The TerFblocker list
FourRustedHorses · 27/08/2018 10:06
Are there any legal people here who could answer a few questions about the legality of this list?
1- The list is held/created by a political party candidate so surely this list must comply with data protection rules given its political in nature?
2- what’s the legality of a political party candidate using such a list to not only silence women but also people in the constituency they plan to run for?
3- data protection has very specific rules on the holding of data especially when that data includes names, locations and sexual orientation. There are many women on that list using real names, their town locations and declaring their sexual orientation primarily leabians. Does this list fall under those rules?
It is created and presumably ‘held’ in the UK given who created it.
4- could the list be considered a form of deformation of character given everyone on it is labelled a ‘terf’?
5 does the list cause any issue with regards to the equality act (I think) given its mostly women and highly sexist?
6 what about safeguarding if there are under 18s on that list? Holding data on children is a different kettle of fish surely?
7- Are there any other issues such a list could cause given its held and used by people in positions of power to primarily silence an oppressed class - women?
8- what rules must political party candidates adhere to when creating lists of this nature?
This list has existed for a while and I can’t find anybody information whether it’s legal, whether there are any conflicts or if the latests GDPR rules apply. Specifically because of who created it and it’s intent.
StickyStuffRemover · 27/08/2018 14:23
I retract my previous statement that Woolbert is a convicted sex offender.
According to The Transadvocat they have a conviction for aggravated sexual assault against a 15 year old relative, but are not a registered sex offender because it took place 3 years before New Jersey’s law mandating sex offender registration was brought into law.
Hope that clears up any misunderstanding.
Bronners78 · 27/08/2018 14:26
Aimee is on the cult blocker list, anyone who subscribes to that lists won’t see her tweets.
Subscribing to a block list is a personal choice, but by doing so you personally make the choice to restrict the content you see on Twitter.
I choose not to block anyone, but I am on that list, so I’m aware that limits the people who see my posts.
Is the creator of the cult blocker list guilty of silencing me?
OhtheHillsareAlive · 27/08/2018 14:26
Although what you say seems to indicate that they are a sex offender: "aggravated sexual assault" - surely that's a sex offence?
Particularly awful as the victim was so young.
OhtheHillsareAlive · 27/08/2018 14:28
StickyStuffRemover · 27/08/2018 14:29
Sorry, that should read they are not a ‘registered’ sex offender.
OhtheHillsareAlive · 27/08/2018 14:29
So I think any threat to sue for libel allegedly committed on this thread might well be a non-starter.
OhtheHillsareAlive · 27/08/2018 14:30
Ahhh. StickyStuff yes, you're correct. But it seems incontrovertible that they were convicted of aggravated sexual assault of a minor.
FourRustedHorses · 27/08/2018 14:39
bronners simple answer is yes.
But as I’ve explaimed there’s a difference between private individuals creating and using such lists compared to big organisations, charities, political parties and candidates as well other publicly funded bodies.
HavingALittleBabyToolshed · 27/08/2018 14:56
This is an outrageous libel. You will be hearing from my lawyer, unless its removed, and a full retraction and apology is tweeted by you. These are my terms. I advise you to accept them.
2:31 pm · 27 Aug 2018
TheFemaleGaze · 27/08/2018 15:02
Interesting > the unblocker
Scroll down to the sample tweet and the sprout appears...
SunsetBeetch · 27/08/2018 15:55
More evidence of Aimee's involvement in mass block lists and mass reporting
SunsetBeetch · 27/08/2018 15:55
SunsetBeetch · 27/08/2018 15:59
Looks like that Badger person in that last screenshot is the same person who wants to burn down the Pussy Church.
Magpiesarehuge · 27/08/2018 16:47
I believe the block list being used by some (often more high profile and not anonymous) GC feminists was created fairly recently due to TAs (see the pics above) either threatening or group targetting certain feminists/women to get them banned from twitter. That’s a bit different from someone who hardly uses twitter finding they’ve been blocked by folk they have never interacted with - imo anyhoo.
NotTerfNorCis · 27/08/2018 17:04
Terfblocker probably has no grounds to sue as he's anonymous. If he does, he'll lose his anonymity and drag his ideology into disrepute by trying to capitalise off a horrific child abuse case.
Tanith · 27/08/2018 17:12
“I choose not to block anyone, but I am on that list, so I’m aware that limits the people who see my posts.
Is the creator of the cult blocker list guilty of silencing me?”
I am blocked on some terfblocker list or other despite having never posted on Twitter. So are several others.
According to the person responsible for cultblocker, you just need to contact them to be removed from the list if you think a mistake has been made.
OlennasWimple · 27/08/2018 17:31
The same questions also apply to L Madigan, of course, who had a falling out with TerfBlocker and then created their own list (and who tweeted about getting their hands on "all that pretty contact information" just before taking up post )
CaitlynsCat · 27/08/2018 17:36
I used CultBlockerPro despite not really wanting to silence anyone, the reason being that I found that there were lots of gender cultists reporting me to Twitter which would result in a ban. So the best thing is to block them.
AFAIK, gender critical feminists do not generally report transactivists for their bullshit.
CultBlockerPro is a (partial) defence against being mass-reported.
FourRustedHorses · 27/08/2018 17:50
Yes, as I said earlier I fully understand any individual choosing to use them. It’s the political figures etc that create, distribute, use, moderate them along with big organisations who we must be able to hold to account. We can’t do that if we’re on block lists or mass reported. And there’s huge questions about the nature of them esp in light of recent revelations.
thebewilderness · 27/08/2018 23:02
Discrimination against women is of no interest to the MPs or the police and appears to just recently come to the attention of the Equality and Human Rights Commission.
Years ago women were told that if the police investigated all the crimes perpetrated against women they would have no time for anything else and the courts would grind to a standstill. So they mostly don't bother unless someone reports a dead woman.
Xenia · 27/08/2018 23:11
I don't use twitter so may not understand how it all works although I know some data protection law. That's quite a lot of questions.
Are we talking about a list someone has for work or for private purposes? Also is it just that one person AC who has the list and uses it? Also it may not be a list of identifiable names if it's [email protected]
We need to know those things - who holds the list, how the data on it was obtained, what is the data on it and who is sent it and how it is used.
"This Regulation does not apply to the processing of personal data by a natural person in the course of a purely personal or household activity and thus with no connection to a professional or commercial activity.
2Personal or household activities could include correspondence and the holding of addresses, or social networking and online activity undertaken within the context of such activities. 3However, this Regulation applies to controllers or processors which provide the means for processing personal data for such personal or household activities"
Ereshkigal · 27/08/2018 23:48
who had a falling out with TerfBlocker and then created their own list
The original TERFblocker deleted their account after the said falling out with Madigan and their other TRA friends.
FourRustedHorses · 28/08/2018 08:25
FourRustedHorses · 28/08/2018 08:30
A woman’s officer that blocks women?
An NUS lgbt group blocking lesbians?
A party candidate with mounting evidence that they created on of the lists that exist?
That the women on those have concerns primarily in safeguarding of women and girls and 2 known users/creators of such lists are currently being investigated for sex based crimes or have direct connections to men who have been convicted of horrific sex based crimes.
FourRustedHorses · 28/08/2018 08:34
To clarify re the list and names. Not all the names are real life names but many are. For example There are prominent women academics, scientists, activists, use their real names on twitter. Their profile often includes thier work place & location. Some state they are lesbian.
All this data is accessible when looking At a specific list and clicking on names.
However, the invite only lists we can’t see what’s held only those using it.
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