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    [–] [Drama] Hype Break - "CD Projekt Red Employees Doxed & Harassed by Game Journalist Mob" weltallic 8 points ago in KotakuInAction

    ResetEra admins dox people.

    Don't be like ResetEra

     

    GamerGhazi mods dox people.

    Don't be like GamerGhazi.

    [–] In Lies We Trust weltallic 1 points ago in facepalm

    What kind of magic wand does he have?

    [–] In Lies We Trust weltallic 1 points ago in facepalm

    He's dreaming.

    Sell now.

    Listen to the EXPERTS.

    [–] [news] Reuters, CNN: Twitter removes 18 more accounts affiliated with Infowars weltallic 29 points ago in KotakuInAction

    https://blog.twitter.com/official/en_us/a/2011/the-tweets-must-flow.html

    http://archive.is/jyIuN

    The Tweets Must Flow

    By Biz Stone (co-founder of Twitter)

    Friday, 28 January 2011

    Our goal is to instantly connect people everywhere to what is most meaningful to them. For this to happen, freedom of expression is essential. Some Tweets may facilitate positive change in a repressed country, some make us laugh, some make us think, some downright anger a vast majority of users. We don’t always agree with the things people choose to tweet, but we keep the information flowing irrespective of any view we may have about the content.

    The open exchange of information can have a positive global impact. This is both a practical and ethical belief. On a practical level, we simply cannot review all one hundred million-plus Tweets created and subsequently delivered every day. From an ethical perspective, almost every country in the world agrees that freedom of expression is a human right. Many countries also agree that freedom of expression carries with it responsibilities and has limits.

    At Twitter, we have identified our own responsibilities and limits. There are Tweets that we do remove, such as illegal Tweets and spam. However, we make efforts to keep these exceptions narrow so they may serve to prove a broader and more important rule—we strive not to remove Tweets on the basis of their content. For more on what we allow and what we don’t, please see this help page.

    Our position on freedom of expression carries with it a mandate to protect our users’ right to speak freely and preserve their ability to contest having their private information revealed. While we may need to release information as required by law, we try to notify Twitter users before handing over their information whenever we can so they have a fair chance to fight the request if they so choose.

    We continue to work towards further transparency when we remove Tweets for legal reasons. We submit all copyright removal notices to @chillingeffects and they are now Tweeting them from @ChillFirehose. We will continue to increase our transparency in this area and encourage you to let us know if you think we have not met our aspirations with regard to your freedom of expression.

    Discussion on topics from geopolitical events to wardrobe malfunctions make Twitter both important and fun. Providing the tools that foster these discussions and following the policies that keep them alive is meaningful work for us. If you are interested in this topic, we encourage you to follow the accounts collected @twitter/freedom-of-expression or better yet, come work with us.

    [–] Man who abused 9/11 widow identified and fired from job weltallic 1 points ago in The_Donald

    At university for SEVEN YEARS

    There are people who do that. They're called doctors.

    At least, that's how the world used to work.

    Now: https://i.imgur.com/App2wyG.png

    [–] Man who abused 9/11 widow identified and fired from job weltallic 1 points ago in The_Donald

    A radical TDS-sufferer is a techbro? And became unhinged and abused women?

    SHOCKED.

    http://webmshare.com/Dmnvx

    [–] All in due time... weltallic 3 points ago in The_Donald

    It's coming along nicely, according to drone footage.

    https://streamable.com/5kmmf

    [–] God Loans Trump A Wall weltallic 3 points ago in The_Donald

    KEK WILLS IT

    77

    [–] THEY HAVE NO CLUE. If they understood our joke, they wouldn’t make Trump an NPC. Idiots. weltallic 3 points ago in The_Donald

    https://blog.twitter.com/official/en_us/a/2011/the-tweets-must-flow.html

    http://archive.is/jyIuN

    The Tweets Must Flow

    By Biz Stone (co-founder of Twitter)

    Friday, 28 January 2011

    Our goal is to instantly connect people everywhere to what is most meaningful to them. For this to happen, freedom of expression is essential. Some Tweets may facilitate positive change in a repressed country, some make us laugh, some make us think, some downright anger a vast majority of users. We don’t always agree with the things people choose to tweet, but we keep the information flowing irrespective of any view we may have about the content.

