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What would AO do?

I've never been a fan of Twitter, but I am a subscriber.

About 2 months ago, I was linked to someone's twitter account. I knew this person many years back and he was a bit of a strange character - he believed in earth splitting atomic bombs, alien visits and that sort of stuff. He was also a staunch Tory, despite living on disability benefits.

Anyhow, I am now following him on twitter, as a matter of concern, because everything he posts is psuedo masculine awareness/Tory/racist/elitist.

His profile shows that he is a Pilot, A Free Mason, and other attributes that he could never conceivably possess

The thing is, he espouses and posits all sorts of ridiculous advice/counter-arguments, when he has no qualifications, whatsoever, and he seems to have an audience willing to listen to his crap.


Do I "Out" him as a fake, or do I leave him alone?


What would you do?

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‘Out’ him as an anti-Semite Corbinite/Trump supporter/Flat earther

I’m sure someone on here has a signature that says “Never engage with an idiot”.
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Twitter is full of 'em. If you out him, you'll probably have flat-earthers and anti-vaxxers after you.
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Twitter is full of 'em. If you out him, you'll probably have flat-earthers and anti-vaxxers after you.
Seconded. This type of loon is by no means limited to Twitter. The world in general is stuffed full of them.....they merely have a platform these days from which to voice their ravings.

I think they used to be burned at the stake/dunked in the village pond or pelted with cow poo in the stocks
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You could "Out" him... but your Tweet (?) would quickly get subsumed in the ongoing inevitable posts, ramblings, comments and opinions, so you'd be wasting your time. There's also a million other idiots out there.. throwing a paper cut-out spanner into the works won't make the blindest bit of difference. Go mow your lawn (petrol mower) instead..


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Leave him be, if he's that much of a berk he'll come a cropper before long.

Just mute him in the meantime.
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Twitter has a long history of ignoring people's legitimate complains about members who espouse violent or racist or sexist, etc. views, even when the evidence is right there in black and white. Given that, I suspect that even if you out this idiot, Twitter won't lift a finger. Maybe if the person were claiming to be some kind of major celebrity they'd take action, but that's about the only way I can see them doing anything.
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Stan, I can only agree with the folks here. Don’t spend too much time dwelling on the actions of some plum on social media. Other folk of a sound mind have probably rumbled him already anyway. He’s not your responsibility, so don’t stress 🙂
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I've never been a fan of Twitter, but I am a subscriber.

About 2 months ago, I was linked to someone's twitter account. I knew this person many years back and he was a bit of a strange character - he believed in earth splitting atomic bombs, alien visits and that sort of stuff. He was also a staunch Tory, despite living on disability benefits.

Anyhow, I am now following him on twitter, as a matter of concern, because everything he posts is psuedo masculine awareness/Tory/racist/elitist.

His profile shows that he is a Pilot, A Free Mason, and other attributes that he could never conceivably possess

The thing is, he espouses and posits all sorts of ridiculous advice/counter-arguments, when he has no qualifications, whatsoever, and he seems to have an audience willing to listen to his crap.


Do I "Out" him as a fake, or do I leave him alone?


What would you do?
If he's not a close friend or family member my advice would be to unfollow him. Being associated with those type of accounts can be as damaging as being the account holder!

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Thanks folks!

I've ignored him and put it out of mind
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Are you willing to name and shame? twitter handle obvs, not proper name - Could use a chuckle.
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Are you willing to name and shame? twitter handle obvs, not proper name - Could use a chuckle.
I don't want him linking to here, so I'll pm you his name...be warned, he posts multiple mundane crap on a daily basis, but you will find some hidden gems!
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Thanks Stan, I can see your dilemma, the bloke's a bit of a 'nana.

Reminds me why I left twitter - too many people who think their opinions matter and should be heard.
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