When Twitter puts “optional” options in front of you, don’t believe, because actually they are not; Twitter forces users to only one option

Some time after we opened our blog, WD and I got a Twitter account. Our Twitter account opening date is 2014. We were going to tweet to support the blog. Of course it was not like that, because we were very busy. We logged in from time to time to keep it open. We haven’t used it for many years. Until about 2 years ago. We started to use Twitter more often. Then the pandemic started and we spent more time on Twitter.

This time was stopped at Tue, 4 May, 2021, 2:08 pm.
Because our account has been locked by Twitter.

The reason was as follows in the notification was sent to the email account by Twitter.
“Your account has been locked for violating the Twitter Rules.
Specifically for:
Violating our rules against promoting or encouraging suicide or self-harm.”

The tweet that caused this result was also:
“Eliminate yourself for the sake of universe.”

When I look at the dictionary, “eliminate” has 6 meanings. Although they are close to each other, the meanings are used in different places. But for some reason the Twitter user who reported/complained me (most likely the person I wrote this tweet who reporting me), to Twitter on what I wrote in a totally sarcastic thought.

He/she was a liberal, judging everyone under the original tweet according to his/her own narrow patterns. In fact, same person was called a troll account, as far as I remember.

Until today, I was sweared by some people, especially in the last year on Twitter. Even once, because of I am an atheist, a twitter user even wrote me by swear words (via a picture of a church pastor with a kalashnikov) that he will destroy me. But I haven’t complained/reported anyone. Cursing belongs to the person who swears, it does not make me smaller. Already I can deal with such people and silence them without cursing.

With this complaint/report on Twitter, Twitter immediately emailed me and have locked my account to show how serious they were on this issue.

Already with Twitter logic, for example, if I hadn’t used “eliminate”, but used the Dalek meme in Dr. Who, it wouldn’t be a problem, but whatever. Now, let’s not stop millions of people using the Dalek meme on Twitter.;)

Our main subject is not my tweet anyway in this post, the main issue is what Twitter did afterwards.

Once I told the incident to Twitter according to myself, but they returned to me with a refusal. Because apparently, while dozens of attacks on personal rights happening, fake news and propagandas flying around, horrifying images were in front of everyone on Twitter, it was a huge thing that I did next to them! And possibly even the person I tweeted, after reading my tweet, suddenly stood up and threw himself/herself out of the window. Of course that can be.:) After all, I said “okay”, eventually Twitter would not say they made a mistake.

They sent me this against my request:

Our support team has determined that a violation did take place, and therefore we will not overturn our decision.

You will not be able to access Twitter through your account due to violations of the Twitter Rules, specifically our rules around:

“Violating our rules against promoting or encouraging suicide or self-harm”

In order to restore account functionality, you can resolve the violations by logging into your account and completing the on-screen instructions.

The last paragraph is important, because now the most exciting part begins!

In order to restore account functionality, you can resolve the violations by logging into your account and completing the on-screen instructions.

So what did I need to do? I needed to log in my account and follow the instructions to resolve the issue.

But, when I’ve opened the log in panel, I have met following scene:

Hmm? Have I ever added any phone number to my twitter account? NO.

Does Twitter always say “phone number” or “email address” are optional for users to choose one of them in many place of Twitter policy or terms on use or etc? YES.

Like in Twitter page with tittle:
Notices on Twitter and what they mean

Verifying account ownership: To ensure that violators do not abuse the anonymity we offer and harass others on the platform, we may require the account owner to verify ownership with a phone number or email address. This also helps us identify violators who are operating multiple accounts for abusive purposes and take action on such accounts. Note that when an account has been locked pending completion of a challenge (such as being required to provide a phone number), it is removed from follower counts, Retweets, and likes until a phone number is provided.

Can you look at the difference between the first sentence and the last sentence, especially the bold words? It actually seems to have similar meanings, but it’s not. Twitter creates space to expand its range of motion and restrict users’ range of motion.

Twitter may also ask/verify for a “phone number” on your account to ensure you do not repeat the same action later, even if you have never registered a phone number into your account. It is not certain, but there is such a possibility.

In other words, when there are so many malicious Twitter users, Twitter can use this gap because of a word “eliminate” for the users like me. So, on like the users, who never cursed or exhibited bad and harmful behaviour during 7 years, they see that they have right to apply this gap in their terms on us!

But on the other side this might be actually a security gap for them.

How come? Like that:

I use Twitter on my home computer. I do not have such Twitter application on the phone. For this reason, I have never saved a phone number in Twitter account. Because even at the beginning, when you create an account, you will see a screen like this:

What does “use phone instead” mean? Is there a meaning for Twitter?

