There are a bunch of Twitter accounts popping up that are negatively directed toward me. I’m not going to flatter myself into thinking that I’m the only one this is happening to. And I’m not going to feed these trolls by engaging or carrying on about it.
What I am really wanting to do is make the people who own and run Twitter more responsible. Although, I’m sure that isn’t going to happen any time soon.
I’ve been having Twitter troll issues since August. I’m sure many of you remember my panicking about it. While that particular account has since been shut down, quite a few more have replaced it. This morning, I woke up, checked my Twitter and found that one had been made last night, a horrible variation of my Twitter and blog name, with ONE nasty tweet spewed at me.
I did what any annoyed Twitter account holder would do, I went to file a claim ticket. It seems that Twitter has blocked me from filing any. I’m assuming it’s because I’ve filed a couple before and perhaps they were getting annoyed with me? But having venomous accounts pop up, intimidating us and emotionally terrorizing us…is unacceptable. Action by Twitter needs to be taken to protect it’s legitimate users, the ones that are on and playing nice.
While this new negative tweet didn’t threaten harm to me directly, like the original account that Twitter wouldn’t do anything about did, it’s still cyber-terrorism when a tweet is being directed at you telling you to “tell Twitter why you are such a bitch”.
I can’t report it. I can’t do anything about it. Because according to Twitters R & R, there needs to be direct and harmful threats. I’ve only been getting tons of accounts like this one, with comments like that one.
I don’t know about your thoughts but I think that when there are Twitter accounts that are made with negative variations of your Twitter handle that are shooting vile, poisonous arrows at you, that’s still a threat. Which, in my book means, Twitter doesn’t really care about keeping the platform a decent environment in which to engage.
The R & R states that they encourage you to make your tweets private and to block the offender, thus discouraging any interaction.
Twitter…it doesn’t work. We ignore one account and 20 harassing accounts pop up.
There needs to be more stringent rules in place. And more drastic measures need to be taken. I don’t know the answer because I’m just a blogger nerd.
But it seems open and obvious that when accounts are opened with a variation on the name that the troll is targeting, THAT is AGAINST the rules.
Am I wrong?
And I would also like to know WHY I’ve been blocked from filing a claim ticket with Twitter. I’ve filed a couple of LEGITIMATE tickets because there was definitely some concerning activity targeting me. The sorry shrug I received was not reassuring and now I can’t even report my concern about the most recent one because it seems Twitter got prematurely tired of me.
Good thing I have a LONG LINE of attorneys in my family.
Cyber bullying. Cyber terrorism. Of ANY KIND…should have ZERO TOLERANCE.
This, Twitter, is UNACCEPTABLE.