One Mouse Click Later, Thompson FB Group Removed

October 1, 2009 - Andrew Eisen

Tuesday afternoon, Jack Thompson sent me his press release announcing that he was suing Facebook "for posting 'Jack Thompson Groups' that call for his death and physical harm."

Thompson sent three faxes to Facebook’s CEO demanding the immediate removal of the offending groups but after five weeks had received no response and the groups remained where they were.

I asked Thompson if he had tried simply clicking on the Report Group link (found at the bottom of every Facebook group) or emailing abuse@facebook.com.  According to the Facebook Safety page, complaints submitted via these methods will be addressed within 24 hours and those who email will receive a response within 72 hours detailing what actions, if any, were taken.

He responded by calling me a "total moron."

So, I browsed Facebook and found about 80 Jack Thompson groups.  Most were of the "I Hate Jack Thompson" or "Jack Thompson is a Douche" variety but I did find three that condoned violence towards the man.  I picked a group called "I will pay $50 to anyone who punches Jack Thompson in the face" and clicked the Report Group link.  Unsurprisingly, the group was removed less than a day later. (Old link to the now deleted group)

Incidentally, this particular group turned out to be the first of four cited in Thompson’s complaint. 

So, you’re welcome, Thompson. 

Glad I could help.
 
-Reporting from San Diego, GamePolitics Senior Correspondent Andrew Eisen...


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You do realize ...

With one simple mouseclick, in "JT Land" Andrew has not only guilty of harrasment, but he has actively commited obstruction of justice by eliminating a charge in the legal filing.

Re: You do realize ...

Don't forget about me!

 

Saying that Jack Thompson is impotent is an insult to impotent men everywhere. They've got a whole assortment of drugs that can cure their condition; Jack, however...

Saying that Jack Thompson is impotent is an insult to impotent men everywhere. They've got a whole assortment of drugs that can cure their condition; Jack, however...

Re: One Mouse Click Later, Thompson FB Group Removed

Epic fail.

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I can now report that the three groups I reported on Facebook have now been removed. That's AE and I: 4, Jack: 0, a number he's very familiar with.

 

Saying that Jack Thompson is impotent is an insult to impotent men everywhere. They've got a whole assortment of drugs that can cure their condition; Jack, however...

Saying that Jack Thompson is impotent is an insult to impotent men everywhere. They've got a whole assortment of drugs that can cure their condition; Jack, however...

Re: One Mouse Click Later, Thompson FB Group Removed

All 4 groups that the Metropolitian Moron of Miami specifically mentioned?

Geaux Saints, Geaux Tigers, Geaux Hornets, Jack Thompson can geaux chase a chupacabra.

Geaux Saints, Geaux Tigers, Geaux Pelicans. Even through the darkest days, this fire burns always.

Re: One Mouse Click Later, Thompson FB Group Removed

I know we took out two of them, the $50 and Atari, but I haven't seen which others he mentioned specifically, so I guessed on the other two. One mentioned kicking him the head, the other called him a fag, and we all know how homophobic he is so I think that one was probably on the list.

I didn't report "Jack Thompson is a Douche" because it's wrong to censor the truth. That once could have been on his list.

There's been a number of new groups popping up ever since the suit was announced, so it's hard to tell. But most of those seem tame and mocking.

 

Saying that Jack Thompson is impotent is an insult to impotent men everywhere. They've got a whole assortment of drugs that can cure their condition; Jack, however...

Saying that Jack Thompson is impotent is an insult to impotent men everywhere. They've got a whole assortment of drugs that can cure their condition; Jack, however...

Re: One Mouse Click Later, Thompson FB Group Removed

I actually replied to you earlier with the names of the other two goups.  Nevertheless, they are gone too.  All four from Thompson's complaint have been removed:

"$50 to punch him"

"Hit him with an Atari"

"He should be removed from the populace"

"I hate Jack Thompson" (There are a lot of those but the specific one from his complaint is gone.)

 

Andrew Eisen

Re: One Mouse Click Later, Thompson FB Group Removed

Thanks, I guess I missed that in all the joy.

I'm amazed you could find one single "I hate Jack Thompson" group. That's half of their names right there. I wonder if Jack sought it out in particular or picked one at random?

I guess we now know what he's been spending some of his copious spare time doing.

Edit - I'm trying to decide if I should email him kindly to let him know the offending sites have been removed - through the proper channels - and that his lawsuit is now completely void.

 

Saying that Jack Thompson is impotent is an insult to impotent men everywhere. They've got a whole assortment of drugs that can cure their condition; Jack, however...

Saying that Jack Thompson is impotent is an insult to impotent men everywhere. They've got a whole assortment of drugs that can cure their condition; Jack, however...

Re: One Mouse Click Later, Thompson FB Group Removed

"I'm amazed you could find one single "I hate Jack Thompson" group."

His lawsuit had a screenshot and hyperlink.

"I'm trying to decide if I should email him kindly to let him know the offending sites have been removed - through the proper channels - and that his lawsuit is now completely void."

He already knows and, of course, he's taking credit for it and claiming victory.

