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Friday, November 03, 2017

SJWs will SJW

As I expected, it turns out that the deactivation of the God-Emperor's Twitter account was intentional:
A Twitter customer support worker who was on his or her last day on the job deactivated President Donald Trump’s account for a few minutes Thursday evening, the social media company reported.

Shortly before 7 p.m. Thursday, social media reports surfaced that the president’s personal account, @RealDonaldTrump, was unavailable, providing the error message that the user “does not exist.” The account was restored by 7:03 p.m.

Twitter took responsibility for the outage. In a tweeted statement, the company said Trump’s account was “inadvertently deactivated due to human error” by one of its employees. The account was unreachable for 11 minutes.

Twitter later said the deactivation “was done by a Twitter customer support employee who did this on the employee’s last day.”
Note that Twitter's first response was to lie. They may also by lying about it having been the employee's last day before he deactivated the account. This sort of behavior is increasingly common among SJWs; we had a similar problem with an SJW at Amazon when we released Corrosion: The Corroding Empire Book One.

An SJW at Amazon repeatedly pulled it out of publication status. It took three times before a manager would believe me, and a fourth time for her to catch the guilty party. I don't know what the consequences were, but I was assured that the individual would never be able to do it again.

Which, of course, is why you must NEVER hire SJWs or permit them to continue working for you, even if you are of the Left yourself. They will not even hesitate to pursue their social justice objectives even when those objectives directly conflict with the organization's interests. If you doubt this, or wish for a more substantive analysis, you should read SJWs Always Double Down.

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34 Comments:

Anonymous MIG November 03, 2017 5:49 AM  

OT but not really - it's all connected.

I have been reading "Calm Before the Storm" threads on 4chan. Someone who claims to be an insider has been feeding the 4channers with fascinating information. For example, Trump will leave the country in preparation for a military coup but will post one last tweet today (Friday) supposedly. Barak Obama may be in North Korea right now. This is all very surreal.

Blogger Dire Badger November 03, 2017 5:51 AM  

What else can you expect from a business culture that has discarded even the concept of employee or corporate Loyalty?

Whoever got 'fired' was probably picked up the next day by Amazon or Google.

Blogger Howard Stone November 03, 2017 6:01 AM  

If Twitter ever actually did ban the president, (which they won’t for this very reason) whatever alternative platform the president used inst as would replace it.

Blogger Lovekraft November 03, 2017 6:04 AM  

Saw the Fakebook and Twitter lawyers on Capitol Hill getting grilled by Gowdy et al.

Standard evasion, sloganeering etc. Trying to have their cake and eat it too: we're just a platform, we try to be objective. Oh, about those claims we are biased? We're trying!

A comedy if it didn't have such severe implications of secretive, unelected and vastly wealthy oligarchs manipulating public opinion, all the while the violence keeps getting ramped up.

Maybe this is all intentional...

Anonymous Rocklea November 03, 2017 6:14 AM  

"Maybe this is all intentional..."

Something we've probably all thought at some point. It changes nothing. One must still choose a side.

Blogger Cataline Sergius November 03, 2017 6:18 AM  

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Blogger Anno Ruse November 03, 2017 6:19 AM  

What's interesting is Trump's twitter was only down for 11m. How many at twitter are actively monitoring his account so that they'd notice so quickly?

Anonymous JAG November 03, 2017 6:31 AM  

First thing I thought when I read about this earlier was that an SJW snapped, and couldn't help themselves. I din't believe any excuse of glitches or other tech excuse nonsense.

Anonymous basementhomebrewer November 03, 2017 6:36 AM  

JAG wrote:First thing I thought when I read about this earlier was that an SJW snapped, and couldn't help themselves. I din't believe any excuse of glitches or other tech excuse nonsense.

What makes you think they snapped? More likely that they got away with it so many times they thought they would go for a really big fish. I want to know how many accounts this employee deactivated, which accounts they were, and if any Twitter is reviewing those deactivations and reinstating accounts that were improperly deactivated. I bet the list is extensive.

Blogger dvdivx November 03, 2017 6:45 AM  

Maybe its easier to spot them in flyover country but on the west coast you'd need a field guide as they blend in so well.

Anonymous JAG November 03, 2017 7:11 AM  

basementhomebrewer wrote:JAG wrote:First thing I thought when I read about this earlier was that an SJW snapped, and couldn't help themselves. I din't believe any excuse of glitches or other tech excuse nonsense.

What makes you think they snapped? More likely that they got away with it so many times they thought they would go for a really big fish. I want to know how many accounts this employee deactivated, which accounts they were, and if any Twitter is reviewing those deactivations and reinstating accounts that were improperly deactivated. I bet the list is extensive.


A) The fact that Twitter itself has not banned the God-Emperor as a matter of company policy indicates that they know the consequences of taking such partisan actions which would include a huge PR nightmare and openings for a competitor to take over control of the industry.

B) As a result of that, one can logically infer that they have informed all of their employees that they are not allowed to alter President Trump's account in any way.

C) Therefor, it is reasonable to conclude that an SJW employee, who had been following the policy to date, had reached their boiling point, and banned the account.

Is this exactly what happened? Don't know for certain, but it is my best hypothesis. I don't find it to be unreasonable.

Blogger Phat Repat November 03, 2017 7:15 AM  

Poor SJWs; they're only chimps capable of flinging and eating their poo. So amusing to watch though as spittle dribbles off their chins.

Blogger SemiSpook37 November 03, 2017 7:17 AM  

Man, that’s a new one. Putting your entire company at risk for 11 minutes because you’re essentially butthurt over one account. While this might be giving Jack too much credit, but I think even he’s not dumb enough to let the GE’s account be silenced, lest he’s bent on virtual career suicide. Trump is probably the only reason that Twitter hasn’t fully imploded, yet.

Quite the conundrum, don’t you think? Please the hordes of SJWs, or at least put up the appearance of competency and savvy to keep bilking my investors? Tough call.

Blogger Phat Repat November 03, 2017 7:22 AM  

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Blogger VD November 03, 2017 7:46 AM  

For the Nth time, don't touch the poop! It's not that hard. It's also how you wind up in the spam filter yourself. Leave it to the moderators.

Anonymous Looking Glass November 03, 2017 8:00 AM  

@13 SemiSpook37

Not really. Spez made all of Reddit legally liable for the content by editing all of the T_D posts in one of the threads. Though it's been hilarious watching Spez now defend T_D's existence because removing it would literally kill the website.

Blogger Student in Blue November 03, 2017 8:20 AM  

Hey, here's a brilliant idea, US companies!

Piss off the most publicly powerful man in the US.

Blogger SemiSpook37 November 03, 2017 8:25 AM  

@Looking Glass

That’s my point. You know it’s tearing these clowns up on the inside because they can’t help themselves when it comes to virtue signaling because “muh principles”.

Yeah, there’s a lot of stuff on the leftist side that I would love to see get shut down on general principle, but if I were an owner of a platform that brought in some sort of revenue for me that those types used enthusiastically, I’d rather sell it to some one dumb enough to let it degrade into the eventual cesspool it would inevitably become and save myself the trouble of dealing with it.

Blogger dc.sunsets November 03, 2017 8:41 AM  

Sounds like companies need to establish a "Code of Conduct" to provide a clear path to firing any employee who doesn't toe the corporate line.

(Fell off my chair, laughing...)

Blogger dc.sunsets November 03, 2017 8:43 AM  

When the professional becomes the personal becomes the political, all paths lead to war, especially when we live in a world where no aspect of human endeavor is off-limits to political coercion.

They win or we win. Given that one can never really know what is going on in another person's mind, the Left's war on Nature is destined to become total.

Blogger Silly but True November 03, 2017 11:12 AM  

The law (CFAA) on an organization's internal abuse by own employees' mischief is pretty well settled, a good example being
http://caselaw.findlaw.com/us-7th-circuit/1392048.html

However in this case, I don't know who's the _interested_ party that also has standing and also suffered damages. (Clearly it's Twitter, but I doubt they want to force case on the employee.) I'm not sure Trump had any practical impact, and couldn't get at employee without going through Twitter anyway, who could reasonably argue he was back up after 11m due to their amazing IT and security practices.

Anonymous Philalethes November 03, 2017 11:37 AM  

Tangential, but related?

I noticed this morning that @voxday on Twitter's mobile site (mobile.twitter.com/voxday) shows a bunch of tweets that are not visible on the regular site (twitter.com/voxday). All seem to be replies from @voxday to other tweeters. I'm not on Twitter myself, and don't know much about it, but I don't see any kind of control for this, i.e. to block or hide replies. Anybody have any idea why this is happening?

