Following yesterday’s successful removal of Abe/Drifloud’s Twitter account, we’ve been having many discussions about the best way to shut down some of the remaining Hoaxtead-pushing online accounts. Here’s a quick synopsis of what we’ve learned.
Part 1: Blogs
First on all our lists is Abrella’s new blog, which is pretty much the same as their old blog except for the part where they openly push their ambition to be the next David Wolfe.
The full name of Abrella’s blog is Hampsteadcoverup.com, and its IP address is 126.96.36.199.
It’s important to understand a few things before you attempt to have Abrella’s blog removed:
- You have to contact the right people. For instance, Abrella’s blog uses a software called B2Evolution, but there’s no point in complaining to them about the blog. Rather, the best contact is the blog host; in this case, that would be the Iceland-based company, Orangewebsite.com. Their help desk can be found at email@example.com.
- Before lodging a complaint, it’s a good idea to have a look at the company’s terms of service. The TOS for Orangewebsite can be found here.
- Note that one of the big selling points for Icelandic web hosting companies is that their country has very liberal freedom of speech laws. This is probably why Abrella (and Charlotte Ward Alton before them) chose Orangewebsite.com as their host.
- Despite their dedication to freedom of speech, Icelandic hosting companies have very firm rules regarding child sex abuse and child sex abuse images.
Here’s an excerpt from Orange’s TOS that explains their position:
Sites hosted on OrangeWebsite.com’s service(s) are regulated only by Icelandic Law. OrangeWebsite.com is not in a position to investigate and validate or invalidate the veracity of individual defamation claims, which is why we rely on the legal system and courts to determine whether or not material is indeed considered defamatory. In any case in which an Icelandic court order indicates material is defamatory, libelous, or slanderous in nature; we will comply and remove or disable access to the material in question.
Potential harm to minors is strictly forbidden, including but not limited to child pornography or content perceived to be child pornography (Lolita):
Any site found to host child pornography or linking to child pornography will be suspended immediately without notice.
‘Potential harm to minors’, therefore, is probably the best line of argument to pursue in any complaint about Abrella’s blog.
As well, it’s probably a good idea to include Mrs Justice Pauffley’s original judgement following the fact-finding hearings last March, as well as the court order prohibiting publication of the children’s names or their images.
Here are a couple of sample emails to help you craft your own. The first is from ‘Darius’:
We’ve highlighted a couple of important bits: the fact that the children reported that Abe tortured and sexually abused them (via forcing them to repeat stories of a highly sexual nature); and the fact that Abrella have posted “sensitive images and confidential police interviews featuring these vulnerable children’s faces, voices, names, and confidential police interviews, in which they speak in detail about extremely personal sexual matters (the children are aged 8 and 9)”.
Here’s another complaint letter, from Satanic Views:
I would like to report a site that is promoting child abuse, and is hosted on your servers.
The site is http://hampsteadcoverup.com
The children who are identified on the site have been subject to various forms of child abuse, and were taken into care, these children have been named, and various images, video and other humiliating details of the abused children have been displayed on the site. You can see the image of the two children when you first enter the site, the girl has bruising to her head, inflicted by the owner of the site.
The children are subject to various court orders trying to protect their identity, and the owner is a fugitive wanted by the UK police in relation to his torture of the children. The owner of the site is also using the site to wage an intense campaign of harassment and defamation against innocent teachers and parents in the Hampstead area of London.
Details of a High Court conclusion involving the owner of the site is here:
Can you please consider closing this site down?
Both these letters are excellent, and we think could only be improved by the addition of the court order.
We’ll be adding our own voice to the complaints against Abrella’s blog, and we’ll keep you updated as things progress.