Being targeted by someone or a group on twitter... misuse of dmca copyright notices!

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Wow, never a dull day in centralized, censoring social media, huh?

For over a week now my primary twitter account has been suspended because of - that's what twitter says - "dmca copyright notices" they've received on my content on twitter.

I've received such an notice before back in January but back then twitter had just locked my account and I could log right back in.

The recent suspension though came without any - at least not usable warning - because in my linked email account I received another such "dmca copyright notice" and 4 minutes after that another mail stating that my account twitter.com/@do_i_feellucky has been suspended because of multiple "dmca copyright strikes".

In those emails from twitter they refer to dmca notices that I should have received - never got a single one (!!!) - with details on what tweet/reply/rt has been reported and why.

So, since I haven't received any details on these reports I actually can only try to guess what was used for these reports.

Tbh... I have no idea!

I'm pretty much thorough with checking for proper source declarations when I link content of others.

Sharing pic's, vids or text of other content creators or news outlets is only used by me for instance in cases of posts around new vulnerabilities, flaws and other cyber security content. Never without inherently or exhaustively making proper source declarations/explanations.

It seems that twitter does not use "human reviewers" but just reacts to such reports by removing the shared content, sending out warnings and serving suspensions by bots.

A pretty effective way for some ill minded people to take out other accounts imo.

I've reacted to these claims/strikes/suspension by email stating to twitter that, to my knowledge, I haven't shared copyrighted material without proper source declaration or respecting/keeping in mind "fair use".

Btw... I've learned that even a RT of someone else's tweet or reply, that takes fire from dmca stuff, can be enough to get your twitter account into trouble as well.

If you search for "dmca copyright strike/or report" you can find ton's of reports where people feel the reports that were made on their content happened in bad fate.

Stuff like that can't happen on a decentralized, censorship resistant blockchain.

Sure, we've got our anomalies and flag wars on here too but in general how things are handled on #steem is on a completely different level!

I'm not sure how I'm going to handle this in the future. But I'm not sure if the effort that I'm putting into twitter is worth it even.

So, what do you think? Keep trying to clear this up or just let it slide and forget about twitter?

Let me know what you think please! ...and as always, stay frosty out there!

Cheers!
Lucky

PS: @crypto.piotr, I hope I've done this right! I've added #hive-175254 and @project.hope with 20% as a beneficiary.

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I just saw that Ivan on Tech got censored. Not like he's been doing anything differently. I find him an asset for getting up to speed on the day's events.

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I agree 100%!

The older I get the more it actually angers me what is going on in social media everywhere.

It's all fun and games as long as you stay the course, right in the middle, not too far left or right, consume everything that is advertised to you, don't offend anyone and of course pay your taxes.

I'm even fine with the tax paying tbh but at the core of censoring, the idea that somebody else "knows better" what's best for you and a society as a whole, what might be dangerous, "political incorrect", fair and unfair and last but not least the true overarching motive which is "control" is what's bothering me!


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That's what many don't seem to understand. Privacy, freedom, censorship resistance, free speech and so on are all interwoven.

If one of these is targeted and attacked all could be compromised!

Cheers!
Lucky

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Ahh.. the one-sided Knows Better debate.. most annoying. I know it tooo well. Can't wait for VR to make selective brain surgery a thing, since selective memory is ineffective on the exasperating.

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Brahaha! Love your thought on this!

Hello friend @doifeellucky.

I use the twitter little or nothing so I wouldn't know what to say, I may not continue to insist and abandon that.

Resteemed already @doifeellucky. Upvote on the way :)

Dear @doifeellucky

Interesting read. I must admit that I've never heard about "dmca copyrights" and what you wrote came to me as a surprise.

Tbh... I have no idea!

Darn. Not the most valuable guess. I wonder what can you do now to recover your account.

Stuff like that can't happen on a decentralized, censorship resistant blockchain.

