Twitter Puts Famous Con Artist Anita Sarkeesian on New "Trust & Safety Council"

Twitter Puts Famous Con Artist Anita Sarkeesian on New “Trust & Safety Council”

Anita Sarkeesian

Good morning, everyone! We got the day started off right with a post from the lovely & talented Co-Host Nora, but before I go off to the grocery store, I figured I ought to write something on my own site. I know, revolutionary. It just so happens that a very juicy topic presented itself overnight, though. Twitter just cannot seem to buy a clue as of late, as the stock sank to another all-time low yesterday. You know what would be a great way for them to dig out of their huge hole, though? Getting into official business with Anita Sarkeesian! I wonder just how many victim-bucks she was able to extract out of this latest deal?

Getting into the metaphorical bed with Anita sounds like a really dumb idea, doesn’t it? Well, to sane people like me and you it sounds idiotic. But to ideologues like Jack Dorsey and the SJW fruitcakes at Twitter headquarters, it must seem like a grand plan. Here’s the press release announcing the new moves. It’s one of the most Orwellian things I’ve read in a very long time…

 

On Twitter, every voice has the power to shape the world. We see this power every day, from activists who use Twitter to mobilize citizens to content creators who use Twitter to shape opinion.

To ensure people can continue to express themselves freely and safely on Twitter, we must provide more tools and policies. With hundreds of millions of Tweets sent per day, the volume of content on Twitter is massive, which makes it extraordinarily complex to strike the right balance between fighting abuse and speaking truth to power. It requires a multi-layered approach where each of our 320 million users has a part to play, as do the community of experts working for safety and free expression.

That’s why we are announcing the formation of the Twitter Trust & Safety Council, a new and foundational part of our strategy to ensure that people feel safe expressing themselves on Twitter.

As we develop products, policies, and programs, our Trust & Safety Council will help us tap into the expertise and input of organizations at the intersection of these issues more efficiently and quickly.

I suspected something like this was coming, after seeing the recent moves the company has made. Still, it’s disheartening that they’ve went full thought police when it comes to the new initiative. Also, notice how they keep things sort of vague, which is one thing that’s beginning to become a major problem in their rules enforcement regime. My cat’s account (and my subreddit’s account) was banned without explanation and the appeal was ignored. Co-Host Nora was banned without explanation at first and then finally given a bogus reason about spam. I know of many others with the “wrong” sort of political views who have been bounced off the service without proper procedure being followed. Expect to see that sort of thing increase now that Twitter is officially in business with Anita Sarkeesian.

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There’s a lot of talk about how people should “feel safe” and be free from people who want to “harass.” The thing is, we’ve all seen what constitutes harassment in the eyes of people like Ms. Sarkeesian. In the words of the one and only Milo Yiannopoulos

According to feminist culture critic Anita Sarkeesian, who spoke at the event, online “harassment” doesn’t simply consist of what is “legal and illegal,” but “also the day-to-day grind of ‘you’re a liar’ and ‘you suck,’ including all of these hate videos that attack us on a regular basis.”

Unable to prove that they are the victims of a wave of “misogynistic hate” – no bomb threat against a feminist critic of video games has ever been deemed credible and there are serious doubts about threats supposedly levelled at transsexual activist Brianna Wu – feminists are trying to redefine violence and harassment to include disobliging tweets and criticisms of their work.

In other words: someone said “you suck” to Anita Sarkeesian and now we have to censor the internet. Who could have predicted such a thing? It’s worth noting, by the way, that if Sarkeesian’s definition is correct, Donald Trump is the world’s greatest victim of “cyber-violence.” Someone should let him know.

Twitter has now put this woman in a position of power. Just when I thought the leaders of this decaying social network giant couldn’t possibly stick their heads any further up their own asses, they prove me wrong.

Ethan Ralph

Founder, Owner, & Editor-in-Chief of TheRalphRetort.com. Political fiend, gamer, & anti-bullshit.

  • Flowey

    If this keeps up, I can definitely see Twitter forcing users to post their personal information just so they can use the service. No wonder Twitter stocks are falling, they have become the very face of “PC Culture”. Twitter needs to die for the sake of free speech as we know it.

    • Guitauren Hero

      Or the average American can do a corporate takeover for 50 bucks.

      • BasedLink

        I actually want to see this happen.

    • They’re already asking to verify your email and phone number for security reasons when you log in. Who knows if geolocation is still enabled on their end so they have your exact address any time too?…

      • Flowey

        I never used that “security feature” anyway. It’s not required anyway.

  • Lost Question

    so how long untill the socjust cancer kills the tweeting blue bird? cant be long now

  • Sockpuppet Nora

    One of the other organisations they’re working with is the Wahid institute. Wonder how that’s gonna go….

    http://www.wahidinstitute.org/wi-id/

  • Beazy

    Sweet, I was hoping twitter would die, I knew it was a fad. Thanks for the help Anita! /FeministFistBump

  • Dave The Sandman

    You know the bit in the action film where the good guy cuts the wrong wire on the time bomb and the clock starts counting down faster?

    yeah…. Twitter just cut that wire…..

    • ElderWolf

      Hell, they were already cutting into the sheathing when they had both her and Quinn giving talks the other day.

  • Typical

    Lol, I wish I could short the stock. But then the entire market is correcting watch gold rise.

  • Jamie Johnson

    Another nail in Twitters coffin! LOL
    Jack has inevitably dragged twitter into the online political shit storm and picked a side. Now this automatically places twitter users who do not identify with those kinds of politics against twitter by default. Instead of attracting a new user base, solidifying trust with current users, and appeasing board concerns with increased ad revenue to supporting the most followed users, and tailoring ads to user activity Jack has pretty much solidified board concerns. I’m pretty sure many are thinking of dumping their shares and moving on to greener pastures, or are at least thinking of selling twitter. That’s the position that Jack has put them in. Gotta say though: this was a stupid move.

    Good article!

  • Silence Dogood

    While she might have a communications degree, she has NO practical experience for such a position. She is also a biased, bigoted, dangerous ideologue who gets a moist-on censoring people who disagree with her. Good work Twitter, dig your own grave faster.

    • ArsenicSundae

      She sounds ideally suited to work at Twitter. Good thing too since Fem Freq is tanking, she’s in need of a new day job.

    • Maintenance Renegade

      They’ll start comparatively small at first, over the next few months they’ll purge Jim, Sargon, ShoeOnHead, Thunderfoot, Ricky Vaughn, Vox Day and the rest. They’ll hold off on purging really high profile people like Milo or Donald Trump for now but that’ll come in a year or so even if Trump gets elected. Banning the president of the United States would/will be viewed by most people as totally insane but within the San Francisco hugbox it’ll be hailed as a logical and necessary act of civil disobedience.

      Twitter will cease to exist in anything resembling it’s current form by 2019.

      • BasedLink

        Hold off on swinging the banhammer at Milo? Dude, they revoked his Verified badge without a second thought, and he was temp-banned at least once already. Shows me that they’re willing to take the next logical step whenever.

        • Iso

          Anita will no doubt put forward banning Milo and his followers (like me and you) without a second thought and with the help of Hambuger Harper, they’ll be given Verified statuses ensuring their “victim bux” never run out.

      • Iso

        Isn’t Jim one of the SJW’s now? He has a girlfriend that is an SJW and he has been voicing SJW motions himself.

        • BasedLink

          I wouldn’t be surprised if that were the case. Just look at Steve Shives.

        • Maintenance Renegade

          I keep having this problem, I’m not referring to that pile of shit Jim Sterling I’m referring to Mister Metokur/Internet Aristocrat. Fuck Sterling.

          • Iso

            My apologies. It’s the only Jim I know of, so my bad. ^^;

      • fnd

        Pls twitter, pls ban Donald Trump. I’m sure banning a presidential candidate and all around celebrity will do wonders for your company.

      • Silence Dogood

        And with the move away from a truly liberal, open and populist platform they’ll be signing their own death warrant. The funny thing is they’re going to cite “sticking to their principles” in their own death speech, but in reality their principles are no better than the barn wall with the rules on it in Animal Farm – constantly changing and becoming more and more authoritarian.

        • Maintenance Renegade

          They don’t even understand that they’re ultimately sabotaging their own regional supremacy in the rapidly maturing industry they seek to use as a political cudgel.

