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2021-10-20 8:25:41 PM  
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2021-10-20 8:35:43 PM  
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2021-10-20 8:37:09 PM  
F*ck this world. This world is beyond f*cked up now. Goddammit.
 
2021-10-20 8:43:12 PM  
And yet, they'll gladly allow TFG back when he declares.
 
2021-10-20 8:45:04 PM  
That's too bad, it was a funny Twitter account.
 
2021-10-20 9:07:22 PM  
Twitter is run by assholes and morons, like most of social media.

\but you're still cool, Drew - for now.
 
2021-10-20 9:10:16 PM  
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2021-10-20 9:40:42 PM  
Who would've imagined the folks at Twitter being bad at identifying misinformation?
 
2021-10-20 10:05:36 PM  
That's pretty hypocritical. Twitter impersonates a responsible company and has been deceiving people for years.
 
2021-10-20 10:14:39 PM  
LOL

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2021-10-20 11:24:56 PM  

OdradekRex: And yet, they'll gladly allow TFG back when he declares.


Speaking of, who owns the @DonaldTrump handle?  TFG has always used @realDonaldTrump.
 
2021-10-20 11:25:35 PM  
The account took a potshot at Facebook, and within a couple days was shuttered. Probably not a lot of sleuthing necessary to determine who ratted him out to Twitter.
 
2021-10-20 11:31:08 PM  
"I'm not going to label a parody a parody."

OK, well, it looks like Twitter requires you to do that as part of their TOS, so.

I mean, this sucks, but also, he refused to do the thing he knew he had to do for this not to happen.
 
2021-10-20 11:33:24 PM  

austerity101: "I'm not going to label a parody a parody."

OK, well, it looks like Twitter requires you to do that as part of their TOS, so.

I mean, this sucks, but also, he refused to do the thing he knew he had to do for this not to happen.


You aren't wrong.
 
2021-10-20 11:35:45 PM  
I love that the DPRK never complained.

There's a sort of Joseph Heller brilliance in that.
 
2021-10-20 11:36:08 PM  

Weatherkiss: austerity101: "I'm not going to label a parody a parody."

OK, well, it looks like Twitter requires you to do that as part of their TOS, so.

I mean, this sucks, but also, he refused to do the thing he knew he had to do for this not to happen.

You aren't wrong.


Meh. I'm on the fence.
 
2021-10-20 11:38:11 PM  

austerity101: "I'm not going to label a parody a parody."

OK, well, it looks like Twitter requires you to do that as part of their TOS, so.

I mean, this sucks, but also, he refused to do the thing he knew he had to do for this not to happen.


I agree. I think that now, in the age of QAnon and Brexit, we (in the West) know that parody must be labeled as parody. Maybe not forever. Maybe we can have nice things again, one day, in the future. But right now, today, we need to confirm what is parody and what is really happening.
 
2021-10-20 11:40:48 PM  

austerity101: "I'm not going to label a parody a parody."

OK, well, it looks like Twitter requires you to do that as part of their TOS, so.

I mean, this sucks, but also, he refused to do the thing he knew he had to do for this not to happen.


Sure, and then after he labels it parody, something happens so that it isn't parody, and then twitter bans the account anyways.

It is 2020.  What is really parody anyways?  What is truth?  And how would twitter know the difference, even if we could tell parody from truth?
 
2021-10-20 11:41:40 PM  

Bennie Crabtree: I love that the DPRK never complained.

There's a sort of Joseph Heller brilliance in that.


Even Best Korea has heard of the Streisand Effect.
 
2021-10-20 11:46:22 PM  
Suddenly I'm worried about @TheTweetOfGod.
 
2021-10-20 11:48:47 PM  

Markus5: Weatherkiss: austerity101: "I'm not going to label a parody a parody."

OK, well, it looks like Twitter requires you to do that as part of their TOS, so.

I mean, this sucks, but also, he refused to do the thing he knew he had to do for this not to happen.

You aren't wrong.

Meh. I'm on the fence.


Sometimes people on the internet are just frustrated individuals who realize they have no control over the events that surround them. They see someone performing a parody and they simply don't think it's funny. They take it seriously. They get mad. It's not about whether or not other people find it funny, because in this instance they do. The account was a source of laughs for a long time. It's about what they personally find funny, and if they don't personally find it funny? Then nobody else is allowed to find it funny either.

