Police Update

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Police letter following their visit at the weekend and viewing the emails between myself and Donny. Click for full size.

I have had a letter from police with their initial approach to my complaint about Donald Carlos Seoane.

This weekend, Seoane (Donny Long) sent a written threat to frame me then posted doctored emails from my matthopkins email address on his website. He further falsely claimed I operated email accounts in the names of Mike Crockett and Scott Stevens [corrected], which he alleges were used to operate accounts on his site.

So I invited the police around, showed them the real emails between myself and Seoane in which, far from helping him, I discouraged him from committing crimes. The officer requested copies of the emails, links to my site, Donny’s and Kiwi Farms. After looking at them the initial approach is that I am a victim of crime, which will be investigated. Of course they are open minded but given the overwhelming evidence it is kind of an open and shut case. Donny made an explicit written threat to frame me.

I have whited out the reference number and police officers’ names / contact numbers to protect them from harassment. Anyone wishing to contact police and identify themselves as a member of Donny’s site or Kiwi Farms can of course contact the general number. Continue reading

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Donald Carlos Seoane and Facts

I have been reading some fascinating materials from Donny Long today. I would not normally share materials from a source, but he claims that I helped him on CandiceLynnPotter dot com. What actually happened?

I advised him to stop and get a lawyer. I even offered to help write a statement for him apologising, find an American lawyer and agreeing to take his materials down. He did not use it. Now he is threatening to frame me. When my article went up he had a Skype rant at me admitting to running CLP. I do not usually share correspondence, but Donny has waived his rights. I have shared them with the lawyers for the American lawyer, too [1] and [2].

As readers will see, far from my being a member, Donny had agreed to remove impersonation of myself. I do not know who Mike Crockett is but wild allegations will not help Mr Seoane. I saw a post by GethN7 and he is correct the lawyers retained by a member of Moon’s family are very good, but fortunately, facts are facts.

[Update 20:47 BST]

This is an example of Donny’s threats.

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Donny Long trying to threaten me. Needless to say, I am no longer willing to assist him.

[Update 22:00 BST]

Reported Mr Seoane to police. Appointment 7am-11am UK time. They will be able to see the original, non-faked emails (including my actual emails to Donny about not getting involved in CLP) and the crime number and any investigation can be shared with others like the American lawyer suing Mr Seoane.

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Georgia Attorney Melissa Potter Sanford Identifies Defendant, Now Seeks $2 Million, Condemns Actions of Joshua Conner Moon

Note – Melissa Sanford has provided comment via Carter-Ruck, a UK law firm.

Since I reported on Melissa Sanford’s lawsuit against the unknown operators of Candice Lynn Potter dot com (CLP), the Georgia based attorney has filed amended complaints in the value of $2 million, broken up into $500,000 compensatory damages, $500,000 additional damages and $1,000,000 punitive damages. In her second amended complaint, Sanford has also identified at least one Defendant, Donald Carlos Seoane. However, other Defendants remain unidentified. I have included the first two pages of the new complaint, showing his name.

It is important in fairness to emphasise at the start of this article that Melissa Sanford is an innocent victim who has been maliciously defamed with false and baseless allegations of sexual wrongdoing. Full background to this is as I set out in my first article. However, now she has identified a Defendant it is important to fairly set out his side of the story, as he is a victim of Kiwi Farms, a despicable hate site run by Sanford’s nephew Joshua Conner Moon. Indeed his motives relate to that site.

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Mr Seoane’s motives, set out in big red letters at the top of his site. Click for full size.

Seoane (also known as ‘Donny Long’) feels he is justified in defaming Sanford because of the activities of her nephew’s website Kiwi Farms. The main example he uses is the suicide of a young woman called Julie Terryberry – at one stage it was written in red at the top of his site. In June 2016 a young woman named Julie Terryberry ended her own life, in part due to online harassment by members of Kiwi Farms, who had shared nude photos with the cruellest imaginable comment. They continued to do so even after discovering she was self-harming and had carved the word, “hurt” into her own flesh until it was spelt out in blood. However, this is nothing to do with Melissa Sanford. Commenting via her lawyers, Carter-Ruck Ms Sanford described Mr Moon as ‘estranged’ from her and detailed her pleadings with him to stop his activities. She says she did not know of the incident with Terryberry until I told her, long after the fact.

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Legal Threats from Georgia Attorney Melissa Sanford

Georgia Attorney Melissa Sanford has been suing cowardly anonymous internet trolls, and I wrote an article sympathising and giving context. Now she has taken the brave step of threatening me with legal action in England for my contemporary reporting. I am minded to stand my ground.

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Melissa Sanford was first warned of my article about her on 9 May 2017. That enquiry was opened 34 times. It referred to reporting privilege (which is basically the same in UK and Georgia law). No reply was received.

On 09 May I wrote to Melissa Sanford about her court case. I also wrote to the operator of the website she is suing Candice Lynn Potter dot com, (CLP)  and I invited comment. I did this because it is the correct thing to do. I also did it because in UK and American law there is substantial protection against libel claimants if an allegation is put before publication and not disputed. I gave a deadline and offered to extend time. I use a legal off the shelf email tracking service and I warned the recipients I was using it.

