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Sunday, January 21, 2018

The twits at Twitter annoy me

I received an email from Twitter.

Here is my response.

First, this is what those fools sent to me:
Dear Don Surber, 
As part of our recent work to understand Russian-linked activities on Twitter during the 2016 U.S. presidential election, we identified and suspended a number of accounts that were potentially connected to a propaganda effort by a Russian government-linked organization known as the Internet Research Agency. 
Consistent with our commitment to transparency, we are emailing you because we have reason to believe that you either followed one of these accounts or retweeted or liked content from these accounts during the election period. This is purely for your own information purposes, and is not related to a security concern for your account. 
We are sharing this information so that you can learn more about these accounts and the nature of the Russian propaganda effort. You can see examples of content from these suspended accounts on our blog if you're interested. 
People look to Twitter for useful, timely, and appropriate information. We are taking active steps to stop malicious accounts and Tweets from spreading, and we are determined to keep ahead of the tactics of bad actors. For example, in recent months we have developed new techniques to identify accounts manipulating our platform, have improved our process for challenging suspicious accounts, and have introduced new measures designed to identify and take action on coordinated malicious activity. In 2018, we are building on these improvements. Our blog also contains more information about these efforts. 
People come to Twitter to see what's happening in the world. We are committed to making it the best place to do that and to being transparent with the people who use and trust our platform. 
My response:
I do not need you to filter the information I use.
If I don't like responses from a site, I mute it.
If I don't like the content, I block it.
Please, stop censoring content.
This time, I was nice.

They lied. I went through my list of people I follow. Not one fake account, unless Conan O'Brien is now a puppet of Putin.

By the way, we are not at war with Russia.

During the Cold War, Ted Kennedy and the rest sided with the Soviet Union, which included Russia.


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  1. They aren't fools. The message they sent was propaganda itself. It served a political purpose. As you recognised it served no useful purpose to yourself or anyone else. It is merely their way of undermining faith in freedom of speech and other freedoms.

    The underlying message is: you need us to filter what you are exposed to, and your government is run by Russian puppets who are allowing all this infiltration of our media because the president is compromised.

    The only stupidity at work here is how transparently obvious this all is. So maybe you're right.

    Maybe they are fools.

  2. Actually it would be nice if there were some trustworthy group that could filter the news for us.

    But "trustworthy" is the key word there, and the idea that a bunch of SJW know-nothing internet punks at Twitter could fill that role is beyond preposterous. LOL good one!

  3. My take on this is different, Big D. That message confirms that you have become a Majah Playah. Sing it loud, sing it proud:

    I try to play my music
    They say the music's too loud
    I try talking about it
    I get the big runaround
    And when I roll with the punches
    I get knocked to the ground
    By all this BULLSHIT
    Goin down, hey

  4. "People look to Twitter for useful, timely, and appropriate information."

    That's their 1st mistake...

    I'm guessing if Surber was tweeting about the virtues of Supreme Leader Obama and his success with selling 20% of US uranium production to Russian bankers, or the sand in the gears for Trump caused by the dirty dossier produced by Russian collaborator Christopher Steele, or Tell Vladimir 'After my election I have more flexibility' (regarding European missile defense), Surber et al would not be receiving these nasty censorship emails.

  5. I am waiting for president Trump to switch to Gab. Or even Tusk.

    Or perhaps copy all his Tweets to all three.

    That would help put some fear into Twitter. Perhaps it would even shut up the people who complain about his Twitter use.

    While he is at it, make the official govt search engine and block facebook on all govt computers

    John Henry

  6. I got that same letter too. I don't follow one fake account either, and I follow few.

  7. I get the feeling that this is a shot across your bow, Don, to intimidate you.

  8. This is why I gave up on Twit long ago.
    Facebook too. Not secure content is "managed" etc.
    This "Roosian Bot" thing is one of two or maybe both things.
    1. to censor consevatives in gnereral.
    2. CYA for the lack of a Dem wave in '18
    ther old fall back on "THE RUSSSIANS
    DID IT!!! TG

  9. I wonder how many voices they are silencing. Glad one of them is not yours Don.

  10. I'm depressed...I never received one. It makes sense, though, because I'm a longstanding member of the outgroup.

    It's merely a warm up for round two of the "Muh Russian" narrative that will be put into play when Nunes and the House start voting on the #ReleaseTheMemo process. It will then propagate to the Graham Grassley criminal exposure of the FBI owing to the Steele law suit.

    Farcebook is initiating news censorship ranking based on Surveymonkey or something, Schmidt is carrying on with Crowdstrike money, and @Jack is a willing subject of his progressive shareholders. So, grin and bear it because it's entirely predictable and doomed to fail.

  11. Doubtless the Twits at Twitter are hoping to frighten you a bit, make you feel that you are being watched and monitored..
    And to advance the Dem Party madness. Did Russians hack into ANY voting machine? Do any of us know a SINGLE person whose vote was changed due to Russian propaganda?

    1. All hacking attempts on voting machines and counting originated in DC, not Russia.

    2. I think a couple of stoopid delegates, or what ever it is the communists call them switched to HiLlARy instead of batsh!t Bernie.

  12. The Left are crazy. Here’s proof:

  13. Twitter is far worse than teats on a boar hog. The teats don't do any actual harm.

  14. Trumpsters get a message regarding who they follow or retweet and dishonesty ignore what they’ve retweeted. Hamilton 68 does a great job at tracking the bots, who most recently were pushing the fisa memo, also pushed by Faux News channel. How’s that “story” selling?