Collective Shout activist victim of online impersonation for twitter hate campaign

An online troll has used Twitter's paid for advertising service to impersonate Collective Shout activist Caitlin Roper.

The account set up late Wednesday night, sent out a string of hateful and abusive tweets alongside graphic photos. The tweets appeared as 'promoted tweets' appearing in the twitter feeds of those targeted by the ad campaign. 

A 4chan user has claimed responsibility for the hate campaign:

"Remember when I told you that I was gonna use Twitter Ads to send out promoted Tweets telling trannies to kill themselves?

Well, guess what? I just did it.

With any luck, I managed to actually get a few trannies to remove themselves from the gene pool today.

All in a day's work.

BTW, in my trolling, I used the name and image of Caitlin Roper, an Ausfailian feminazi who is involved in all sorts of censorship campaigns. She was the one who started the campaign to get GTA V banned from Ausfailia. Make sure to harass this feminazi whore for "promoting transphobia". (sic)

Many were quick to alert Caitlin and other twitter users to the sham account and reported it to Twitter. 

The fake account was suspended with an hour but the real Caitlin Roper continues to receive a barrage of abuse from those apparently not aware of the impersonation. 

This is not the first time Caitlin has been impersonated online. Late last year a clone account was set up and sent out tweets offering sexual services. Caitlin wrote about the experience for the Guardian. 

As Caitlin said to BuzzFeed:

“As a vocal feminist activist, I’ve been targeted in various ways, with threats of rape and violence, and by impersonation. Last year a man made a copy of my twitter profile, copying my picture and bio info, and he began tweeting as me offering sex to men on the internet. I wrote about it for The Guardian.

“Last time it took several hours for Twitter to remove the account, after I had sent them a copy of my photo ID. I was relieved that they acted quickly here, I think within about an hour.

“I do have to wonder how it is that this kind of tweet was able to be promoted.”

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  • commented 2015-05-22 19:02:13 +1000
    Thanks so much for your supportive comments Ed!
  • commented 2015-05-21 10:49:35 +1000
    @caitlin_roper — people that know you knew that hate could not come from you. The problem is, people are so willing to believe anything negative.

    And calling you a feminazi?? Wow! How offensive to survivors of the Nazis! Like what you do, (standing up for women and girls) is anything like invading countries, or killing people through forced labor, concentration camps, crematories, etc. In fact, if you read what the fakester said, HIS use of vitriol followed Hitler’s line of thinking. Talk about the pot calling the kettle black!

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