Abusive Blogs

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  • #2389131

    lafabuliste
    Member

    Hi there,

    I’ve reached out to WordPress a few times now regarding a few abusive blogs that are being published about myself and my family.

    They are meant to threaten and intimidate. They contain personal information about where members of my family live in order to inspire fears of physical violence. They contain information about how to contact members of my family at work, in order to disrupt their professional and financial life. They contain stolen and unauthorized images.

    If someone shows up at my mother’s house with an intent to do harm because of personal information posted on a Word Press blog, whom do we contact in order to take legal action? To whom should we send the detectives and prosecutor already working on this case of stalking and sexual assault?

    I’m hesitant to post the links themselves, lest the person who is posting them see this topic, but I can be contacted via my account to obtain the links.

    #2389217

    timethief
    Member

    Provided the blogs in question are hosted by WordPress.COM see here please http://en.support.wordpress.com/report-blogs/

    Please read these also:
    http://en.wordpress.com/complaints/
    http://en.wordpress.com/abuse/
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/disputes/legal-guidelines/

    WordPress.COM Terms of Service Staff are responsible only for enforcing the Terms of Service http://en.wordpress.com/tos/ and policies found in the support docs made under it. http://en.support.wordpress.com/

    Terms of Service complaints are matters that are not discussed on these public support forums that are available to all with internet access. Provided you have specific grounds to complain, you need to file a complaint and submit it to WordPress.COM Terms of Service Staff. Know that these matters are not discussed on public forums.

    This thread is tagged for closure as you will be dealing directly with Terms of Service Staff.

    #2389218

    lafabuliste
    Member

    I’ve done this multiple times and have received absolutely zero feedback from WordPress staff.

    #2389219

    timethief
    Member

    They have a backlog and they do investigate every allegation and if it is a blog hosted by WordPress.COM they will get back to you. Please do not post again to this thread or create others like it.

    #2389223

    galois
    Member

    I’ve done this multiple times and have received absolutely zero feedback from WordPress staff.

    I see only one: https://en.forums.wordpress.com/profile/lafabuliste

    #2389226

    msmcrain
    Member

    I see only one: https://en.forums.wordpress.com/profile/lafabuliste

    Um I assume you are referring to this one forum post. Obviously there is only one of these because it appears lafabuliste had been going through all the appropriate channels prior to creating this forum. The forum was started because WordPress staff did not provide any feedback after multiple attempts to deal with the issue.

    This is awful and hopefully WordPress finds a way to work through the backlog quickly.

    #2389228

    timethief
    Member

    It’s extremely unlikely that anyone who fears for their safety or their family’s safety due to actual criminal stalking and threats wastes time posting here. It’s far more likely that they will report their situation and the evidence substantiating it to their local police, hire an attorney and have the attorney act on what’s here http://en.support.wordpress.com/disputes/legal-guidelines/

    #2389229

    galois
    Member

    It’s far more likely that they will report their situation and the evidence substantiating it to their local police, hire an attorney…

    I agree, +1000

    #2389232

    msmcrain
    Member

    It’s extremely unlikely that anyone who fears for their safety or their family’s safety due to actual criminal stalking and threats wastes time posting here. It’s far more likely that they will report their situation and the evidence substantiating it to their local police, hire an attorney and have the attorney act on what’s here

    WOW. You are naive (and come off as somewhat of a jerk)!

    Do you not realize the majority of states do not have legislation on the books that protects against instances of cyber harassment and cyber stalking? There is little, if anything, police can do.

    I’m assuming going to local law enforcement is the first step one takes when dealing with online stalking and harassment but when they tell you there is nothing they can do you have to take matters into your own hands and, yes, sadly spend time on websites like this complaining and trying to have action taken.

    This isn’t even limited online stalking. Do any search for info on stalking in general and you will see how challenging it is for police to take action. One example I recall is a woman in Ohio that had to deal with a stalker threatening her repeatedly on her own because the police couldn’t do anything about it. http://www.cbsnews.com/news/ohio-woman-helps-catch-her-own-stalker/

    Please do not just assume local police can help with this. And please don’t assume the forum starter hasn’t take ALL logical steps.

    Hopefully the laws will catch up with technology soon.

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