Anonymous Jack Amok November 03, 2017 11:55 AM  

if I were an owner of a platform that brought in some sort of revenue...

I suppose since you wrote "revenue" instead of "profit" this still applies to Twitter, but just barely.

Blogger James Dixon November 03, 2017 12:16 PM  

> What else can you expect from a business culture that has discarded even the concept of employee or corporate Loyalty?

Oh, they still expect employee loyalty. They don't get it, but they expect it.

> How many at twitter are actively monitoring his account so that they'd notice so quickly?

Tens of thousands.

The idea that SJW employees might break a site's TOS for political reasons does seem to be a bit slow at sinking in, but they better get the concept fast. The TOS are a contract between the user and site management, binding on both parties, and breaking them is a quick way to a class action lawsuit.

Anonymous JAG November 03, 2017 12:41 PM  

The only real question here is whether or not the rogue Twitter employee was a female, or a soyboy.

Anonymous JAG November 03, 2017 12:47 PM  

Also, this:

http://thehill.com/policy/cybersecurity/358630-cybersecurity-attorney-to-ex-twitter-employee-get-a-lawyer

Blogger tublecane November 03, 2017 1:38 PM  

@4-Congress is of course trying to push Russia-gate, but they also bear the same resentment as the MSM toward New Media. It makes controlling public opinion needlessly difficult, and in this case allowed "fake news" to deny Hillary her rightful coronation. Someone must stop them, or at least remind them who's really in charge.

The way they're running this particular dog and pony show is hilariously inept. For instance, Mizz Amy Klobuchar, one of my senators (the relatively less embarrassing one), referenced a Ricky Vaughn joke tweet about voting for Her by simply texting the word "Hillary." Which Klobuchar characterized as an "ad," obviously a lie. Twitter deleted it as supposedly illegal, though it'd no doubt be perfectly legal if, say, Stephen Colbert misled Trump voters in his monologue. She magnanimously mentioned Twitter dutifully deleted the "clear and present danger" of Ricky Vaughn humor. But she simply had to run Twitter's face in it.

That tweet had 36 retweets and 65 likes, so obviously Congress had no choice but to address it publicly.

OpenID crapulux November 03, 2017 3:31 PM  

SJW news from Germany:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7HAviIqkNUA

Berlin Police appointed a communist woman as head of recruitment. Leaked evidence reveals that new hires are actually criminals for "diversity".

Anonymous E Deploribus Unum November 03, 2017 4:13 PM  

The only real question here is whether or not the rogue Twitter employee was a female, or a soyboy.

The real question is whether the difference is material in SJW circles. You'd have as much fun banging either one.

Blogger Thucydides November 03, 2017 4:47 PM  

Overlooked in this story is how many other, lesser know people's accounts have been "accidentally" deactivated, or how easy/difficult is it to be reinstated?

If you are not the God-Emperor, I have the feeling you will be offline for much longer than 11 minutes....

Blogger Dirk Manly November 03, 2017 8:37 PM  

@29

"The real question is whether the difference is material in SJW circles. You'd have as much fun banging either one."

Ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww.

Anonymous Post Alley Crackpot November 03, 2017 10:52 PM  

If Twitter's management had enough stones, they'd retain that last pay packet of this particular employee as liquidated damages ...

The employee's welcome to try to win a lawsuit, of course, but I suspect that once the lawyers and accountants get involved, the amount of actual damages would be far in excess of what that employee didn't get paid.

Twitter's management doesn't have enough stones, and that's why we see this kind of crap happening over and over and over.

Does Twitter perform employee drug testing? They should test Dorsey for whether he has adequate levels of testosterone as well as whether he's suffering from osteoporosis.

Weak stones, weak spine -- pretty much would be the lot, wouldn't it?

Blogger tublecane November 04, 2017 4:24 AM  

Speaking of being suspended from platforms, I just tried to post a response to a review on Amazon for the first time in like a year, and I find I'm not in good standing in the "Amazon community." Which never happened before,but then again I very seldom participate in their "community."

I don't remember saying anything whatsoever insulting or incendiary. Un-PC, of course, but whoever's responsible for casting me out into the cold must down to the bare bones of dissidence.

Blogger James Dixon November 04, 2017 10:29 PM  

> ...and I find I'm not in good standing in the "Amazon community."

Amazon actually has fairly good customer support. Contact them and see if they can straighten it out.

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