Revenge Pornographer Demands Google Erase His Past; Is Human Embodiment of Tiny Violin
He's particularly concerned about some unauthorized photos.
You know it’s been a good couple of days when triumphant Lisa Simpson shows up twice.
Craig Brittain, the man who once boasted that his revenge porn site offered “a higher level of hatred” than its ‘competitors’ and who posted photos of over 1,000 people throughout his time as the owner of IsAnybodyDown.com, has filed a complaint against Google asking that “all unauthorized photos of me and other related information” be taken down.
Brittain, who ArsTechnica reports made over $12,000 by posting explicit photos (often accompanied by the names, birthdays and Facebook profiles of the subject) during his time at IsAnybodyDown, is petitioning Google to remove 23 links pertaining to his past, including a Federal Trade Commission press release alleging he “used deception to acquire and post intimate images of women, then referred them to another website he controlled, where they were told they could have the pictures removed if they paid hundreds of dollars.” (In the past, Brittain has said that he “completely disagrees” with the FTC’s allegations.)
[u]nauthorized use of photos of me and other related information. Unauthorized use of statements and identity related information. Unauthorized copying of excerpts from isanybodydown.com. Using photos which are not ‘fair use.’
So to reiterate, the man who made his nut by catfishing women on Craigslist and posting pictures submitted to his site by anonymous angry exes doesn’t like that there are unauthorized photos of him on the Internet. Thankfully Google is having none of his crap; according to ArsTechnica, “fair use and general First Amendment principles are on Google’s and the media’s side.”
I’d say it’s time for another rousing rendition of that feminist “Ding Dong the Witch is Dead” we learned last week, but considering Brittain has gone from revenge pornographer to Gamergate supporter (But #NotallGamergaters, amIright?), it seems his concerns over online privacy haven’t made him any more empathetic towards women.
If it’s any consolation, the irony is especially strong with this one; by complaining about unflattering news stories in his online search history, Brittain has undoubtedly earned himself even more media attention to worry about. Enjoy, bro.
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