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Thursday, November 16, 2017

Twitter's new policy

A blue check now indicates formal endorsement by Twitter:
Twitter Inc. updated its policies for removing the verification of a user’s identity, saying it can pull the blue check mark at any time without notice for behavior including promoting hate or inciting harassment of others.

While “verification has long been perceived as an endorsement,” Twitter’s support account wrote Wednesday in a tweet, “this perception became worse when we opened up verification for public submissions and verified people who we in no way endorse.”

Twitter users are already broadcasting their loss of verification status. Tommy Robinson, the former leader of the far-right English Defence League, tweeted a screen shot of a note he received from Twitter, saying that his verified badge will be permanently removed “after determining that your account does not comply with Twitter’s guidelines.” The company has also removed the blue check mark from conservative commentator Laura Loomer and Richard Spencer, a white supremacist and co-editor of AltRight.com.
I'll admit it. I am just sadistic enough to enjoy the thrashings-about of an SJW-converged company attempting to reconcile its self-contradictions.

What I don't understand is why anyone ever cared about the stupid blue checkmarks in the first place. Prior to my most recent suspension, which now appears to be a permanent ban-equivalent, people used to ask me on a regular basis why I wasn't verified. The answer, of course, is because I didn't, and don't, see any value in approval, recognition, endorsement, or verification from SJWs.

I've been banned by Goodreads, banned by Twitter, suspended and weirdly locked down by Facebook, which has a Real Name policy that prevents me from using "Vox Day" but insists that I remain "Charles Tingle", and none of it has harmed my blog traffic or my book sales in the least. In fact, I've noticed one unexpected consequence, which is that the blog traffic tends to increase slightly whenever I'm not on Twitter for an extended period, because some who were content with reading my Twitter account show up here when that's not an option.

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55 Comments:

Blogger Nate November 16, 2017 8:07 AM  

The checkmark is an elitism thing. Some famous people have it... therefore not-famous people want it.

its stupid.

Blogger dc.sunsets November 16, 2017 8:09 AM  

Your commercial experience with social media confirms to me that public corporations like FB are ultimately commercial frauds; their business model rests on businesses thinking they're getting something out of paid-participation when in fact its all smoke and mirrors.

How much of what people embrace as "real" today really is no more than this?

Blogger Azure Amaranthine November 16, 2017 8:10 AM  

People with no reasonable validation will seek unreasonable validation.

Raison de etre? Nope. None to be found for them.

Blogger Azure Amaranthine November 16, 2017 8:11 AM  

*Raison d'etre*

Anonymous VFM #6306 November 16, 2017 8:12 AM  

There is no epi-pen for SJW.

Blogger Azure Amaranthine November 16, 2017 8:15 AM  

"How much of what people embrace as "real" today really is no more than this?"

I suppose it depends on where you live. The deeper in the city, the more divorced from the reality of the land.

I'd venture an uneducated rough guess of 25-75% of everything people embrace. 25% being the not-quite-hilbilly and 75% being the EBT dindu or gated community orififice-lib.

Blogger Robert Browning November 16, 2017 8:17 AM  

Whites invented the concept of freedom of speech. Jew created hate speech and hate speech laws to undermine and subvert white Christian society.

Blogger Lovekraft November 16, 2017 8:25 AM  

So, basically, having a blue checkmark means someone is pushing the b.s. narrative.

Blogger bw November 16, 2017 8:30 AM  

because some who were content with reading my Twitter account show up here when that's not an option

so how long until the goolag / cia shut down?

Blogger Wanderer November 16, 2017 8:35 AM  

Robert Browning wrote:Whites invented the concept of freedom of speech. Jew created hate speech and hate speech laws to undermine and subvert white Christian society.

Not really. No white society would have ever tolerated something like "piss christ" because of some stupid and rigid commitment to absolute free speech. They would have executed all those involved in its creation and promotion (rightfully so imo). It was Jews that pushed for absolute free speech in their attempts to normalize pornography and filth. Now that white Christians no longer have any power it is the Jews who make the new blasphemy laws.

Anonymous Michael Maier November 16, 2017 8:36 AM  

Great. So now the SJWs will make tons of fake accounts without fear of being found out. Because "badthinks peoples are never verified, how was I supposed to know it wasn't really them?"

Blogger ÆtherCzar November 16, 2017 8:52 AM  

So now it's an endorsement? Good to know the views of @realDonaldTrump are officially Twitter endorsed.

Blogger JACIII November 16, 2017 8:58 AM  

Got the Facebook lockdown, too. It's crazy that anyone does the things facebook wants to verify identity.

Blogger VD November 16, 2017 8:59 AM  

Not really.

Yes, really. It was Enlightenment whites, mostly French and English, who wanted freedom from blasphemy laws, who developed the concept out of Christian principles.

Read JB Bury's History of the Freedom of Thought. It had nothing to do with Jews, Jews have always been strongly against any freedom of thought and speech for Jew or Gentile.

Blogger Robert Browning November 16, 2017 9:03 AM  

Wanderer wrote:Not really. No white society would have ever tolerated something like "piss christ" because of some stupid and rigid commitment to absolute free speech. They would have executed all those involved in its creation and promotion (rightfully so imo). It was Jews that pushed for absolute free speech in their attempts to normalize pornography and filth. Now that white Christians no longer have any power it is the Jews who make the new blasphemy laws.


Any historical examples of white Christians killing some one for what he or she had to say?? On the other hand Jews killed Christ because they could not stand to listen to what he had to say.

Anonymous Reenay November 16, 2017 9:08 AM  

So the blue checkmark is now a six-pointed gold star? Twitter, careful what you meme...

Blogger Brad Matthews November 16, 2017 9:13 AM  

Never looked into it, but I assumed the check meant the persons ID had somehow been formally verified. Like @realdonald trump so people would know it was him

Blogger Brad Matthews November 16, 2017 9:15 AM  

So childish, watch what you say or we will remove your blue check

Anonymous No Use For a Username November 16, 2017 9:15 AM  

Vox, you're Chuck Tingle!?!

I must be so incredibly naïve...

Blogger Samuel Nock November 16, 2017 9:21 AM  

@19 "Vox, you're Chuck Tingle!?!"

Maybe we could have backed it out from the formulation about how many Hugos Vox has been nominated for.

Blogger Groggy November 16, 2017 9:24 AM  

the far-right English Defence League

In the West, if you would prefer to not have Islam come into your country, run people over with trucks, molest your women and set up Sharia zones, then you are far-right and hence politically untenable.

God help us.

Blogger Student in Blue November 16, 2017 9:27 AM  

So... is it only a matter of time until Trump gets de-starred?

Blogger Brad Matthews November 16, 2017 9:28 AM  

That has not been verified with a Twitter check. Careful.

Blogger Groggy November 16, 2017 9:31 AM  

I'm fuming about the fact that the last periscope was taken down. Need Supreme Dark Lord Darkstreams! They are the centrepiece aside from the blog, a necessary addendum as they say.

There are alternatives such as YouTube livestream (which should upload the video automatically to the channel, I think...)

Blogger Silly but True November 16, 2017 9:33 AM  

Amazing: so Twitter just recreated a new form of Echo for 2018.

Waiting for Twitter support to ban itself for hate-speech.

Blogger Raziel Walker November 16, 2017 9:36 AM  

Is Trump still verified? If he is does it mean that Twitter finally supports President Trump?

Blogger Wanderer November 16, 2017 9:37 AM  

VD wrote:Yes, really. It was Enlightenment whites, mostly French and English, who wanted freedom from blasphemy laws, who developed the concept out of Christian principles.
Fair enough, but I don't think it's accurate to suggest that the whims of an out of touch aristocratic elite from relatively modern times are representative of the values of the masses of white people as a whole.

VD wrote:Jews have always been strongly against any freedom of thought and speech for Jew or Gentile.
Maybe ordinary Jews were against it, but rich Jews definitely weaponized freedom of speech to push for the normalization of shit like pornography.

