I think all the hand-wringing about some sort of online "war on
conservatives" is silly. Sure, dude, maybe nobody is paying
attention to your brilliant tweets because you've been shadowbanned.
Perhaps Twitter's "Trust
& Safety Council" really is keeping you
from reaching the audience you deserve. Or maybe you're just boring
and kind of dumb? I tend to be skeptical of these complaints, but
it's possible that there really is an ongoing conspiracy to silence
half the country. I have to admit, it would explain why I keep
getting suspended from Twitter for no good reason. Maybe Twitter
really is out to get conservatives, even us RINO cuck #NeverTrump
traitors who probably love Hillary.
yesterday, I got locked out of my main Twitter account (@jtLOL)
for 12 hours:
it was restored, with the following in lieu of an explanation:
rule did I break? I have no idea, and apparently they're not going
to tell me. How do I avoid breaking that rule again? Beats me. It's
tough to avoid repeating the infraction if I don't know what it was.
(Good lookin' out, Franz Kafka.)
other non-liberals I know also
got a 12-hour lockout at the exact same
time. Why? They don't know either.
least this time, I only got locked out of my account. A few weeks
ago I was suspended
outright, based on false
reports by alt-right trolls. My account was then reinstated,
and this is the closest I got to an explanation:
this is just the latest incident. Last year I got suspended for
using the wrong emojis to describe leftist darling Bradley Manning:
was dumb, but at least I knew my "crime."
can make up any rules it wants and enforce those rules any way it
wants. And its users can point out when stuff like this happens to
them for no given reason.
the meantime, the effort
to erase Alex Jones from the Internet continues.
I do not like Jones, which is why I only pay attention to him when
people are telling me why I shouldn't pay attention to him. Lately
that effort has been driven by CNN's
said Friday that the accounts belonging to far-right conspiracy
theorist Alex Jones and his fringe media organization InfoWars
would, for now, remain online, one day after a
CNN investigation found that Jones' Twitter
accounts appeared to have repeatedly violated the company's rules.
right: CNN is "investigating" tweets by a guy they don't like
because Twitter hasn't given into the outrage mob and banned him
yet. It's not enough that Twitter gives you the tools to block any
other user, or mute them, or even mute entire conversations and/or
certain words. That's insufficient. Nobody else should
be able to see the stuff that you don't
Darcy is staying on the case:
you want to prove that Alex Jones is just a paranoid conspiracy
theorist and he's wrong when he says you're out to get him, this
seems like an odd way to show him up.
know what you're saying, Dear Reader. You're sneering at me for
whining about Twitter because Twitter is for losers. Well then,
answer me one thing: Did you vote for this guy?