The purpose of this site is for information and a record of Gerry McCann's Blog Archives. As most people will appreciate GM deleted all past blogs from the official website. Hopefully this Archive will be helpful to anyone who is interested in Justice for Madeleine Beth McCann. Many Thanks, Pamalam

Note: This site does not belong to the McCanns. It belongs to Pamalam. If you wish to contact the McCanns directly, please use the contact/email details campaign@findmadeleine.com    

Official McCann Facebook 2010-2011*

MCCANN FILES HOME BACK TO GERRY MCCANNS BLOGS HOME PAGE PHOTOGRAPHS
NEWS REPORTS INDEX MCCANN PJ FILES NEWS MAY 2007
 
This page gives a general flavour of the messages and appeals posted on the Official Find Madeleine Campaign Facebook page during 2010/11

McCanns' message on Christmas Day, 25 December 2010
 
McCanns' message on Christmas Day Official Find Madeleine Campaign - Facebook

 
Official Find Madeleine Campaign - Facebook entry, 25 December 2010

 

25 December 2010 at 11:17

Thank you all for lighting candles. Madeleine needs to be home now. We miss her beyond words. Hope you and yours have a wonderful Christmas. xxx

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Follow up comment

 
Official Find Madeleine Campaign - Facebook entry, 26 December 2010

26 December 2010 at 17:13

Thank you all for the kind and lovely messages.

McCanns' message to their suppporters, 03 January 2011
 
McCanns' message to their suppporters Official Find Madeleine Campaign - Facebook

 
Official Find Madeleine Campaign - Facebook entry, 03 January 2011

Monday, 03 January 2011 at 10:57

Thank you for all of the kind notes and encouragement. Praying that our ordeal will be over soon and Madeleine will be back with us very soon. xxx

McCanns' statement on release of book, 05 January 2011
 
McCanns' statement on release of book Official Find Madeleine Campaign - Facebook

 
Official Find Madeleine Campaign - Facebook entry, 05 January 2011

 

Wednesday, 05 January 2011 at 08:07

We have pushed back the release of our book to Madeleine's birthday. May 12, 2011. We need as much exposure for the book so we can get Madeleine home. Thank you all for your continuous support and love. xxx

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Follow up comment

 
Official Find Madeleine Campaign - Facebook entry, 05 January 2011

Wednesday, 05 January 2011 at 15:59

Thank you all for planning to buy our book. We will look into book signings when the time comes. We will most definitely let you all know if we do any.

Julie (and anyone else), you can send mass cards to us at:

Madeleine's Fund
P.O. Box 9880
Leicester
LE7 7UJ

McCanns' message to their fundraisers, 07 January 2011
 
McCanns' message to their fundraisers Official Find Madeleine Campaign - Facebook

 
Official Find Madeleine Campaign - Facebook entry, 07 January 2011

 

07 January 2011 at 12:27

Have you done fundraising on Madeleine's behalf? If so, we would like to highlight your efforts in a piece we are putting together. Send your pixs to Karen@findmadeleine.com. Thank you!

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Official Find Madeleine Campaign - Facebook entry, 07/09 January 2011

09 January 2011 at 11:37

WOW! Thank you all for the support and for helping us in our search for our daughter. If you haven't already, please send your photos to Karen@findmadeleine.com. Thank YOU!

McCanns comment on Tunisian kidnappings, 09 January 2011
 
McCanns comment on Tunisian kidnappings Official Find Madeleine Campaign - Facebook

 
Official Find Madeleine Campaign - Facebook entry, 09 January 2011

 

Sunday, 09 January at 19:42

Martina, if you (or anyone else) hear any additional info about these kidnappings in Tunisia, please let us know. You can Email us at Webmaster@findmadeleine.com. Thank you for letting us know too.

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Related link:

Kidnapping: The black series [of events] continues with Omar Riahi
topnet.tn

Omar Riahi

Monday, 03 January 2011 11:51
Translation by Nigel Moore

Tunisia is in turmoil following a series of kidnappings of children that have occurred in recent months.

It began with little Sarah, a baby of just two months, who was removed from the hands of her cousin. Subsequently, there was little Montassar, 5, who was snatched from his mother when he went to school.

The common point between these two abductions is that the children were found unharmed by the police and have rejoined their families.

This was not the case, unfortunately, for little Rabii de Menzel Bourguiba, aged 11, missing since 28 December 2010 and who was found dead. The least we can say is that the whole region is in shock.

Things do not stop there since the disappearance of another boy has just been announced by certain media and the social networking site Facebook: This is little Omar Riahi, aged 6 years and from the region of Naassan.

These stories are becoming too serious and grave and parents who believed that the abductions were isolated cases have become very concerned about the safety and security of their offspring.

There are two possibilities: Either the phenomenon has always existed and now, by dint of being publicized, the public becomes more sensitive, or it is something new in Tunisia ... In either case, this crime must be denounced and severely punished before it becomes commonplace as in Western societies, which we strive to emulate even in horror.

If there is one thing that makes everyone agree, it is that nobody has the right to hurt a child ...

