Alan Simmons promotes dangerous register to report ‘government paid trolls’

Alan Simmons promotes dangerous register to report ‘government paid trolls’

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Outdoors Party Co-Leader Alan Simmons promoted a rather dangerous and sketchy register to report what he believes is ‘government paid trolls' — the register is an attempt to doxx innocent people correcting misinformation that's spread by members of the registered political party and himself surrounding the Covid-19 pandemic.

Simmons is accompanied by anti-vaccine activist Sue Grey, a lawyer that failed to contest the government's rollout of life-saving vaccines during the global pandemic. She's part of the failed Outdoors Party riddled with endless conspiracy theories and ill-informed members.

They spread dis/misinformation as part of their agenda to grift from innocent families of Aotearoa New Zealand and have connections to anti-government group Voices For Freedom.

Source: CC/ Facebook

Their main point of communication is by using Facebook deceiving those that follow their messaging into believing mistruths that the current administration in government is not handling the pandemic correctly. This is usually done by them with vlog videos or text posts.

Vaccines are one of the greatest tools being used to protect New Zealanders from the highly transmissible Delta variant and frees up hospital beds for people that really need them the most.

Incoming passports requiring proof of vaccination will allow access to businesses that regulate with strict policy and bring more significant movement as the world reopens when vaccination rates soar above at least eighty to ninety per cent.

More trust than hesitancy in the jabs will furnish society with a sense of normality once again.

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The register (oursay.co.nz) is commonly advertised by Grey and used for anti-vaccine agendas on Facebook.

It is titled “submit the name of a Facebook troll so we can all make their lives miserable like they do” and sets out to “name and shame” and “become the trolls worst nightmare” because they do not have an identity online believably.

Allegations were prompt that “government paid trolls” are looking to disrupt anyone speaking out or against the government.

“Add their details here. We will check them out, and if they are a**holes we will approve the post,” the register reads.

“We will not disclose your details, but your IP address will be recorded as we need those details to ensure we are not being trolled!”

It claims, “none of your details will be disclosed” but has directly said as above that details would be approved and posted.

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On an alternative far-right social media platform, Simmons promoted a sketchy backlink on the register's website that looks to doxx anyone opposing their agenda. It is more like a dob in your mate scenario except out of touch reality baloney.

There are some fields below asking for the name of a person submitting a report, their email address and a subject line of the matter to describe a said troll.

There's really no aim for it other than looking to break the law and endanger someone's privacy for speaking against them.

WHOIS data from Domain Name Commission New Zealand that provides details about who owns a website or domain, says oursay.co.nz is registered and owned by Alan Simmons (Click Here for image).

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The register was set up two days after Grey was banned from Facebook on September 14 for three days.

She was banned for not following the platforms Community Standards including undermining the death of a year 13 student by claiming they'd died after taking the Covid-19 vaccine.

thisquality understands the student died due to a heart condition, and it was not related or linked to vaccination.

Source: CC/ Facebook

Outdoors Party came out with a statement on September 24 writing that Police are looking to take down their political party website.

Press releases on the site come out as highly false filled with misinformation concerning the Covid-19 vaccine rollout.

thisquality did not immediately receive a comment from the Police upon deadlines for this publication. An update will be provided when possible.

Facebook takes an enforceable approach to ensure everyone using it is following its Community Standards depending on their policies surrounding specific topics such as Covid-19 vaccine hesitancy and/or criticism that seeks to spread health information not true about the pandemic.

People who see that type of content or are related to misinformation is encouraged to report it to Netsafe.

Source: CC/ Image of the register

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Claire Symonds

I’d happily troll them for free.