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posted by martyb on Monday July 15 2019, @02:41AM   Printer-friendly
from the who-you-talking-to dept.

https://caitlinjohnstone.com/2019/07/12/top-assange-defense-account-deleted-by-twitter/

One of the biggest Twitter accounts dedicated to circulating information and advocacy for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, @Unity4J, has been completely removed from the site. The operators of the account report that they have been given no reason for its removal by Twitter staff, and have received no response to their appeals.

Any Assange supporter active on Twitter will be familiar with the Unity4J account, which originated to help boost the wildly successful Unity4J online vigils in which well-known Assange defenders would appear to speak out against his persecution. As of this writing, the account has been gone for a day and a half.

"About 8:45am CST on Thursday July 11, one of our Unity4J Twitter team members went to retweet on the account and noticed that the account was no longer accessible," reports pro-Assange activist Christy Dopf, one of the operators of the account. "When each of us also attempted to access the account we all received the same message 'Account Suspended'. Twitter did not send us a reason or violation for the suspension. So an appeal was submitted. We did receive correspondence that Twitter got our request and the case is currently open. Unfortunately we do not have a timeline on how long this could take."

[Ed. note: The linked story variously uses "suspended", "removed", and "deleted"; seemingly interchangeably. When attempting to load "https://twitter.com/Unity4J the response was:

Account suspended

This account has been suspended. Learn more about why Twitter suspends accounts, or return to your timeline.

so it appears that there may be hope for the account to be unsuspended; time will tell. --martyb]


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  • (Score: 0, Offtopic) by aristarchus on Monday July 15 2019, @02:51AM (18 children)

    by aristarchus (2645) on Monday July 15 2019, @02:51AM (#867045) Journal

    so it appears that there may be hope for the account to be unsuspended

    About the same odds as an aristarchus submission getting accepted? #Freearistarchus!!!

    Twitter is a USAian corporation, no?

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  • (Score: 0, Interesting) by Anonymous Coward on Monday July 15 2019, @03:00AM (6 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday July 15 2019, @03:00AM (#867049)

    About the same odds as an aristarchus submission getting accepted?

    What, and lower our quality standards? Are you nuts?! You're shit is like a bad youtube video, out of focus, can't keep the object framed, cutting off before the climax. All those things need to be banished from the internet.

    So, sorry Charlie! Post it in a journal. Your steaming heap attracts a large audience.

    • (Score: 0, Offtopic) by aristarchus on Monday July 15 2019, @03:08AM (3 children)

      by aristarchus (2645) on Monday July 15 2019, @03:08AM (#867056) Journal

      Your are supporting the censorship of supporters of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange? Aristarchus subs get rejected all the time for the same reason given for this Tweet suspension: no reason. This is what censorship looks like.

      • (Score: 0, Touché) by Anonymous Coward on Monday July 15 2019, @03:26AM

        by Anonymous Coward on Monday July 15 2019, @03:26AM (#867066)

        Look, I'll put this as nicely as I can. Your subject matter isn't the issue. It's that your presentation sucks! That's it. And you're not being censored. All your journals that you haven't deleted are still up. So there! You get your own page, not the front page.

      • (Score: 0, Troll) by Anonymous Coward on Monday July 15 2019, @09:30AM (1 child)

        by Anonymous Coward on Monday July 15 2019, @09:30AM (#867124)

        Your are supporting the censorship of supporters of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange?

        If they were violating ToS then I don't care if they were promoting an "OMG Ponies!" agenda. Just because they are supporting Assange, and you support Assange, you think the suspension of this account is some form of draconian censorship. But if they are violating the ToS of a private company whose platform has the responsibility to prevent and remove harmful propaganda, hate speech and the like, then into the bit-bucket they go. And if you think it's a problem because you support the account and message of the ToS violator then you support the violator's speech more than the free speech of others.

        • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday July 15 2019, @05:53PM

          by Anonymous Coward on Monday July 15 2019, @05:53PM (#867266)

          But the FA states there was no specified violation of the TOS. So, arbitrary and politically motivated selective suspension? Much like our aristarchus?