McCanns' message to a suppporter travelling to Portugal, 11 January 2011
 
McCanns' message to a suppporter travelling to Portugal Official Find Madeleine Campaign - Facebook

 
Official Find Madeleine Campaign - Facebook entry, 10/11 January 2011

Supporters message:

Monday, 10 January at 21:11

I am heading over to Portugal on saturday for a month . Each day I will be looking out for Madeleine , thinking of you all at the start of a New Year XX God Bless XX

McCanns' response:

Tuesday, 11 January at 01:00 (approx)

Thank you Wendy. If you can, please take some posters too. We have them on our Website at: http://www.findmadeleine.com/support/downloads.html

Thank you for caring about our daughter and for keeping your eyes open for her. xxx

Facebook message, 13 January 2011
 

 
Official Find Madeleine Campaign - Facebook entry, 13 January 2011

 

Thursday, 13 January at 20:43

Good people have been able to see past this mistake and support the family in their search for their beloved daughter. Support comes in many forms may it be money, prayers, awareness raising, putting up posters etc and for that they are truly grateful. From our friends over at Madeleine- Writing the Wrongs.
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly | Madeleine - Writing the Wrongs
madeleine-writingthewrongs.com

Using the word good in relation to the disappearance of a missing child does in some ways seem cruel, unfeeling and totally out of context. However, the disappearance of Madeleine Beth McCann has in its own sad way been a force for good, in that it has raised the awareness of missing children in gen
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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly madeleine-writingthewrongs.com

 
madeleine-writingthewrongs.com, 11 January 2011

January 11, 2011

Using the word good in relation to the disappearance of a missing child does in some ways seem cruel, unfeeling and totally out of context. However, the disappearance of Madeleine Beth McCann has in its own sad way been a force for good, in that it has raised the awareness of missing children in general and also that of exploited and abused children because of the issues it has raised.

The good part here being that people are now taking more of an interest in this problem and there has been a large surge in the internet sites set up for this purpose. The communication between these sites has improved ten fold and there is so much more support available for parents finding themselves in this desperate situation. Many good people who have been caught up with Madeleine's case have acquired skills that allow them to utilise social media sites etc. and spread the word about the problem we have, and it is a widespread problem.

Good too are the people who have found it in their heart to support a family caught up in a nightmare situation. Many claim it was a situation created by themselves, but when is it alright for any abductor to steal a child in any situation? Certainly there were serious errors of judgement made for which Madeleine and her family are now paying, but as has been proved there was never any intent of harm when that situation arose.

Good people have been able to see past this mistake and support the family in their search for their beloved daughter. Support comes in many forms may it be money, prayers, awareness raising, putting up posters etc and for that they are truly grateful.

With the good inevitably comes the bad, and there has certainly been plenty of the bad. Bad reporting, bad leaks, bad decisions made regarding the investigation, bad people coming together to hurt, punish, defame, persecute, picking at anything that will further their agenda; whatever that may be.

It is not only the family who have been affected by this badness but the people who have been trying to help them find their daughter. These good people have been subjected to a barrage of abuse unheard of before the dawn of the internet. I have never in my lifetime seen so much abuse directed towards one family with the exception perhaps being the Moors Murderers or Rose West etc. Why is this? What is it about them that bring out the badness in these people? Is it because they were a happy family, successful with a nice home, no money worries that we know of, good careers and of smart appearance that many thought attractive? And most of all beautiful, happy children, which is evident from all the lovely photographs released by family and friends.

Now I suppose this is where the ugly comes in, ugly in the type of characters who have jumped on the bandwagon to abuse this family and their friends and you would be surprised who these ugly people are. They could well be the old lady next door to you, or the pleasant man who speaks to you as you cross paths everyday on your way to work. It might be the lovely charitable "lady" who writes the Sunday bulletin for her local church, or the female lecturer from your local college. Ugly, faceless people, who deface posters, lie, threaten, bully, create satirical images that they think "funny" and abuse consistently in the name of jealousy, bigotry, xenophobia, and any other ugly trait imaginable.

This family have had enough It's time for it to stop. NOW!

McCanns request help with Arabic posters, 20 January 2011
 
McCanns request help with Arabic posters Official Find Madeleine Campaign - Facebook

 
Official Find Madeleine Campaign Facebook page, 20 January 2011

Thursday, 20 January at 07:01

If you speak/write Arabic and have a software application that can help us with our Arabic posters, please contact our Web team at Webmaster@findmadeleine.com. Many thanks!

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Thursday, 20 January at 11:21

Thanks Ann and Sharn. We actually have the poster translated, but we are having problems with getting it into Photoshop. There is an Arabic version of Photoshop that will do the writing from right to left, we just don't have access to that version of the application. If someone has Acrobat in Arabic, that may help too.

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Thursday, 20 January at 11:22

Chinese would be good too. Let us know at Webmaster@findmadeleine.com. Thanks everyone for the feedback.

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Maddie 'seen with suspect' in Dubai
The Sun

Scary ... suspect

 

EXCLUSIVE

By TOM WELLS and DAN SALES
Published: Today (20 January 2011)

COPS are probing claims missing Madeleine McCann has been seen - in Dubai.

A girl looking like Maddie was spotted with a man "identical" to an artist's impression of a suspect seen close to where she vanished in Portugal in May 2007.

Missing ... Madeleine

An unnamed 35-year-old businessman told police he saw the girl with the man and two women outside a shopping mall in Dubai in November last year.

He said: "The guy looked very like the suspect because he had a scary face, a moustache, and was very skinny.

"The woman with him was also very thin. Behind them I saw a little girl, about seven or eight years old, with a black woman in a veil.

"The girl looked so similar to the younger Madeleine. She had light brown hair. But it was her nose and eyes that made me think it was the missing girl."

Interpol and private investigators hired by Maddie's parents Kate and Gerry are probing the sighting. Maddie was three when she vanished on a family holiday in Praia da Luz.

McCanns comment on the Carlina White case, 20 January 2011
 
McCanns comment on the Carlina White case Official Find Madeleine Campaign - Facebook

 
Official Find Madeleine Campaign Facebook page, 20 January 2011

Thursday, 20 January at 23:18

It does give us hope and is an amazing story.

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McCanns comment on the Carlina White case Official Find Madeleine Campaign - Facebook

 
Official Find Madeleine Campaign Facebook page, 20 January 2011

 

Thursday, 20 January at 23:18

We know Madeleine is out there waiting to be found. We just have to keep forging ahead to get her home.

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Daughter snatched from hospital reunited with mom 23 years later
CNN

By the CNN Wire Staff
January 20, 2011 -- Updated 2235 GMT (0635 HKT)

(CNN)
-- In 1987, an anguished, trembling Joy White pleaded for someone to help her find her infant daughter.

"I hope she's all right," the heartbroken mother told reporters at the time before collapsing in tears.

Now, 23 years later, White is crying tears of joy as the decades-long mystery of her missing daughter reached a happy ending.

The saga started on August 4, 1987, when White took her sick baby, Carlina, to a Harlem hospital because of an extremely high fever, a New York police official said.

Carlina was admitted in the hospital and White went home to rest. When the mother returned, Carlina was gone.

Years passed as White searched for her daughter, all the time holding onto a photograph of a baby girl she had only held for three weeks.

On January 4, White's phone rang.

Carlina White

The woman on the other end of the line said she was Carlina, and she sent White a picture taken in 1987.

The face in the photograph bore a striking resemblance to that of the baby in the tattered picture White had held on to.

Police, too, agreed that the photographs looked alike and carried out a DNA test.

On Tuesday, the results came back -- and they were a match.

"Carlina was a missing link," Pat Conway, Carlina White's aunt, told CNN affiliate WABC as she raised her hands in the air. "We have gotten her back. In the name of Jesus, Hallelujah. Hallelujah. Hallelujah."

For her part, Carlina Renae White, had nursed a nagging feeling that she was raised by a family to which she did not belong, said Ernie Allen from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

Raised under a different name, Carlina grew suspicious when the woman who raised her could not provide her with a birth certificate.

So she scoured the internet for answers, stumbling on the website of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. There, she came across an item about a baby girl who had been taken from a New York hospital.

She called the center, which in turn notified authorities.

Authorities are not saying much about the woman who raised Carlina White as they continue their investigation.

"I never gave up hope," Carlina White's grandmother, Elizabeth, told WABC. "It is like she has been around us all her life. She wasn't a stranger. She fit right in."

CNN's Laura Dolan, Rob Frehse, Lateef Mungin and Jason Kessler contributed to this report.

McCanns' comment on Gonçalo Amaral, 25 January 2011
 
McCanns' comment on Gonçalo Amaral Official Find Madeleine Campaign - Facebook

 
Official Find Madeleine Campaign Facebook page, 25 January 2011

 

Tuesday, 25 January at 10:40

From our friends at Madeleine-Writing the Wrongs: If Gonçalo Amaral has 'new information' as he says, why doesn't he comply with his word and ask for the reopening? He can. If he wants to... But what Gonçalo Amaral knows is that he has nothing.
Reopening of the case? Yes, please. | Madeleine - Writing the Wrongs
madeleine-writingthewrongs.com

In one of his most recent snort of anger, which he manifests himself with some frequency in the Correio da Manhã, Gonçalo Amaral puts forward what he thinks is a threat to the parents of Madeleine. Apparently he will seek a reopening of the case based on a 'new track': Madeleine's blanket.
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Reopening of the case? Yes, please. madeleine-writingthewrongs.com

 
madeleine-writingthewrongs.com, 24 January 2011

January 24 2011

In one of his most recent snort of anger, which he manifests himself with some frequency in the Correio da Manhã, Gonçalo Amaral puts forward what he thinks is a threat to the parents of Madeleine. Apparently he will seek a reopening of the case based on a 'new track': Madeleine's blanket.

Why does he think that the parents will feel assaulted by the eventual reopening of the case? Gonçalo Amaral knows (though he would never admit it) that the parents are the only ones interested in determining what has actually happened. More: they are the only ones actually DOING something in order to find Madeleine or to know what has happened on the night of May 3, 2007. So the reopening of the file it's SO relevant. So decisive, they feel. However they know (and Gonçalo Amaral also knows it) that if they don't have any new data they will not be succeed. AND – on the contrary to what Gonçalo Amaral says they do not manipulate public opinion –, they know they need MORE. Something else …

So, if Gonçalo Amaral has 'new information' as he says, why doesn't he comply with his word and ask for the reopening? He can. If he wants to… But what Gonçalo Amaral know is that he has nothing. The sad thing is that he can't give up keep his 'public profile'. In seeking to grow their 15 minutes of fame. And to gain something with that. That's the truth of his lies…

McCanns' further Facebook comments, 25/27 January 2011
 
McCanns' further Facebook comments Official Find Madeleine Campaign - Facebook

 
Official Find Madeleine Campaign Facebook page, 25 January 2011

 

Tuesday, 25 January at 16:21

An insight into what goes on behind the scenes for people that are helping us in our search for our daughter. We are extremely grateful for those that have stuck with us while we continue to search for Madeleine. xxx
A Moral Obligation | Madeleine - Writing the Wrongs
madeleine-writingthewrongs.com

For the past two weeks I've followed the Tucson shootings and been horrified by the signs that Jared Loughner was going to crack. The deaths of six people, one being nine year-old Christina-Taylor Green, have affected me in a profound way. I'm having a hard time coming to grips with the loss of life
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A Moral Obligation madeleine-writingthewrongs.com

 
madeleine-writingthewrongs.com, 25 January 2011

January 25 2011

For the past two weeks I've followed the Tucson shootings and been horrified by the signs that Jared Loughner was going to crack. The deaths of six people, one being nine year-old Christina-Taylor Green, have affected me in a profound way. I'm having a hard time coming to grips with the loss of life, but also the senseless act. I'm also angry that nothing was done to take this madman off the streets.

One friend, knowing how distraught I've been, said to me in a lovely note, "It sometimes feels like life is a lottery". I thought about what she said to me and felt great sadness–especially knowing the sadness and heartache she has endured. But could we have done more to avert the shooting in the first place and not left it to chance–hoping this person wouldn't act on his deranged comments online and elsewhere? There were so many signs that Jared Loughner was unhinged. He posted many ramblings and rantings on YouTube, MySpace and gaming forums. He was kicked out of his university in September because he scared people in his classes. The university said he could not come back until he had a mental evaluation. That mental evaluation never took place.

I'm sure you are wondering what this has to do with Madeleine? Well, it actually has a lot to do with Madeleine in the respect that I, as well as several others, have been stalked, threatened, lied about and intimidated because we dare support Gerry and Kate McCann in the search for their daughter. There have been threats of violence against us online, we have had phone calls threatening us and our children, we've been asked if we have wills. We've been called supporters of child killers. The list goes on and on… And yet… the signs are there that some of these people are unhinged and mentally unstable.

We've contacted high-ups at YouTube, Facebook and Twitter. They do nothing with the requests to take the threats of violence against us seriously. We are always told that the threats are not a violation of their terms of use. I find that hard to believe. Instead, they hide behind "free speech rights" and allow the hate-filled, threatening messages to continue.

Several of us have also gone to the police and filed complaints of cyber-stalking, harassment and threats of violence. The police wash their hands too and shrug it off. Free speech does not cover threats of violence in any country. Free speech does not supersede my right to feel safe.

What is it going to take for these companies and society as a whole to realise these people are on the verge of doing violent acts? The signs are there. Anyone that posts violent, threatening rhetoric surely has to have some sort of mental illness.

We have a moral obligation to take these threats of violence seriously
. These people need to be looked at, evaluated and they need to be dealt with before they hurt or kill innocent people—people that are just trying to help a family find their abducted child.

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McCanns' further Facebook comments Official Find Madeleine Campaign - Facebook

Wednesday, 26 January 2011 at 05:27

Beth, our hearts go out to you. Thank goodness your child was not harmed or taken.

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Thursday, 27 January 2011 at 17:18

Mary, we do feel let down, but the person let down the most is Madeleine. That's why we want a full review of the case. We know there is something that is being overlooked and the piece to the puzzle and who has Madeleine could be right in front of us.

McCanns appeal for more signatures for their petition, 28 January 2011
 
McCanns appeal for more signatures for their petition Official Find Madeleine Campaign - Facebook

 
Official Find Madeleine Campaign Facebook page, 28 January 2011

Friday, 28 January 2011 at 16:13

We are asking English and Portuguese to sign the petition to have the case re-opened. If you know of anyone that hasn't signed the petition, please ask them do do so. The petition can be found on the tab above.
Algarve Resident - the REAL Algarve Resident - 1st for News, information and classifieds
www.algarveresident.com
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McCanns appeal to Portuguese people The Algarve Resident

Updated: 28-Jan-2011 17:12:05

Kate and Gerry McCann have made an appeal to the Portuguese people for them to support their petition calling for a review of the case of their missing daughter Madeleine.

Since its launch in November 2010, more than 40,000 people have signed the petition, which asks for the authorities in Portugal and the UK to conduct an independent and transparent review of all the information regarding the disappearance of Madeleine McCann.

Gerry McCann said: "We need the authorities to do more. Our goal is to reach 100,000 signatures that would represent 100,000 people who want a review of the facts and suspects found at the time of the investigation.

"Reports and information received by the PJ during the first phase of the investigation may not have been reviewed in the best way, which meant that the data from the investigation was not reviewed correctly."

Kate McCann added: "We know we can only ask for the case to be reopened if we have new facts but given that the official investigation has now stopped it will be almost impossible for us to find these new facts that could lead to the reopening of the case.

"Therefore we appeal to the authorities, both Portuguese and English, to reassess the entire process so that we can find our daughter."

McCanns comment on Gonçalo Amaral, 01 February 2011
 
McCanns comment on Gonçalo Amaral Official Find Madeleine Campaign - Facebook

 
Official Find Madeleine Campaign Facebook page, 02 February 2011

 

Tuesday, 01 February 2011 at 17:51

From our friends at Madeleine--Writing the Wrongs. What did Amaral investigate?
What did Gonçalo Amaral investigated? | Madeleine - Writing the Wrongs
madeleine-writingthewrongs.com

In his own book, on the cover that sums up his intentions, he writes "a criminal investigation is only committed to the pursuit of material fact. It shouldn’t worry about political correctness."
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What did Gonçalo Amaral investigated? madeleine-writingthewrongs.com

 
madeleine-writingthewrongs.com, 31 January 2011

January 31, 2011

Gonçalo Amaral hadn't investigated. He pretended that he had investigated.