          The technology and business model have already been invented, nothing is stopping people from other regions of the US or the world at large from replicating it. In fact as an industry it’s uniquely vulnerable since it requires minimal infrastructure and construction to produce these sites and networks.

          If they don’t produce the services people want to use and allow people to use them the way they want to use them that leaves massive openings in the market. Openings that could be easily and rapidly filled by competitors operating out of much cheaper regions of the country.

  • Iso

    What an effing joke Twitter has become. Watch out for if you criticize FemFreq, they’ll likely get you banned. I woke up to this crap on Twitter and had to shake my head, perhaps this is what Anita meant by getting onto bigger things then gaming. FFS, is freedom of speech something Feminists hate?! D<

    • AceofSpades

      Yes.

    • Maintenance Renegade

      This is a stepping stone not a destination, she’s working toward a position within a think tank or possibly at the UN.

      • Iso

        I thought she had already weaseled her way into the UN with Hamburger Helper Harper or was that someone else?

  • AceofSpades

    This shit is dangerous. If all social media sites do this…it’s not gonna be pretty.

  • chris perez

    It looks like Twitter has chosen their hill to die on. They will not be missed.

  • Emil Åslund

    Brilliant, Twitter. The RIPTwitter tag was dying down and they make it relevant again.

  • Charles Lam

    Until people like Ralph finally make the exodus from twitter, I believe it will stick around on life support. Twitter is dependent on content. You remove the content, you have MySpace.

    • MONAD

      Do people actually use Myspace at all now?

  • Herbert☆VonDoom

    hmmm the ADL is on there aswell, they really are dodgy fuckers

    • Fail Burton

      I have a new announcement: the word “defamation” as used in the Anti-Defamation League and the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation cancel each other out. Go back to your racist women-hating homophobic homes.

      • Herbert☆VonDoom

        I’m telling you now hold on for the ride, is gonna be a anudda shoah!

  • Mr0303

    UN, Google and now Twitter – feminism is the establishment.

    Trust and Safety Council motto – war is peace, freedom is slavery, ignorance is strength.

  • Kellen Joel

    Great. What site should we go to now?

    “This is how it happened… this is how Twitter died.”

    • ArsenicSundae

      Is there really any need to go elsewhere? Was there ever really any need for Twitter in the first place? This signals the death for one platform, but I wished it signaled the death of all social media. It’s done nothing but stoke our sense of personal narcissism and give fascists the tools they need to suppress non-orthodox opinion without requiring the force of government behind them. Shitcan the whole stinking mess.

      • Kellen Joel

        So, just leave then?

        • Charles Lam

          Yes for gods sake

          • Kellen Joel

            Lead the way.

          • Charles Lam

            Never had one. That was easy. #missionaccomplished

          • Kellen Joel

            You’re not a monster, you’re just ahead of the curb.

          • Charles Lam

            Thank you sir.

          • Kellen Joel

            Of course, mate.

  • KLLRFRST

    No wonder Anita was suddenly concerned with actually fucking finishing her videos – she has a new grift to work on. Expect her to parlay this into more speaking appearances where she gets paid thousands of dollars to tell women that the internet is a scary place and 4 out of 1 women will get cyber-raped.

  • Frozen Binary Studio

    With a nose like that she will sniff out misogyny on the Twitter.

  • Fail Burton

    It’s true that putting an organization that specializes in the group defamation of straight white men to head up some sort of anti-defamation league is straight out of George Orwell’s 1984, where the Ministry of Peace waged war and the Ministry of Information destroyed information and replaced it with lies.

    I honestly never thought I’d see this lack of perception in America. That’s what happens when you throw out free speech, due process and most of all equal protection and substitute definitions of group definition that change from group to group and day to day. Of course, that in itself is… group defamation.

    • COUNT VLAIDMIR

      IKR. 1984 was a warning, not an instruction manual. FFS this shit has to stop.

  • jlenoconel

    If she is working for Twitter I’m out. F*ck this shit. No way I’m staying on.

  • scemar

    100% absolutely and completely, without a doubt, full retard.
    Good job twitter.
    I’ve never seen a company take such drastic actions to nose dive in full force.

  • Splattergrunt
  • ElderWolf

    The Internet may not face government regulation, but who regulates the companies that control speech on the Internet?

