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Ireport: The Truth of the Matter

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In January 2008 CNN acquired Ireport.com and I-report.com for $750,000[3]. A beta version of the site launched on Wednesday, February 13, 2008. The site, which had its complete launch in March 2008, allows users to submit media and have it instantly appear on the site. CNN Producers will then go through the online submission and select reports for possible airing on the CNN television networks, CNN.com and other CNN platforms. The site also allows i-Reporters to contact each other. The site functions similar to YouTube and popular social networking sites.

iReport has Terms of Service that are liberally construed to ban users. Email notification is sent to banned ireporters, absent any reason for banning, and sent from a non-reply email address. Pages of submitted material on iReport have names crossed out, and what was once an avatar, shows as a blue shadow-type figure for banned iReporters.

Banning iReporters was not a common practice until after the November 4th 2008 election. The political opinion pieces submitted to iReport demonstrated a great divide between those who were Hillary Clinton supporters, Barack Obama supporters, and Republicans. During the election, iReport became the dumping ground for political opinion pieces of the strongest wording, name-calling, and labels.

Following the election, trolling attacks on iReport members by iReport members was moderating through the use of banning of ireporters on almost a weekly basis.

Starting in March 2009, several groups of ireporters, a conservative group and a liberal group began blogging from wordpress.

Bickering continues but due to wordpress moderation tools for each individual blogger, the two groups are free of unwanted trolling on their wordpress blogs unlike the case at ireport.

New users who post political ireports or comments at iReport are often accused by former ireporters of both groups now clustering at wordpress of being returning banned users under new handles and when ireport moderation determines a banned user is back under a new identity they are subsequently banned by the iReport Community Manager as a returning “Flatliner”.

“Flatliner” is a euphemistic term for a banned ireporter derived from ireport.com’s displaying a banned ireporter’s username with a flat line drawn through it wherever a comment or ireport appears authored by the “flatliner.” Some dislike the term “flatliner” and try to characterize it as something it is not and have made frivilous and false accusations with regards to the term “flatliner.”

The disgruntled liberal group that now blogs on wordpress failed to prevent Conservatives, Republicans and members of PUMA from contributing to iReport. They trolled the comment logs and openly posted the handles of iReporters that they seek to silence and refer to those iReporters in terms that convey their comtempt. In response, this practice was returned in kind in some cases.

David Williams, iReport Community Manager, and Johnita P. Due, Assistant General Counsel for CNN, are doing a good job of keeping ireporters out of ireport who were previously was banned for conduct in violation of the terms of use.

CNN use of banning is quite effective in bringing disallowed behaviors under control at ireport.

CNN invites the public to contribute news and comments to their assignments on iReport. However, those doing so need to be aware that this is the internet thus if they make their their photo, real name, city, state and other personal information public, they risk troll attacks by anyone. A Google search for the handle of an iReporter subjected to banned behavior often returns the humiliating, slanderous comments if they draw attention of people who disagree or dislike what is ireported or commented.

CNN corrected an ongoing problem of ireport flatliners creating and using new accounts by the institution of new moderation tools which ensure that when a ireport user is banned, they stay banned.

Currently, iReporters are now much safer from the bad behavior of a few who would not abide the terms of use and are now gone for good from ireport.

Above is from the link below….least IT WAS from the link below until it changed yet again–LMBO— and from personal experience aka eyewitness account–except this is more unbiased than I would have written, so whoever wrote this, I agree this is more ‘fair’ to both sides, well done.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CNN_iReport

A Prediction of things to come for those that partake of deception and demonization of others.

Here’s a link to “Wired” with the story on the Scientologists being banned: http://www.wired.com/epicenter/2009/05/wikipedia-bans-church-of-scientology/

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25 thoughts on “Ireport: The Truth of the Matter

  1. Thanks LisaInTX for dropping by my blog and now don’t be a stranger and visit again.
    I agree with you that on CNN as they are in the tank with Obama. There is no News Media anymore….they’re opinions media instead. Keep up the good fight!

    • Hi there Goodtime!
      It was MY PLEASURE for sure to meet another Patriot and thank you for popping in here.
      We really need conservative folks to start buying up some media in our country and start turning this BS around!!

  2. Hi Rodger,
    Thank you for your comment on my blog. I agree with you 100%!!!
    CNN has become a waste land for the Socialist Party.
    Please join us Patriots at the link below. We have united under VF’s blog and that is where you will find us off and on everyday.

    http://votingfemale.wordpress.com
    Welcome and I look forward and hope to see you there. :-}
    LisaInTX

  3. Rodger
    Welcome to WordPress and AMEN brother!!!
    CNN and the behavior of the socialist Rapid Dog machine turned me right also!!
    The line has been without a doubt, DRAWN in the sand. With them, “you are either one of us or against us”, there is no middle of the road.
    I choose the way to freedom and to keep America free, not a dictatorship under a false god.

  4. Rose
    Thanks for that link. If you don’t mind I’ll add it to the report above as a WARNING to those pesky little Itrolls, that are screwing around with things that can and will come back to bite them on the butt. lol

  5. Arlene
    I agree. The “Cyberbulling bullshit is NOTHING but about CONTROL of our voices. I advise that we get out and meet our neighbors and start becoming community organized and aware. Times are gonna be hard and our neighbors will need help from those that really give a crap about them, unlike what our government is fixing to do to them.

  6. Rose
    YES, it is VERY creepy and it has happened to me several times, but the latest was extremely creepy because I was watching that report as it unfolded in front of me. This was done by a person that can ONLY be determined as a STALKER. Stating to be in IL when ‘Her’ IP says “she” is from WA state is just the beginning of the many lies that she has woven.

  7. Lisa
    Seriously speaking, the Obama Cyber Czar will be a threat to all of our online activity. That includes Ireports. I know that Obama admin. are trying to spin it as a national security deal (prevention of hacking). But I can read between the lines. I heard one of the several key words Obama uttered: “Cyber Bullying”. That is a broad interpretation.

    Things are happening pretty fast w/this administration & I dont know how long its gonna take before it filter down to the bloggers. But I do think its coming.

    It there was a way I could make a bet w/yall & actually collect my winnings, I will make a wager.

  8. And the edits are unlikely to stop, now that the user-created encyclopedia has become one of the net’s most popular sites and is often the top result for searches on a subject. Being able to massage an entry about oneself or one’s company has proven difficult to resist, even for founder Jimmy Wales — despite Wikipedia’s official warnings to the contrary.

  9. lisa, I know. going that far is beyond harrassment. I would be very upset if anyone did that to me. I think a person has to be mentally ill to really do that type of thing. That’s kind of creepy.

  10. Rose
    They are attempting to demonize OUR group all the while claiming to be victims. LMAO…..wow….hahahaaaaaa…..That is SO damned funny, just boggles the mind!!
    I’m glad that you were not viciously attacked like so many of us. Politics is a hot topic and many are very passionate about our beliefs. That is COOL, but to stalk folks and save their comments and such, to go back and commit ID theft and pose as them, now that is a real SICK person or persons for that matter.

  11. Rose
    I’ve watched that site change like three times this afternoon and evening! LOL….
    I thought the report I posted was from CNN, but I think the one in my comments must have been from them???

  12. Rose
    I heard about that. I think that will happen again in THIS case too. Those little itrolls are gonna see the palm of CNN and get swatted again…LOL

  13. Lisa
    That site will be scrubbed again & again & again & again. Remember after the elections, wikopedia scrubbed down the Obama page?

  14. Maybe they’ll get a bail-out to recover that $750K they spent to get ireport.com

  15. did you see the link to the article about Scientologist being banned from editing wiki now? It set a precedent, and I won’t be surprised if ireporters are banned next. The blog wars of ’09 continue. hahaha

  16. Okay, now the link has changed YET AGAIN after I published the report above, to the comment below??? LOL…
    This has become a REAL JOKE people and those little Ex-Itrolls are busy busy little bees….Hahahaa….CNN needs to get their can of RAID ready to zap those little critters when they go to change it yet again.
    Lisa

    Here it is at 8:35pm 5/29/09
    iReport.com

    In January 2008 CNN acquired Ireport.com and I-report.com for $750,000[3]. A beta version of the site launched on Wednesday, February 13, 2008. The site, which had its complete launch in March 2008, allows users to submit media and have it instantly appear on the site. CNN Producers will then go through the online submission and select reports for possible airing on the CNN television networks, CNN.com and other CNN platforms. The site also allows i-Reporters to contact each other. The site functions similar to YouTube and popular social networking sites.

    [edit] New York Times Buzzword

    The New York Times described the word “I-Reporter” as one of 2007’s buzzwords: a word which endured long enough to find a place in the national conversation.

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