Here’s the short, but concise email exchange I had with Twitter law enforcement (support) – just doing my bit part in keeping the Internet free of one more bigot that posted racist remarks:
I first read about the anti-Filipino Twitter account of Kim Yu Bin (user name UglyYuBin) via this post on Plurk. Here is a screen shot showing the last couple of Tweets posted on the said account (before the account was removed or suspended); click the thumbnail to enlarge:
Upon going to the Twitter account itself, I found that:
- All tweets on the account were @ replies, mostly to heckle Filipino users on Twitter
- The first/oldest Tweet was only three days old, dated September 25
- The avatar and background images used were that of a Korean-looking woman
Also, anyone of any race could have created the account using a Korean name – even a Filipino “monkey” that had nothing better to do.
At the end of that particular Internet troll‘s brief stint of notoriety (more like, desperate call for attention), I was just too happy to take a few minutes to point the creature out to Twitter support, as if it were a pile of dog poop for disposal.
So long, UglyYuBin. You will not be missed. You just got pwned, suckah.
2009-Oct-06 UPDATE: Be my hero (user name “beahero”, a.k.a. Dana/Beatriz) on Tumblr, posted this below: