Despite this, my completely innocuous personal account - which dealt almost entirely with beer, pubs and local history remains suspended thanks to a spiteful complaint by the Labour Leader of Sandwell Council. But even worse, the canny Californians have UNLOCKED the account impersonating my wife so that it is now active again!
The account impersonating my wife was set up using my wife's name and profile picture and parodying the name of MY - currently suspended - personal account @kingsnortonchap, calling itself @kingsnortonlady.
It is currently using my wife's maiden name. The account was set up in December and started to troll just before Christmas. Numerous complaints have been made to Twitter and they have seen my wife's passport, driving licence and marriage certificate. They suspended the account once and also locked it but have now reinstated it! How can this be? What evidence can the trolls have supplied that causes Twitter to overrule all the ID evidence from my wife?
Why can't Twitter even see from the profile that whilst the account claims to be that of a female the profile is directly referring to me?
Linda and I have just had three cracking days in London but took a few minutes out on Monday to visit Twitter's secretive HQ. There is nothing on the outside or inside of the building to signify the presence of the great free speech advocates and security men even try and stop photos being taken on the street outside! As expected, no-one from Twitter had the cojones to actually meet us. We were asked to give our details to one of the main building receptionists which we duly did and were told Twitter would be in touch. Of course they haven't been, so once again all this guff about clamping down on trolls is nonsense to try and appease the financiers.
We had been hoping to show, amongst other things, that we were real people and ask how Linda could be impersonated for OVER THREE MONTHS and yet Twitter are actively permitting the troll to continue. You will have to make do with a picture of my lovely wife outside the anonymous HQ!
The curious thing was that as we were having a coffee round the corner from Twitter beforehand we came under a massive and crazed troll attack from the aforementioned @Gemmawool15 (see above). This will be subject to a separate post in due course but this nutter appears to be now alleging that I was guilty of some sort of assault at a place where I used to work (as ever, untrue). In a single day this troll (which again has gone through several name changes but started as, er, Wayne Rooney*) bombarded me with 44 (forty four) tweets - also copying in MY WIFE'S employers on 12 (twelve) of them. West Midlands Police - you have a crime reference. What are YOU doing!
Besides the other matters which I will come back to in a future post there was the usual vile stuff about Linda - some of it copied into Twitter and even to the alleged troll-hunter himself - the CEO Dick Costolo!
Strangely there were one or two lapses into illiteracy which were reminiscent of the oeuvre of Cllr Darren Cooper @sandwellleader himself which is all rather odd.....
|Whistle "why'll" you troll - "Lol"|
Compare and contrast this with my blog of 21/12/14:
And we all know that Cooper is a silly "as":
And so Twitter love the impersonating troll @kingsnortonlady whilst suspending my real @kingsnortonchap. That's what a call a "clampdown" Dick!
STOP PRESS - ADDENDUM - 31/03/15
Twitter suspend @kingsnortonlady account - which Cllr Cooper has been actively engaging with for some time with the full knowledge that it was a troll account.
*Twitter - Google it!
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