Of course, the admins behind Twitter don't really think about this. They think Karen is acting in good faith, and is truly offended and bothered by an account that thousands of other people know very well is a parody account. They have to go by procedure and take Karen's complaint seriously. They don't take the context of the Twitter account into question. They simply point to some part of the fine print and say something like "Parody accounts have to be labelled properly."

But what it really comes down to is Karen is upset and butthurt that they can't control how shiatty the world is, that they can't control the topic that the account is doing a satire on. But if they can just exercise that control just once, even if it's at the wrong target for the wrong reason, the very fact they're able to exercise some measure of control over something in their life, that's what matters.

It just sucks for the thousands of other people who no longer get to enjoy a comedy act, because they don't care that they don't have control over reality. Then again, maybe they do care, and that reading satire helps bring some laughs to an otherwise bleak and unforgiving reality. But just because Karen has a problem with it? Too bad. Guess you have to retire a schtick.
 
2021-10-20 11:50:23 PM  
I'm quite saddened by this, as they're the only reason I stayed on that dumpster fire of a site, but what spurred them to do this now? If I remember correctly, twitter really started cracking down on impersonations almost ten years ago. I assumed they let this one slide because it's always been so god damned obvious this isn't actually "the official news feed for the Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea". I'm hoping this is some sort of mistake and they resolve it, but the owner doesn't seem to jazzed about fighting to regain control, so, I guess it's time to disable/uninstall twitter on my phone.
 
2021-10-20 11:55:44 PM  
oh please, i've been banned from twitter like three times for posting way less humorous shiat
 
2021-10-21 12:10:58 AM  
well this both sucks and blows.
 
2021-10-21 12:15:13 AM  
so maybe i'm old but just make your own website?
i guess ppl don't visit those anymore.
never liked rss but i could see why something like that was pursued and why being off twitter wouldn't get the same audience.
 
2021-10-21 12:22:49 AM  

Bennie Crabtree: austerity101: "I'm not going to label a parody a parody."

OK, well, it looks like Twitter requires you to do that as part of their TOS, so.

I mean, this sucks, but also, he refused to do the thing he knew he had to do for this not to happen.

I agree. I think that now, in the age of QAnon and Brexit, we (in the West) know that parody must be labeled as parody. Maybe not forever. Maybe we can have nice things again, one day, in the future. But right now, today, we need to confirm what is parody and what is really happening.


so QAnon is real?!  I wish people would make up their minds...

/QAnon doesn't label itself as "parody"
//Anyone who doesn't think Brexit is a parody of how to handle international trade is lying to themselves.
 
2021-10-21 12:33:43 AM  
Around '06 I set up a facebook account under the name "Rushbo Limbaugh"

Never posted anything. Over the span of 18 months I got about 650 friend requests. Accepted all

Every now and then I'd get someone hit me on chat. I'd tell the radio show was all an act and I was actually a closet liberal

It was great fun until facebook shut it down
 
2021-10-21 12:35:53 AM  

Weatherkiss: Of course, the admins behind Twitter don't really think about this. They think Karen is acting in good faith, and is truly offended and bothered by an account that thousands of other people know very well is a parody account. They have to go by procedure and take Karen's complaint seriously. They don't take the context of the Twitter account into question. They simply point to some part of the fine print and say something like "Parody accounts have to be labelled properly."


This is one reason the USA should not be allowed to develop AI, or have control of internet traffic. The Humanities and Fine Arts have been defunded and debased in American culture for so long, the most basic components of adult literacy are missing from American media platforms, and the regulators. We can babble all we want about digital artistic genius in the latest Humble Bundle games, but their artists and their narrative feats are always subservient to administrators who are as unthinking as Twitter mods.
 
2021-10-21 12:39:50 AM  
This is a travesty
 
2021-10-21 12:41:57 AM  

the voice of raisin: Bennie Crabtree: austerity101: "I'm not going to label a parody a parody."

OK, well, it looks like Twitter requires you to do that as part of their TOS, so.

I mean, this sucks, but also, he refused to do the thing he knew he had to do for this not to happen.

I agree. I think that now, in the age of QAnon and Brexit, we (in the West) know that parody must be labeled as parody. Maybe not forever. Maybe we can have nice things again, one day, in the future. But right now, today, we need to confirm what is parody and what is really happening.

so QAnon is real?!  I wish people would make up their minds...