Ohm. are you sure? Look at posts of people like this user: https://steemit.com/@dobartim/posts - it's very easy to censor any content on decentralized blockchain. That's my impression so far.
it's enough that 2-3 big accounts with loads of SP will decide to add your profile to their blacklist. And you dont even need to get downvoted - your account will be permanently affected / invisible.

ps. Thank you for supporting @project.hope and setting up 20% beneficiary. In the future could you try to change it to @ph-fund?
Also it seem that your post were not published via our HIVE. Consider posting it via our community in the future - it will help me (and others from our group) find your content.

Have a great monday,
Cheers, Piotr

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Hello Piotr,

here a link about dmca takedowns/reports... https://www.dmca.com/FAQ/What-is-a-DMCA-Takedown

It's a fair method to prevent copyright infringement if used in "good fate".

On social media platforms, that are required to obey regulations and law, such dmca reports can easily be made in "bad fate" as well.

A human review isn't the norm. A reports obviously just checks if the links that were provided with the report are resolvable, and in the case of twitter, strikes are sent out to the supposed "pirate". Hahaha!

If multiple strikes occur, your account will be suspended.

You're absolutely right! On #steem for instance it's very easy for some heavy hitters to take accounts out by flagging them into oblivion. This is, an anomaly and tbh I have now idea how to address/fix this.

As you probably remember I'm not a fan of the last important changes to #steem in regard to the free downvotes. As a matter of fact I think every social media service/platform works more than good enough when you just allow positive encouragement/"enforcement" ;-) by just working with "Likes" or upvotes and not touching downvotes or "dislikes" at all.

But there are some pretty good arguments made from some steemians that believe that downvotes are the only way to "protect the resource pool".

Still, I'm not convinced that this is a plus for any kind of social media and I'm not so sure if people - that possibly don't give a rats ass (excuse my French) about decentralization and all the other bells and whistles we love about #steem and possibly some other blockchain projects - like to put up with this or rather use another service or platform that does not support such, in my view, negative possibilities like "downvotes".

Maybe it's just me but to me the "downvoting" seems to be abused on here - the example that you picked in your reply though, I would have to research what lead to the heavy fire from big curators like ocdb or curaangel and others - by some and the general "policing" of #steem also has a pretty negative vibe to it too no matter how legitimate some flagging might be to fight spam and other stuff that people are possibly "hurt" by.

Cheers!
Lucky

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It's me again @doifeellucky

Thank you for this amazing feedback. Seriously appreciate your time.

I would need to ask you for little favour. Recently I've decided to join small contest called "Community of the week" and I desribed our project.hope hive/community. Would you mind helping me out and RESTEEM this post - just to get some extra exposure? Your valuable comment would be also appreciated.

Link to my post: on steemit or on steempeak

Thanks :)
Yours, Piotr

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Hello Piotr!

Was already done when I read this! But... I hadn't shared it to twitter so I've done that now too!

https://twitter.com/MalishMaxi/status/1234926696756805632

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Needless to say but nonetheless...

Keep up your great work Piotr!

Cheers!
Lucky

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Hi there

I only realized a moment ago that I never thanked you for this awesome comment.

Big thx for being always so responsive.

Have a great tuesday buddy,
Yours, Piotr

Solid read @doifeellucky. And welcome within our little project.hope community :)

@tipu curate

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Thank you very much!

Twitter though little bit better but others centralised social media platforms are worse. Twitter is also doing this but less cases compare to such as YouTube. We on steem are ready to welcome everyone.
Thanks for sharing your experience on steem

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Thanks for your comment!

I know that other sm platforms are much worse, but still. What really is disturbing is the fact that they'll act swift but by bots and that there is no human review of such things until you complain or by sheer luck.

I hadn't done much with my twitter account that I've registered back in 2013 or 2014 until early 2017. I built quite a following on there, at least for an account like mine with some crypto & infosec content. I miss my main account...

Cheers!
Lucky