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Forum Post: World War Web Advisory #1: Are You An Unwitting Victim Of Internet Censorship?

Posted 2 years ago on Jan. 21, 2012, noon EST by ironboltbruce (371) from Miami, FL
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WORLD WAR WEB ADVISORY #1: ARE YOU AN UNWITTING VICTIM OF INTERNET CENSORSHIP?

(1) Emails about topics like Occupy Wall Street, 9/11, the USA Patriot Act, Citizens United v. FEC, AT&T Mobility v. Concepcion, the National Defense Authorization Act of 2012 (NDAA), the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), the Protect IP Act (PIPA) and the Enemy Expatriation Act (EEA) are being blocked by Network Solutions, Verizon and other ISPs using Barracuda, Cloudmark Authority and other Internet censorship systems euphemistically referred to as "spam filters". The 99% can use the same weapon against the 1%: Whenever you receive emails from corrupt corporations - such as those listed at http://contractormisconduct.org - flag them as spam and report them to your ISP.

(2) Your Twitter "tweets" about topics like Occupy Wall Street, 9/11, the USA Patriot Act, Citizens United v. FEC, AT&T Mobility v. Concepcion, the National Defense Authorization Act of 2012 (NDAA), the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), the Protect IP Act (PIPA) and the Enemy Expatriation Act (EEA) may be blocked from the Twitter search stream without your knowledge. To find out, make a posting with a popular #hashtag, log out of Twitter, clear your "cookies" then close and restart your web browser. Before logging back in, search Twitter - https://twitter.com/#!/search-home - on your #hashtag and see if your tweet is listed. ( Note that these are generalized instructions: Use your judgment. )

(3) Your Facebook postings, YouTube comments, other social media posts and online news article and blog comments about topics like Occupy Wall Street, 9/11, the USA Patriot Act, Citizens United v. FEC, AT&T Mobility v. Concepcion, the National Defense Authorization Act of 2012 (NDAA), the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), the Protect IP Act (PIPA) and the Enemy Expatriation Act (EEA) may also be blocked without your knowledge. To find out if you are being censored, bookmark your page and log out after you post, clear your "cookies" then close and restart your web browser. Before logging back in, use your bookmark to reload and refresh the page where you posted or commented, and see if your posting is still there. ( Note that these are generalized instructions: Use your judgment. )

(4) Although our kleptocracy-chronicling links are still there, our Reddit page - http://www.reddit.com/user/vvvpr - has been blocked, most likely due to corporate fascist pressure being applied from outside or above, although I'm sure they'll claim it was due to a TOS (terms of service) violation. We will be replicating this link archive elsewhere. And the more of our link archives they take down, the more mirror copies we will put up. Follow us on Twitter @vvvpr for updates.

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NO MORE LEFT. NO MORE RIGHT. TIME TO UNITE. STAND AND FIGHT!

IronBoltBruce via VVV PR ( http://vvvpr.com | @vvvpr )

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[-] 0 points by Cephalus (146) 2 years ago

I am a victim of Internet censorship. Today, I was censored on this site for criticizing the violent tactics of the BlackBloc. My other user, Thrasymaque, was shadow banned as well as this post written under his pen:

http://occupywallst.org/forum/is-occupy-still-non-violent-or-as-my-prediction-un/

[-] 1 points by AFarewellToKings (1486) 2 years ago

Would you say one person using multiple usernames is, you know, dishonest?

[-] 0 points by Cephalus (146) 2 years ago

Not if that person is clear about it. Jart, the moderators, and almost all the users here know I have all the characters from The Republic. I have always been honest about this fact, and if I wanted to hide it I wouldn't have chosen usernames that have a clear connection between each other.

In any case, it shouldn't matter. What matters are comments, nothing else. Karma points and usernames are just distractions. When you reply to a comment, you should only reply to the content of the comment. Too many people make the logical fallacy of attacking specific users or of talking down to those with low karma points.

That's not why I got shadow banned on this one. As soon as I posted a criticism against the BlackBloc a bot came in, down voted my comment to -5. then I was banned a few minutes later. My guess is that nate is a moderator and that he banned me. Not sure.

Note, I'm not complaining. This is fine. I think the reason I got banned is that the BlackBloc will soon be playing a bigger part in Occupy. It's interesting to note that OWS is not distancing themselves from these people any longer. That's what's important. Not my ban.

[-] 1 points by AFarewellToKings (1486) 2 years ago

I agree that the comment should stand on its own and be dealt with accordingly. What makes me uneasy is that when 'someone new' shows up there's no way to be sure they are new. I extend trust though as though they are, and, it can give people the false impression that many 'new' people are joining.

In all this time I was unaware that you have these character names so I'm sure many others would be unaware too, especially anyone recently joining. I have not read The Republic so I have no idea of these character's names. If this is possible then what's to stop you or anyone from setting up thousands of usernames? In the end, what is the purpose of using multiple usernames? Also, I'm not commenting with visions of bots (whatever they are) and mods dancing in my head.

Don't know much about BB either except that are some kind of pro-violence Sons Of Liberty type group. I'll wiki and read up unless you have a link to a more reliable (somewhat brief please) source of info. Your trend analysis is a tad disturbing if at all accurate, which I would give you the benefit of the doubt on given your level of involvement and efforts.

What's a shadow ban?

Karma points should not be taken too seriously or completely ignored either. Like I said before, I pretty much 'know the score' without needing to know the (point) score.

[-] 0 points by Cephalus (146) 2 years ago

There are many reasons to have multiple usernames. One of them is to get a rest from stalkers like TIOUAISE, another is to check if one of your accounts has been shadow banned.

A shadow ban is when a user is the only one who can view what he publishes on the site. If the user is not vigilant, he might not realize that he is banned. The problem is that the implementation on this site is not without error. For example, when you're shadow banned you'll notice that publishing a comment doesn't bump the posting in which it was made.

Two months ago, I predicted that Occupy would turn to violence. I still believe this is in their cards. We'll see.

[-] 1 points by April (3196) 2 years ago

Meow. Bad kitties.

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