There is breaking news on Twitter about founder Jack Dorsey having his Twitter account hacked. Reports of disgusting tweets being posted in his name is flooding Twitter as well as social media websites all over the internet.
Well, guess what? This has been happening to me and scores of other Twitter and other social media accounts for years.
If you were to google my legal name and my username right now, you would find out that I am a real disgusting individual. I have been accused of being a pedophile. I have been accused of the murder of Trenton Duckett, Caylee Anthony and Haleigh Cummings.
I was even accused of stolen valor when a photo of a soldier was posted on my Facebook, alleged to be by me.
I am even accused murdering my own wife and child for the insurance.
The problem, of course, is that it is all fake. It is all made up. The posts alleged to have been made by me,were actually done by hackers who accessed my accounts without permission.
I know who did the hacking but there is nothing I can do about it. Once this content appears on the internet, there is no getting rid of it.
There is no delete button for google searches. Getting content removed from tattle tale sites costs hundreds of dollars. These revenge sites make their money off the posts and do not care if what is posted is the truth or not.
They charge a fee for their service that can run into the hundreds of dollars.
Until now the owners of Twitter, Facebook and the domain hosting services have not been willing to do anything about the abuses of their various services.
Perhaps, if the owners, founders and corporate heads of these companies get attacked themselves, they might be motivated to finally do something about this problem that ruins thousands of lives everyday.
Until then, be wary of anything you see on the internet.