In his own book, on the cover that sums up his intentions, he writes "a criminal investigation is only committed to the pursuit of material fact. It shouldn't worry about political correctness."

Actually he did not seek the truth; neither he found material nor subjective fact. He raised a theory. And he interpreted the eventual evidences that he had found in the light of this theory, 'dropping' only parts of his research to close journalists.

McCanns continue to appeal for signatures, 06 February 2011
 
McCanns continue to appeal for signatures Official Find Madeleine Campaign - Facebook

 
Official Find Madeleine Campaign Facebook page, 06 February 2011

Sunday, 06 February 2011 at 15:04

Thank you everyone for all of the kind and loving comments. We are still doing everything we can to get Madeleine home. If you haven't signed the petition yet, please help us get an independent review of Madeleine's case by signing it. Thank you! xxx

McCanns with another link to their 'friends' at Madeleine-Writing the Wrongs, 09 February 2011
 
McCanns with another link to their 'friends' at Madeleine-Writing the Wrongs Official Find Madeleine Campaign - Facebook

 
Official Find Madeleine Campaign Facebook page, 09 February 2011

 

Friday, 09 February 2011

From our friends at Madeleine--Writing the Wrongs.
Hashtag (#) McCann – The Wilful and Intentional Lies and Abuse on Twitter | Madeleine - Writing the.
madeleine-writingthewrongs.com

Joanna Yeates' family have recently had more than their fair share of pain. But that did not stop GaeMar01 on twitter from falsely claiming Joanna Yeates' father said there is no evidence that Madeleine McCann was abducted. This person was relying on the general public and followers to read the eye
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Hashtag (#) McCann – The Wilful and Intentional Lies and Abuse on Twitter madeleine-writingthewrongs.com

 
madeleine-writingthewrongs.com, 08 February 2011


 

February 8, 2011

Joanna Yeates' family have recently had more than their fair share of pain. But that did not stop GaeMar01 on twitter from falsely claiming Joanna Yeates' father said there is no evidence that Madeleine McCann was abducted. This person was relying on the general public and followers to read the eye catching tweet and not have enough time to visit the link posted. If one had visited the link one would discover the utter lie that was tweeted.

The link takes one to an article written by Steven Morris and published in the Guardian, dated 31 January 2011. The title: Joanna Yeates's body released to family for funeral. David Yeates – "We really feel for those people who have not been able to bury their children. The McCanns are one set of people like this but there are others as well. Whatever we have experienced, they probably had it a lot worse. We keep reminding ourselves that we are not unique." Not one mention of the word "evidence" or "abduction", that formed part of the lie that was so blatantly tweeted. The person (GaeMar01) uses the word "respect" in their tweet. What respect has this person for grieving parents of murdered Joanne Yeates and the families of missing children? None!

"Twitter is a social networking and microblogging service that allows you answer the question, "What are you doing?" by sending short text messages 140 characters in length, called "tweets", to your friends or "followers". The short format of the tweet is a defining characteristic of the service, allowing informal collaboration and quick information sharing that provides relief from rising email and IM fatigue."- Twitter.

This ability to tweet information within the allowed 140 characters has led to many bits of information being 'selectively procured' from articles, to tweet. Information is wilfully taken out of context and posted on twitter, changing the intended meaning of the original material. This malicious intentional selective tweeting is just another form of abuse. The screen print of the Yeates-McCann tweet above is just one of many examples of how twitter is misused by others as a tool to smear and spread misinformation about the McCann case.

Although twitter is regulated…."We do not actively monitor user's content and will not censor user content, except in limited circumstances"…, they do have the power to permanently suspend anyone's account. Unfortunately the complaint procedure to get a person's account suspended is not that easy and it doesn't stop this type of person from creating another account and continuing on the road to smear and spread misinformation.

There are many people who use Twitter, not for malicious purpose but for what it is intended. To those who think they are allowed to spread lies and misinformation on the McCann case just remember that although Twitter is not monitoring you, YOU ARE still responsible and will be held accountable for your tweets.

McCanns' message to a supporter, 09 February 2011
 
McCanns' message to a supporter Official Find Madeleine Campaign - Facebook

 
Official Find Madeleine Campaign Facebook page, 09 February 2011

Original message by 'Daniela':

Saturday, 05 February 2011 at 15:16

My eldest daughter was born 2 days before Maddy went missing; i felt guilty because i was happy to have my baby. I felt guilty because somewhere else, someone was crying for Maddy. i do hope with all my heart that she is well and that she will get home soon.xx

McCanns' response:

Wednesday, 09 February 2011 at 15:39

Daniela, please don't feel guilty. The person that should feel guilty is the person that took Madeleine. They are the person at fault here. Enjoy your beautiful daughter. xxx

McCanns claim Madeleine is 'treated as a number; a statistic' by the government, 09 February 2011
 
McCanns claim Madeleine is 'treated as a number; a statistic' by the government Official Find Madeleine Campaign - Facebook

 
Official Find Madeleine Campaign Facebook page, 09 February 2011

Original message by 'Kathy':

Tuesday, 08 February 2011 at 13:21

What i find most sickening is that people in power sit back and do NOTHING. There is no publicity, no message to anyone who may be involved with kidnappers or the kidnappers' families, they are so flippant, and expect the man on the street to take matters like this into their own hands, which is fine to a point, but come on, what are they thinking? Maybe the reason they "let it go" is because they are involved in or making money out of cases like this.. who knows???!!!

