Cherry-Picking Deception: How Hater-Creators Twist Public Information to Tarnish Reputations

ln today's digital age, the rise of social media and online platforms has given birth to a new breed of individuals—hater-creators. These are individuals who, driven by a desire to tarnish reputations, often claim to uncover supposed hidden secrets about your life. However, in many cases such as my own, these claims are nothing more than cherry-picked facts, distorted narratives, and baseless accusations.

This post aims to shed light on the tactics employed by hater-creators and how they often deliberately misconstrue information that has long been in the public domain, such as this one, this one, this one, and this one.


The Illusion of Hidden Secrets

Hater-creators thrive on creating an illusion of uncovering hidden secrets, making their accusations appear scandalous and shocking... often for the few pennies they make on YouTube for your views. They often present their findings as if they have stumbled upon classified information that the target has been desperately trying to conceal. However, the truth is often quite the opposite.


Public Revelation of Information

One of the tactics used by hater-creators is overlooking the fact that the information they present has been publicly revealed by the target themselves, sometimes years ago. Whether it is personal anecdotes, life experiences, or past mistakes, many individuals in the public eye like myself, have already openly shared such information, just like the posts above and my in several of my books. Despite the information being readily accessible on social media profiles, public records, or in published works, hater-creators intentionally ignore these sources to maintain the illusion of a hidden secret. They cherry-pick fragments of information and twist them to fit their harmful narrative.


Cherry-Picking and Distortion

Hater-creators excel at cherry-picking details that support their narrative while ignoring or downplaying any context that might provide a different perspective. They take statements out of context, omit crucial information, and selectively use data to create a distorted image of their targeted victim. For example, if an individual had publicly acknowledged past mistakes and shared their journey of growth and self-improvement, hater-creators might omit the growth aspect entirely, focusing solely on the past errors to paint a negative picture. Or in my case, this will tell you more.


The Harmful Narrative

The ultimate goal of hater-creators is to craft a narrative that harms the reputation and credibility of their targeted victim. They purposely use selective information to create doubt, suspicion, and controversy around the individual. This narrative often relies on emotion rather than facts, playing on the fear, uncertainty, and doubt of their audience. In other words, their audience members are victims, too.


Dealing with Hater-Creators

For individuals targeted by hater-creators, it can be frustrating and disheartening. However, there are ways to effectively address such attacks:


  1. Stay True to Your Narrative: Continue to be open and transparent about your life experiences, acknowledging both your successes and your mistakes.
  2. Correct Misinformation: If hater-creators distort the truth or take information out of context, calmly correct the record with facts and evidence, like I did here and here.
  3. Engage Thoughtfully: Engage with genuine critics thoughtfully, but be cautious when dealing with individuals solely intent on spreading harm. Which is why I never call them out by name or link to them. They know who they are and so do the members of their echo chamber.
  4. Document and Report: If the attacks cross the line into harassment or defamation, document the evidence and report it to the relevant platform or authorities. This is where my Social Media Monsters book comes in.
  5. Lean on Support: Seek support from friends, family, and your community. Many individuals have faced similar challenges and can offer guidance and empathy.


This is why I applied and was accepted into law school so stay tuned for more.


To conclude, hater-creators may attempt to paint a picture of uncovering hidden secrets, but more often than not, their claims are built on cherry-picked information and distorted narratives. The key to handling such attacks is to maintain transparency, correct misinformation, and rely on the support of those who know your true character. Ultimately, hater-creators thrive on the attention they generate, and by staying true to yourself, you can weather their storm and emerge with your reputation intact. This is also why it's important to escape the echo chamber and save yourself.