Some of you might remember Kane Slater, the Hoaxtead pusher who lives in Canada (or claims to) and has been desperately trying to ram the hoax down the throats of readers of his “Cannabis Cures Cancers” Facebook page. For the most part his CCC readers have been unencouraging—which has led in the past to some entertaining meltdowns, as Kane screams that they’re apathetic, while they stare at him uncomprehendingly and ask him to please stick to the topic of cannabis and cancer.
A number of months ago, some members of our team put together a letter-writing campaign to Facebook, to protest against another page Kane had set up.
This one, which boasted the catchy title “United Kingdom Prime Minister David Cameron Eats Babies”, contained wall-to-wall images of RD’s children, and republished the list of Hampstead families that Sabine originally released in February 2015. Our intrepid letter writers argued to the powers-that-be at Facebook that this page was not only defamatory, but violated Mrs Justice Pauffley’s court order, and broke laws against publishing any information about children named in respect of sexual abuse proceedings.
While we have slagged Facebook (and quite deservedly so) for dragging their feet when it comes to individual complaints about abusive or defamatory posts, in this case they agreed that Kane’s page was not appropriate. However, rather than removing it altogether, they followed their policy of blocking it from viewers in the UK, since that is the jurisdiction covered by the court order.
The page, which has recently undergone a name change to “United Kingdom Prime Minister Theresa May Eat Babies” (yes, it says “Eat”, not “Eats”—Kane isn’t exactly your average Rhodes scholar) has been invisible to UK audiences for about six months now.
(By the way, there’s no word on how the alleged baby-eater in that title suddenly morphed from being David Cameron to Theresa May. Does Kane think baby-eating duties accompany the office of Prime Minister? Is Theresa May David Cameron’s secret love-child, thus inheriting his baby-eating mantle? How did she react when she was informed of her new job requirements? What will become of Cameron, now presumably deprived of a major proportion of the protein in his diet? No one knows. We’re through the looking-glass, people!)
Anyway, these important questions aside, it seems that a few days ago, Kane woke from his cannabis-induced slumber long enough to notice that his page was no longer Top of the Pops:
Receiving no response, Kane tried again, this time on Maria MacMahon’s page:
Now, we know that our friend Gabriella Barney started telling Kane that his page had been banned as soon as it became invisible in the UK. So it shouldn’t exactly be news to him…and yet he seems to be completely in the dark.
On the plus side, we estimate that about 90% of people with any interest in Hoaxtead hail from the UK, so our guess is that the readership on Kane’s page has slowed from the tiniest of trickles to an intermittent drip now and then.
What a disappointment this must be for a person who once billed himself “the world’s greatest writer”!
Commencing tantrum countdown in five…four…three…two…one….