 

Andrew Eisen

Re: One Mouse Click Later, Thompson FB Group Removed

Yes, but I've never had that unique experience which is communicating directly with Jack. I'd like to see how quickly he can go from 0 to "moron" in response to a well-worded, gramatically-correct letter. You know, get the whole Jack Thompson experience before he's in some sort of cell.

 

Saying that Jack Thompson is impotent is an insult to impotent men everywhere. They've got a whole assortment of drugs that can cure their condition; Jack, however...

Saying that Jack Thompson is impotent is an insult to impotent men everywhere. They've got a whole assortment of drugs that can cure their condition; Jack, however...

Re: One Mouse Click Later, Thompson FB Group Removed

although Facebook has on the records that the offending sites were reported properly, by people other than Jack Thompson, and removed as promptly

岩「…Where do masochists go when they die?」

岩「…I can see why Hasselbeck's worried about fake guns killing fake people. afterall, she's a fake journalist on a fake news channel」

Re: One Mouse Click Later, Thompson FB Group Removed

From what I understand, the Report Group links are completely anonymous.  They have no way of knowing who hit the link so from Facebook's perspective, it could have been Thompson.

 

Andrew Eisen

Re: One Mouse Click Later, Thompson FB Group Removed

Send all the faxes you want, Thompson. Mark Zuckerberg has all the moola to buy replacement fax machines.


Re: One Mouse Click Later, Thompson FB Group Removed

 Don't you know in Thompson's world anyone who uses common sense and logic is a "total moron"? How dare you point out his frivolous lawsuits are frivolous! 

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Dealing with Jack Thompson is like playing chess with a pigeon.  It knocks all the pieces down, shits on the board, flies to his friends and claims victory.

Re: One Mouse Click Later, Thompson FB Group Removed

For some reason, I picture Jack back at his lab saying "The same thing we do every night Pinky, try to take over the world!"

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I'm still wondering why Jack hasn't been locked away in a room with rubber wallpaper. It's quite obvious by now that one day he's going to completely snap and become a threat to himself and other people.

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Someone may have already mentioned this above, but I'm in a rush.

This reminds me of the "Stop emailing me or I'll sue you for harassment!" emails he sent out because he was too stupid to set his LiveJournal accounts to not inform him when someone replied to one of his LiveJournal GP comments.

Nightwng2000

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Nightwng2000 is now admin to the group "Parents For Education, Not Legislation" on MySpace as http://groups.myspace.com/pfenl

Nightwng2000 NW2K Software http://www.facebook.com/nightwing2000 Nightwng2000 is now admin to the group "Parents For Education, Not Legislation" on MySpace as http://groups.myspace.com/pfenl

Re: One Mouse Click Later, Thompson FB Group Removed

That was around the same time as him demanding everyone provide their real name and addresses so he could have the FBI arrest GP posters for daring to disagree with him.

What a lovely "man".

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He's such a "Saint" when it comes to him logging on LJ or GP and cyber-harrassing/stalking site users then adding insult to injury by threatening to sue them or the site owners if his posts dont get taken down. 

 

"Saint"...I mean not "Saint"...I mean "monster".

Magic Taco

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Calling you a "moron" is slanderous, just sue him already for mental anguish.

Re: One Mouse Click Later, Thompson FB Group Removed

Mr. Thompson shouldn't be so smug about just because he doesn't have an asshole nor that he should claim credit for some one else's suggestion.

-Your friendly video game lobbyist

-Your friendly video game lobbyist

Re: One Mouse Click Later, Thompson FB Group Removed

Y'know, he should team up with the Ultimate Warrior.  They're both batcrap insane and are their own biggest fans.  Imagine the ego stroking that would go on there.

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I'll pay to see that.

 

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I can see it now - Warrior does his double air pumps, Thompson does the shouting. And suing.

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I'm suprised he managed to have the time to sue Facebook since he is so busy leading that shareholder revolt at Take Two.  Oh, and there are all those websites he is launching, too.

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Well you see much like law, Jack doesn't really know all that much about the internet or technology.  Such as back in the GP Livejournal days when he threatened to sue everyone who emailed him.  But what he failed to realize is that due to the subscribe to thread email updates function being active, that no one was actually personally mailing him. 

Just let that sink in.  Through Jack's actions he CHOOSE to get these automatic email updates.  Then when he got the emails that he choose to recieve, he threatens people who have no control of the automaic system.

-Ultimately what will do in mankind is a person's fear of their own freedom-

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You know, in his defence...and I can't believe I just said that....

But his way is an old fashioned sort of way.  He's an older guy, been doing things a certain way for a while.  So maybe he really believes that sending a fax is more effective than clicking some button on a webpage. 

Re: One Mouse Click Later, Thompson FB Group Removed

Ah, so then he's not a total moron...

 

He's just ignorant.

Re: One Mouse Click Later, Thompson FB Group Removed

a whiny old fashioned guy who's close mindedness is laughable...

seriously.. telling him already what the fastest and most effective solution is and he flips his finger at you (figuratively speaking) needs a good "slap to the forehead"... you know.. a facepalm

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AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! HAHAHAHAHAHA! HAHAHAHA!

