So….yes, the account of the Fake who conned Tom into following him and giving him a shout-out is STILL up.
(For those who haven’t heard about this whole sorry affair, more info can be found here: http://lokisarmy-hq.livejournal.com/1004.html )
As Vivienne Clore, Agent of the real Ted Allpress put it: “These things take time.”
A lot of the fake’s followers are still unaware that they are following a fake.
The good news is:
People tweeting and re-tweeting / blogging about the fake are spreading the news and as people become aware that they (and Tom) have been conned, the fake has started losing followers.
At first sight, the numbers don’t seem that impressive (about 262 in one month), but if one considers that the guy still gets about 5 new followers a day (=150 in one month) then I think that fandom has done a pretty good job so far. ^_^
How about trying to spread awareness a bit more?
And help bring down the guy who conned both Tom and the fandom?
Messaging people still following the fake directly has gotten very good results (unfollowing the fake, retweeting….AND thanks for the heads up!), but it needs to be done without spamming people.
How can we do this?
Here’s one thing you can do:
- You send me an ask and I’ll send you the name of a follower of the fake (or several, depending on how many you’d like to tweet to).
- I strike “your” follower(s) from my list so they don’t get tweeted about this again.
Here’s other things you can do to help:
REBLOG / re-tweet (on tumblr, twitter, dA, dreamwidth, lj…), so we can get enough people together to pull this through (and to boost the signal, because so far, we’re NOT LOUD ENOUGH to be heard by all the fake’s unsuspecting targets!)