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…

For your Boxing Day amusement: Shit Drifloud Says

Anyone here remember Drifloud, the insufferable bore who has continued to spread lies about RD’s children, and who thinks Ella is some sort of saint? We identified him two years ago as Alan Wrightson, a failed computer engineer, failed musician, and failed Sufi master who, at that time, was living in Portugal and attempting to…

Sabine re-invents the wheel…again

Some of our readers might recall Sabine’s Amazing Digital Invention from a few months ago: her totally brand-new and revolutionary “Smart Knowledge Engine” has the astonishing and heretofore unknown ability to…erm…well, it’s capable of taking various images and assigning each greyscale pixel an automated colour, in order to create interesting three-dimensional images which aren’t really…

All just a little bit of history repeating

When the Hampstead SRA hoax was in its infancy—that is, after Sabine had released the videos of RD’s children but before Mrs Justice Pauffley issued her judgement on the fact-finding hearing—Hoaxtead mobsters in training had a very nasty habit: they would trawl the Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ accounts of anyone unfortunate enough to have been…

Facing the music: How to hit the internet where it hurts

By now many of our readers will already know that Alex “Puffy” Jones, American blowhard extraordinaire who never met a conspiracy theory he didn’t like, has issued an apology regarding his involvement in pushing the Pizzagate fraud. As the Washington Post reported yesterday, In a surprising and rare bit of backtracking, Jones posted a six-minute…