LJ Paedo-Storm Continues

May 31st, 2007 | researchmaterial

http://community.livejournal.com/innocence_jihad/: formed in response to this.

For what it’s worth: Warriors For Innocence come off a little weird, to say the least. Mind you, so does Andrew Vachss. But LiveJournal’s response bears more study. Their sloppy, blanket response indicates that they simply don’t have a process in place to differentiate between nonce-news and people writing about furry widdle brother and sister unicorns who love each other very much.

The outcome, therefore, has been pure comedy, with comments that read very much like “I love spending all day reading about forced underage incestuous sex with squirrel fisting on top, but of course I’m not interested in that in real life — that’d make me a pervert!

LiveJournal is part of Six Apart, which has in times past proved itself to be, shall we say, socially backwards. They’re not good at dealing with people. The questions of importance are less about the somewhat gung-ho and poorly informed Warriors For Innocence, and more about the panicked spasm LiveJournal had, that appears to have had very little thought put into it.

All that said: if you listed “rape” as an interest on your LiveJournal user profile, you must have known that someday someone was coming to see you about that.

Warren Ellis: is pouring Red Bull right into his eyesocket

May 31st, 2007 | FeedWordPress

Warren Ellis: is pouring Red Bull right into his eyesocket

LiveJournal Deletes Hundreds Of “Paedophile” Sites

May 30th, 2007 | researchmaterial

Anti-kiddiefiddler group Warriors For Innocence claim responsibility for LiveJournal “permanently suspending” hundreds of LJs that betrayed interest in paedophilia. However, it seems not to have gone so smoothly:

Setting a new precedent, LiveJournal, owned by Six Apart Incorporated, deleted over 500 of its sites or journals today. Responding to requests from Warriors For Innocence, LiveJournal chose to remove sites that promote pedophilia, child sex, child abuse, and other illegal activities.

…we did not report sites that are about Lolita fashion. Those sites were deleted by LJ because LJ (not WFI) chose to delete all sites with certain �interests� listed…

…We can tell the difference between a pedophile site and a survivor/support group site. And no, we did not ask for the survivor/support group sites to be deleted. We actually expressed our concern over keeping them up and running even though their interests may be listed as the same as a pedophile site…

Lia’s got a small collection of related links here. Personally? I have an eleven year old daughter. I’m with Warriors For Innocence on this. (EDIT: A little clarification, for the hard of thinking.)


May 30th, 2007 | researchmaterial

A short film by Scott Byrne: