I'm rather out there.
I am not always logged into twitter. You can view an account while logged out. My guess is that she saw the tweets on her phone and went to the nearest computer to get a screenshot.
She went to the account’s url directly. Nothing needs to be in the search bar for that.
The person clearly created a throwaway account so they could harass her. They didn’t bother uploading an avatar so it went to the default twitter avatar. Usually these accounts are created using a IP address proxy so they cannot be tracked.
Since they created the account for that singular purpose, that is why those are the only tweets.
Clearly the person was writing all of this in a rant like state. Publishing them one after the other. It is totally within the realm of possibility that she took a screenshot in the middle of the rant, explaining the 12 second tweet.
I’ve actually had attacks very similar to this. Where someone creates an account just to threaten and harass me.
I’ve analyzed the image she posted, compared it with what twitter looks like when logged out, and there is no manipulation.
The only way it could be faked is if she created the account herself and screencapped the results.
I find that highly unlikely because I have personally seen hundreds of comments, tweets, and messages of harassment and threats directed at her. Basically go into any comment thread where her videos are discussed.
She doesn’t need to fabricate these things. She has plenty of authentic samples to choose from. I can’t even imagine what her email inbox looks like.
The part that makes it scary is that the person had her address.
Whoever told you this did some very shoddy detective work. In my personal opinion, all of the evidence shows that it is authentic. Especially since it closely mirrors harassment I have received in the past.
I’m also a little disturbed how willing people are to blame the victim. Studies have shown that “false victimhood” is actually very rare and it is prudent to always give the person the benefit of the doubt. What if this was a real threat, the police were like, “I don’t believe you” and then something happened to her.
Be very careful with things like this. Victim blaming can have serious consequences you may not be aware of.
And “debunks” like this, where someone says “oh the page is clearly faked for xyz reasons,” are almost always a calculated lie. Sure, not everyone will believe you, but a LOT of people will be inclined to believe you no matter how shoddy your proof, and a lot of people will be impressed by the confidence with which you announce “it’s a fake!”
For every actual logical rebuttal like Frogman’s, there are probably ten more people who see this “proof” and become convinced Sarkeesian is lying about the whole - despite the PLETHORA of publicly visible evidence that there are people who are willing to threaten her.
If you spread the lie that Sarkeesian is faking her harassment, you are complicit in that harassment. You are aiding her harassers. Stop it.
also the moon landing was faked and obama was born in kenya
Kind of telling how many people accuse every single woman who’s been harassed and doxxed recently as having “faked it” and “done it to themselves”.
It’s the go-to defense for folks.
It’s the socially semi-acceptable way of saying “she asked for it,” and “she brought it on her own head.” She was too loud, she had too many opinions, she dared to exist in public; threats of violence and gendered slurs are just what she deserves.
It’s sick and it’s upsetting and it’s why so many of us spend so much time off-balance and frantically trying to find the reset button on this fucked-up social model.
Seriously. We have a dude on the Paizo forums who, after I did an interview that touched on dealing with harassment, was flat-out all, “You’re lying.”
Every. single. time. we. talk. about. it.
We’ve got more than one of ‘em over there >.>
But, it’s still a better forum than anywhere else on the net because of you folks, so thanks for that.
I honestly just can’t wrap my head around the knee-jerk reaction to folks calling other people liars over this stuff, as if they had some insight into your life that you don’t. Is it fear and denial? Or do they honestly just not see it?
No one’s life should be threatened. I want to make that clear. Sarkeesian is a scumbag trying to utilize feminism for financial gains, but that NEVER means she should fear for her safety or her family’s safety. People who deny she gets death threats are trolls at best. She is a scam artist, but she is STILL a human being who has not done anything warranting such violence.
It’s really gross and derailing when folks have to attach that goddamn caveat whenever they talk about the threats she receives.
At the end of the day, death threats are fucked up and completely uncalled for. You are right.
….I wonder how much you realize that much of who we are comes from the wisdom, passed down for thousands of years, within our DNA.
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Sometimes I feel like I have this power
Like I see the paths of relationships
I feel it in my bones
Two people come together
They force a union
I see through their false connection
Why do they do it?
Neither are happy
Both want out
But they stay
Flirting with the idea of other people
While bound by some imaginary tether
Can no one else see it?
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