Pharyngula

Twitter Trolls

You may not have noticed, but a certain insane troll best known for repetitive spam to multiple blogs and fora, and who makes frequent references to Depeche Mode and decapitating certain atheists (including yours truly), has been relatively absent from blog comments for a while. That’s because he has discovered Twitter, and is happily spamming that service instead.

If you have noticed — it’s become a bit of a joke that if I reply to anyone on twitter, they immediately get a flood of spam from the obsessive crank, so you may have — here’s a summary of tools to clean up your twitter feed. You might find it handy.

I actually prefer that he infest twitter, since all I have to do is block his account once, and all of his noise disappears instantly, and because everyone reports his spam to one central authority which may at some point do something to throttle him.

Comments

  1. #1 https://me.yahoo.com/a/4Sbxdidln.gj_yIpnR9mQHE1qmE-#7d5ec
    March 6, 2011

    I already wrote twitter about this guy and eventhough I linked to the info on threats, and most of his tweets involve threats, twitter bot, JuneClippers, says no.

    JuneClippers, Feb-14 11:45 am (PST):
    Hello,

    While we have received reports regarding this user, we have not received links to actual threats and have found that this user is not in violation of the Twitter Rules. If you feel you are in physical harm, please contact your local law enforcement for further assistance. While we will not do this for you, we are happy to work with them if contacted.

    If you’d like to provide specific links to violent threats, or links to private information that has been released through is account, please feel free to respond with those links.

    Thanks,

    JuneClippers

    ——————————————————————————–

    To Twitter:

    Feb-13 11:29 am (PST):
    I wrote this to @delbius…She said report it. Dave Mabus/Dennis Markuze’s bothering u: http://bit.ly/eR9PmS threats: http://is.gd/oN2UmR If ur not familiar http://bit.ly/i1HA36

    THIS GUY IS HARRASSING, MAKING DEATH THREATS TO PZ MYERS, ROGER EBERT, MICHAEL SHERMER, ME, SCIENTISTS, ATHEISTS, VARIOUS MEDIA & TWITTERERS FOR QUITE A FEW DAYS. HE MAKES MANY ACCTS EVERY DAY. JUST TYPE MABUS OR MABUSSED IN THE SEARCH; U’LL SEE. TWITTER SHOULD PROTECT US, ESPECIALLY BIG NAMES ON TWITTER. PLEASE BLOCK ALL COMPUTERS HE USES. MICHAEL SHERMER AND OTHERS ARE VERY UPSET. @michaelshermer is Fed Up With Dennis Markuze AKA Dave Mabus http://i51.tinypic.com/2janc6f.jpg

    Here is what some twitter users just wrote because they feel twitter is not doing anything about the harrassment:

    http://smarterthanyoulook.com/2011/02/10/twitter-friend-fuckwits/

    Other names used: yrobotsy99, Hebert Marxuxe, xrobotx2, xmabuswar

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