Thursday, May 19, 2011

Not Above The Rules

If you go the the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence's website today, you will see a blue hole where their Twitter feed used to be. The reason is that their Twitter account has been suspended due to a violation of the terms of service. In other words, by using Twitter to "out" bloggers and, more importantly, reveal their personal information including home addresses, Ladd Everitt and CSGV broke the rules and are now paying for it.


The @CSGV Twitter account was suspended because Linoge of Walls of the City blog requested that three of CSGV's posts be removed because they constituted harassment. As one might expect from those of their ilk, Ladd Everitt and CSGV are playing the victim and claiming it was removed due to a false report.

Sebastian at Snow Flakes in Hell who has also been a target of their "outing" campaign and harassment posted this regarding their Facebook page and missing posts. It is easy to play the victim to your adoring synchophants when you remove all contradictory information. As it is, Sebastian refused to play their little game of releasing personal information on Ladd Everitt.

I think Linoge's post, The Dustbin of History, really sums up the desperation shown by CSGV and the other gun prohibitionist groups. The "outing" campaign was just one manifestation of that desperation. It is definitely worth a read including following the embedded links.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the linkage!

    The CSGV is definitely not above the rules, and I think they are just beginning to realize that... The interesting things to note are (1) I did not actually request that the CSGV's Twitter account be suspended, only that the tweets be "addressed" (Twitter decided to cut off their account all by their lonesome), and (2) Twitter did not seem to indicate it would be that hard for the CSGV to get their account reactivated... yet, here we are, over two days later, and it is not.

    Through their increasing desperation to get us to just shut up, CSGV broke the rules at Twitter that they agreed to abide by. Twitter meted out a punishment they felt appropriate. It really is that simple :).