McCanns' response:

Wednesday, 09 February 2011 at 15:33

Kathy, Jacci and Mary, we feel the same way. We shouldn't be having to do this on our own. Madeleine is a British citizen and she deserves to have the best the government can offer in finding her. Instead, she's treated as a number; a statistic. Our daughter is NOT a number and our government should be doing everything they can to help find her. Please...if you haven't already, sign the petition. Put pressure on our government to have the case re-opened and reviewed by an independent and impartial investigation team.

Piles of McVile..., 08 April 2011
 
Piles of McVile... The Potting Shedder

Friday, 8 April 2011

I'm lost for words with the latest shenanigans over on the Official Find Madeleine group on Facebook.

On a link to a recommended blog, which painted children as inconveniences and attempted to excuse neglect, one woman dared to disagree with the content!

 
Official Find Madeleine Campaign, Facebook entry

 

Good for you Janet Canepa. I genuinely believe you speak for the majority of us when we say that we would never leave our children on their own. Shame you were subject to the vilest rants and abuse simply for putting forward your experienced thoughts, including this one which some have construed as a veiled threat...

 
Official Find Madeleine Campaign, Facebook entry

What was most surprising was the response from the Official Find Madeleine Campaign group themselves...

 
Official Find Madeleine Campaign, Facebook entry

Come on... is that really the way to speak to a supporter of your group simply because she disagreed with the author of a blog and gave her own experience of parenting? Is it acceptable to publicly compare her comments to the irritation of PILES?! It's rude and downright appalling. The Official comment was later removed, along with Janet's - did someone within the group have similar thoughts or was the post just another moment of madness when someone's guard was down.

Just because they now have the wrong kind of piles really doesn't give them or their supporters the right to bully and descend on a person simply because she has a different view on parenting. These manic, vocal 'supporters' come across as nothing but self righteous, narcissistic morons and are unfortunately tarring all genuine people who quietly lend support and want Madeleine found. And I'm sure they're out there somewhere, despite their silence.

Questions really have to be asked about this group where propaganda spouted by McCann supporters is allowed to be posted without question, yet anything which does not toe the party line is removed. I agree that certain posts have to be deleted, but certain people are not permitted to post and if they do, their posts are removed. Like Janet's. It appears that you must agree that it is perfectly fine to go out and leave your children to care for themselves while you eat elsewhere. And that everyone does it.

Misinformation and its misinformed comments are allowed to be spread and shared by themselves, their followers and anyone else who has the misfortune to stumble across this page. Such as individuals being jailed for torture. It is a free public group, not costing the McCanns a penny to run, unless a waged muppet is in charge of vetting comments. It seems to have taken over from the Official Find Madeleine website, which is a shame because so much effort went into running the site. Around £37,000 per annum worth. Save a penny, save a pound. Hopefully the site costs will be greatly reduced on the yearly accounts?

In hindsight... really - if only they'd eaten here. Maybe then it would have been like 'dining in your back garden'. Give me the chimps' tea party any day.

 
Official Find Madeleine Campaign, Facebook entry

'Yes, people can THINK what they like, but not post these very hurtful thoughts for others to see...'

That says it all really. I wonder how many supporters are afraid to post what they really think? And I have to ask just what hypocritical and smallminded planet Mrs Holmes is on. Wherever, it obviously lacks any media source if her eyes have only just been opened and claims that this case has any bearing on the world enlightenment of child abuse, slavery and paedophiles What a vile, hurtful insult to the many victims of child abuse over the years.

Madeleine 'travel packs' still available from the McCanns' Online Shop, 20 April 2011
 
Madeleine 'travel packs' still available from the McCanns' Online Shop Official Find Madeleine Campaign - Facebook

 
Official Find Madeleine Campaign Facebook entry, 20 April 2011

 

Wednesday, 20 April 2011 at 14:09

Please remember your travel packs when going on holiday. We have them available at our Website. Thanks! xxx

Madeleine McCann wristband image
Madeleine McCann Online Store
store.findmadeleine.com

Madeleines Fund: Leaving No Stone Unturned Limited is a company limited by guarantee, registered in England and Wales, CRN 6248215. Registered office: Madeleine's Fund: Leaving No Stone Unturned Limited Registered office: 2-6 Cannon Street, London EC4M 6YH.Contact Infohost on 01854 330101 for all e

 

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Non-arrival of bracelets:

 
Official Find Madeleine Campaign Facebook, 20/21 April 2011

 

Wednesday, 20 April 2011 at 14:09

Clare: Hi i orderd mine a few weeks ago,havent yet recieved them,anychance you know when they will reach me...thanks,Clare x

Thursday, 21 April 2011 at 15:06

Official Find Madeleine Campaign: Clare and anyone else that is still waiting on bracelets, please send us a note at campaign@findmadeleine.com. We will look into why you haven't received your bracelets yet.

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Holiday Pack 1
Find Madeleine Fund Online Shop

 
Maddie Holiday Pack 1

Price: £1.75

Car sticker language:
English, Portuguese or Spanish

10 English posters, 2 luggage tags, 2 wallet cards 1 car sticker

And nearly four years ago, before Maddie 'travel packs'...

