And Sys-Con libels me *again*
I'm in utter disbelief over Sys-Con's latest attack on me, following the defamatory article they published, then removed, earlier after I called them out on Ulitzer. They've now published an article titled "Turkish Web Designer Declares Death on Twitter" (http://twitter.ulitzer.com/node/896664 - Update April 1, 2009: the page now appears to be showing a 404 (no joke!)), following their post about Ted Patrick titled "Adobe's Ted Patrick (Adobe Ted) Declares Death to SYS-CON Media" - http://web2.sys-con.com/node/896478).
In the article has my bio from the site, followed by the following text:
Company representatives contacted the Interpol and Scotland Yard to locate the Turkish Web Designer who is suspected to live in London. Aral Balkan is said to be organizing an underground group to kill or bodily harm the company representatives according to his Twitter logs.
In 1980, a Turkish assassin declared death to the Pope and in less than a year he escaped from his jail cell, traveled to Rome, and shot and wounded Pope John Paul II on May 13, 1981.
Others who acted after Aral Balkan's Twitter instructions left harrassing comments on the Company's website over the weekend, which were all turned over to the authorities, including FBI's cyber crimes unit based in Washington D.C.
For the record, I am not organizing any group underground or otherwise to do anything to anyone and I haven't given anyone instructions over Twitter to do anything either. Where do these people get off spouting such lies?
This is a malicious campaign of defamation aimed towards me, if not something worse, and I'm not going to take it lying down.
If you want to raise awareness of what Sys-Con are doing, please Digg this!
Here are screenshots of the site, in case they take it down again:
Update: They seem to have modified the text, at least on one of their sites so that it now reads:
Aral Balkan seemed to be organizing a Twitter group who may harm the company representatives according to his Twitter logs.