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Janet Bloomfield booted from Twitter, hopefully for good

Bye!
Bye!

Speaking of harassers, as I was in the previous post, everyone’s favorite PR maven and serial libeller,  Janet “Judgy Bitch” Bloomfield, has been suspended from Twitter — this time, one hopes, for good, as she’s a prime example of someone using Twitter as a “hate amplifier,” which she has stoked in the past with deliberate and malicious libel. She also made a second account to get around her previous suspension, which one would think would in itself  be enough of a TOS violation to justify permanent suspension. The real question isn’t why she was suspended; it’s why she wasn’t suspended for good a long time ago.

EDIT: Removed portions of this post so as not to further inflame the situation.

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cassandrakitty
cassandrakitty
7 years ago

Also some of those Febreze plug-ins.

thebewilderness
thebewilderness
7 years ago

I think that there are only a few peeps in this thread who know who the Thunderdud is, so you might want to take up the appropriateness of their cheerfulness with them PiatoR.

kittehserf
7 years ago

Even cat pee on the carpet would be an improvement on troll pee.

kittehserf
7 years ago

Thunderfool was vile enough to get his whole blog thrown off FreeThoughtBlogs; he’s rabidly misogynistic and (iirc) racist. So yeah, no quibble about saying About Bloody Time if he’s been booted from youtube at last.

marinerachel
7 years ago

When it’s cat pee that means there’s a cat and cats are wonderful so, no, it’s really not that bad.

We need pet odour carpet cleaner and Plug-Ins and Febreeze and Swiffers and really good air circulation.

marinerachel
7 years ago

And a pooper scooper.

kirbywarp
kirbywarp
7 years ago

@kittehserf:

I think it was from twitter, not youtube. But yeah, no trouble believing there was a good reason for the suspension.

cassandrakitty
cassandrakitty
7 years ago

Do you hear that? No trolls screeching for attention. It’s a nice sound.

marinerachel
7 years ago

Smells better in here.

katz
7 years ago

Maybe if we got Feliway the trolls would calm down to begin with.

Phoenician in a time of Romans
Phoenician in a time of Romans
7 years ago

Thunderfool was vile enough to get his whole blog thrown off FreeThoughtBlogs; he’s rabidly misogynistic and (iirc) racist. So yeah, no quibble about saying About Bloody Time if he’s been booted from youtube at last.

Uh-huh. So you’re okay with, say, David being suspended if people don’t like what he says too, then?

Phoenician in a time of Romans
Phoenician in a time of Romans
7 years ago

As best I can tell, it wasn’t due to any reason other than him getting multiply flagged by a mass campaign which resulted in an automatic suspension.

Which means that you’d have no problems if the Reddit crowd or MRAs used the same tactics to get David booted off Twitter.

Bina
Bina
7 years ago

Phoenician, unlike Thunderfart and Judgy Moron, David is not a hatemonger starting campaigns of personal harassment. And anyway, Freeze Peach is not a very popular dessert here, in case you haven’t noticed.

cassandrakitty
cassandrakitty
7 years ago

Are we really doing this? Cause if so I’m taking a break until the urge that some regulars are apparently feeling to act like trolls has passed.

weirwoodtreehugger
7 years ago

If twitter banned Thunderdouche it was because he violated the terms of use in some way. I don’t know what he did because I only heard about it here but twitter doesn’t ban people simply for being objectionable. As far as I know, David is not doing anything to violate WordPress terms of use so that’s a big false equivalence.

weirwoodtreehugger
7 years ago

Apparently I missed quite the meltdown while I was working. Was Wilson spamming the page or something?

Policy of Madness
Policy of Madness
7 years ago

Was Wilson spamming the page or something?

