Saturday, February 1, 2020

Zero Hedge Permanently Banned From Twitter

 Zero Hedge was permanently banned from Twitter on Friday after it published an article posting an article which linked a Chinese scientist to the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak and said readers could pay him “a visit” to find out more about what caused the outbreak and then provided his email address.

On its website, Zero Hedge’s Tyler Durden said he received notification from Twitter that he had violated “our rules against abuse and harassment.”

A Twitter spokesperson said in an email to Bloomberg that the @zerohedge account, which had more than 670,000 followers, “was permanently suspended for violating our platform manipulation policy.”

In an email to Bloomberg from Durden, he said he believed the suspension was “unjustified, and likely motivated by reasons other than the stated ones.”

“We are confident that we did not violate any of the stated Twitter terms: we neither incited harassment, nor did we ‘dox’ the public official, whose contact information is as of this moment listed on the Wuhan institute’s website,” he wrote in the email.

 Bottom line: Tread carefully on mainstream platforms. Total freedom of speech is not at the top of their policy agenda.


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