Is twitter really for FREE speech?
Okay, this is actually the second time I’ve been suspended from Twitter. The first time was for “following” too many people in too short a time span. They are apparently so sensitive. After originally opening my account I went through and selected 100 people to follow. 100 people, that’s not too many is it? Apparently it is.
Anyway, two days ago I was suspended again. This time I don’t know why. Twitter gave me no explanation as to why they shut down my Twitter account. They did send me their generic email telling me I somehow violated one of their rules, but didn’t elaborate on which one had been broken. Upon reviewing their rules, I realized I had violated none of them.
I have emailed support many times. No reply. I have called Twitter. Of course they offer no phone support. There is no recourse for this situation, that I can see.
Because I received no explanation and Twitter refuses to respond to my email requests, I feel I am free and justified in making an educated guess as to the reason for my mysterious suspension.
That’s right, my posts recently (prior to suspension) have been regarding the Chick-Fil-A wars of 2012, where the homosexual community tried (and failed) to intimidate the restaurant chain into publicly endorsing the homosexual lifestyle. The day of my suspension I had also retweeted a couple of Pro-life tweets, that’s all.
My conclusion is that one of the following has happened.
- Twitter has decided to censor me for my political stance. Voicing a differing opinion from their organization is obviously not tolerated. They are clearly a communist organization that does not believe in free speech. They practice the exact opposite of what they claim to promote.
- Idiot leftist who can’t argue their way out of a wet paper bag came through in mass and flagged my thought-provoking, insightful, truthful, and factual statements as spam or “hate speech”. Instead of engaging me on the basis of logic and debate, they took their normal yellow-bellied way out and secretly voted me off the island (knowing they couldn’t compete with intelligent reasoning).
Either way, I have a growing distaste for Twitter and I’m learning the hard way, again, that reliance on technology, especially government managed web technology like Twitter, can easily exercise sweeping censorship with a simple click of a mouse. I’m secretly imagining some pimply dork with his shirt buttons mismatched, smiling as he one by one deletes accounts that portray opposing view points from his, with absolutely no recourse for the end user. No explanation needed, and none given.
Twitter, although a great tool in concept, is fast moving into my “Google is Evil” category. Friendly now, Big Brother later. Not to mention that all the conversation from the very beginning is being recorded and stored.
As long as you’re touting the government party line, everything is A-OK.
If not… You get suspended. And I’m not the only one, there are many.