Yes. It was like 30 posts, most of them one or two sentences in length, one right after the other.

thebewilderness
thebewilderness
7 years ago

Who exactly is it that you are trying to pick a fight with, PiatoR,

thebewilderness
thebewilderness
7 years ago

Does anyone know if Wilson was Woody or some other asshats sock?

kittehserf - MOD
7 years ago

Try looking up Thunderfool’s history, Phoenician, instead of doing this trollish freeze peach contrarian bullshit. Neither FTB nor twitter nor youtube is required to allow anyone a platform, least of all if they’re promoting hatred and violence, any more than David is required to let trolls spew it here. These aren’t government entities, they’re privately owned, forfuckssake.

kittehserf
7 years ago

thebewilderness – if he was, he was using a different IP.

Very restrained of him not to say I WUV YOU PAUL in every post, though.

Phoenician in a time of Romans
Phoenician in a time of Romans
7 years ago

Neither FTB nor twitter nor youtube is required to allow anyone a platform,

You seem to be addressing the wrong argument.

Under what basis would you object if the Reddit/MRA crowd started a mass flagging campaign and got David booted from Twitter, just as seems to have happened to Thunderfoot?

katz
7 years ago

I’m usually pretty sympathetic to symmetry arguments (eg, if it’s not OK for other people to dox you, it’s not OK for you to dox other people either), and I’ll usually take the position that some approach doesn’t become OK (or not OK) because the person doing it is on the right (or wrong) side of an argument, for the same reason that Phoenician is saying: Because everyone thinks their side is the right side and that argument could therefore be used to justify any behavior in anyone.

…BUT that argument doesn’t apply to Thunderfoot. At all.

Because a site has the right (indeed, the duty) to make a reasonable comments policy such as “no hate speech or harassment.” And that has nothing to do with the symmetry argument. And if someone is violating that policy, people have every right to flag that person until zie gets suspended. And that has nothing to do with people flagging someone until zie gets suspended just because they don’t like zir.

thebewilderness
thebewilderness
7 years ago

If as you say T was removed as a result of mass flagging and not because of a violation of TOS I assume that they will be reinstated.
I would expect the same were David to be removed from WP as a result of mass reportage.
While this has not so far as I know happened to David it has happened to several women. After investigation or whatever violation is resolved the blog is unblocked.

blahlistic (@blahlistic)

Under what basis would you object if the Reddit/MRA crowd started a mass flagging campaign and got David booted from Twitter, just as seems to have happened to Thunderfoot?

We’re arguing over an unknown here.
I’m going to go see if I can figure out WHY the dude got kicked off twitter.
{citations needed}
Back shortly.

Policy of Madness
Policy of Madness
7 years ago

Who exactly is it that you are trying to pick a fight with, PiatoR,

An excellent question. Because this:

The point being that why people are pointing at JB’s sins, they’re also celebrating Thunderfoot getting the boot for nothing more than (as best I can tell) being a massive asshole.

is not actually a point. Neither is this:

Which means that you’d have no problems if the Reddit crowd or MRAs used the same tactics to get David booted off Twitter.

These are not theses, they are arguments in favor of a thesis. What the thesis actually is has not been stated; therefore it can not be disputed.

A thesis consistent with these arguments might be, “I think you are all being hypocrites,” which, if stated outright, could be contested. Avoiding the statement of this thesis avoids any kind of contest of it, which is underhanded tactics.

Another thesis consistent with these arguments might be, “I value freedom of speech above all other considerations,” which, again, could be debated if it were actually stated. Avoiding the clear statement thereof avoids any need to defend the thesis.

For some reason I just can’t pin down, this strikes me as bad manners. Good manners would involve saying, in words, what point you’re actually arguing here, so that people can engage and address it squarely, instead of stabbing at the dark without knowing where the target is.

blahlistic (@blahlistic)

http://www.brightsideofnews.com/2014/09/20/twitter-suspends-anita-sarkeesian-critic-abusive-behavior/
NOT endorsing that article’s opinion…

Supposedly Thunderf00t’s suspension was caused by linking to videos that criticized Anita Sarkeesian directly. I guess? According to Thunderf00t himself?
And he may or may not be a reliable witness, right?

