I (and other members of the Fallible Ideas community) have been subjected to severe harassment over the last 2.5 years, including illegal actions like DDoSing and threatening IRL harm. The harassment includes hundreds of comments from over 100 IP addresses and over 20 false identities (some maintained for months). It’s coming from the CritRat community led by David Deutsch (DD), who used to be my mentor and colleague. They’ve said they’re harassing because they see me as DD’s enemy. DD left our community (after years of participation) and formed a new community (CritRat) which is harassing his former community which he has a grudge against. When asked to request that his fans stop harassing, DD not only refused but lied to attack me, which encourages further harassment (in my understanding, that lie is illegal: libel and defamation).
I’m writing a series of posts to explain what’s going on, including what harassment happened, what the evidence is, and why I place blame on Deutsch. I’m doing this publicly because Deutsch and his associates have refused to discuss it privately. They’ve also refused to say they are opposed to harassment or that they want the culprits to stop. Many of them are publicly friendly with the biggest harasser, Andy B.
- David Deutsch Lied about Me
- Deutsch's Responsibility for Harassment (infographic)
- David Deutsch’s Fear and Revulsion
- David Deutsch’s Irrationality
- David Deutsch's Denial
- Does David Deutsch Know He's Lying?
- Deutsch’s Past Praise for Me
- Biases David Deutsch Taught Me
- Was David Deutsch Using Me to Help with BoI?
- What Happened with the TCS Archives
- Andy B's Campaign of Harassment (lots of additional info in comments)
- David Deutsch Tweets with my Cyberstalker and Harasser, Andy B
- Connections Between Deutsch’s Associates and Andy B
- Andy B Harassment Update (lots of additional info in comments)
- Friend Groups, Social Legitimacy, Abusers and No Contact Requests
- Sam Harris on Defamation; Comments on David Deutsch and Others Defaming Me
- Community Schism
- Community History
- Dennis Hackethal's Plagiarism (he’s a CritRat involved in libel and DDoSing)
- Logan Chipkin Trademark Problem (he's a CritRat)
- Public curi.us Comments Disabled
- Callout Blog Posts Policy
- Harassment Sucks
The harassment problem has not ended. Nothing has been fixed so far. DD and others have not made any attempts to improve the situation. Comments on this website remain disabled due to the harassment problem. It's an active issue that is affecting my life on a daily basis.
I hope people who read this will ask DD and other CritRats to answer for this, and will bring up the issue to DD and his community. Please don't harass them, but do raise the issue, ask challenging questions, and share critical opinions.