/QAnon doesn't label itself as "parody"
//Anyone who doesn't think Brexit is a parody of how to handle international trade is lying to themselves.


QAnon is real, so we must label parody, or else good-faith readers will interpret the parody a another example of Q-esque people sharing their sincere beliefs.

Brexit was made out of monstrous lies that, as they play out, are almost exactly like Scarfdolk Council public service posters. So, we know that there are readers who could read Scarfolk jpegs and actually shape their personal political activism to create a real Scarfolk.

And basically, any parody artist who refuses to label their work nowadays know that they are going to have a following of dupes, and it really will create threats to public health at the local school board meetings.

I am surprised I needed to exaplain that... but okay.
 
2021-10-21 12:43:13 AM  

Bennie Crabtree: I love that the DPRK never complained.

There's a sort of Joseph Heller brilliance in that.


That's some catch, that Catch-38th.
 
2021-10-21 1:02:37 AM  

Bennie Crabtree: the voice of raisin: Bennie Crabtree: austerity101: "I'm not going to label a parody a parody."

OK, well, it looks like Twitter requires you to do that as part of their TOS, so.

I mean, this sucks, but also, he refused to do the thing he knew he had to do for this not to happen.

I agree. I think that now, in the age of QAnon and Brexit, we (in the West) know that parody must be labeled as parody. Maybe not forever. Maybe we can have nice things again, one day, in the future. But right now, today, we need to confirm what is parody and what is really happening.

so QAnon is real?!  I wish people would make up their minds...

/QAnon doesn't label itself as "parody"
//Anyone who doesn't think Brexit is a parody of how to handle international trade is lying to themselves.

QAnon is real, so we must label parody, or else good-faith readers will interpret the parody a another example of Q-esque people sharing their sincere beliefs.

Brexit was made out of monstrous lies that, as they play out, are almost exactly like Scarfdolk Council public service posters. So, we know that there are readers who could read Scarfolk jpegs and actually shape their personal political activism to create a real Scarfolk.

And basically, any parody artist who refuses to label their work nowadays know that they are going to have a following of dupes, and it really will create threats to public health at the local school board meetings.

I am surprised I needed to exaplain that... but okay.


Sounds like schools should have done a better job teaching people how to determine truth.  In a way, the schools did this to themselves. Or the regulators and politicians did this to the schools and are now blaming Parody artists instead of themselves.  Who was responsible for teaching the idiots who are now school terrorists?  The people doing parody, or the schools?  How about the schools own up to their failures?

Parents are the other valid cause of a failure to teach people how to discern truth.  So choose.  Schools, parents, or parody accounts?  Who is to blame, and which group will own up to their failures?  I guess it is easiest to just blame and ban parody, because parents and schools ain't gonna own up to their collective failure.
 
2021-10-21 1:08:08 AM  

AmbassadorBooze: I guess it is easiest to just blame and ban parody, because parents and schools ain't gonna own up to their collective failure.


Schools have failed. Putting a parody label on an account is nothing like banning parody, though. Monty python's Flying Circus has a theme song at the start and ending credits. Firesign Theater has album covers that are clearly parodies. Candide has a cover with a blurb on the back. This Hour has 22 Minutes has a live tudio audience that laughs. Bread and Puppet Theater did live guerilla theater againt the Vietnam War, and they used puppets intead of real actors. ATwitter account that has no label is yet another example of the failure of the schools to teach how artists create context.
 
2021-10-21 1:20:50 AM  

Bennie Crabtree: AmbassadorBooze: I guess it is easiest to just blame and ban parody, because parents and schools ain't gonna own up to their collective failure.

Schools have failed. Putting a parody label on an account is nothing like banning parody, though. Monty python's Flying Circus has a theme song at the start and ending credits. Firesign Theater has album covers that are clearly parodies. Candide has a cover with a blurb on the back. This Hour has 22 Minutes has a live tudio audience that laughs. Bread and Puppet Theater did live guerilla theater againt the Vietnam War, and they used puppets intead of real actors. ATwitter account that has no label is yet another example of the failure of the schools to teach how artists create context.


So to be a legitimate artist, a person MUST label their twitter account?  There are only certain ways to be an artist, and to be outside the legit box, makes a person not an artist?  People don't get to choose how their art is done?  Sure twitter is a private platform, but they are banning not because they have a philosophical argument on what is or isn't art.  They are banning because people are too stupid to know what is and isn't parody.

Now, don't get me wrong.  I am FULLY and COMPLETELY for concrete government definitions of what is and isn't art.  But until we get Biden going on TV on his fake white house set and telling us that art is now defined by the government, we don't have the definitions we need for me to be happy enforcing with an iron fist.

And you admit schools have failed, yet they will not collectively own up to their failure?  Nobody in charge has fallen on their sword or even taken a pie to the face in shame.  Is there a single school admin that will go on national TV or youtube and say "We are a failure.  Schools have failed, and because of our failure, the nation is doomed.  It is our collective fault as educators".
 
2021-10-21 1:30:55 AM  
Could @LosFelizDaycare be next?
 
2021-10-21 1:50:51 AM  

AmbassadorBooze: Bennie Crabtree: AmbassadorBooze: I guess it is easiest to just blame and ban parody, because parents and schools ain't gonna own up to their collective failure.

Schools have failed. Putting a parody label on an account is nothing like banning parody, though. Monty python's Flying Circus has a theme song at the start and ending credits. Firesign Theater has album covers that are clearly parodies. Candide has a cover with a blurb on the back. This Hour has 22 Minutes has a live tudio audience that laughs. Bread and Puppet Theater did live guerilla theater againt the Vietnam War, and they used puppets intead of real actors. ATwitter account that has no label is yet another example of the failure of the schools to teach how artists create context.

So to be a legitimate artist, a person MUST label their twitter account?  There are only certain ways to be an artist, and to be outside the legit box, makes a person not an artist?  People don't get to choose how their art is done?  Sure twitter is a private platform, but they are banning not because they have a philosophical argument on what is or isn't art.  They are banning because people are too stupid to know what is and isn't parody.

Now, don't get me wrong.  I am FULLY and COMPLETELY for concrete government definitions of what is and isn't art.  But until we get Biden going on TV on his fake white house set and telling us that art is now defined by the government, we don't have the definitions we need for me to be happy enforcing with an iron fist.

And you admit schools have failed, yet they will not collectively own up to their failure?  Nobody in charge has fallen on their sword or even taken a pie to the face in shame.  Is there a single school admin that will go on national TV or youtube and say "We are a failure.  Schools have failed, and because of our failure, the nation is doomed.  It is our collective fault as educators".


I don't know what you think I am saying. But like, no biggie.

I don't want a government to have concrete definitions of art, but it helps to differentiate arts grants from academic grants, or arts grants from environmental grants, etc. Museums have different mandates than art galleries, and so on.

I know a lot of school admins who recognize failure and I know a lot of educators who write about it.

People are poisoning themselves with Ivermectin and bleach. Teenagers are eating Tide pod and tearing up bathrooms for some kind of lick. Brexit happened. Yes, parody needs to be labeled.
 
2021-10-21 2:07:31 AM  
"The DPRK never complained. One of you did."

How does he know it was a Farker?
 
2021-10-21 2:16:35 AM  
I changed my Facebook profile picture to a picture of The Brain and their AI immediately locked my account for impersonation. Yes, impersonating a cartoon mouse.
 
2021-10-21 2:22:33 AM  
It's good that you keep linking to Twitter, Billy Mumy. It's real good.
 
2021-10-21 2:44:33 AM  
So few people today have a sense of humor. When I was in college, I took a Public Speaking class., primarily because it fit a time & a requirement. I can make people laugh, I've been class clown & Ship's clown, both intentionally. For the morning reading of the Plan of the Day, I had one CO invite/order me to give the Morning Joke of the Day.

Yet, when I gave me speeches, the students, a generation younger, seemed afraid to laugh. After my third speech, I asked for feed back from classmates & teacher. The foreign born, but American raised, students thought it would be disrespectful to laugh at an older man because in my obvious senility at 40, maybe I didn't know I was being funny? Some students, oblivious to the World around them, didn't understand the referents. Others thought this is an assignment, so it's supposed to be serious because they've been taught school work can't be fun. I don't even remember w he at Teacher said other than the "A" I received at the end of Term.

I suspect Conservatives don't understand humor, or just can't laugh at themselves or anything else unless it in ol es someone getting hurt. I think s bit of my soul died the day I realized less than half of America understands humor. More than half of America lives in homes without laughter. How farking dad is that?
 
