Monday, January 11, 2021

Twitter Has Suspended 70,000 Accounts

The purge continues.

In a statement, Twitter said:

Since Friday, more than 70,000 accounts have been suspended...These accounts were engaged in sharing harmful QAnon-associated content at scale and were primarily dedicated to the propagation of this conspiracy theory across the service. 

Our updated enforcement on QAnon content on Twitter, along with routine spam challenges, has resulted in changes in follower count for some people’s Twitter accounts. In some cases, these actions may have resulted in follower count changes in the thousands. 


 During the past several weeks, misleading and false information surrounding the 2020 US presidential election has been the basis for incitement to violence around the country. We took action on these claims in line with our Civic Integrity policy

Now that the results of the election have been officially certified by Congress, we updated our Civic Integrity policy on Friday to aggressively increase our enforcement action on these claims...

 Our teams are continuing to aggressively deploy technology to surface potentially harmful Tweets for human review in an effort to take action as quickly as possible on violative content.

But could this be a cover story to hide the fact that hundreds of thousands are leaving Twitter on their own because of the Trump ban?

Note: Any of my followers who have been purged can follow my same tweets at Gab:  @Wenzel

Note 2: Gab is adding about 1 million users per day so the site is slow at times. Be patient---they will not cancel you.


1 comment:

  1. "...were primarily dedicated to the propagation of this conspiracy theory across the service."

    -- Imagine if there were a "conspiracy theory" that Big Tech is out to purge anyone to the right of Herbert Marcuse. Now imagine that this happens. At what point does Twitter cease calling it a "conspiracy theory"?