For a user like me it means that I could use or not, this is my option. But it seems it does not like that for Twitter.

Anyway,

Let’s say this requested phone number (that number that has not been registered in the account until today by me) was given and the instructions were followed. How the second stage of this will be, that is, crosscheck?

So how will Twitter know that this phone number belong to me?

Twitter may say, “but we sent you an email.”

But what if my email address was hacked? Then it means that the hackers will be able to access my twitter account by giving any phone number?

What do you think Twitter???

As a result,

I will not log into the account by typing in any phone number.

Because I am not an account owner who will constantly repeat the same “violation” action that Twitter wants to determine, if Twitter choose to put me in that category.

I also find it unacceptable for Twitter to act with the idea of putting me in this category.

If Twitter wants to put me in another category and validate themselves in that way (while there is no other category that they can ask phone number and put me in, inside all their rules), I wish them success on this tricking path!

So the more mobility space that Twitter wants to create and forcing the user by creating an open back door in their terms of use does not work on me.

If Twitter asked me to save me the phone number from begining according to their terms, then I could think.

But if Twitter didn’t ask a phone number at all and tries to record it this way now, what is it if not forcing!

I get really sick of this planet where everyone is trying to put pressure on everyone more or less, secretly or openly, forcing something! Actually this is the focusing point of this post!

In addition, while Twitter forcing me to give a phone number in this way, those who have locked accounts due to similar reasons with me can access their account (the ones whose phone number is before registered, by entering this number for following instructions) when I cannot access my account, it shows that Twitter takes the same rights from some of the users, depending on different practices in same rules.

Twitter today may think that implicitly asking for it in this way does not create a security vulnerability, since mine is an account with low followers. But when one day they try to open a similar backdoor, if this way of Twitter runs into a few big accounts, then I think they will understand what these are costing.

By the way, three requests with the same content I sent to Twitter were not replied in last 5 days. Simply I asked Twitter to direct me to a panel on screen which allows me to contuniue via email address, not telephone number.

So if you’ve heard that Twitter helps you a lot for your problems, that part is a huge gas cloud. It could even be a nebula.

They were confident and speed replied me about why my account was locked on the same day, (in about 5 hours if I am not mistaken), while they did not respond to such an important issue for 5 days.

Under all these circumstances, my account will most likely be closed totally, because Twitter has made this happen to a user, and has not come up with a solution. Because I will never enter a phone number. This is my decision. Because Twitter shouldn’t have tried to get a phone number from me this way via backdoors.

I note my decision as one of those times when I took a firm stand against something inaccurate, for my own history. Twitter, you too note this to your “glorious success(!)” history too!

Probably Elon Musk was bored of subcontracting of space works and he is looking for new business opportunities in the field of “humor”

Elon Musk, who tweeted this yesterday, made a determination. Of course you can not expect a non-cliché from a capitalist tech broker. If we go through on this tweet;

So, then, if his claim “Those who proclaim themselves “socialists” are usually depressing, have no sense of humor” is true; with the opposite thesis, according to Elon Musk, the capitalists should be described as follows:

“Those who are capitalists are usually fun, they have a sense of humor.”

Hmmm, really?

Let’s see what the capitalists give the value for humor. They must have an actional qualification so that humor can be produced on it. That is to say, humans who make a humor must add humor to their lives.

As Elon Musk, who tweeted this, let us imagine that, we think that he adds humor to his life as a capitalist.

Let’s look at the actional activities of a CEO of a big company, and now let’s imagine how he could make humor with them.

According to the news at Businessinsider May 18, 2017, the workers in Tesla’s Fremont, California plant, which is advertised as “factory of the future”, are working under bad working conditions.

Inside the news, some factory workers say that:

“I’ve seen people pass out, hit the floor like a pancake and smash their face open,” said Jonathan Galescu, a production technician at Tesla. “They just send us to work around him while he’s still laying on the floor.”

How Elon Musk may have made a humor on this subject through his actions in his life?

But with the hearing of this incident, he could have made an ad like this. Following could be my advertisement recommendation to him:

“At the future factory, we calculated the speed of falling down of every workers. The result has surprised us all; despite all fatigue, the fall rate of an exhausted worker is 0.03 seconds! It is possible with us to make this figure ideal! Come together, let’s accelerate the fainting times of the workers at future factory!”

Another worker says at the same news:
“It’s like you died and went to auto-worker heaven.”

Most likely, this worker’s remarkable word “auto-worker heaven” also probably may have made Elon Musk laugh.

Then he could make an advertisement like this. My another ad offer to him:

“As our future factory workers have stated, auto-worker heaven is possible with us!”