2021-10-21 2:57:27 AM  

Lurk Who's Talking: So few people today have a sense of humor. When I was in college, I took a Public Speaking class., primarily because it fit a time & a requirement. I can make people laugh, I've been class clown & Ship's clown, both intentionally. For the morning reading of the Plan of the Day, I had one CO invite/order me to give the Morning Joke of the Day.

Yet, when I gave me speeches, the students, a generation younger, seemed afraid to laugh. After my third speech, I asked for feed back from classmates & teacher. The foreign born, but American raised, students thought it would be disrespectful to laugh at an older man because in my obvious senility at 40, maybe I didn't know I was being funny? Some students, oblivious to the World around them, didn't understand the referents. Others thought this is an assignment, so it's supposed to be serious because they've been taught school work can't be fun. I don't even remember w he at Teacher said other than the "A" I received at the end of Term.

I suspect Conservatives don't understand humor, or just can't laugh at themselves or anything else unless it in ol es someone getting hurt. I think s bit of my soul died the day I realized less than half of America understands humor. More than half of America lives in homes without laughter. How farking dad is that?


Very, very dad...
 
2021-10-21 3:45:57 AM  

Albert911emt: Twitter is run by assholes and morons, like most of social media.

\but you're still cool, Drew - for now.


As many have previously noted, Fark is antisocial media.
 
2021-10-21 4:06:29 AM  
Feckingmorons seen rubbing his hands together and giggling maniacally while whispering "I showed 'em!"
 
2021-10-21 4:10:17 AM  

Bennie Crabtree: I agree. I think that now, in the age of QAnon and Brexit, we (in the West) know that parody must be labeled as parody. Maybe not forever. Maybe we can have nice things again, one day, in the future. But right now, today, we need to confirm what is parody and what is really happening.


In a just world, Fox News would be required to have a running banner at the bottom of the screen reading "Everything we say is for entertainment purposes only. We make it up as we go along. It's Parody, haha. Do not take seriously."
 
2021-10-21 4:23:29 AM  
Twitter sucks anyway. The guy's account was funny. But I think the best thing for everyone would be if every single person on earth quit twitter. I mean, we had a total dipshiat running the US government just by tweeting for four years, and nobody sees a problem with that? Nobody at all? Because they farking should.

Twitter's overzealous enforcement of its terms of use has nuked many funny accounts, because its automated system doesn't understand sarcasm or nuance. It's really quite sad.
 
2021-10-21 4:40:29 AM  

Excelsior: Bennie Crabtree: I agree. I think that now, in the age of QAnon and Brexit, we (in the West) know that parody must be labeled as parody. Maybe not forever. Maybe we can have nice things again, one day, in the future. But right now, today, we need to confirm what is parody and what is really happening.

In a just world, Fox News would be required to have a running banner at the bottom of the screen reading "Everything we say is for entertainment purposes only. We make it up as we go along. It's Parody, haha. Do not take seriously."


Like their target audience can read... psh
 
2021-10-21 4:54:44 AM  

DeadSeriousIdeaMan: Excelsior: Bennie Crabtree: I agree. I think that now, in the age of QAnon and Brexit, we (in the West) know that parody must be labeled as parody. Maybe not forever. Maybe we can have nice things again, one day, in the future. But right now, today, we need to confirm what is parody and what is really happening.

In a just world, Fox News would be required to have a running banner at the bottom of the screen reading "Everything we say is for entertainment purposes only. We make it up as we go along. It's Parody, haha. Do not take seriously."

Like their target audience can read... psh


Fine, have a continuous voice-over.  At twice the volume of whatever Tucker is bleathing at the same time.
 
2021-10-21 5:02:05 AM  
So they shut down an obvious parody, but allow all sorts of earnest bullsh*t to flourish.
 
2021-10-21 5:41:12 AM  

Excelsior: Bennie Crabtree: I agree. I think that now, in the age of QAnon and Brexit, we (in the West) know that parody must be labeled as parody. Maybe not forever. Maybe we can have nice things again, one day, in the future. But right now, today, we need to confirm what is parody and what is really happening.

In a just world, Fox News would be required to have a running banner at the bottom of the screen reading "Everything we say is for entertainment purposes only. We make it up as we go along. It's Parody, haha. Do not take seriously."


Fox News could just be replaced with this image:

i.imgur.comView Full Size
 
2021-10-21 6:33:44 AM  
I feel for him.  I wasn't even the option to label my account as parody even though "mirror universe doppleganger" should've been clear enough before I was banned.
 
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