Guest Post by: Infadelicious
Over the past year Disqus’ problem resolution record has been abysmal . I have watched several of my friends being doxxed, their addresses, real name, occupation etc posted over and over again on line. 3 of my friends have deleted their accounts, since Disqus’s inaction left them no choice but to do that to get their personal info deleted. I had my profile copied 6 months ago and reported it the proper way and my friends also reported it. I got crickets and tumbleweeds and the copycat is still an active account. I emailed Tony Hu and Saeed twice about it. They didn’t even have the decency to acknowledge receiving my emails. So, I accepted the fact that Disqus was not going to enforce their own Terms of Service and I would get no help from those two.
This brings me to last Monday, October 24, 2016. Our Monday Music channel had been spammed overnight with a moving image of a baby being sexually assaulted by a grown man. It was the most disgusting and disturbing thing i have seen on Disqus or anywhere in my lifetime for that matter. Thankfully, our quick thinking moderator shut the thread down and cleaned it up right away. It is the type of image that changes you when you see it and it is a criminal act. It looked real and even if it was just a depiction of such an act, is still a crime and must be reported to Disqus and to law enforcement.
So of course, the site owner of MM emailed Tony Hu and Saeed since these are the most visible representatives of Disqus that I know of. We thought surely they would shut this poster’s account down. Nope!!!! 24 hours later Saeed writes back telling us to ban the poster. Not a peep from Tony.
Really? Is that what we do when a crime is committed against a child on Disqus? Ban him and let him carry on posting porn on Disqus?
This was not just a troll that is annoying us, this is a person posting the sexual assault of an infant that clearly is in danger . This is also against Disqus’ Terms of Service and is probably one of the worst violations of their TOS and again, nothing was done. I am appalled, so I look up Tony’s and Saeed’s job descriptions and I find neither can handle the task of enforcing TOS but they at least could have forwarded this as well as the doxxing problems on to someone higher up that could handle it.
Tony is basically product promotion and NOT, as i had assumed, product integrity, –noted. Saeed is, according to his profile ‘ Community Manager @ Disqus // Talker // Constantly conducting social experiments // I’m almost certain that I’m hilarious. ‘
EDITOR’S NOTE: Tony Hue was the Community Manager of Disqus, according to a “Welcome to the Disqus Channel System” automated email I got when signing up my account, as of a couple of months ago. This may have changed recently – maybe a month ago? And now Saeed appears to be pretending to fill that role.
Ok, I guess being hilarious and social experimentation are taking a lot of Saeed’s time away from managing the community so it is up to us as posters, moderators and site owners to maintain a civil and pervert free community.
Not An Incident, A Trend
Since Disqus has taken a monumental turn for the worse this past year as TOS are not enforced and people being doxxed are placed at great risk from crazy people because there is no punishment for doxxing them and because the amount of pornographic content that is allowed on Disqus is increasing, i thought i might post what our obligation are as posters, mods and owners when we come across it.
Let me make clear that i am not talking about scantily clad women and men or sexually suggestive songs or talk shared between consenting adults. I am talking about hard core porn, beastiality and child exploitation and the sexual assault of children and infants. This is something every person on Disqus should agree on. We can argue back and forth about politics and religion and everything else but at least get on board with this and do your part.
Tell Disqus we want them to enforce their own rules when they are reported. If they are too busy, then maybe Disqus needs to do a little less social experimentation and promoting of their product and do a little more community managing and problem resolution. As it is, it appears Disqus and its partnering companies are willingly and knowingly providing an outlet for felonious activities including child sexual abuse and exploitation. The incident at Monday Music has been reported to law enforcement and the FBI, so hopefully it will be investigated and maybe then Disqus will shut down the guy’s account that I noticed is still active this morning. WTH Disqus????
One has to wonder why Disqus did not act on this blatant violation of their own TOS and especially since it involves the sexual assault of a baby. Why? Is this what we have become? People that just turn a blind eye to a baby being abused? Disqus can get hacked off at me for writing this but it is all fact based and if that’s what they are going to allow we have to ask ourselves if Disqus is a community we want to be a part of. Not me thanks, I draw the line at children and animals being abused.
In some places, you have to report a child that is being or has been abused or one that is in danger. It is the law-not reporting it is a crime .
What do you do if someone posts child porn or other illegal images, videos on your site or in your community?
1. Report that person to Disqus
Flag their account, and tell the moderator about it. If you’re a moderator or owner, ban the person. The info and content will stay in your panel as evidence.
2. Report The Person
In the USA, to local law enforcement, or anonymously at https://report.cybertip.org/
In Canada, local law enforcement or anonymously at https://www.cybertip.ca/app/en/report
You can also contact The FBI: https://www.ic3.gov/complaint/default.aspx
3. Make sure you keep any correspondence between you and disqus representatives
Whether they act upon your report or not. If you report to them, you have done what is required. Disqus can answer questions from law enforcement regarding their actions or inactions.
Important: If you feel a crime has been committed and the victim is in immediate danger call 911 right away.
Suggestions for Disqus:
- Have an emergency resolution dept. for criminal activities, like doxxing and the posting of child pornography. These are crimes that need to be dealt with in real time, not put on a pile with the the whining complaints about ‘trolls’.
- Have a thread or channel for reporting criminal activities on Disqus, things that need immediate action and monitor it.
- Start listening to your posters and addressing their real concerns instead of worrying about cute little programs and chit chat.
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