Robert Browning wrote:Any historical examples of white Christians killing some one for what he or she had to say?
The entire history of the Catholic Church from day one is a white-on-white bloodbath. I'll just name one good example: William Tyndale, who gave us the first English Bible, was executed specifically for translating the Bible. Also, for a period of time afterwords, any commoner caught in possession of an English Bible was also put to death.

Blogger Groggy November 16, 2017 9:40 AM  

The entire history of the Catholic Church from day one is a white-on-white bloodbath.

The entire history is a bloodbath? No it isn't. Has there been bloodshed through the history, yes. Is the entire history a bloodbath - no.

Blogger Groggy November 16, 2017 9:49 AM  

It's times like these you wish the catholic church still had steel in its spine so it could send a team of inquisitors over to Twitter headquarters to burn some SJW heretics at the stake!

Blogger Shitavious Lordecai November 16, 2017 9:56 AM  

Here's to hoping Trump declares twitter and Facebook public utilities.

Blogger Jo B November 16, 2017 10:03 AM  

Leftists get check marks. It's like getting a sticker in elementary school for being good.

Blogger VD November 16, 2017 10:11 AM  

The entire history of the Catholic Church from day one is a white-on-white bloodbath.

No, it is not. That's totally ridiculous.

Blogger Doug Cranmer November 16, 2017 10:14 AM  

Well Teddy, you're just a horrible terrible person.

And I will continue to read your work and pay you hard earned money as long as you continue this way.

Anonymous CV November 16, 2017 10:17 AM  

I'm intrigued, how does one get banned from Goodreads?

Blogger 4499 November 16, 2017 10:20 AM  

@34

Bad thoughts. Bad, BAD thoughts.

Blogger CM November 16, 2017 10:20 AM  

--Never looked into it, but I assumed the check meant the persons ID had somehow been formally verified. Like @realdonald trump so people would know it was him--

I thought it was too, but when you start revoking blue check marks for bad thoughts rather than fraudulent identity, you kinda set yourself up to be "endorsing" the check mark.

Blogger Desdichado November 16, 2017 10:31 AM  

Wanderer wrote:VD wrote:Yes, really. It was Enlightenment whites, mostly French and English, who wanted freedom from blasphemy laws, who developed the concept out of Christian principles.

Fair enough, but I don't think it's accurate to suggest that the whims of an out of touch aristocratic elite from relatively modern times are representative of the values of the masses of white people as a whole.

[...]

Maybe ordinary Jews were against it, but rich Jews definitely weaponized freedom of speech to push for the normalization of shit like pornography.

Cogdis much?

Alt-retard. C'mon, yeah—most people likely to comment here are aware of the JQ and its implications. But don't go overboard looking for THE JOOOOS! behind everything that you don't like.

Blogger Jan Minář November 16, 2017 10:32 AM  

Jan Hus, burned at stake by the Council of Constance, for refusing to recant his heretical teachings.

Anonymous CV November 16, 2017 10:38 AM  

But he's an author as well as a user. How could they stop him from editing his own profile?

Blogger Jan Minář November 16, 2017 10:39 AM  

For why verifying people is important, look at the several fake Assanges. They seem to faithfully imitate the real one's convictions, until they don't. Then the "media" pick up a quote and run with it.

Anonymous TheHiss November 16, 2017 10:41 AM  

I hadn't even noticed there was a blue check mark.

Blogger VD November 16, 2017 10:41 AM  

Fair enough, but I don't think it's accurate to suggest that the whims of an out of touch aristocratic elite from relatively modern times are representative of the values of the masses of white people as a whole.

Irrelevant. We know exactly who created it. We know exactly why. We know exactly what their inspirations, rationalizations, and justifications were. It was not the Jews. It was the European Enlightenment.

Now stop opining in ignorance. You are clearly insufficiently educated for this discussion.

Blogger Eric Steiger November 16, 2017 10:49 AM  

The only value I ever saw in the blue check was that "verified" was supposed to mean "it has been confirmed that this is really the person that the account claims it is.," as often sad people would impersonate people with high public profiles either to incite mischief, drive traffic to some online $$$ scheme, or simply in a desperate ploy for attention.

