When being hit by a bully or a stalker attack on Twitter, the first reflexes guided by a strong emotion and an outraged indignation are generally the worst. Here, based on actual experiences we will present what should be, first, absolutely avoided for immediately safeguarding your personal assets and for depriving your tormentor from extra advantages. Then we will propose some simple best practise for managing your ereputation counter-campaign.
Publishing a selected, professional, original, positive carefully written content able to concern a large audience, supported by hashtags and mentions for creating engagements, are the keys for a successful Twitter account. A bully user, in all of its aspects, practises the opposite with poor results. We will, here, conduct the autopsy of a rabid stalking account.
This case, because it is an extreme one, allows to get numerous learnings on how a cyber delinquent can act on Twitter. It evidences the causes of its bankrupt and will, hopefully, provide some comfort for those facing such a hatred behavior.
The Twitter accounts @CopingWithCOVID (ID:#142457898) & @GruaAbuseArkive (ID: #3287184386) have been identified as violating Twitter rules for hate speech or impersonation according to reports received from this media moderation. One account has been suspended for an unusual long period according to Twitter standards. The purpose of this article is to keep and to present major data in order to document the activity of Ms Rmala Aalam, aka Ramla Akhtar, their owner, on Twitter as of May 29, 2020. The information was collected and organised by Bernard Grua who considers himself being stalked and defamed by the previously mentioned user.
In 2008, Ms Ramla Akhtar, aka Rmala Aalam, a young graduated female from South Pakistan introduced her expertise on a public presentation « Wake Up on Social Media». There, she explained her strategy, while proposing consulting services from her “NEXT>by Ramla” consulting firm. Twelve years after, Ms Ramla Akhtar had the opportunity to implement, for herself, her Social Media strategy in the context of a crisis she is facing with a mountain minority. It did not work. The congenital defects of her theoretical model were not amended. Meanwhile, no update was brought to an already aged strategy, despite the fast technology and practices evolution.
From September 18, 2019, onwards, Ms. Ramla Akhtar, aka Rmala Aalam, weaponizes twitter into a frenetic stalking tool. Residing in Pakistan and having her victim in France, she prospers in a judicial loophole. None of this would have been possible if the target would live in the same country than the tormentor. Therefore, reviewing her abuses and outrages is a golden mine for learning the worst practises which may occur on an unregulated social media. This could be of interest for any scholar studying this kind of cybercriminality or for any entity wanting to introduce some morality in such a chaos