His account was merely suspended, not deleted. I suspect he’ll be allowed back on.

Bina
Bina
7 years ago

Why the hell is hatemongering considered “free speech”? Or harassment, for that matter? Maybe it’s just me being a clueless Canuck, but up where I come from, we know that free speech is NOT an absolute right, and neither is it an excuse to act like a complete and utter fuckhead.

Bina
Bina
7 years ago

On a somewhat related note, I see that the ex-president of Colombia has been declared persona non grata in Venezuela for his prior and ongoing role in a lot of right-wing terrorism involving Colombian paramilitaries constantly staging coup attempts in that land. Not exactly a good neighbor, is he? But of course, some would say that he was only exercising his absolute right to Freeze Peach…

katz
7 years ago

The thing about mass flagging: It exists for a reason.

If something on Twitter is so vile that every other person on Twitter wants to get rid of it, it’s helpful to have a mechanic to hit the Pause button on that person immediately, so you don’t have to wait for a mod to get rid of, say, the child porn spammer.

It therefore follows that it’s allowable to mass flag someone for doing something that violates Twitter’s TOS, because that’s what mass flagging is for.

But it’s abusing the mechanic to get people to trip it just because you don’t like someone. So again, no symmetry argument.

blahlistic (@blahlistic)

My LDR guy has gotten himself twitter suspended a few times by being highly opinionated about Palestine…but he’s not violating ToS, so they let him back on again.

Tracy
Tracy
7 years ago

I am le shocked that googling ‘thunderf00t banned twitter’ results in 2 pages (at least) of people blaming Anita Sarkeesian directly, as if she picked up her FemFone (directly linked to Twitter HQ) and ordered the banhammer.

I am le thrilled that AVFM’s PR Director got banned from Twitter… again. She is really super awesome good at her job! Of course, I’m sure this is just further evidence to them that social media is controlled by FemiNaziManginaSJW’s, and that no doubt someone from the Feminist High Council hopped in the FemMobile (runs on male tears) and personally drove to Twitter to hit the ‘MISANDER/OPPRESS’ button on JB’s account.

cassandrakitty
cassandrakitty
7 years ago

The funny thing is, look up the demographics of who works for Twitter. Not seeing a whole lot of women, are you, much less women who are feminists? So assuming that Twitter is unfairly favoring Sarkeesian because evil feminist plot is a bit silly.

kirbywarp
kirbywarp
7 years ago

@cassandrakitty:

Obviously the twitter folks are all hypnotized beta manginas prepared to pull the plug on anyone at a moment’s notice.

weirwoodtreehugger
7 years ago

How does this human pustule keep resurrecting herself? Bad twitter!

Dennis Jernberg (@dennis_jernberg)

There was a troll? Swatted already, I see, and I never got to, uh, engage…

NOT endorsing that article’s opinion…

The guy wants to say he wants Thunderf00t back without quite saying he wants Thunderf00t back, never mind that Twitter suspended the f00l so they won’t be legally liable for his slander campaigns, slander being of course illegal no matter what the f00l and the Bitch think.

His account was merely suspended, not deleted. I suspect he’ll be allowed back on.

Let’s see if he handles his probation as “well” as @JudgyBitch1 (and her alters) did. Speaking of which, let’s see if Twitter lets Judgy carry out her threat to return and “engage” in more of her “PR”…

Why the hell is hatemongering considered “free speech”? Or harassment, for that matter? Maybe it’s just me being a clueless Canuck, but up where I come from, we know that free speech is NOT an absolute right, and neither is it an excuse to act like a complete and utter fuckhead.

Down here in the good ole U.S. of A., free speech is considered an absolute, as it’s in the constitutional Bill of Rights. But among conservatives, it’s absolute in a “special” way: they believe liberals using their free-speech rights to criticize conservative shenanigans is “suppression” of conservative “free speech” (i.e. trolling and harassment), and therefore liberals’ free speech rights should be suppressed in the name of — you guessed it — “free speech”! Which makes Freeze Peach yet another of our conservatives’ favorite zombie memes.

