A Twitter Updated (continued)

Some 48 hours after suspending my account, Twitter responded to my appeal with a denial. They will not restore my account. Their reason was that I violated Twitter rules regarding targeted abuse. That means they thought I was being abusive to a specific person or a “protected group.” So they considered my repeated reports against David Duke to be abusive, or they took umbrage with my “Kill all Nazis” tweet (never mind the fact that there are people with that phrase in their username). I cannot think of anything else that I could have done.

Twitter banned me because I was mean to Nazis.

I haven’t tweeted much lately but I had been reporting a lot of other accounts for abusive behavior. I reported one for racist abuse, another for encouraging violence against anti-Nazi protest groups. Both of those are still up.

As I mentioned numerous times, I reported David Duke for blatant TOS violations regarding antisemitism. His account is still active.

Recently, I reported an account that created fake chat logs to frame a well-known anti-Gamergate activist for sexual harassment. The user in question admitted to making the logs up with the sole purpose of framing the individual for something they did not commit.

That person’s account is still active.

So let’s review. On Twitter, being a Nazi is okay. Being a supremacist alluding to the extermination of any group of people is okay, as long as you don’t come out and directly say it. Also okay, harassing someone for the color of their skin. That’s fine. No big deal there. Committing a crime and impersonating someone in order to frame them for a crime, also fine. That’s cool.

But saying Nazis should die or trying to get people who think Jews should be exterminated from this planet off of the site? That’s a big no-no.

I created another account mostly to keep in contact with people who I only communicate with on Twitter and to follow record labels/stores. That’s it. I will no longer be tweeting unless I’m talking to my friends or responding to polite tweets from others. I’m setting up some accounts on other social media services that I want to use. I might even start up a Facebook group to share updates to my sites/record release news. I’ll keep you all updated

2017, the year of “not all Nazis” is really being a banger.

7 Responses to “A Twitter Updated (continued)”

  1. Keith & Spike says:

    Shame on Twitter. Thanks for not exposing these bar stewards for being such hypocrites. So much for free speech I guess.

  2. Lost Turntable says:

    For the record, this has nothing to do with free speech. The government is not involved.

  3. bigteapot says:

    FFS LT, Twitter really have their head up their arses. They’ll happily let white supremacists tweet hate speech. Man, this is a fucked up world. Stay strong bro, we gonna fight them and, like every time before, they’ll lose.
    Peace.

  4. Lost Turntable says:

    thanks

  5. Webbie - Keeping It Peel says:

    I am very saddened to read this. The one wish I have is to win the lottery so I could buy Twitter and then close it down.
    I love the service because it is great with keeping in contact with friends overseas (don’t mention FB to me) and to let me know of updates to my favourite blogs (yours), but now Twitter has become complicit in spreading hate. In years to come people will see that. But by then it will be too late.
    I would like continue to follow you on twitter though. I am @keepingitpeel

  6. Luke says:

    You cross a principled, philosophical and legal line when saying “Kill All Nazis”. Pointing to others who may be saying a similar thing doesn’t absolve you.

  7. Lost Turntable says:

    I’m sorry, I wasn’t aware that Nazis were a protected group.

    Kill all terrorists.
    Kill all child rapists.

    I would assume most people on the planet wouldn’t have a problem with those sentences.

    “I believe that the Jews must be stopped by any means.”

    That’s not violence?

    “Kill all Nazis” (aside from being good advice) is a response to violence. A violence that Twitter endorses.

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