Ah. Ah. Wait a sec, wait a sec.

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

Ahh....... *whew*. Funniest thing I've read in a while. What a complete and total maroon.

 

I hate broccoli/ and think it totally sucks/ Why isn't it meat?

I hate broccoli/ and think it totally sucks/ Why isn't it meat?

Re: One Mouse Click Later, Thompson FB Group Removed

I've said it before and I'll say it again:

Jack Thompson called Andrew Eisen a "total moron" for noticing the "report group" link at the bottom of every group page in question. If a "total moron" noticed the proper notification tool and Jack didn't, what does that make him?

岩「…Where do masochists go when they die?」

岩「…I can see why Hasselbeck's worried about fake guns killing fake people. afterall, she's a fake journalist on a fake news channel」

Re: One Mouse Click Later, Thompson FB Group Removed

If Thompson were any smarter, he'd be a complete retard.

Geaux Saints, Geaux Tigers, Geaux Hornets, Jack Thompson can geaux chase a chupacabra.

Geaux Saints, Geaux Tigers, Geaux Pelicans. Even through the darkest days, this fire burns always.

Re: One Mouse Click Later, Thompson FB Group Removed

Pants-on-head retarded?

Re: One Mouse Click Later, Thompson FB Group Removed

Enough to block out the Sun.

Re: One Mouse Click Later, Thompson FB Group Removed

JDKJ, how many letters to various politicians and people of importance plus press releases do you think he'll throw around before he files a Voluntary Dismissal on this case?

Nightwng2000

NW2K Software

http://www.facebook.com/nightwing2000

Nightwng2000 is now admin to the group "Parents For Education, Not Legislation" on MySpace as http://groups.myspace.com/pfenl

Nightwng2000 NW2K Software http://www.facebook.com/nightwing2000 Nightwng2000 is now admin to the group "Parents For Education, Not Legislation" on MySpace as http://groups.myspace.com/pfenl

Re: One Mouse Click Later, Thompson FB Group Removed

Oh, sure, Thompson is no longer relevant, but when it makes you look good you write a story!

Re: One Mouse Click Later, Thompson FB Group Removed

In all fairness, it was Pete Gallagher who opined on Thompson relevance. This article was written by Andrew Eisen who, to the best of my knowledge, hasn't ever opined on Thompson's relevance and has consistently posted to the Shoutbox and the backpages about all manner of things related to Jack Thompson - regadless of whether he looked good or looked bad in so doing.

Re: One Mouse Click Later, Thompson FB Group Removed

There's one thing about this story that doesn't make sense to me. Am I supposed to believe that Jack "Fax Machine Killer" Thompson sent only 3 faxes to facebook?

Re: One Mouse Click Later, Thompson FB Group Removed

Sure, why not?

Each Fax was a printout of the entire site.

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Aha, that makes more sense. I'm guessing there was a bunch of gay porn in there as well.

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He responded by calling me a “total moron.”
--------------------------------------------

 

Too bad JT fails to see the irony in that statement.

Re: One Mouse Click Later, Thompson FB Group Removed

100% chance AE will be considered by JT to be a collaborator with Facebook in their Strauss Zelenick led crusade against him.

In JT's insane little world, the removal would be "an admission of guilt" and he will then destroy Facebook- just like he did to Dava Tunis, Take Two, etc.

Re: One Mouse Click Later, Thompson FB Group Removed

... or he'd see it as a cover up of our own violent tendancies.

Re: One Mouse Click Later, Thompson FB Group Removed

Like he "destroyed" Microsoft for launching Halo3, when he blocked the launch with sheer righteousness?  Oh wait, they bowled through him like a semi through wet tissue paper. I remember!

"Even if it was online gaming that somehow inspired him to kill his parents, he must have realised at some point that they wouldn't drop any good loot." - GP member, Doomsong

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The best part about Halo 3 was that he filed to have it banned in Florida (public nusiance) mere days before its September 25 launch.  His court filing claimed it was coming out October 25.  

This is the same man who mispelled "Florida" in one of his filings...to say nothing of the 3rd grade grammar and spelling errors his documents are known for.

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Also this just gave me an idea for a new intiative. How about all of us gamerpolitics readers keep an eye out for these such Facebook groups give a helping hand to keep it clean of the more extreme hate groups. Just think of the message it would send. Jack would no longer have something to point a finger at, and would show that the majority of us gamers aren't as blood thirst as he claims.

Re: One Mouse Click Later, Thompson FB Group Removed

He'd find a tack. Remember, he wanted to / tried to sue over someone donating to charity.

 

Re: One Mouse Click Later, Thompson FB Group Removed

I said it before I say it again: Jackie can throw the ball but he obviously can't catch. He's just a bully that loves to attack others VERY MALICIOUSLY. But when someone amkles the slightest comment or pokes the slightest fun at him, he's having a f**king tantrum threatening to sue everyone in a 50 mile radius. I don't think Jackie got enoug hugs as a toddler because goddamn he sure acts like one.

"With free speech either all of it is ok or none of it is." Kyle Broflovski
 
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