Blogger Retrenched November 16, 2017 11:03 AM  

Interestingly enough, Ann Coulter, Ramzpaul and Roosh all still have their checkmarks. I'm assuming it won't be long before they all lose them though.

Blogger Cloom Glue November 16, 2017 11:23 AM  

... William Tyndale, who gave us the first English Bible, was executed specifically for translating the Bible.

Here are some interesting links which say Tyndall's English bible, was not the first English (other English translations were hundreds of years earlier), but first English from Hebrew/Greek, I read, and heresy was not the only issue.

Opposition to Henry VIII's divorce
In 1530 he wrote The Practyse of Prelates, opposing Henry VIII's planned divorce from Catherine of Aragon in favour of Anne Boleyn on the grounds that it was unscriptural, and was a plot by Cardinal Wolsey to get Henry entangled in the papal courts of Pope Clement VII.[25] The king's wrath was aimed at Tyndale:
https://infogalactic.com/info/William_Tyndale


Footnote 27 is interesting here:
http://archive.org/stream/tyndalesanswer00tynduoft/tyndalesanswer00tynduoft_djvu.txt

Catholic, Thomas More was beheaded, 1535:
https://infogalactic.com/info/Thomas_More

Anonymous c matt November 16, 2017 11:50 AM  

Of course, one man's blue check-mark is another man's scarlet letter.

Blogger tweell November 16, 2017 12:01 PM  

Twitter, now with more twits!

Blogger Longtime Lurker November 16, 2017 12:43 PM  

Not just an SJW, but an extra-special "Blue Check" SJW.

Thanks Twitter management.

Anonymous Avalanche November 16, 2017 2:46 PM  

@24 "I'm fuming about the fact that the last periscope was taken down. Need Supreme Dark Lord Darkstreams! They are the centrepiece aside from the blog, a necessary addendum as they say."

Is that what happened? I saw it had posted right before I left for the airport. Got home -- went to watch and wwwhhhsssssttt! GONE! WHAT?!

Did our mirroring guy manage to catch it -- and will it be posted to YT? (fingers crossed!)

Anonymous Brick Hardslab November 16, 2017 5:25 PM  

Vox, you're Chuck Tingle?

Anonymous Kyle Kiernan November 16, 2017 8:15 PM  

On a separate but somewhat related note; I use Bing as my default search engine and usually go to your blog via typing in "vox day". Just noticed today that Bing pulls many many Vox Day references but none of them are the blog page. Google still comes up with it as the second find. Someone is algorithm tinkering.

Blogger dfordoom November 16, 2017 9:12 PM  

@7. Robert Browning

Whites invented the concept of freedom of speech. Jew created hate speech and hate speech laws to undermine and subvert white Christian society.

It's actually been freedom of speech that has done more than anything else to undermine and subvert white Christian society. Remember that freedom of speech is a concept originated by white liberals who detested white Christian society. Freedom of speech is one of the poisonous fruits of the Enlightenment.

Blogger Lazarus November 16, 2017 10:40 PM  

roger stone is launching a lawsuit against twitter in co-ordination with milo

Anonymous Post Alley Crackpot November 18, 2017 1:16 AM  

"... but insists that I remain 'Charles Tingle' ..."

Naturally, I rather suspected that this was your particular flavour of "fabulousness", but I have to wonder: why the not-so-grand reveal now?

Ah, right, obvious answers are obvious: if the Twittards similarly suspend Prince Charles Tingle the First, then it's not really about Twitter's policies, it's about you personally and what you mean to the Twittards ...

BTW, you could probably sell quite a few stacks of original signed and numbered Polaroid snaps of you as Prince Charles Tingle the First resplendent in fancy party dress and tutu regalia as a bonus for certain crowdfunding goals of yours. Of course, the photos absolutely have to be Polaroid snaps -- every Polaroid is unique, just like those snowflakes you're having so much fun with.

Who should receive Polaroid Number 1? :-)

Blogger Akulkis November 18, 2017 10:55 PM  

@54

Reveal is a verb, not a noun. No matter how much Rapeywood-tards try to use it as a noun, it's a VERB.

The word you are looking for is revelation.

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