    The open exchange of information can have a positive global impact. This is both a practical and ethical belief. On a practical level, we simply cannot review all one hundred million-plus Tweets created and subsequently delivered every day. From an ethical perspective, almost every country in the world agrees that freedom of expression is a human right. Many countries also agree that freedom of expression carries with it responsibilities and has limits.

    At Twitter, we have identified our own responsibilities and limits. There are Tweets that we do remove, such as illegal Tweets and spam. However, we make efforts to keep these exceptions narrow so they may serve to prove a broader and more important rule—we strive not to remove Tweets on the basis of their content. For more on what we allow and what we don’t, please see this help page.

    Our position on freedom of expression carries with it a mandate to protect our users’ right to speak freely and preserve their ability to contest having their private information revealed. While we may need to release information as required by law, we try to notify Twitter users before handing over their information whenever we can so they have a fair chance to fight the request if they so choose.

    We continue to work towards further transparency when we remove Tweets for legal reasons. We submit all copyright removal notices to @chillingeffects and they are now Tweeting them from @ChillFirehose. We will continue to increase our transparency in this area and encourage you to let us know if you think we have not met our aspirations with regard to your freedom of expression.

    Discussion on topics from geopolitical events to wardrobe malfunctions make Twitter both important and fun. Providing the tools that foster these discussions and following the policies that keep them alive is meaningful work for us. If you are interested in this topic, we encourage you to follow the accounts collected @twitter/freedom-of-expression or better yet, come work with us.

    [–] Twitter blog, 17 October 2018: More clarity on reported Tweets and enforcement. "...a Tweet violates the Twitter Rules, we require the violator to delete it before they can Tweet again." +mashable article weltallic 20 points ago * (lasted edited 2 days ago) in KotakuInAction

    http://archive.is/jyIuN

    The Tweets Must Flow

    By Biz Stone (co-founder of Twitter)

    Friday, 28 January 2011

    Our goal is to instantly connect people everywhere to what is most meaningful to them. For this to happen, freedom of expression is essential. Some Tweets may facilitate positive change in a repressed country, some make us laugh, some make us think, some downright anger a vast majority of users. We don’t always agree with the things people choose to tweet, but we keep the information flowing irrespective of any view we may have about the content.

    The open exchange of information can have a positive global impact. This is both a practical and ethical belief. On a practical level, we simply cannot review all one hundred million-plus Tweets created and subsequently delivered every day. From an ethical perspective, almost every country in the world agrees that freedom of expression is a human right. Many countries also agree that freedom of expression carries with it responsibilities and has limits.

    At Twitter, we have identified our own responsibilities and limits. There are Tweets that we do remove, such as illegal Tweets and spam. However, we make efforts to keep these exceptions narrow so they may serve to prove a broader and more important rule—we strive not to remove Tweets on the basis of their content. For more on what we allow and what we don’t, please see this help page.

    Our position on freedom of expression carries with it a mandate to protect our users’ right to speak freely and preserve their ability to contest having their private information revealed. While we may need to release information as required by law, we try to notify Twitter users before handing over their information whenever we can so they have a fair chance to fight the request if they so choose.

    We continue to work towards further transparency when we remove Tweets for legal reasons. We submit all copyright removal notices to @chillingeffects and they are now Tweeting them from @ChillFirehose. We will continue to increase our transparency in this area and encourage you to let us know if you think we have not met our aspirations with regard to your freedom of expression.

    Discussion on topics from geopolitical events to wardrobe malfunctions make Twitter both important and fun. Providing the tools that foster these discussions and following the policies that keep them alive is meaningful work for us. If you are interested in this topic, we encourage you to follow the accounts collected @twitter/freedom-of-expression or better yet, come work with us.

    [–] [HUMOR] The Problem With Bumblebee Man (parody of The Problem With Apu): We the Internet weltallic 4 points ago in KotakuInAction

    Still waiting for the backlash against Bart Simpson being voiced by someone who is DOES NOT HAVE THE SAME GENITALS AS THE FICTIONAL CHARACTER.

    [–] Lest we forget: we're at the 4 year anniversary of Gamergate being officially over! Face it, we lost! [Humor] weltallic 6 points ago in KotakuInAction

    WHAT IS KOTAKUINACTION?


    A subreddit for news and discussion of censorship and unwanted social justice agendas being injected into gaming and pop-culture entertainment, monitored by the GamerGate community.

     

    WHAT IS GAMERGATE?