Now gun rights? To our conservatives, that right’s really really absolute, to the point where in some places we have to tolerate third-world failed-state levels of violent crime because freedom…

Dennis Jernberg (@dennis_jernberg)

She’s back:

https://twitter.com/BloomfieldJanet

How does this human pustule keep resurrecting herself? Bad twitter!

Well, well, well. She did carry out her threat after all. Let’s see how long she lasts this time.

Policy of Madness
Policy of Madness
7 years ago

@Dennis

Freedom of speech is not absolute. There is extensive case law covering under what circumstances one’s freedom to speak without legal consequences is revoked. “Fighting words” are explicitly NOT covered under the First Amendment. Neither is defamation (includes both libel and slander). Boatloads of people who talk about free speech seem to be unaware of this, but it’s true.

katz
7 years ago

…Twitter has no way of reporting sockpuppets. There’s no way to alert them that someone they previously banned is using a new account.

And you can’t report the new account for whatever they did on the old account, because it’s mandatory to link to tweets as evidence.

Policy of Madness
Policy of Madness
7 years ago

it’s mandatory to link to tweets as evidence

Not true. Go to the account page and click the gear button next to Follow. You can file the report from there. Good luck, though, because if you aren’t a direct victim Twitter doesn’t give a shit what you think.

pallygirl
pallygirl
7 years ago

She’s breaching the Twitter rules, from this page:https://support.twitter.com/entries/18311#

Serial Accounts: You may not create multiple accounts for disruptive or abusive purposes, or with overlapping use cases. Mass account creation may result in suspension of all related accounts. Please note that any violation of the Twitter Rules is cause for permanent suspension of all accounts.

Overlapping accounts is not required for this rule to be breached.

Orion
7 years ago

Today I learned that Susan B Anthony’s motto; “Men, their rights, and nothing more; women, their rights, and nothing less” is proof that feminism has never been about equality. This study in poor reading comprehension comes to via some guy JB just retweeted.

marinerachel
7 years ago

She’s like a human shart.

vaiyt
7 years ago

Ban-evasion gets you banned again in every two-bit internet forum I’ve been on.

Bina
Bina
7 years ago

Dammit, Janet. Why can’t you just get the message and fuck off?

pallygirl
pallygirl
7 years ago

Thanks Bina!

Twitter:
Hey Janet

Janet:
Yes Twitter?

Twitter:
I’ve got something to say.
I really loathed the skill-less way
You lead your Twitter followers repeatedly astray!

Your tweets were awful when you began it, Janet
Your followers managed to fan it, Janet
I’m going to tell you to can it, Janet
I’ve one thing to say and that’s
Dammit, Janet, I ban you…

Dennis Jernberg (@dennis_jernberg)

@David: If Twitter doesn’t ban JB again soon enough, you might well be giving this post a sequel…

@Policy of Madness: I’m aware of the actual limitations on free speech rights. I used the word “considered” and should have qualified it with something like “by some people”, said people including of course trolls like JB who plead Freeze Peach. Also, I’ll add that some of those who consider free speech rights “absolute” yet whine that we “censor” their free speech by exercising ours are frequently the same people so eager to abuse their “absolute” gun rights. Case in point: some of those “open carry” guys with the assault rifles in Texas and Arizona triggered my MRA red flags something hard, especially the ones wearing trilbies…

Dennis Jernberg (@dennis_jernberg)

@Orion: And right before that retweet, she tweeted a “feminazi” flag. No Miss Nice Guy™ she. Makes one wonder how many more Twitter terms of service she’ll violate before she finally does get booted for good…

kirbywarp
kirbywarp
7 years ago

Janet:
Well you can kiss my cushie little sitter, twitter
I am back with a cacophony of bitter, twitter
Ban one account! I’ll make another litter, twitter
I’ve got one thing to say and that’s
Twitter, quit ‘er, I’m not leaving you!