? For the purpose of providing internet to remote parts of the globe at “low cost”? What if natives in remote regions have no way to prove their “real name”, facebook? Clearly, “fakebook” has its priorities straight. Why not just put that effort into something people in remote regions can really use, such as FOOD, SHELTER, and CLEAN WATER. Or, advocate for sustainable agriculture and clean skies? Or anything that benefits humanity? The future sustainability of the planet? Nourish underprivileged children? Technology to create a cleaner environment? ANYTHING other than another way to make more useless dollars, contributing to the demise of global society.
Take a look around at what our world is becoming and the rise in conditions such as autism, alzheimers, cancers, autoimmune disorders and various other ailments that can be directly attributed to the toxicity in our food system, water and AIR and for what? Corporate profit? It’s sad to see such destruction being perpetuated by those that have no idea what they’re really doing due to the fact that they themselves are adversely affected by vaccines, GMOs, herbicides, pesticides, and other toxins abundant in our atmosphere by corporations that put profit above our health and sustainability of the planet. We are conditioned from birth to accept the system. It makes me wonder if humanity is a thing of the past or a never-was? Our “technology” has far surpassed our wisdom and will surely be the demise of our species.
The following are only a few “fakebook” users on the growing list of known TROLL profiles/pages that facebook allows to run free, cyberstalk and harass activists, violating its own community standards and highly irresponsible “real name” policy:
Rusty Tanner (to harass activist Russ Tanner), facebook id# 1529571003924184
Fuck Alex Jones, facebook id# 522936674406041
Khan Trayles, (pronounced “contrails”) facebook id# 100008370794331
We Love GMOS and Vaccines, facebook id#1380693538867364
Captain Carl the Chemtrail Pilot, facebook id# 244247085785036
Jay Uzinato, facebook id# 1662205672
Reschekle Berglesteinowitz, facebook id# 100008246919631
Yuri Zephyros, facebook id# 100004839065506
Portia Plantago-Lanceolata, facebook id# 100006534365399
Randall Flagg (copyright violating troll), facebook id# 100008244554284
Danni Bannanni, facebook id# 1449245650
Eman Sugob, (bogus name backwards) facebook id# 100007374608251
Bob Solo, facebook id#100003622144034
FAKE “Rebel Siren” (to harass author/activist Rebel Siren), facebook id#1530415123861880
Peter WiganPete Greenall, facebook id# 100008201523866
Madisondrugs Loon, (to harass activist Madisonstar Moon) facebook id# 256567904530799
Madisonstar Moon’s profile & page routinely gets attacked and banned, as well as specific content often gets removed for “violating facebook’s community standards” for no valid reason. It’s completely senseless to allow the cyberstalking disinformation trolls to run rampant, and allow their hateful, antagonistic pages, posts, and comments, while removing activist’s profiles, pages that are clearly not “violations”. See video below for yet another example of “fakebook’s” blatant discrimination siding with cyberstalkers.
This is the kind of thing we’re up against as activists every day that we dare to speak up and share information, to be victimized by rampant shill-idiocy plaguing our social media forums, running wild on “fakebook“, with facebook’s consent. We are being targeted, attacked, harassed, and bullied by trolls with obvious fake pages such as, “Madisondrugs Loon” (for example, above it is accusing well known activist, Russ Tanner of being what it is, a criminal against humanity). “Madisondrugs Loon” has been reported over and over, yet still runs freely harassing activists & cyberstalking the real Madisonstar Moon; and, below, “Paid Shill“, that one speaks for itself and is probably still on facebook, while activist’s profiles & pages continue to be violated and placed on suspension for a variety of bogus reasons.
Au revoir, “fakebook”, parting is not sweet sorrow. Disconnecting people from family, friends, and fellow activists, deleting all of the work we’ve done to raise awareness & share information on your forum, leaving our pages unattended without a profile to admin it, vulnerable to more troll attacks, only proves the point and makes us stronger. But, you know what it makes you? Part of the problem.