Poverty pimps Atos Origin are currently in negotiation with Carer Watch, the forum forced offline by bullying legal threats. Atos claim they used legal threats only to “request that the libellous content relating to Atos Healthcare and our employees be taken down in order to protect the reputation of our employees and company against the false and malicious allegations that were posted.”
So far it is unclear what those false and malicious allegations were. Atos have also forced at least two other websites offline with legal threats. In particular they have complained about their precious logo being misappropriated and the phrase Atos Kills. They also objected to the name of the Atos Register of Shame website, a clear case of ‘fair comment’ under libel laws. It seems that Atos care as little about the law as the disabled and sick people they harass.
All this is taking place during a huge rebranding exercise for the Atos Corporation. Despite being harangued and hounded from both facebook and twitter they are back with a new facebook page at: http://www.facebook.com/Atos?sk=wall whilst they appear to be using the hashtag #atosblog on twitter. They also have a brand new logo and as ever the internet has been quick to help. Two latest suggestions on how to promote a more honest corporate identity come from The New Republic:
Other designs up for consideration feature on an earlier post.
If you have a blog or website please republish these pictures and come up with your own. Let’s show the bastards at Atos we won’t be silenced by their threats!
A National Day of Action Against Atos has been called for September 30th.