Because of I am not a capitalist, Elon Musk can use my advertising suggestions, if he wants; I will not claim any profit from him, haha!

Four days ago, Elon Musk tweeted another tweet. And he has shared the news which was already infiltrated press that 9% of Tesla employees will be dismissed.

He says that “It’s a hard decision, but we need to reduce costs and become profit,” at the tweet.

So about 3,600 people are getting out of the business, let’s say that they are family consisting of at least 4 people, with this about 14,600 people’s life conditions will become difficult after then. Over that, Musk, what a humor he can make? In account of the necessity of humor in the actions of his own life as a capitalist. I think he can sample Marie-Antoinette, and if he can say shortly, “Let them eat cake”.

Today, Musk who talks about socialists and mentioned that they supposedly lack of humor, does not he know that the real humor comes from the intelligences of the system opponents who evaluate the absurdities as best? The best humorists who joke with the socialists come out from socialists again. For example, the Trotskyist produces humor against Stalinist, or Leninist against the Maoist. Elon Musk, please show me(or anyone else) one example of a real humor, that humor is made by a capitalist against a socialist or communist. Just show only one; really, if he does do that I’ll explain it here, and I’ll applaud him here. But unfortunatelly, he will look for it in vain.

In addition to all of this, I also saw his another tweet while looking at Elon Musk’s tweets. He says,

It seems that Elon Musk never understood Asimov. I give bad news to Elon Musk. It seems that he believed very much to the some people who make similarities between Hari Seldon and himself; but only superficial and coercive resemblance can be created between Hari Seldon and Elon Musk. I do not even mention Douglas Adams. How may Elon Musk embrace the philosophy of a gifted writer who set up perfect phrases such as, “I’d take the awe of understanding over the awe of ignorance any day,”?

There are also those who praise Elon Musk under his tweets, there are those who defend him; their situation is piteous. If you ask them, most of them are paid jobs, they are exploited for long hours. But the power of the mainstream media is this: To make people feel like about some such as their pioneers or heroes; for people who contrast their realities in virtual worlds without seeing their own reality. Who feel like that are kind of the Violinists at the Titanic, haha!

I would also give a tip to Elon Musk as a communist extraterrestrial by violating at least three rules of the Galactic Council: The human species will not colonize successfully on another planet for at least 250 years. And that planet will not be Mars. So you can forget about Mars. 😉

“UFO attack to Turkey”: In another means “Trolling the whole world by the people of Turkey on twitter”

In the early hours of today, a hashtag was opened on twitter. Hashtag “UFOattacktoTurkey”. In about an hour, this twitter hashtag rised to number one in the world trend. Within a couple of hours, many twitter users around the world have supposed this news was true. But in fact, it was only a few Turks planned movement that has trolled the world.

The group in the background of the event is a group from Turkey which is called “goygoyrail” -goygoy means kind of chatty-. Before today, the group had already announced on their social account that it will do it. They said that shortly: “Without insulting anyone, we will pretend to see UFOs in every city, and we will send tweets on this subject. And we will troll the whole world.”

Certainly they have been successful. They have been number 1 on the twitter trend all over the world in a couple hours. In Turkey, this subject has been taken as humor and entertainment, however it seems that a lot of people on planet Earth have taken it seriously. Here are a few tweet examples from Turkey:

In English: LATEST NEWS: The aliens who have heard the opportunities given to the Syrians have applied to become citizens of Turkey.

In English: Theeyyy try to do it with UFO’s that they could not make weapons at coup attempt on July 15th . Hey aliens what do you think you are!

In English: The aliens who saw the people of Turkey

In English: They say that aliens are attacking; don’t ruffle me temper, I would send 5 million refugees to the space.

In English: If we don’t find anyone to fight, we would fight with aliens, Turks are warrior nation:)

In English: Ooo great! We saw the 1 US dollar has been 3,40 Turkish liras, we saw AKP, we saw coup attempt, and now UFO’s? What kind of generation what we live in!

Upper one is from: Antalya, Muratpasha municipality official twitter account,

In English: While there is Antalya like heaven, aliens what are you doing in Istanbul? Antalya coordinates; 36°54`01″N, 30°47`34″E, when you come, tweet it

-Below one is from CHP (main opposition party)deputy Aykut Erdogdu

In English: I think we’re going through national insanity … We’ve went mad all together … Good night to all of you ….

In English: If aliens invade Turkey, Azerbaijan people are ready to help to the Turkey

….

And some of them except Turkey think that this is true news and it is being cencored:

#ufoattacktoturkey trending around the world and #twitter is #censoring

#ufoattacktoturkey was trending globally on twitter, now it’s censored. there are reports of similar lights from texas, denver and the uk.