    "GamerGate" was originally a label used to describe the discussion of a sex scandal involving Zoe Quinn and various gaming journalists, and the coordinated "Gamers Are Dead" articles the journos involved published in response.

    When mods on Reddit and 4chan tried to end all discussion of the scandal by deleting thousands of comments and banning thousands of users, the Streisand Effect transformed GamerGate into what it is now, over three years later:

    GamerGate is an online community watch group that holds gaming news media to a higher standard than they're accustomed to, and are labelled misogynists and bigots for doing so.

     

    Think of Gamergate as bodycams recording the activities of police officers. The good ones don't mind, while the bad ones who have been getting away with endemic corruption and bad behaviour for decades hate it, and they react with outright hostility and begin "circling the wagons". And the more their past and present misdeeds are exposed, the larger the community calling them out grows.

    Every time Gamergate reveals evidence of gaming media behaving badly, the typical retort is that Gamergate are just "white male bigots", and all the women & minority gamers supporting Gamergate are fake, attention-whoring, or merely ignorant and uneducated fools.

    Ironically, the more vicious and farcical the accusations become, the larger GamerGate grows; turning what would have been a passing fad into a genuine hobby with a simple slogan: Keep the bastards honest.

     

    Participation can be as simple as posting comments calling out social justice hypocrisy and dishonesty in news articles and social media, to more pro-active activities like archiving evidence of noteable people & companies engaging in anti-consumer activities, such as:

    • Lobbying developers to alter their games to remove "offensive" content (defined by people proudly identifying themselves as: feminists, SJW's, etc).

    • Providing positive media coverage because they get a percentage of sales (via undisclosed Amazon Affiliate links) or otherwise rewarded.

    • Providing negative media coverage because of personal politics, or colluding with other journalists they supposedly compete with.

    • Publishing deliberately inflammatory or misinformed gaming-related news and articles to incite outrage.

    • Promoting a game dev without disclosing conflicts of interest (e.g. the journo lived/worked with them, financially supported them, etc).

    • Engaging in hypocritical conduct (e.g. denouncing one game developer's depiction of women, while praising another for depicting women the same way).

    • Dismissing female and minority gamers if they do not support the actions above being done in their name, or if they admit to enjoying "problematic" games supposedly designed for white males.

    • Developing relationships with forum mods, resulting in critical discussion threads being deleted or users banned.

    • ... etc.

     

    Gamergate's focus is not limited to gaming news media. We also draw attention to gaming companies themselves, e-celebs, and "shared-interest" industries (animation, comics, TV series, etc) who engage in anti-consumer and agenda-pushing activities such as:

    • Removing critical user reviews and discussions.

    • Smearing and demonizing their audience by dismissing any criticism as bigotry.

    • Falsely accusing and outright lying to gain community support, insisting such actions are justified (or simply not caring).

    • Secretly or openly abusing forum mod positions to silence or ban users, regardless of forum rules and guidelines.

    • Censoring or retaliating against those discussing news or events that cast a negative light on personal friends or "oppressed" demographics.

    • Engaging in flagrant hypocritical behavior, or promoting a hostile socio-political agenda.

    • ... etc.

       

    Gamergate's topics of conversation, like it's supporters, are extraordinarily diverse. The one constant is this: Gamergate is about monitoring, exposing and discussing the ethically questionable actions of persons in the gaming and entertainment industries, and being accused of bigotry and harassment in retaliation.

     

    Oh, and we also showcase community fanart of video game character Vivian James and her growing family:

    http://imgur.com/a/9JQa5

    An Introduction to Vivian James & Friends

    [–] Boogie2988 Deplatformed from RPGSports Due to "Community Pushback". weltallic 23 points ago in KotakuInAction

    Someone you've never heard of is accused of vile things

    "Here's their response"

    PERSON A: "That's not true. It's a lie, and I won't stand for it. People have maliciously twisted and distorted my words."

    PERSON B: "Well... I supposed I can understand why people might think that. I'm sorry for the things you say I said, and I accept this punishment for the things I did..."

    Now which person do YOU think probably really did those "vile things"?

    [–] "Late Night Comedy" Starter Pack weltallic 8 points ago in starterpacks

    Remember Hillary's Meme team?

    https://i.imgur.com/E6AMeDT.png

    She paid top dollar to engage with her Fellow Kids.