There is harassment, there is toxicity, and I think there could be harsher rules in place for that. But Twitter does also allow people to have productive, important conversations. I’m not going to run from what I don’t agree with, I want to fight for what I care about.
Twitter simply DOES NOT CARE about harassment or threats of any kind. I've seen several others tweet on how they're sexually harassed and or threatened & they get the same reply as you have…a big fat OH WELL. @jack@TwitterSupport@Twitter DO BETTER!
I have been watching this unfold about me but it seems that no-one wants to tell my side of the story.
So let me share THE REAL STORY of what happened.
If I, Deon Fialkov, had something to hide … WHY WOULD I share my story from my 70 000 follower twitter profile ?
Colin Hendricks was the journalist who wrote the first defamatory one-sided article about me.
But twitter suspended him for being abusive on their platform.
His first username was @colinkhendricks but he quickly changed to @colinjourno. Both his usernames were suspended.
I didn’t know about the National Press Ombudsman. When I found out , I emailed my complaint to them about the defamatory article in Die Son.
I complained to the National Press Ombudsman about the defamatory articles in Weekend Argus , only to find out that IOL left Press Ombudsman November 2016 and that iol had their own internal ombudsman.
So before I could email the IOL ombudsman I had to waive my right to sue the media for defamation.
What amazes me about the crap that was written about me was that I did more than 500 reports to twitter for all the bullies harassing me – yet nothing was done to help me.
As you can see twitter is constantly making excuses – for allowing harassment to continue on its platform.
Deon Fialkov is innocent
DEAR @KienoKammies 1) I AM NOT INTIMIDATED BY YOU
2) IF YOU HAD EMAILED MY EMAIL ADDRESS SHOWING YOUR CONCERN FOR MY `NETWORK EVENTS’ YOU WOULD HAVE YOUR ANSWER
PEOPLE PAY ME TO GO ON RADIO INTERVIEWS.
I DO NOT DO FREEBIES
Dear @Sonkoerant I emailed my letter of complaint to the national ombudsman regarding the defamatory article that you published.
They told me that you would not `entertain my complaint because I missed the deadline’.
Would you be able to do an update on my story now ?
The naughty DM chat that I had with Tracey Manus – parts of that chat – she posted on her
twitter so that her friends could humiliate and harass me – ie. THE START OF THE CYBER-BULLYING.
One of her friends had found my cellnumber online and thought that it would be cool to do more
cyber-bullying by inciting their followers and anyone to call me, hiding their number.
When she posted the screenshots of the DM chat – she removed herself from the chat
so it looked like I was harassing her and being a pervert but I have the FULL CHAT and here it is:
As you can see, the chat that was portrayed online by her and her friends – is a MISREPRESENTATION
OF WHAT ACTUALLY HAPPENED.
The user Nozmillionfaces (REAL NAME: NOZIPHO QWATHEKAZI) who thought that it would be cool to tarnish my name , but she forgot one thing.
I HAVE EVERYTHING ABOUT HER. Here’s just some of it:
If someone from the media, could you please help share my side of the story as I have done everything
I can do which clearly has not help.
2 Letters to the Press Ombudsman
Complaint to the radio station about one of the presenters (representing them – based on their bio) timing of his tweets.
The journalist who wrote Die Son article was mentioned in my complaints.
I was in contact with a journalist from Carte Blanche about doing a story but I was told that the editor said no.
I lodged a complaint with Corruption Watch about my ordeal who replied that it wasn’t in their mandate.
I emailed someone from Democratic Alliance who said that they too could not help and that I must sue them.
However trying to sue the media is pointless as one needs loads of money – something which I didn’t have so
I assumed that I could just wait and then maybe people would forget. But online – no-one forgets.
Social-media warriors love it when a scandal takes place. Instead of wanting facts – they want
likes and retweets , regardless of who gets hurt and bullied in the process.
I have been suffering major depression from the defamatory articles about me and have had many suicidal
thoughts. The only reason that I did not give up is that I still had my cat, Angel , to look after.
However Angel, my cat that I have had for 17 years died in April this year. I had Angel cremated
on the 26 April 2018 and yes , I have a copy of the cremation with an urn with her name on.
The following people know about me being suicidal.
The psychiatrist because I kept over-analysing how unfair this scenario was.
SADAG ( as they should still have a phone-call received from my number )
For the actual bullies who have used the excuse of being suicidal just because they see
how easily the media reports on their version of events.
Yes. It is not rocket-science that both my parents have died. A simple google search would have shown you that.
So let me save you the time for another google search.
MY MOM HAZEL BAKER died Tuesday 4 June 1996
MY DAD, KEVIN FIALKOV died Friday 18 November 2016.
The only information that you would not have been able to find is the information pertaining to my cat
Angel – which has now become public knowledge in this blog-posting.
If you are going to judge me, DEON FIALKOV , I would rather you judge me
BASED ON ALL THE FACTS, not just the one-side you currently see online and in the print versions.
Lastly, I would like that the media be fair and help share my story too, so that when I
google myself or someone else does – I don’t pop up in the first 3 results as what’s portrayed
in the media.