Firms Hired To Cajole Websites Into Annihilating Their Own Content

Firms Hired To Cajole Websites Into Annihilating Their Own Content

We’re in a WSJ article today that touches upon our encounter with Reputation Defender, a company clients hire to go around sending turgid pleas to mean websites for posting factual information already reported in mainstream media publications:

ReputationDefender also sent a takedown request to Consumerist, a Gawker Media blog that had written about a man who was briefly jailed for harassment after repeatedly calling online travel agent Priceline.com Inc. for a refund. The letter asked the blog to remove or alter the archived post, saying it was “outdated and disturbing” to its client. Consumerist editor Ben Popken blasted the request with a profanely titled entry, calling it an attempt at censorship. “It’s not like we’re spreading libel,” he said. “They were trying to put the toothpaste back in the tube.”

Somebody Keeps Censoring Ronnie Segev’s Wikipedia Entry, Reputation Defender Perhaps?

Somebody Keeps Censoring Ronnie Segev’s Wikipedia Entry, Reputation Defender Perhaps?

Ronnie Segev & ReputationDefender Can Eat A Dick

Ronnie Segev & ReputationDefender Can Eat A Dick