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In Lawless UN, Falk's Trolls Akin to Racist EMT Supporters, But UNaccountable

By Matthew Russell Lee

UNITED NATIONS, March 30 -- In the past week, an Emergency Medical Technician in New York City Timothy Dluhos was exposed for racist tweets. In response, using anonymous Twitter accounts, his supporters have “trolled” the New York Post reporter who wrote the story.

  By week's end, the New York Police Department issued guidelines about its personnel's use of social media, whether in their own name or anonymously.

  But in another corner of Manhattan not subject to any laws or rules, the UN raid Inner City Press' office on March 18. It allowed the president of the UN Correspondents Association, Pamela Falk of CBS, to take photographs. Neither she nor the UN has explained why.

  On March 22 photographs of Inner City Press' office and bookshelf appeared on BuzzFeed, sent in by an anonymous e-mail account “Concerned UN Reporter.” This same commented anonymously on the resulting story, as did what are obviously other UNCA “leaders.”

  The UN has refused to disclose who its Department of Public Information let into Inner City Press' office on March 18 without its knowledge or consent.

  Pamela Falk from her e-mail address has issued a legal threat to Inner City Press to not even ask why she took photographs, or UNCA's and her role in passing raid photographs to BuzzFeed.

  This followed Falk screaming at Inner City Press in front of DPI on February 22, saying that to even contact UNCA leaders' big media employers to ask about their policies “might constitute a crime.” Really? What crime?

  The UNCA leaders are now using at least six anonymous social media accounts to try to undermine Inner City Press and the Free UN Coalition for Access. This trolling is not acted on by UNCA president Pamela Falk -- hereinafter, Queen of the Trolls.

The big media employers of the trollers apparently have no rules, or don't enforce them. This is what happens in a lawless corner of New York -- for now. And it's getting worse. Watch this site.

Footnote: Over on BuzzFeed, the UNCA “leaders” continue anonymous posts (compared yesterday to statements from Louis Charbonneau of Reuters, Denis Fitzgerald of Saudi Press Agency and Bloomberg's UN reporter.

  The Brazilian co-founder of the Free UN Coalition for Access Luiz Rampelotto, on the record as his media Europa Newswire and with his photograph, continued his manifesto: “even UNCA have more creditability then you if you keep using a fake name to discredit someone! Put up or buzz off! I know! I know! The minute you put your real name, you will be representing your 'Big Media' company and they will fire you.” Watch this site.

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