On October 13th, 2015 Justin Raimondo published an article at Antiwar titled "The New McCarthyism." The article very briefly mentions Weisburd in a not so flattering light.
" The sheer kookiness of this anonymous obsessive is truly a sight to behold: here is his diagram of "problematic social networks" of alleged "Kremlin agents." One imagines he stayed up all night working on it, crouched over his computer, his eyes gleaming with fanatic energy,..."
The question is if the troll Weisburd had a problem with Justin Raimondo's article, why not write him directly? If Weisburd were just an annoying troll, why not write "trollish" comments?
Like his neo-Stalinist comrades at the Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity, the Libertarian, Justin Raimondo moved up on Weisburd's to do list a few notches. What Weisburd is referring to is the methodology described above in the article.
Antiwar.com has a daily readership of over 30,000 people. It's metrics are superb. Google ranks it as a PR 6 which puts it in an enviable and authoritative position in search results. It all sounds untouchable by an internet troll. But wait...
Indymedia.org, a world wide community of activist websites, journalists, and bloggers didn't know these things could be done during the early 2000's. The main website hasn't been maintained since 2013. It was here Weisburd learned his craft.
" Weisburd has not merely "dismantled" websites. He has harassed individuals engaged in perfectly legal online dissent, threatened their family members, harassed their employers, and harassed their web hosts. He regularly uses lies, disinformation and threats to accomplish these goals. Weisburd decides what is "threatening." He considers all effective dissent threatening. Many of Weisburd's "foes" are innocent Americans exercising their right to free speech..."
In March 2010, indymedia.org had almost 40,000 daily visitors. By 2013, Weisburd's attacks on the web community had cut it down to 1500 visits daily even though the website had been rendered effectively dead in the USA.
In the same time frame as Antiwar's anti-neo-McCarthism article and apt description of the kooky, zagnut Weisburd and his gleaming eyes, I had just published a second article on what A Weisburd has been doing with his time. On a personal note, I like Justin Raimondo's description much better. To keep this article focused links to Weisburd, cronies, and crimes will be at the end.
" When I say 'engaged' I mean really engaged. The link to this site is the word 'here' in the paragraph above. Nevertheless I collected a sample of 50+- IP addresses. Thank you Mr. Justin, you are an eminently useful idiot.. . Also, many (most?) of the US readers were at work when they visited antiwar.com. Those US readers are concentrated in New York metro, Washington DC, greater Boston, the Bay Area, and Illinois (Chicago and main campus, U of I). Meanwhile, the Russian readers (there are only two in the dataset) are split between Moscow and Saint-Petersburg."- Andrew Aaron Weisburd @webradius
Geolocation only has two purposes. The first is to stalk you. The second is to target you. Which do you suppose is happening at Antiwar.com?
What was the neo- Stalinist Justin Raimondo's great crime? He ended the article on this thought.