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday July 15 2019, @03:22AM

      by Anonymous Coward on Monday July 15 2019, @03:22AM (#867064)

      cutting off before the climax

      That's called "delayed orgasm" - they say it's a GoodThing™ as it heightens the experience.
      But I see you enjoy it premature.

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday July 15 2019, @07:07AM

      by Anonymous Coward on Monday July 15 2019, @07:07AM (#867102)

      What, and lower our quality standards?

      Quality standards... (blink.. blink..)... ROFPMLMAO**

      ** the PM is the pommy for 'Pissing myself'

  • (Score: -1, Offtopic) by JuSTice4Aristarchus!Now on Monday July 15 2019, @04:41AM (7 children)

    by JuSTice4Aristarchus!Now (8255) on Monday July 15 2019, @04:41AM (#867080)

    !!📣📣📣🥺😭🥺😭🥺😭🥺😭🥺📣📣📣!!

    🆓🆓 Aristarchus! = 🆓🆓 Now! 🆓🆓 Aristarchus! = 🆓🆓 Now! 🆓🆓 Aristarchus! = 🆓🆓 Now!

    • (Score: 2, Funny) by Anonymous Coward on Monday July 15 2019, @04:55AM (2 children)

      by Anonymous Coward on Monday July 15 2019, @04:55AM (#867083)

      A cool UID wasted for this...

      • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday July 15 2019, @06:40AM (1 child)

        by Anonymous Coward on Monday July 15 2019, @06:40AM (#867094)

        Or welcome aristarchus's latest puppet of sock. But never mind that now. Did, or did not, the US Government order this suspension of the Twitter account? Does anyone know? Or are they just covering up Epstein's "deference" to Trump? Barak, now? Likud Ehud Barak?

        • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday July 16 2019, @05:35PM

          by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday July 16 2019, @05:35PM (#867623)

          Meh, I haven't seen any suspicious accounts that make me think Aristarchus is running sock puppets. Methinks the lady doth protest too much, her guilt must be assured!

    • (Score: -1, Offtopic) by Anonymous Coward on Monday July 15 2019, @06:58AM (1 child)

      by Anonymous Coward on Monday July 15 2019, @06:58AM (#867097)

      I would agree. If Aristarchus were bound up, and suspended over a volcano, filled with molten lava, I would be chanting the same thing. 🆓🆓 Aristarchus! = 🆓🆓 Now

      • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday July 16 2019, @01:54AM

        by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday July 16 2019, @01:54AM (#867401)

        filled with molten lava,

        That's just silly! How do you fill an aristarchus with molten lava? Unless he has been eating Thai, again.

    • (Score: 3, Funny) by maxwell demon on Monday July 15 2019, @06:59AM (1 child)

      by maxwell demon (1608) on Monday July 15 2019, @06:59AM (#867099) Journal

      Just ice for aristarchus? :-)

      --
      The Tao of math: The numbers you can count are not the real numbers.
  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday July 15 2019, @07:12AM (1 child)

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday July 15 2019, @07:12AM (#867104)

    When the world seems to be against me, I find this site soothing. https://womenfortrump.com/ [womenfortrump.com]

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday July 15 2019, @07:19AM

      by Anonymous Coward on Monday July 15 2019, @07:19AM (#867107)

      Wot? Whores?

  • (Score: -1, Troll) by Anonymous Coward on Monday July 15 2019, @11:59AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday July 15 2019, @11:59AM (#867146)

    Being an alt-right incel, I want to point out Caitlyn Johnstone's hard on for Germaine Greer and desire to see 1950s feminine mystique--the idea that woman is best at being a housewife instead of a techie after all, because math is hard and because regular menstruation and because T:TSCC will never be canon because waitresses are evil--imposed on women again. (Will need to dig to find the piece ConsortiumNews published--was the last place I expected to see Greer's ugly incel mug.)

    Is Caitlyn Johnstone a TERF? What's her stance on abortion, given that desire to see the feminine mystique (and possibly southern belles) rise again tends towards anti-abortion? Does it matter if she's defending Assange? What is her position on freeing Chelsea Manning, and does it resemble the Runaway's?

    #FreeAristarchus #FreeAssange #FreeChelsea #TERFs #incels #abortion #hashtags #vi:sw=4,ts=4,noet