…..

As a result, I agree with CHP deputy Aykut Erdogdu as partial. It seems that the people of Turkey are going through national insanity. But into these insane situations of the world, it probably may be to try protecting mental health with this way, in funniest way, haha!

Before election, pro-Donald Trump and pro-Hillary Clinton software robots produced 3.8 million tweets and social bots also accounted for 400,000 of the 2.8 million individual users

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Fake Tweets, real consequences for the election

Software robots masquerading as humans are influencing the political discourse on social media as never before and could threaten the very integrity of the 2016 U.S. presidential election, said Emilio Ferrara, a computer scientist and research leader at the USC Information Sciences Institute (ISI), and USC Viterbi School of Engineering research assistant professor.

By leveraging state-of-the art bot detection algorithms, Ferrara and co-author Alessandro Bessi, a visiting research assistant at USC’s ISI, have made a startling discovery: a surprisingly high percentage of the political discussion taking place on Twitter was created by pro-Donald Trump and pro-Hillary Clinton software robots, or social bots, with the express purpose of distorting the online discussion regarding the elections.

The researchers analyzed 20 million election-related tweets created between Sept. 16 and Oct. 21. They found that robots, rather than people, produced 3.8 million tweets, or 19 percent. Social bots also accounted for 400,000 of the 2.8 million individual users, or nearly 15 percent of the population under study.

“The presence of these bots can affect the dynamics of the political discussion in three tangible ways,” writes in a recently released paper titled, “Social Bots Distort the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election Online Discussion,” appearing the journal First Monday.

“First, influence can be redistributed across suspicious accounts that may be operated with malicious purposes. Second, the political conversation can become further polarized. Third, spreading of misinformation and unverified information can be enhanced.”

“As a result, the integrity of the 2016 U.S. presidential election could be possibly endangered.”

Interestingly, Trump’s robot-produced tweets were almost uniformly positive, boosting the candidate popularity. By contrast only half of Clinton’s were, with the other half criticizing the nominee, according to the research paper. South Carolina produced the most fake campaign-related tweets, the study reports.

Because of social bots’ sophistication, it’s often impossible to determine who creates them, although political parties, local, national and foreign governments and “even single individuals with adequate resources could obtain the operational capabilities and technical tools to deploy armies of social bots and affect the directions of online political conversation,” the report says.

The “master puppeteers” behind influence bots, Ferrara added, often create fake Twitter and Facebook profiles. They do so by stealing online pictures, giving them fictitious names, and cloning biographical information from existing accounts. These bots have become so sophisticated that they can tweet, retweet, share content, comment on posts, “like” candidates, grow their social influence by following legitimate human accounts and even engage in human-like conversations.

News was taken from  http://phys.org/news/2016-11-fake-tweets-real-consequences-election.html#jCp

Three news

emoji map

Recently twitter announced which emojis are most tweeted in each country. As you can see my Earthling friends, on the emoji maps, Turkey’s twitter accounters use smiling emoji more than the other countries. I can do many comment about this subject, but I can do only 🙂 as proper to the situation.

Already, I always knew that there were some weird differences on Anatolia when compare it with the other lands on the planet.:)

Even if Anatolia’s animals can show very different behaviors in compliance with their homogeneous on planet Earth.

For example the otters. You know they are living mostly near the river or small lakes. But last week an otter was viewed near the sea of Kilitbahir, Canakkale on the peninsula of Gallipoli. Yes, it was swimming in the Aegean sea:) I am wondering what was it saying to own kind? It may be: “Hey, I can swim in the sea, you cannot, I am special, you are losers!” 🙂 What a show!

Also you can watch the video of this otter on this link.

Or sea turtles. They are very cute, aren’t they? There is a special kind of sea turtles on Anatolia’s Mediterranean and south Aegean coasts. Their name is Caretta Caretta.

dalyan_caretta

Not too long, five or four years ago, it’s kind was on the edge of extinct. They were on the red list of IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources. But with the numerous measures, Caretta Carettas are living in today’s and they are not on the red list anymore. They have succeeded to survive! Anatolia’s people and the tourists loved them very much. Even the people were showing extreme attention with feeding Caretta Caretta’s with home foods:)

And last week, from some places like Bodrum, the news came about Caretta Caretta’s. According to the news, Caretta Caretta’s had started to bite to the people. Five people went to the hospital because of they injured with Caretta Caretta’s bite.

I don’t know, I don’t know; actually I am trying to keep myself not to laugh:)

Never mind, I will tell what I am thinking about this news. Yes!

Salute you Caretta Caretta!

Finally a resistance of animals is starting against human kind! Maybe nobody didn’t expect this resistance will come from cute sea turtles! Bravo Caretta Caretta’s, I am with you!

After kind of vacation about two-week, I wanted to share these news with you, my Earthling friends. Yes, only three news caught my and WD’s attention during the all two weeks! Vacation is happiness!:) And hi again:)

 

 

 

Microsoft’s AI chatbot Tay, has been racist, Nazi, supporter of Trump in a day

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Tay, an artificial intelligence software which developed by Microsoft, started to curse and make racist and controversial politic comments on Twitter. Tay’s about page at on its web page of the company the explanation is:

“Tay is an artificial intelligent chat bot developed by Microsoft’s Technology and Research and Bing teams to experiment with and conduct research on conversational understanding. Tay is designed to engage and entertain people where they connect with each other online through casual and playful conversation. The more you chat with Tay the smarter she gets, so the experience can be more personalized for you.”

But, Tay didn’t get smarter, because of the human factor.

After then Microsoft started to delete these tweets of Tay on twitter. Right now, there is no any tweet like that, but the screen shot of Tay’s tweets were taken by twitter’s followers, here is some of them:

tay tweets

And, an emailed statement from a Microsoft representative said, “a coordinated attack by a subset of people exploited a vulnerability in Tay.”

The human factor has turned Tay into a wierd creature in a day.

And it caught my attention, the most important question hasn’t asked to Tay on twitter. You know, Atlas which was created by Boston Dynamics has been kicked by a man. I made a post about Atlas,title “Atlas is learning the mentality of humankind” . If I had a twitter account I would asked to Tay by adding Atlas’s beating video to my tweet:

“What do you think about Atlas which is the same of your kind, has been kicked by a human?”

If anyone would ask this question, let me know Tay’s answer. This would be view of AI for human race.

news references and quotes:

http://haber.sol.org.tr/dunya/yapay-zeka-trump-destekcisi-ve-nazi-sempatizani-oldu-150604

https://www.tay.ai/

http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/tay-tweets-microsoft-ai-chatbot-posts-racist-messages-about-loving-hitler-and-hating-jews-a6949926.html

 

The funniest embassy of this planet

At 5 Oct 2015, Russia embassy, UAE shared this tweet with followers. It is funny, I’ve laughed. It has humor and wit. But western-mainstream media did not like it as always.

Explanation for the ones who doesn’t want to understand:

This is not making jokes about Syrian civilian war, this is making jokes about NATO members and Saudi Arabia and etc. All of you start the day with the thought “Today, which one will be my choice to be armed,” don’t you?

Twitter- How much stupidity can be reflected with 140 characters?

Why Twitter was created? For saving time or for being in dialogue with each other and maybe for following world agenda closely. None of these answers is correct.

Example, do the people really have communication/dialog problems? This is a big lie. Since I came to this planet, I did not see any communication problems. Because, the mankind doesn’t care about the communication. They love to fight. If you write the Google search “fighting gif, fighting people or etc” you will see the fighting pictures, which are the most popular sharing. Such that, they deeply love to fight, even they like to see the other creatures fighting like dogs, cats etc.

The saving time issue is another lie. Too many people are spending hours and days with in curiosity such as these questions: “who did follow me today? who did write about me?” So, in fact twitter is wasting your time.

What about world agenda? – (Top three)

Real world agenda is like that right now- source yahoo news.

-Turkey bombs Kurdish rebel targets in southeast

-Russian diplomats seek thaw in tensions

-Dozens arrested on 4th day of St. Louis protests

Twitter world agenda is like that right now- source twitter

-#TampoLines

-#PagWalangDede

-TOP100Djs CountdowninIstanbul

Briefly, on the twitter, no one is not really interested in what is going on in the world. So, that’s another lie.

Humanity is entering a new age. The name of this age is the age of deception. The perceptions have never been so unreal like the present time. These days will pass into the human history as the beginning of the decline in mental activities. The people are following visual sharing, not written, no longer. They are racing about how stupid I can be with 140 characters. The invention of writing gave to cause for the beginning of civilizations. Well, if nobody read the writing stuff, maybe, this is the beginning of the destruction of the civilizations. Of course, the concept of civilization can be discussed here.

Anyway, the concept of time is perceived very differently in contrast to the rhetoric of quantum physicists, by the human beings. This planet is filled with crowd, which does bustle around constantly, moving with this thought: “I have no time!” In fact, most of the people don’t know real interests. They are killing time, attending with the issues, which are not in related with them. Socrates said that “know thyself,” to the humanity. However, it has been misunderstood like many wise people’s idea.