False Start Foundation: Same shit, different day

Last April we began tracking a new organisation which was claiming to represent the interests of survivors of child sexual abuse. The “Fresh Start Foundation”—yet another “foundation” with a name which could easily be confused with a number of others, rather like the “Knight Foundation”—had a very interesting list of founding officers, many of whom…

More effective protection for stalking victims on its way?

A Private Members’ Bill proposing measures to increase protection for victims of stalking passed second reading in the House of Commons yesterday afternoon, with all-party support. The Stalking Protection Bill, sponsored at second reading by Dr Sarah Wollaston (Totnes)(Con), proposes to intervene earlier and more effectively, not only in-person stalking by persons known to their…

Update: Rupert Quaintance to be released, deported

A few weeks ago Belinda announced that Rupert Quaintance, who has been serving a prison sentence since he was found guilty of Harassment 4 on 30 August, 2017, would be released from Wandsworth Prison on 13 January 2018. Rupert was sentenced to nine months apiece on two counts of harassment, to be served concurrently. Pending…

EU pressure mounts on social media giants to remove illegal material

Facing growing concern about the destructive impact of “fake news”, internet giants Facebook, Twitter, and Google joined more than 20 tech firms at a series of meetings in Brussels over the past week. On 9 January, five European Commissioners, including those in charge of home affairs, justice, and digital legislation, attended a meeting with CEOs…

What’s eating Deborah Mahmoudieh?

Something peculiar is going on with Deborah Mahmoudieh. As our faithful correspondent Moosnight pointed out yesterday morning, she’d posted this enigmatic message late Sunday night: I’ve been ‘very quiet this week’ state Hoaxtead sock-puppets on Ken O’Keefe’s video beneath my comment. The calm before the storm drears (sic, but nice touch) = DOOM TO SATANIC…

Farewell to an old friend: Costa del Troll

It’s never easy to say farewell to an old friend, but sometimes it’s inevitable. And so it is with heavy hearts that we bid a fond adieu to one of our stalwart commentators here at Hoaxtead Research: Costa del Troll, we hardly knew ye! The problem, you see, is that Mr or Ms del Troll…

FAQ Update: Why did Abraham get involved in the hoax?

One of our readers suggested yesterday that we answer a rather important question: what were Abe’s motives for getting involved in the hoax? When complete, we’ll add this section to the FAQ page titled “The mother and her boyfriend“. As we said in yesterday’s FAQ update, please feel free to ask about anything we might…