Yesterday we offered Twitter some helpful advice on dealing with Drifloud and his screaming fits. As anyone with children knows, the best thing to do is avoid fuelling the fire by offering concessions.
Twitter has failed to heed our suggestions, though, and for reasons known only to their support desk, has re-activated his account.
Yes, all of his account. Every last lying, harassing, accusatory tweet. Naming innocent names, libelling innocent families, showing pictures of innocent people…it’s all there again.
To say we are angry would be a massive understatement.
We found his account again last night, and immediately set out to have it taken down…for the third time. Yes, it’s frustrating and discouraging. But rather than sigh and moan about it, or accuse Drifloud of being part of a massive cult that pulls strings in the upper echelons of society and ensures he can spew his hateful filth online for as long as he likes, we immediately took action.
We’re used to this sort of thing, actually. If you’ve been with us for a while, you’ll remember our efforts to have Charlotte Alton Ward and Jacco De Boer’s pigsty of a blog removed. That bloody thing was up and down like a toilet seat, but we kept at it, and eventually (after two or three false starts and a blog no one bothered with) they fled the field.
So we keep on.
Drippy might be a world-class tantrum expert, but he’s underestimating our sheer stubbornness and tenacity if he thinks his Twitter account is staying up.
Let’s take him down.
If you’re angry that his account has been reinstated, and especially if you’re one of his victims—a parent, teacher, member of the clergy, or businessperson he’s targeted—you can join in the effort to take him down once and for all. Here’s how:
- If you’re not already a Twitter account holder, go sign up. (It’s easy.)
- Go to @drifloud. Painful as this might be for some of you, you’ll need to scroll back through his timeline and find posts that target innocent people: teachers, parents, clergy, RD. You’ll only need about five of these, so it shouldn’t take too long. To find a link to a tweet, look in the bottom righthand corner, where you’ll see 3 dots. Click on these, and you’ll see an option to ‘copy link to tweet’. Save your copied links.
- Go to the Twitter support page: https://support.twitter.com/forms
- Under ‘Report a Violation’, choose ‘Harassment’.
The form will look like this:
The two most relevant choices for ‘What are you reporting?’ would be ‘Harassment’ or ‘Exposed private information or photo’. Of these, we’ve had the best success with ‘Harassment’.
You’ll be asked to give some information: your own Twitter account name (if you don’t have one, you can easily sign up); the URLs of the tweets you want to report; and a description of the problem. In your own words, describe what Drifloud has been doing. Helpful points include:
- The URLs of the fact-finding judgement ( http://www.bailii.org/cgi-bin/markup.cgi?doc=%2Few%2Fcases%2FEWFC%2FHCJ%2F2015%2F26.html&query=ZC14C00315&method=boolean) and the court order (https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Byzy22cCtwpdQ3dLRWdmenBsaXM/view);
- The fact that Drifloud’s account has twice been found to be participating in targeted abusive behaviour;
- The fact that he was reinstated once before, and should not be allowed to return. You can mention that he sent multiple emails to both Twitter Support and Twitter’s CEO, Jack Dorsey, which clearly demonstrate his lack of judgement and inability or unwillingness to restrain his own behaviour.
- If you have minor children who’ve been mentioned by Drippy, be sure to include this information, as well.
Once you submit your complaint, Twitter should get back to you within 12–48 hours to let you know they’ve received your complaint. They may ask for further information, so we’ve made a handy list of illegal tweets, which you’ll find at the bottom of this post. Once you’ve reached this point in the Twitter complaints process it’s usually a short wait before they decide whether the account is engaging in targeted abuse.
Receiving multiple complaints on the same account can only strengthen the case, so especially if you read this blog because you’ve been targeted by the Hoaxtead promoters, or if you know someone who’s on their hit list, please consider helping us take down Drippy’s Twitter account once and for all.
ILLEGAL @DRIFLOUD POSTS:
Some examples of his use of illegal, confidential, and sexually explicit information concerning the two Hampstead children, whom he routinely names, in contravention of a court order:
https://twitter.com/drifloud/status/685809996332937220 (includes graphic description of anal rape of a child)
Some examples of his tweets of excerpts of the police report, which was illegally obtained and disseminated: