Confession from White Male Libertarian on Disrupting Indymedia
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Mon, 14 Jan 2002
Date: Sun, 13 Jan 2002
Below (and attached) is a post from Bill White to the list National-Anarchist list in which Bill White brags about trying to disrupt Indymedia. I thought the administartors of Indymedia might like to see it. He claims to use two different IP addresses to wage his attacks on Indymedia. He regulalry posts from two that I know of. Whom am I? I'm an anti-fascist - I was monitoring the National Anarchist list when I cam across this and thought I had better check it out.
The source of the message below is:
I did a look up on his IP addresses he uses to post to National-Anarchist. Checking the attached post you get AOL.
America Online, Inc. (NETBLK-AOL-MTC)
10600 Infantry Ridge Road
Manassas, VA 20109
Netblock: 188.8.131.52 - 184.108.40.206
His other regular IP address comes from the following block.
Platinum technology inc.
815 South Meyers Road
Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181 US
Netblock: 220.127.116.11 - 18.104.22.168
(708)620-5000 X1191 ext. 1191
I hope this is helpful. cheers
From: "Bill White" firstname.lastname@example.org
Sent: Friday, January 11, 2002
Subject: Re: [National-Anarchist] American Free Press Interviews Bill White
Honestly there at least two organized groups of Bill White haters who spam Indymedia whenever my posts appear there -- both at dc indymedia and the national.
If anyone wants to go there and start commenting on articles and pissing the left-anarchists off, I would find that as hilarious as the folk i know doing it now. Often i find myself attacking myself from one IP address, defending myself from another, and then watching the dopes try to take sides and taking all my manifestations seriously.
I only do it when I'm very bored at work, of cours, though.
Advice from ChuckO re above:
"Here's a few methods that I have found to be useful:
1) Avoid personalizing any disagreements with him.
Once he has a person or organization against him, he uses that as grist for his articles. He will also use the names of groups and individuals to sow confusion and generate more conflict.
2) Ridicule. Bill White hates to be made fun of. Like any egomaniac, he wants to be taken seriously and be the center of attention.
3) Skeletons in the closet. Bill White has a graveyard and his past is documented. ..."
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