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Thursday, May 28, 2015

TWITTER SPAM ATTACK FORCES THE 5TH ESTATE TO TAKE DOWN NEWSFEED

Spam attack by Twitter using porn, religious warfare promoters, cults, bogus charity ripoffs forces The 5th Estate off the feed: In this novel approach, Twitter uses it's own clients to take down an Independent Media newsfeed - and is paid to do it  

THE 5TH ESTATE
By Robert S. Finnegan
05/27/2015

Since 2011, The 5th Estate has used it's Twitter newsfeed to disseminate news to an international audience. It was an innovation that was welcomed as it provided Independent Media coverage normally not easily attained in other venues and was immediately picked up by search engines.


In the early hours of 25 May however, we noticed the first "promotional" advertisements popping up on the newsfeed. 

As The 5th Estate does not and never has allowed commercial advertising on the bureau other than charity and cross-promotion for the published work of other Independent Media colleagues - pro bono - we were not pleased in the least to see this appearing in the middle of our newsfeed.  

Believing at first that this was simply a case of a spammer or two action was taken to remove the offensive ads and we continued to publish. We soon enough ascertained that we were wrong when spam ads began to proliferate exponentially, and soon removing them required going into the root element itself and excising the HTML code.

Not knowing yet that this was actually Twitter making these HTML entries we assumed it was the spammers themselves. The 5th Estate logged over 100 spam complaints with Twitter over the next 48 hours, with no reply.

The attack then escalated with ads from porn sites, Islamic fundamentalist radicals and religious cults piling on to the newsfeed. Readers that were unaware of what was happening not only complained but began to exit the feed.  We responded informing them that we were under a major spam attack, still not realising that it was Twitter that was behind it - even as their account "terms and conditions" expressly forbids ads and content of these types. And, Twitter is reaping monetary reward for it.

Following 24 hours of non-stop spam removal and accompanying complaints to Twitter (we have the archived log) we began retaliating against the individual spammers by re-tweeting their ads identifying them a spam generators.  

One of these spammers actually contacted The 5th Estate, and identified Twitter as the culprits. The spammer then informed The 5th Estate that his organisation had paid Twitter for the service.

The Twitter spammers from Greedeals https://twitter.com/greedeals:

"… we pay Twitter for this service."

"…it's a Twitter way of services it's not our problem, so stop all this texting about us, or we will mark this as abuse."

A spammer invading our newsfeed and then threatening to report The 5th Estate for abuse. The definition of insanity, which apparently now reigns at Twitter corporate.

After 48 hours, we threw in the towel, the spam kept on rolling in and it was unstoppable.

The 5th Estate then made the decision to close down the newsfeed rather than be forced to allow this egregious violation of not only our usage agreement with Twitter, but having discrediting spam appear and clog our account that we had held since 2011.

Aside from spamming, this incident has ominous implications for Independent Media news bureaus that use Twitter to disseminate the news. This is not the first time The 5th Estate has had a confrontation with Twitter, the last was over our content and our account was blocked for 72 hours before Twitter thought better of it and re-opened it following our negative coverage of them and their anti-free speech tactics.

This time, there will be no quarter. Twitter can expect nothing but negative, investigative exposure publication from The 5th Estate from this day forward.




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ANDREW KREIG: EXPERTS REJECT FIRE AS CAUSE FOR 9/11 WTC COLLAPSES

The real truth on 9/11 slowly continues to bleed out

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Technical experts are mounting major challenges to official U.S. government accounts of how three World Trade Center skyscrapers collapsed in near-free fall after the 9/11 attacks 15 years ago.

Many researchers are focusing especially on the little-known collapse of World Trade Center (WTC) Building 7, portrayed in this 10:08 minute video.

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The Geopolitics Of The United States, Part 1 : The Inevitable Empire

The Empire and the inevitable fall of the Obama criminal regime

STRATFOR Editor’s Note: This installment on the United States, presented in two parts, is the 16th in a series of STRATFOR monographs on the geopolitics of countries influential in world affairs.

Like nearly all of the peoples of North and South America, most Americans are not originally from the territory that became the United States.

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Geopolitics Of The United States Part 2: American Identity And The Threats of Tomorrow

A look back at 2011 predictions for the future in order to put events of today into perspective

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We have already discussed in the first part of this analysis how the American geography dooms whoever controls the territory to being a global power, but there are a number of other outcomes that shape what that power will be like. The first and most critical is the impact of that geography on the American mindset.

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By Robert S. Finnegan

This e-mail outlines and confirms the acts of espionage against Indonesia and Indonesians by Akiko Makino and the others involved both in Kobe University and in AI Lab at University of Airlangga, Surabaya; Bahasa Indonesia original follows English translation...

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THE 5TH ESTATE UNEQUIVOCALLY WARNS THE PUBLIC NOT TO TAKE OR GIVE THIS PROVEN DANGEROUS, INEFFECTIVE DRUG TO ANYONE

Obama criminals now resulting to biowarfare in quest to destroy Chinese and ASEAN economy; "novel virus substrain" points directly to a Kawaoka / Fouchier / Ernala-Ginting Kobe lab virus weaponized and genetically altered to specifically target and infect the Asian population: Ribavirin...

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The 5th Estate has just purchased a library on H5N1 "Novel" virus pandemics, there are dozens of PDF and Exel documents we feel will assist you in saving lives following intentional releases of the H5N1 and now MERS viruses; we will begin by printing those that appear to be extremely relevant here: H5N1 Kobe-Kawaoka-Ernala series continues soon with more "Smoking Gun" e-mails from Teridah Ernala to The 5th Estate . . .

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By Robert S. Finnegan

On October 12, 2002 the Indonesian island of Bali experienced a terrorist attack that rocked the world. It was unquestionably well-coordinated and executed, the largest in the country's history.

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