Yesterday, in the wake of our successful take-down of Abe/Drifloud’s Twitter page, we talked about how to take down blogs that promote the Hampstead SRA hoax.
As always, our amazing community contributed tons of interesting tips and suggestions, so if you’d like to help too, we’d urge you to check out yesterday’s post.
Part 2: Videos
Today, we’ll tackle the ongoing challenge of getting videos removed.
Some of us have had some success having videos taken down from YouTube, but it’s always an uphill battle.
Here’s our recipe, but please be aware that it’s not 100% reliable…and it always works better when several people object to the same videos.
- When you report a video, YouTube offers a number of possible grounds for complaint. In general, we click the ‘child abuse’ category.
- It’s important to select a timestamp, especially in videos where the illegal content has been hidden behind a legal-looking opening. In videos featuring images of the children, we forward to the place where those images are shown, for example.
- YouTube gives you 500 characters in which to make your complaint, so it’s important to get all the information in there in as few words as possible. We’ve found that including the court order and Mrs Justice Pauffley’s judgment can be helpful. Here’s a sample of a format we’ve used:
This abusive video features illegal images of 2 children who are the subject of this court order: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Byzy22cCtwpdQ3dLRWdmenBsaXM/view
In the video, the children describe allegations of sexual abuse, including ‘touching each other’. The children were the subject of this judgment in the High Court, Family Division: http://www.bailii.org/cgi-bin/markup.cgi?doc=%2Few%2Fcases%2FEWFC%2FHCJ%2F2015%2F26.html&query=ZC14C00315&method=boolean Please remove it ASAP.
We’re aware that the court order contains the children’s names, but unfortunately there’s really no way around that in this instance. Including it in complaints shows YouTube that this case has been before the courts, and carries a certain amount of weight.
And of course, YouTube isn’t the only place where Hoaxtead videos can be found. Vimeo is a popular YouTube alternative, and is reputed to be even harder to convince that certain videos should be removed.
Sabine McNeill and Abraham Christie (‘Nemesis’) both have Vimeo channels, as does ‘Mister Jones’ (who bears a strong resemblance to Guidance 2222).
Our friend Satanic Views kindly shared his 4-part Vimeo strategy with us:
It was an overkill perhaps, but start by having a Vimeo account.
1. Flag individual videos with their report button.
2. Flag the entire account by using Report this Person flag on their profile page.
3. I emailed support. (Here’s Vimeo’s FAQ on how to report abuse
4. I tweeted @vimeo on Twitter – which they monitor.
I have had two responses that they will look into it.
5. I referred the entire account to the Internet Watch Foundation:
My argument was that they were hosting child abuse videos that feature images, details of abuse and names of abused children. Plus, that the videos were stolen from the police.
All excellent advice, and we’d add the following:
A common thread throughout Hoaxtead videos is their constant derogatory and inflammatory statements about the families, teachers, clergy, and business-people of Hampstead; and of course, there are very few videos that don’t claim that RD is a paedophile, murderer, cannibal, ‘snuff film’ producer, child pornographer, etc. If the video you’re reporting contains any such statements, it’s a good idea to emphasise this in your complaint to Vimeo.
We know it’s not practically possible to stamp out all the Hoaxtead videos online, but our goal is to make a significant dent in the Hoaxtead pushers’ efforts. We’d love to hear your tips and suggestions as well!