  • Billy Plante

    Time to make another Twitter. One devoted to freedom of tweets

  • Kellen Joel

    Don’t remember if I’ve already commented, but fuck it:

    The inmates are running the asylum, and it’s not the fun Arkham kind.

  • Mike Campbell

    Hating on Anita again yeah that’s not getting old

  • Marcus Lawshe’

    This makes as much sense as putting Hitler in charge of Jewish daycare.

    IT’S NOT A GOOD IDEA…..just in case anyone was wondering.

  • Cenobite

    Lets just call it “Twat-er,” now and be done with it.

  • Jill Sandwich

    So a woman who has disabled comments on her videos, pleaded with the UN to censor the internet, & sends her minions to harass anyone who argues with her on Twitter is now in charge of policing free speech?

  • Mr. B

    Like many of those on the left, the way out there heads at Twitter do not look at the throughput of their choices. It felt good to Obama zombies that they will get free healthcare until they realized it was a mandate they buy shit and where told by the gov’ what’s “affordable”. It feels good to give free shit to everybody to a Sanders supporter until it is revealed it is they (the middle class) that will pay for it. Equality for women feels good to the feminist until their daughter dies combat. It is all pure feminine solipsistic hedonism: it feels good to them right now, so it is right universally.

    The same goes with this “Trust and Safety Council” nonsense. It feels good to for head puzzle palace at Twitter to say they care what gets (and ultimately does not get) on Twitter until they realize the very same people advising them are the same ones that will eventually censor them. It feels good to them right now, so it is right universally. The throughput is they are letting the foxes in the hen house by woefully misjudging the zealotry of GLADD, the ADL and Sarkeesian supporters.

    GLAAD, the ADL and others actually serve their base to a larger degree. Sarkeesian, however, is different: she is a self-serving Kardashian type SJW with no interests beyond filling her own need for fame, fortune or fuck knows what else.

    The end game for nearly every group involved is the same: their narrative alone is truth and said truth must necessarily be enforced on others. They are totalitarian in nature. They do not limit their madness in any way. Each has a large enough hug-box to have them feel sane even at their most insane moments. Again, it feels good to them right now, so it is right universally.

    Ultimately, Twitter will succumb to their own stupidity by a better mousetrap, a stranglehold of newspeak or some current unknown unknown. Before that point, however, Twitter will go through a phase proudly being a multibillion dollar hug-box orchestrated by hypercritical PC adult children with a latent disdain for those that even hint at dissent with their absurdity. That is their super nova moment after which Twitter will go the way of MySpace or less.

    The real truth in all of this is simple: Twitter’s share price is tanking, and this is a far leftist’s attempt to right the ship. It is, in all reality, about a fiduciary responsibility to banks, shareholders and other financial interests. At some point, though, these same interests will force a change in leadership, direction and culture, so there may be some hope after all.

    /rant

  • Nobodywants Tologin

    what is twitter?

  • John Campbell

    You can almost hear the baying of the wolves.

    Children who’ve never been outside of their sandbox want the walls torn down, because they hate its color, and find its offense equally as horrible as the judgement of the beautiful wolves that should be allowed to roam free inside the safe zone.

    “Not all wolves,” they scream, while simulcasting “All wall is oppression!”

    Those who built the empire sadly watch as the greatness they built for the children who cannot appreciate it is dismantled, listening to the sickening crunch of flesh covered bones and the muffled screams of a society that couldn’t succeed once all relevant threats had been removed.

    You could almost hear the baying of the wolves, were it not drowned out by the confused pain of their prey.

  • witness

    They can keep her, everything she is affiliated with erodes anyway.

  • Jill Sandwich

    Hey guys, remember how years ago she begged for money to do a series anyone on Youtube could have done for free, released one episode per year, & never finished it? Well now she wants more money to do a new series anyone on youtube could do for free.

  • jk

    Thus during the cold war, what did the KGB think of the extreme leftists that advocated a marxist utopia. watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vLqHv0xgOlc

    The kgb deemed the leftists [aka now regressive leftists, not liberals] as useful ‘political prostitutes’ and once in power, would be lined up and executed first.

    I think it would be safe to assert that radical islamists view the regressives in the same way.