Mums join hunt for Madeleine, 02 June 2007
Mums join hunt for Madeleine Southport Visiter

02 June 2007

TWO Southport mums are flying out to Morocco today to help search for missing toddler Madeleine McCann.

Eve Rimmer, 30, of Sawdon Avenue, Kew, and Maxine Welsh, 34, of Vaughan Road, Birkdale, will walk the streets of Marrakech distributing leaflets hoping someone will recognise the face printed on their specially made T-shirts.

Mum-of-two Eve decided to join the search after her four-year-old daughter Eleanor asked why she was not looking for Madeleine.

Eve told the Southport Visiter: "My daughter who goes to Our Lady of Lourdes RC Primary in Birkdale had been praying and doing different things for Madeleine in school.

"She came home one day and asked who was looking for Madeleine and why wasn't I helping.

"She wanted to know if she went missing whether I would look for her.

"Of course I would and I'd want people to do it with me so that's why I'm going out there to help Gerry and Kate McCann."

Edge Hill student Mrs Rimmer who is studying to be a human rights lecturer and her friend Maxine Welsh board their plane at 9am this morning .

They will ask the pilot to make an announcement about what they are doing and to remind passengers to look for Madeleine.

Handbag-sized leaflets will be distributed on board so people have the special search hotline number while they are away.

Mrs Rimmer said: "All day Friday and Saturday we will give out leaflets, put them on billboards and up in restaurants.

"We have 4,000 leaflets so we have to put our underwear and clothes in our handbags for the journey because the leaflets fill our luggage allowance."

The two women had to use their own money for the trip because they were not registered with a charity but donations from individuals helped their cause.

...which inspired this mum...

Would you have your child chipped?, 15 June 2007
 
Would you have your child chipped? Liverpool Echo

by K Matthews
Fri Jun 15, 2007 9:02 am

A MOTHER-of-two from Birkdale who started a shrine to Madeleine McCann at Lord Street's monument is joining the hunt for the missing youngster.

Julie Seddon, 35, was inspired by mums, Eve Rimmer and Maxine Welsh, who flew to Morocco to search for the kidnapped four-year-old.

Julie of Weld Road, Birkdale, also hopes to spark a debate on child abduction and emailed Sir Trevor McDonald saying all youngsters MUST be microchipped.

She said it would work as a similar identification system to that used for animals: "If a child was abducted the police could search a database and trace the child.

"It could be removed whenever the parents felt appropriate."

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'Find Madeleine McCann' picture gallery
Liverpool Daily Post

Julie Seddon with Rico, Yasmin,Tracy and Luke off to spain on Holiday to publicise the search for Madeline McCann

Jul 31 2007

Julie Seddon with Rico, Yasmin,Tracy and Luke off to spain on Holiday to publicise the search for Madeline McCann

McCanns working on a Madeleine 'pix' for Facebook, 23 April 2011
 
McCanns working on a Madeleine 'pix' for Facebook Official Find Madeleine Campaign - Facebook

 
Official Find Madeleine Campaign Facebook entry, 23 April 2011

Original message from supporter:

Saturday, 23 April 2011 at 09:25

I would like to encourage everyone to change their Facebook profile picture to one of Madeleine on the 3rd May until her eighth birthday on the 12th May to show our support for her and her family. This will gather a lot of support without a doubt! please pass it on to all your friends. We want it to spread out worldwide.
This seems to be working and hopefully by May3rd her face profile will be spread far and wide. Please, I ask everyone to support this to show that we really do care about this innocent child and that we won't give up on her or her family.

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McCanns' response to suggestion:

Saturday, 23 April 2011 at 22:54

We are working on a pix to use. Stay tuned.

Various entries on the Official Find Madeleine Facebook page, 01 May 2011
 
McCanns getting ready for Tuesday... Official Find Madeleine Campaign - Facebook

 
Official Find Madeleine Camapign Facebook entry, 01 May 2011

 

Original message from supporter:

Sunday, 01 May 2011 at 02:55

I wonder what to do on the 3.mai ? I wanna do something big for Madeleine!

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McCanns' response to suggestion:

Sunday, 01 May 2011 at 11:37

Helena, stay tuned. We are putting the final touches on something for Tuesday.

 
 
Another complaint about undelivered goods... Official Find Madeleine Campaign - Facebook

 
Official Find Madeleine Camapign Facebook entry, 01 May 2011

 

Original complaint from supporter:

Sunday, 01 May 2011 at 01:16

i ordered 3 travel packs and 3 bracelets 3 weeks ago and paid by paypal, not receieved them yet pls when will i get them?

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McCanns' response to complaint:

Sunday, 01 May 2011 at 11:42

Jamie, please write to Webmaster@findmadeline.com and we will look into why you haven't received your tavel packs.

[Note incorrect spelling of Madeleine]

 
 

 
Official Find Madeleine Camapign Facebook entry, 01 May 2011

 

Original message from supporter:

Sunday, 01 May 2011 at 15:58

I haven't been using this page for very long but I am rather concerned that I have received several friends requests from what appear to be very young girls. While not wishing to appear unfriendly, as I have photos of my children on my page, I only have close friends and family as friends.

