Monday, April 30, 2012

Twitter Suspends Conservative Writer's Account

Well, that certainly didn't take long. I was wondering when those of the liberal leftist ideological universe  would attempt to censor conservatives on Twitter.  Apparently, the goonies bombarded Mr. Loesch's (husband of Tea Party leader and conservative writer, Dana Loesch) account with false accusations of spamming which caused Twitter to outwardly cancel the account. 

Isn't it obvious how liberals always want to halt the free speech rights of those who share opposing political views?  Looks like the typical, liberal-mental-disordered way continues to include the silencing of the opposition rather than engaging in a mature, informative, and civil debate on issues. What's more, they usually tend to do it with SUCH NASTINESS!  So childish....

Twitter Suspends Conservative Account, Liberal Foul Play Suspected.


A not-so funny thing happened on the social media website Twitter Sunday.

As the Washington Times reports, the account of Chris Loesch, the husband of Tea Party leader and conservative writer Dana Loesch, was suspended by Twitter management due to what observers believe was foul play by liberal users of the website that don't like the couple's politics:

Conservative Chris Loesch, music producer and husband of radio host and CNN contributor Dana Loesch, had his Twitter account suspended on Sunday. He was apparently targeted by leftist users who utilized the "Block & Report Spam" function to trigger the social media account's automatic spam algorithm. He was notified of his suspension via an email from Twitter claiming it was due to multiple unsolicited mentions to other users. "You will need to change your behavior to continue using Twitter," the email admonished.
"I never threatened anyone and am careful about being concise with what I write especially in public," Mr. Loesch told The Washington Times. "They were going to make me sign this note that said one more infraction and I would be permanently banned. I wasn't going to do that so I wrote emails to some of their people."
Mrs. Loesch, who also is the editor of Big Journalism, believes a coordinated attack against him came when he started defending her from all kinds of vile messages and threats by liberal antagonists.

As she wrote Sunday:

There have been stories going around of conservatives getting suspended from Twitter over innocuous things while accounts like @KillZimmerman (an account which threatened to kill George Zimmerman) and other such accounts were left active for weeks. After a user remarked about me being raped and murdered, Chris and others defended me.
Anyone familiar with Twitter knows that Mrs. Loesch is regularly bombarded with disgustingly hateful, sexist, and misogynistic messages from her opponents. As she re tweets many of them, I have witnessed more than I'd wish to recall.

"It was business as usual for her I suppose," Mr. Loesch told the Times. "Veiled threats, rape and murder comments, the typical liberal misogynist slag. Being the chivalrous and testosterone filled being I am requires me to protect the woman I love and call out the haters for being the 'anonymous Internet tough guys' they are...Needless to say they don't like being called out and struck back by reporting me as a spammer or worse."

Mrs. Loesch published a screen cap of those tweets:

Despicable, isn't it?

Read the rest at Newsbusters.

As you will see when you read the entire article at Newsbusters, liberals abusing the "report spam" option on Mr. Loesch's account are probably the culprits in this incident.  The author of the article has some hopes, though, that Twitter will work out this issue in order to avoid such "report spam" liars in the future:

At the moment, Mr. Loesch's account is still on ice, but he's been informed that Twitter is not only investigating the matter, but is also working on safeguards to prevent it in the future
As I tweeted myself last evening, this makes a great deal of sense. Twitter is now used by America's political leaders and top journalists. They're certainly not going to participate in a social media website where their account can be so easily removed by opponents.

Although I'm not a software engineer, I imagine there's a solution that doesn't result in more spam on the website.

For instance, a spam complaint could require a link to the offending message itself proving that spam had actually been sent.

Again, this is not my expertise, but as I tweeted Sunday evening, I believe this episode will actually be a good thing in the long run as a safer, more user friendly Twitter will emerge for all to enjoy in the years to come.

Fingers crossed.

Hat tip:  Newsbusters


Protein Wisdom has more information:

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And they brag about it, too.
As our late-night-owl readers know, after Twitter reinstated conservative activist Chris Loesch’s account in the wee hours of Sunday night/Monday morning, the progressive flag-spam lynch mob — a vicious group of free speech-squelching Twitter users who trigger automatic suspensions by falsely “mass reporting” conservatives as “spammers” — took him down again and again. [...]
And you will not be surprised to learn that at least one of the Twitter libs identified as a flag-spam ringleader also happens to be spearheading a Stop Rush Limbaugh effort online.

While Twitter executives sleep on the job, conservatives online are battling not only Loesch’s suspension, but the suspension of more than a dozen — and possibly dozens, if not hundreds more — innocent conservative social-media users who appear to have been maliciously targeted by Twitter abusers. The system is obviously broken and being exploited by vigilantes who oppose everything the engagement-enhancing ethos of Twitter stands for (or is supposed to stand for, anyway).
Hmmm....there is that word again....fascist!  It certainly fits when describing these people.  One of the first things that the most famous fascist Hitler did when he declared himself dictator was to censor anything and everything that disagreed with his ideology from press releases..  Some things never change....


steve said...

Hello Christine;
I have a Twitter account and find it completely useless, beyond where a "tweet" about your blog posts will automatically be visible.
I have few followers and "follow" few ... I really don't even know how to actually "follow" anyone, unless you're supposed to just keep the site up watching for someone to "tweet" something so you can reply.
Been kinda missing you around ...

Christinewjc said...

Hi Steve,

Twitter has never had much of an appeal to me. Trying to cram in a message in just 140 characters usually isn't enough for me - lol! I think that the celebrities are the ones who get lots of followers. It seems like a waste of time.

I have been a bit preoccupied with other things lately and haven't kept up with daily blog posts or my usual reading list. How sweet of you to say you miss my presence online. Appreciate it! I need to go over to your blog and catch up on your posts. You always have some of the most interesting reports out there in blogger's world!

My sidebar blog list has grown so much that I can't really keep up with all the posts. It also seems like the world is spinning out of control at an increasingly alarming rate! But my new Bible study helps to keep my mind on things "not of this world"; but on Christ. It is very helpful. When I do my homework over the week, it gives me peace despite all the chaos going on around me.

If you have been tweeting my blog posts I really appreciate that! Sometimes I see traffic from Twitter in my stats and I was wondering who was "tweeting" them!

Well, I hope you enjoy a great evening. Thanks so much for being such a faithful reader of my blog!