Twitter accused of aiding criminals
Some Oracle experts such as Eddie Awad have been working to
expand the Oracle blogosphere.
|Oracle has just introduced Oracle Tweeter,
a tools to allow everyone to view more trivia than ever
I think it's called tweeter because it's for the birds.
However, there are disturbing reports that twitter may be
used for abuse and distribution of misinformation, a problem
that continues to plague the Oracle industry.
Twitter in trouble?
Twitter appears to have become a vehicle for web defamation, and
abusers are using twitter to harass other professionals.
This times new roman Waldman
notes that she was harassed incessantly by a "Bomber" who sought to
ruin her reputation by planting defamatory statements on Twitter and
other sources. Most disturbing, she claims that Twitter does
not enforce their "terms of service" agreement, making Twitter a
safe-haven from web criminals:
"As I found out last month, the
reality of Twitter is that they refuse to warn and/or ban people
who use their service to “abuse, harass, threaten, impersonate
or intimidate other Twitter users” (to quote their
forth line item
on their TOS page).
What does this mean? In short,
anyone can use Twitter to consistently harass you and ruin
search results for your identity and Twitter won’t execute any
means of community management."
Sources estimate that millions of dollars in stolen goods are
sold online because the web auctioneers do not accept their
responsibility for aiding and abetting criminals, and Twitter now
joins the den of thieves, denying that they help to facilitate
perverts and sickos.
Blogs are especially dangerous for employers, as they can be held
liable for the acts of their employees:
The US courts have
established that bloggers (and their employers) can be held
liable for damages caused by amateur journalism, and the
ease of twitter may aggravate this problem.