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Joshua Conner Moon, Kiwi Farms, User Tracking and Credit Card Fraud on Lolcow.us

Joshua Moon, the infamous internet troll known for running stalker website Kiwi Farms, has been complaining that he is the ‘victim’ of credit card fraud. According to a post by Josh on his forum, around Thursday his payment service Lolcow.us started to receive thousands of dollars worth of fraudulent transactions. I have no idea if this is the case, but during his protestations of being an innocent victim, Josh made statements that clearly contradict earlier remarks (archive here) he is not tracking his donors.

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Josh’s current, Nazi themed avatar from Kiwi Farms next to the misspelt disclaimer on his donation site claiming not to track users. Click for full size.

By his own admission, Joshua Conner Moon’s websites have been removed from several hosting companies and payment providers, including Paypal. Most have bowed to the inevitable as soon as they are notified of the site and its nature, but a few talked tough until there was legal action. All removed the site. Now, Kiwi Farms hides its host and payment provider using Cloudflare. Furthermore, the payment provider is hidden by the use of an intermediary website called lolcow.us. Users who wish to donate to Kiwi Farms must type their credit or debit card numbers into code written by Josh and the card number will be forwarded on.

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Melissa P Sanford v John Doe (Candice Lynn Potter DOT com)

The latest innocent victim of Kiwi Farms and Joshua Conner Moon’s stupidity is Moon’s aunt. Joshua Moon’s mother, Candice Lynn Potter has a sister called Melissa P Sanford, an attorney in Georgia at her own law firm, Melissa Sanford Law (http://www.melissasanfordlaw.com). Sanford   has filed a $500,000 lawsuit in Fayette County Georgia against the operators and members of a website named after her sister Candice Lynn Potter (CLP), which has baselessly accused her of a variety of sexual and other forms of wrongdoing.

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More Kiwi Farms related litigation, this time on the other side of the Atlantic in Georgia.

Before writing about the case, your author took the liberty of instructing a process server to retrieve the case file. As the court clerk states that it is a public document, an uploaded scan is available here. Ms Sanford, the Judge and the operator of the CLP site (the Defendant) were all given an opportunity to object prior to publication, including a full Georgia state working day. All of them were offered an extension of time to consider or take advice if they required it. All of them have read the email and none have objected nor disputed the facts alleged. Joshua Moon has previously asked for himself and his mother not to be contacted, and has previously had the opportunity to dispute the various allegations repeated here.

Melissa Sanford’s lawsuit makes interesting reading. Ms Sanford sues for $500,000 for malicious libel and for tortious interference with her business. Given that the Defendant website sets out its motives at the top of the front page as to its purpose, “Our mission is to dox and ruin Joshua Conner Moon, every single one of his family members, and anyone who supports or protects him” it appears proof of malice will be made out with relative ease.

Furthermore the owner of CLP has responded at length to request for comment, in essence admitting that the allegations are in fact libel but opining that he is, “sue proof” and that the litigation will simply provoke substantial anonymous internet republication by his fellow travellers.

However, readers new to this blog, as well as the court in Georgia and the parties’ acquaintances may not understand why a random anonymous website has started stalking Melissa Sanford and her entire extended family. The tragic answer is that, whilst Sanford may be a good and decent woman, her nephew, Candice Lynn Potter’s son Joshua Conner Moon is anything but.

Moon operates a stable of controversial websites, including KiwiFarms.net, lolcow.news, lolcow.wiki, lolcow.email and 16chan. As a result Moon has been the subject of a variety of allegations, including racism, stalking and sexual wrongdoing.

These claims are not made by cowardly anonymous internet trolls but by a variety of publications including New York Magazine, Heat Street (owned by News Corporation), Daily Kos, Crocels News, Rational Wiki, Encyclopaedia Dramatica and this blog. The entire CLP website is no more than a retaliatory version of Moon’s own website Kiwi Farms.

Key articles about Moon and his sites include –

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Despicable Threats Against Oliver Smith Continue Due to CandiceLynnPotter.com

A few weeks ago, Matthew Hopkins News reported that a person claiming to be a Kiwi Farms user had sent threats to a school and MP to stalk a child in the rough area where Oliver Smith lives, demanding that bloggers and Oliver stop criticising Kiwi Farms. A subsequent, anonymous, paper letter was sent to Smith’s home following up on the same threats, with the same goals. With Darwin-award level stupidity, the sender used signed for delivery. This tracks the sender location and timestamp as well as the recipient and all UK post office have CCTV. Subsequently the sender was finally revealed – and their identity is with the police and FBI.

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This letter appears to follow up on the terror threat email. It is full of wild allegations but without signature, name or address of sender but has been written by a Kiwi Farms supporter using my style to try to implicate me. Also, best not to use signed for delivery.

This has to be the stupidest thing I have ever read. It is clearly menacing and it is anonymous (it goes on for another crazy page) and wildly untrue but the tracking number is stuck to the envelope. Whoever wrote it clearly expected to be untraceable, so they deserve a Darwin award for stupidity. Royal Mail records show that it was sent from a post office in the B and M store in Park Street Liverpool L8 4UE at 13:12 on 21 March 2017. The shop confirms it holds CCTV. After the extent to which the ‘anonymous’ sender fouled up began to circulate however, there was a fresh revelation.

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New and Sinister Threats to Hertfordshire Children by Kiwi Farms, Will Authorities Take Action?

Earlier this evening, I received an email from Oliver Smith, a Kiwi Farms victim (no relation). I had been in touch to check the progress of a complaint he had made to police. His reply was chilling. An email from “Dynastia’s Apprentice” and tracing back to Joshua Conner Moon’s email service, lolcow.email had been sent to Oliver, a Hertfordshire MP and a local school. Subject: “we will stalk little sue denim at grove road school” (I have changed the child’s name throughout to anonymise them). Grove road is a primary and nursery school. The email demanded that sites and articles critical of Moon’s website Kiwi Farms be taken down or a named child, “sue” would be stalked, presumably in line with official Kiwi Farms policy as set out below.

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Kiwi Farm’s official policy on doxing underage children. Click for full size.

The forum, Kiwi Farms is well known for having publicly taken a vote making it policy to target underage children (archive here) and then carrying it out by harvesting pictures of children as young as five like the son of prominent left-wing academic Marian Aanerud.

Joshua Moon, owner of Kiwi Farms also previously owned the now defunct 16chan, which had a board called [paedo]/phile/ for child rape stories. The rules of 16chan, written by Moon expressly permitted such material, which he described as, “child fetishism” and he did not remove child rape stories or the /phile/ board. One story, as recounted in my video, “Enemy Within” included a “fantasy” of the kidnapping, mutilation and murder of a 5-year old child. Specifically a hole was sliced in them and they were raped to death through it. For reasons such as this, many people would like police to take a keen interest in Kiwi Farms users and donors.

The text of the email is as follows –

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Escalation and Codero.com

Yesterday a well wisher determined that hate group Kiwi Farms was being hosted by service provider Codero.com. Action was swiftly taken to draw this to the company’s attention as Codero has very clear policies against hate speech and disclosure of personal information. Today Kiwi Farms reported an outage (archive here). It is unclear if this relates to host loss but verification is in progress and if necessary further action will be taken. Supporters are now able to reliably identify Kiwi Farms’ hosts on a regular basis. As Kiwi Farms breaks the terms of nearly every known hosting company, it is likely to be quickly moved on.

The incident does give an opportunity to explain a new tactic. In the past, when Kiwi Farms has been banned by hosts it has often been able to obtain refunds even when the owner has clearly committed a repudiatory breach of contract. A new approach for the anti-Kiwi campaign is to ask terminating hosts to withhold funds where they are legally entitled to do so.

For example, if a hosting company has a policy against publishing phone numbers and has to spend engineer time investigating allegations that a site has published phone numbers before terminating the account then they should withhold relevant funds.

Not all hosts will comply, but many will and the mere existence of this strategy should have a profound effect on Kiwi Farms funds. It means that Joshua Conner Moon cannot pay for significant periods of hosting in advance without risking the whole amount being lost. As pre-purchase often attracts significant discounts, this will increase the monthly costs of running Kiwi Farms even before litigation and other expenses.

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The Stalkers Stalked! Troll Sets Up Sinister Site Targeting Joshua Conner Moon as Dynastia Loses his Cool

For some time now, Matthew Hopkins News has covered the depraved website Kiwi Farms. The site boasts it is set up to exploit the mentally disabled for “amusement”, has been repeatedly closed and moved in some case by hosting companies that said the site contained child pornography. Joining the site requires applicants to watch a video of vulnerable adults in unpleasant situations (such as a seriously disabled female self harming) and correctly answer questions (example archived here – video greyed out but question visible). Now in the face of police inaction, anonymous vigilantes have taken the law into their own hand and promise equally vicious escalation.

For my part, please note that I do not condone criminal activity of any kind. If this site receives emails from persons contemplating or committing serious future or ongoing criminal acts such as terrorism or violence I shall disclose them to appropriate law enforcement agencies without warning.

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Kiwi Farms NOT (KFN) is a sinister forum set up to harass Joshua Moon’s family in retaliation for his creation, Kiwi Farms. The URL has been blacked out and although the forum can easily be found on Google it will not be linked from here. Click for full size.

The site owner of Kiwi Farms Joshua Moon (also known as Null, IBan and Ichverbot) has intentionally hosted child rape stories on his now defunct image site 16chan and boasted of masturbating to Neko Shota (cartoon child pornography featuring boys). Whilst Kiwi Farms claims that under its rules members merely comment and do not harass this is an obvious lie – they frequently post addresses and phone numbers exhorting each other to contact their victims. Terrorist threats in Pensacola, Florida and Wales, United Kingdom have been linked to the site. In January, the site went down but it was restarted this month under the same owner. Continue reading

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