Friend or faux?
Despite facebook’s rigidly enforced “real name“ policy, there are literally hundreds (if not thousands) of fake profiles & pages created by sock puppets, (shills; hired infiltrators, TROLLS), that are allowed to remain on facebook to harass people.
Shills create fake pages to impersonate activists, gang-stalk report activists, and spread disinformation as an attempt to influence public perception, also to prevent public outcry for the corporations they shill for. Even after multiple reports by honest people that alert facebook to the problem, the shills (trolls) are allowed to remain; 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.
Facebook’s “real name” policy is supposedly designed to prevent “bad behavior“, such as dishonesty and deception; which is not an issue with good people no matter what their name, especially well meaning activists seeking to raise awareness and share information for a safer, healthier world! The bottom line is, disinformation shills a.k.a. trolls 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. cyber-stalking, to run rampant attacking honest 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 cyber-bullying and harassment, despite multiple reports made on them. How difficult is it to get a profile suspended by reporting it? For activists, it’s nearly 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 chose to sell out humanity in favor of dirty energy, Monsanto/GMOs, geoengineering, fracking, vaccines, 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 were FAKE “Rebel Siren” pages that have been reported SEVERAL times and others, as well as having been banned from the real Rebel Siren page. The FAKE “Rebel Siren” pages had been created by disinformation shills a.k.a. TROLLS, for the purpose of harassing and impersonating, in an attempt to discredit & “destroy the reputation of”, also known as the tactic of “character assassination“.
The trolls that had created FAKE “Rebel Siren” pages used unauthorized copies of Rebel Siren’s real profile picture and cover photo, and went so far as to mirror posts to confuse & trick people. The fake pages have only known trolls with fake profiles themselves “liking” it, except for some people that had been deceived.
Trolls with fake names such as “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 Sirens” remained on facebook, while the legitimate Rebel Siren profile was indefinitely suspended; further meaning that the REAL page, Rebel Siren, was 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 (been since deleted).
ALL troll attacks on the real Rebel Siren page including disparaging memes, insults, name calling, ridicule, and general harassment during the time of profile suspension at the date of this blog, had been cataloged to be used as further EVIDENCE against “fakebook” for allowing such shillidiocy, cyberstalking, and harassment to run unchecked.
Facebook seems to willingly 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. It also makes facebook liable.
Troll attacks happened on Rebel Siren’s page during the time of suspension such as a troll using a fake name, “Beaker”. It was reported via screenshot and email to facebook in detail, yet they had refused to acknowledge it, while Rebel Siren’s profile continued to remain suspended, and every new Rebel Siren profile got suspended also. 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 psychopathic content.
Facebook routinely allows FAKES (such as known disinformation shills) to run rampant, while suspending real people using other names. For example, in the news recently, 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 Source: http://straightfromthea.com/2014/10/02/facebook-fail-drag-queens-targeted-for-deletion-receive-apology1/ 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? Even with all the recent controversy, discrimination, and overall unfairness of facebook’s so called “real name” policy and the public apologies to the LGBT community publicized in the news recently; Rebel Siren, author and advocate for humanity, remained disallowed to use a legitimate, proven PEN NAME on the profile.
Instead of further pursuing the matter with low level employees named, “Arnold” and “Barry” that were 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. “Fakebook’s” duplicitous actions are being exposed 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 utter absurdity. Since the initial date of this article, facebook’s legal department has been contacted and apprised of the situation, including being cc’d on all future correspondence regarding this serious issue of rampant cyberbulling of activists.
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? Obviously, there is money involved. Why would facebook admit to such blatant discrimination by publicly apologizing to the LGBT community that’s been all over the news agreeing to allow them to use their “stage names”, yet blatantly 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, (such as the LGBT community), then facebook 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, and that is only ONE element to this complex issue, there is also an issue of SAFETY. Facebook is jeopardizing activist’s safety, as well as other people whose safety may be at risk if they use their “real names”. Is facebook “bought” by corporate interests, or holding to an inept policy, or BOTH?
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 honest 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 (which was requested in writing several times), 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.reuters.com/article/us-facebook-austria-lawsuit-idUSKBN0N019420150409
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: https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20141006/17572528748/dea-impersonated-woman-set-up-fake-facebook-page-posted-photos-her-seized-phone-to-make-it-look-real.shtml
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, medicine, vaccines, 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, many of whom are still there despite multiple reports:
Rusty Tanner (to harass activist Russ Tanner), facebook id# 1529571003924184
Fuck Alex Jones, facebook id# 522936674406041 (THIS ONE REMAINED UP FOR YEARS DESPITE NUMEROUS REPORTS OF THE NAME ALONE IN OBVIOUS VIOLATION OF FACEBOOK’S SO CALLED “COMMUNITY STANDARDS”)
Khan Trayles, (pronounced “contrails”) facebook id# 100008370794331
We Love GMOS and Vaccines, facebook id#1380693538867364
Captain Carl the Chemtrail Pilot, facebook id# 244247085785036 (this offending shill page remains up harassing people)
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, (“Name Bogus” spelled backwards) facebook id# 100007374608251
Bob Solo, facebook id#100003622144034
10/16/15 UPDATE – finally removed after months of contact with facebook’s legal department firstname.lastname@example.org – FAKE “Rebel Siren – Public Figure” facebook id#1530415123861880 (to harass real author/activist Rebel Siren)
Update, finally got removed after SEVERAL MONTHS of emailing facebook’s legal department – FAKE “Rebel Siren – Exposing Corruption and Crimes Against Humanity” facebook id#559789960831840 (shill page created to harass author/activist Rebel Siren by “mirroring” the REAL page)
Peter WiganPete Greenall, facebook id# 100008201523866
Madisondrugs Loon, (to harass activist Madisonstar Moon) facebook id# 256567904530799 (this fake page was literally up for YEARS before finally being removed)
Plus HUNDREDS MORE fake shill pages and profiles remain up harassing people.
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. Activists 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).
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.
“Madisondrugs Loon” had been reported over and over by every activist that knew about it, yet continued to run freely harassing activists & cyberstalking the real Madisonstar Moon, before finally disappearing. Below, “Paid Shill“, speaks for itself and was on facebook also for YEARS before finally being removed, while activist’s profiles & pages continue to be violated and placed on suspension for a variety of bogus reasons. If you come up against troll profiles using fake names such as the one below, report them for using fake names and see how long it takes facebook to take appropriate action, if ever.
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 activists stronger. But, you know what it makes facebook? Part of the problem.