I am sure that the Official Find Madeleine Campaign will agree that it can be dangerous for young people to befriend strangers. I know I would not be happy if I thought my children were doing the same. Please be careful girls. We all have a common interest in Madeleine but please don't give your personal details to strangers. x

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McCanns' response:

 
Official Find Madeleine Campaign Facebook entry, 02 May 2011

Monday, 02 May 2011 at 01:25

Isabelle is right in that you need to be safe online. Please do not accept friend requests from people you do not know--even if they are on this page. We do know there are some younger supporters on here and we are grateful for your support, but please make sure you stay safe. If you aren't sure if someone should be friended, don't do it or at least ask your parents.

McCanns to release profile picture of Madeleine on Facebook by tomorrow, 02 May 2011
 
McCanns to release profile picture of Madeleine on Facebook by tomorrow Official Find Madeleine Campaign - Facebook

 
Official Find Madeleine Campaign Facebook entry, 02 May 2011

 

Monday, 02 May 2011 at 01:28

Stay tuned for the picture to put on your profile. We should have it out to everyone by tomorrow.

 
 
Picture will be a 'new treatment'... Official Find Madeleine Campaign - Facebook

 
Official Find Madeleine Campaign Facebook entry, 02 May 2011

 

Monday, 02 May 2011 at 01:20

Hi Jamie, it's not a new photo, but a new treatment. Will have it out tomorrow to everyone.

 
 
Tuesday will be a 'quiet day at home'... Official Find Madeleine Campaign - Facebook

 
Official Find Madeleine Campaign Facebook entry, 02 May 2011

Original message from supporter:

Sunday, 01 May 2011 at 20:04

What are you going to do on Tuesday for Maddy? xxxx ♥

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McCanns' response:

Monday, 02 May 2011 at 01:22

Helena, we will be at home with Sean and Amelie and will be going to mass. Quiet day at home reflecting and praying.

How low can you go... check your LIKES on Facebook, 08 November 2011
 
How low can you go... check your LIKES on Facebook Notes from a Potting Shedder

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

As if things couldn't get any lower... it's been highlighted that some Facebook users have mysteriously 'liked' the Official Find Madeleine Campaign page - without their knowledge and most definitely against their will. Including yours truly - me, myself, moi!!! Have we all been hacked? At the moment I can't comment on their wall for some reason... what a shame.

How has this group made users LIKE their page without informing them?

We're always being warned not to like pages that promise us free gifts, donations to the needy blah blah, because once they have enough members and personal information, they sell the group on. Your personal information is very valuable in the right hands.

A month or so ago, the Official page welcomed members from the Unofficial group which was somehow amalgamated and therefore bumped up the numbers. The next day, a fair few people protested that they hadn't actually joined the group. Has it happened again...have they harvested any of the other Madeleine groups on the site and swallowed up their members in the dead of the night without their knowledge? It would explain the rapid swell of muppets at dawn most days. I wonder just how many of those 88,000 likes really are genuine and there with their owner's permission. I know mine isn't.

I think that after the naming and shaming of Jack Tims and his grovelling apology to the McCanns in the Sun, clarification is needed on just what happens to groups such as the One Million Likes and their members. What happens to the groups that are dormant or ones which close suddenly. I never clicked One Million Likes, but I have clicked other groups looking for justice for Madeleine. And forgotten about it... something I'm sure you've all done. I think now might be the time to check.

Instead of allowing the obnoxious Mrs G to hold the fort, I would suggest that perhaps a friendly email to all members from the not-so-efficient Admin is in order, just to ensure that people are actually there of their own free will. Do they really give a damn though, as long as the numbers look good? It always has been about appearance from day one.

 
Screenshot from Official Find Madeleine Campaign Facebook page

Predictable abuse from the usual suspects... and it's still going on!

 
Screenshot from Official Find Madeleine Campaign Facebook page

 

Like me and many others, if you've suddenly discovered that you're a member of a group which you did not 'like', scroll down the left hand side of the page and click UNLIKE... simples. Then report.

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Check your LIKES on Facebook......... Part 2
Notes from a Potting Shedder

Thursday, 10 November 2011

Confirmed...

 
Screenshot from Official Find Madeleine Campaign Facebook page


 

Beggars belief - Madeleine groups on Facebook combined into one group with a new, deceptively fake following...

This is why we got up yesterday morning to find unfamiliar posts, comments and updates on our Facebook walls. This is why we had become followers of a group we didn't join.

It's all good and well providing a welcome, however if these new members referred to above had actually liked the Official Find Madeleine Campaign group page, they would have clicked the LIKE button of their own free will.

Are there any similar unofficial Find Madeleine Campaign group pages around which could genuinely be combined? I don't think there are... although the poor child may have stood a greater chance of being found if there was. There are thousands of groups for thousands of subjects... I don't want to go to bed posting on Justice for Caylee and wake up to Casey Anthony's ugly mug. Would anybody?

Apart from the One Million Likes group, I've never seen Madeleine being subjected to 'online abuse'. Another appalling and disturbing thought to come from the horse's mouth. If I did, I wouldn't hesitate to report it. Seems like just another excuse for her parents protect their reputation and avoid criticism by once again attempting to silence people. The irony of Madeleine needs protected... yes she did, didn't she?

Instead of fannying about online, why don't you just get out there and do what normal people would do - something you've never done yourselves. Look. All those followers with their prayers, candles and fluffy words won't 'bring her home', but I'm sure it makes you feel good.

Please check which groups you have joined or liked on Facebook. This is an appalling invasion of privacy and trust. I do not wish mingle with blinkered muppets or have their posts invade my wall. And I also object to the Team having access to my own profile via their Admin privileges. Very disturbing.

 

With thanks to Nigel at McCann Files

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