Anybody who has ever heard of the infamous social media site, Facebook, is probably already aware of the numerous contraversies surrounding it. With this in mind, we shouldn’t be all to surprised that the site has been violating privacy laws in its collection of personal data.
As you maybe aware, or not, anything you post to Facebook is considered fair game. So, that boyfriend/girlfriend breaking up with you post…don’t be surprised when you start getting ads for dating sites. Now, that collection of information is not what we are here to discuss.
If you go to your account settings, there is an option to download a copy of what Facebook has collected on you. Upon doing this, I found that they had more information than what they legally should have. Text messages, my phone contacts, etc. are just a couple of things they had stolen from my personal phone. So, is collecting this information legal? No.
In order for law enforcement to obtain this information, they must first get a warrant. To get a warrant, they must have probable cause. Now, because Facebook is not law enforcement, they cannot obtain a warrant. However, they can conduct internal investigations if you are employed with them. So what does this have to say about their collection information on you?
Your text messages, your contact list, who you called, the duration of said call, etc., Facebook obtained in violation of Federal privacy laws. Because they cannot obtain a warrant, shrouded their collection in secrecy, and made no attempt to inform people, we now see the newest hashtag, #DeleteFacebook.
With this hashtag trending, it does make us wonder rather or not Facebook has finally come to its end. Although, there will always be people associated with the Social media site, alternative sites have taken this oppurtunity to grow their user bases. Given the extensive, and yet, contraversial history of Facebook, leaving the mega site may not be a bad idea.
324.1118. Licensure required — prohibited acts. — A private investigator agency or private fire investigator agency shall not hire an individual, who is not licensed as a private investigator or private fire investigator, as an employee if the individual:
(1) Has committed any act which, if committed by a licensee, would be grounds for the suspension or revocation of a license under the provisions of sections 324.1100 to 324.1148;
(2) Within two years prior to the application date:
(a) Has been convicted of or entered a plea of guilty or nolo contendere to a felony offense, including the receiving of a suspended imposition of sentence following a plea or finding of guilty to a felony offense;
(b) Has been convicted of or entered a plea of guilty or nolo contendere to a misdemeanor offense involving moral turpitude, including receiving a suspended imposition of sentence following a plea of guilty to a misdemeanor offense;
(c) Has falsified or willfully misrepresented information in an employment application, records of evidence, or in testimony under oath;
(d) Has been dependent on or abused alcohol or drugs; or
(e) Has used, possessed, or trafficked in any illegal substance;
(3) Has been refused a license under the provisions of sections 324.1100 to 324.1148 or had a license revoked, denied, or refused in this state or in any other state;
(4) While unlicensed, committed or aided and abetted the commission of any act for which a license is required by sections 324.1100 to 324.1148 after August 28, 2007; or
(5) Knowingly made any false statement in the application.
(L. 2007 H.B. 780 and S.B. 308, A.L. 2010 H.B. 2226, et al., A.L. 2011 H.B. 464)
You see it all the time in the world of Facebook. Some idiot decides to make an accusation, such as my situation, and runs their own “investigation.” What you don’t see, or may not know, are the legalities of these actions. So, it is to say, I am going to give you the tools you need to wipe the floor with such brainless adolecents.
First off, there are actual laws regarding the method to which an investigation is conducting, even within a workplace. While a company can conduct an internal investigation, this only applies to its current employees or those employed at the time the investigation began; this applies to 501c3, and other organizations as well.
Now, in this situation, if a company, or 501c3 is conducting an investigation on you, and you were never employed by them, they are breaking the law. It goes back to that magic word: internal investigation. Furthermore, if the investigation is being conducted in a harassing or malicious manner, that is also illegal.
No company, or 501c3 can conduct an external investigation unless licensed to do so. If they are not licensed to conduct one, that gives the investigative target legal grounds. Furthermore, if the findings are being shared via social media, it is now libel slander unless you can establish loss.
A loss can include friends, employment, etc. If any of these things have happened as a result of the fraudulant investigation, you can now sue for Defamation of character. For a 501c3, this is especially hurtful as you can actually sue for the revocation of its non profit status, removal of its president, or for ownership of the organization itself. To put this kindly, you can destroy an entire organization if they have committed this crime.
Who can conduct an investigation?
Alright, so there are a variety of agencies and people who can actually conduct an investigation.
Local and state police, FBI, etc. If we branch out to the civilian world, private investigators. What do all of these people have in common? All of them have obtained a license to do so. Law enforcement are granted this right via the state. Private investigators are given a license to conduct such investigation. If the person conducting one is not licensed to do so, any and all findings ars null and void, their evidence is useless in court. Firthermore, if they are blasting it on social media, the courts could rule that null as well, not to mention the ratifications of conducting the illegal investigation.
If the investigation is on your past, for example, a closed case, you could call double jepordy, especially if the “evidence” is being used against you. You can claim they are enacting as an unlawful court and are, essentially, placing you on trial once again; this is where social media can turn dark for offending parties.
To conduct this style of investigation, is very much illegal. Here, I will give you the breached law categories:
3. (Cyber) bullying.
4. Libel slander.
5. Defamation of character.
6. Conducting an unlawful investigation.
This, my friends, is your ammunition to fight back. If you are a victim of this, do not wait for it to just vanish, it rarely does. Take action, begin legal proceedings, and pdf anything posted to any social media platform that contains slander; this is how you end such slander. Do it right, keep it legal.
Most Americans are familiar with defamation of character and slander. However, how many are familiar with libel slander? What is it exactly? This article is one that has been a long time coming, it is one that needs to be written.
Libel slander is established when an individual (or group) write maliciously about a person with the intent of destroying their name, image, and reputation. While it is not often an arrestable offense, it is still a crime. A person who is conducting such slander will often find ways to validate it.
If the slander, for example, is in regards to a court case, they may try to use documentation from that court, but only enough to establish the slander. For example, a police report. The issue in such documentation is the courts classify it as “hearsay” and thus it is not municiple. However, even with that in mind, it does not matter to the would-be criminal.
For a victim of such a crime, do you actually have any course of action? In the case of libel slander, yes. As long as you can establish that the information being written is false, you can file suit. However, bear in mind, you may also sue for defamation of character, also.
Defamation of character can be established when the libel slander, or any variation thereof, has caused loss. For example, if you are terminated from your place of employment. Once this has occured, you now have defamation of character as part of your lawsuit. It doesn’t stop there.
With an employment loss, you now have monetary loss, add loss of wages to the bucket. These abuses have psychological effects as well. With that, you now have mental/emotional trauma. If those close to you have been targets, they can file jointly with you.
As long as you have supporting evidence to back your claim, the court will most likely grant you a settlement. If the individual fails to pay, however, in time you could put a lean against their property. However, we are not attornies, please research this information before blindly following our helpful advice.
As if his terror toward people was not enough, he recruited a team to further harass, torment, and mentally drive people to their breaking point. One individual has clinical depression, Phil has targeted, and had his friends, target them the most.
According to Matt, Phil yelled at him outside the courthouse…where several witnesses heard, including an attorney who was crossing the street at the time.att is currently in discussions of filing lawsuits against, both, Mr. Worland and his organization. Below, we are submitting information regarding Missouri harassment laws in hopes that he grow up, move forward, and cease further acts of harassment.
he day prior to the attacks on M.A.F.A, its founder, and our lead journalist, it was made abundantly clear that he intended to target various people.
One such individual, Luis Ewing, was accused of being oyr lead, Matt. We can only speculate that the last name is the reason.
Following that, are the results from the national sex offenders database. Although a judge has already confirmed Mr. Ewing to not be a pedophile, Mr. Worland continues to make the claim.
The national database confirming that our lead is NOT on the registry. Below that, Phil himself confirms this. He would later retract this statement. However, this statement has unknowingly tied the noose in his rope should Matt file suit.
The following picture, he confesses that he forced one victim into doing what she wanted. He, again smears Matt. However, at no point has Matt ever claimed to be an advocate. It is, at this point, Mr. Worland’s intention becomes clear; it is purely a personal vendetta against Mr. Ewing for standing up to him.The following picture confirms our claim: Mr. Worland’s malicious slander is driven off the fact that our lead journalist protected a close friend. Following that, Mr. Worland attacks and degrades Ms. Dalton.A discussion from one of Mr. Worland’s friends. Following this discussion, she was banned.
Disclaimer: due to the nature of the discussed site, we have opted to withold its name and url. We are currently trying to find ways to have taken down.
With the internet, comes information unlike anything we have ever seen. Cultures, religions, recipes, there are trillions of things that are just a click away. However, hidden within all of this information, literally in plain sight, is the world of child trafficking.
Recently, a site has caught the attention of several “pedo hunters.” The site, much like photobucket, is a place where anybody can share anything…we mean anything. While you will see pictures of nature, families, and so on, this site has a more sinister side to it.
If you were, for example, to click into specific categories, such as “kids,” you are instantly brought into a pedophile sharing page topic upon topic of illegally exploited children. It is, for this reason, we are witholding the url.
The website in question has children ranging from infants to 18 years of age. The images, can become extremely graphic in nature. Children seen in sexually based stances, the comments applauding the abuse. So, why has nothing been done?
Because the website is based outside of the United States, it limits the ability our government has to shutting it down. The only thing we could do, in reality, is report it to that countrys’ authorities; a procedure that can become very complicated in nature. But, then there is the more disturbing reason: nobody has actually taken the time to report it.
Websites such as this are not only becoming more common, they are becoming more bold. Normally, people are lead to believe these sites solely exists within the “dark web.” However, this is not true. Sites such as this, are hiding in plain sight, waiting for unsuspecting people to click into them.
However, it doesn’t end there. With apps such as kik, live.me, etc. the availability of plausible child victims has increased. Kids, who may just want to livestream their daily events, are finding themselves preyed upon by deviants. Through coarsion, fear, and blackmail, these innocent kids are lead into the underground world of the internet.
Child predators often use such tactics to get everything from nudes to physical meetups with children. In some cases, children are forced into the human trafficking world. In cases such as this, they are often never found.
This isn’t just about internet safety, this is about making people aware, to open their eyes, and to protect their children. This is just an example of why every parent should teach internet safety and restrict the content visible to their child(ren.) Yes, the above site does exist, and yes it is not alone. You do have the key to shut sites like this down, utilize it.
A rather contraversial, and taboo, subject is beastiality. For Amy Lynn Lew, aka Whitney Wisconsin, it is just daily life. Initially when we got this case, we had turned it away. The reason was, because upon investigation, we confirmed Amy to be a legit. We decided to contact police, in response.
Initially, when we looked into her, we were at the conclusion that she was a cyber troll seeking views and reactions. And so, we did a widespread search on her. Naturally, we found her contraversial Youtube videos discussing why women should commence in beastiality. And then, to our dismay, we found her beastiality videos.
For instance, in one such video, a dog is seen licking her genitalia. At first, we weren’t sure if it was her, how do we prove otherwise? Near the end of this video she pans the camera revealing her face. At this point, we had all the evidence that we needed.
During my discussion with the Eau Claire police department, I had learned several disturbing facts. According to the officer, they currently have had over 500 calls regarding “Whitney.” However, that wasn’t the worst of it.
Upon thanking me, he leaked out some very disturbing information. As it turns out, the department has been aware of these sick videos for nearly two years! It is, at this point, I realized the department opted into doing nothing regarding the animal abuse.
It amazes me that any department would allow this criminal act to go on. It blows my mind that it would be ignored for nearly two years. What this young woman is doing is appauling. However, it is equally so that the police have taken no action against her.
DISCLAIMER: This article is, in no way, discussing any individual parties. It is purely an observational article. The opinions of this article may not reflect that of the entire WoC team.
In recent times, we have all beared witness to what has to be described as the worst “advocate” war in recent history. Anon vs. anon, entire organizations halted, people being slandered beyond repair. All of this for what purpose? In what way has this “war” helped anybody?
The first thing we must understand is the core of this war. This war can be broken down into two teams. On one side, we have a team that “exposes” members of the other team. However, we have members of the other team doing the same. Because of this, a fuel is constantly being thrown into the already burning fire.
So if this war is constantly going on, if people are constantly envoking fear, slander and threats to one another, who is protecting the overall cause? Simple answer: nobody. How can anybody be for protecting children if they cannot even unite? Looking into the fire, one can easily tell that CPS and the corrupt system is more united than those allegedly fighting it.
While advocates, organizations, and anons alike, wage war on one another, the system gains momentum, human trafficking goes unnoticed, CPS abducts kids…the atrocities go on and on. Worst part is, those fighting these crimes are to focused on pettyness.
The overall war may as well be described like this: a group of kids want to play on the merry-go-round. However, everybody wants the orange colored seat. What happens? There is nobody to push it, all the weight is on one side, it becomes off balance.
Everybody has a place, a role. Everybody has a responsibility to that place and role. So far, it seems like everybody is concerned with what the other person is doing. Stop, who cares? Worry about your fight against the real corruption. Worry about victim children. Stop making victims, stop the petty name calling, and just do you.
If you have been on Facebook for any length of time, chances are you already know that they optionally enforce their policies. And why not? They are the biggest social media platform on Earth. Not a big deal, right? Wrong!
Because of the random enforcement of their policies, numerous crimes are conducted via their platform daily. While some of these crimes are minor, some are very serious crimes. Just to name a few: drug trade, human trafficking, child pornography, bullying, and various forms of terrorism.
While drug trading is a crime, it isn’t one worth discussing in this article. However, we are going to discuss human trafficking and child pornography together. The reason we are combining them is purely due to how they relate.
If you search around on Facebook long enough, eventually you may come across some “kiddie” groups or profiles. Often times these groups are closed, some are secret, but once in awhile you find an open group.
Over the years I have come across hundreds of these groups. I did what any rational person should do, I reported it to Facebook. So, I did a great deed, I helped some family whos’ children were being preyed on. But, Facebook actually allowed the group to remain.
And so, because Facebook is so poorly operated, this message is what you will get. However, this doesn’t happen to just groups, this also applies to other victims.
Another area to which we see the piss poor operations of Facebook, is in the harassment/bullying arena. In many cases, you get the standard “we aren’t doing anything about it” message. In other cases, we have seen the bully report the victims’ profile successfully; this sends a huge message. This message is simply:
If you break the law while using Facebook, don’t worry, we are on your side. However, if you are a victim, you are not subject to be protected while on our site.
Regardless of the proven, and yet dangerous effects this has, Facebook remains selective on how its policies are enforced.
The reason is simple, however. Facebook makes X amount of dollars per profile/page. So, the more they have, the more money they make. In theory, the more money you make Facebook via posts, pics, etc., the less likely they are to enforce policy on you. Simply put, they want you to make revenue for them.
With the rising of social medias such as “MeWe” and “empowr,” it is very plausible that Facebook will soon have a run for its money. That, however, does not phase them. For right now, the mega giant continues its poor enforcement and management of its policies.
This is a small portion of the evidence obtained from Mr. Worland’s “The truth is out.” He has a current EPO (Emergency Protective Order) in effect against him, he has violated this order, directly and via third party, daily.