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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: -1, Flamebait) by linkdude64 on Monday July 15 2019, @03:08AM (21 children)

    by linkdude64 (5482) on Monday July 15 2019, @03:08AM (#867055)

    "CENSOR AND SILENCE SPEECH"

    Also the Left:

    "EVERYONE SHOULD HAVE FREEDOM OF SPEECH"

    Starting Score:    1  point
    Moderation   -2  
       Flamebait=2, Troll=1, Redundant=1, Insightful=2, Total=6
    Extra 'Flamebait' Modifier   0  

    Total Score:   -1  
  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday July 15 2019, @03:09AM (7 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday July 15 2019, @03:09AM (#867058)

    You seem to have that syndrome where you confuse the left and the right. Try again, with your "other" left. (imdb:Jacob's Ladder)

    • (Score: 3, Funny) by kazzie on Monday July 15 2019, @08:15AM (6 children)

      by kazzie (5309) on Monday July 15 2019, @08:15AM (#867114)

      Maybe they're ambidextrous.

      • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday July 15 2019, @09:32AM (5 children)

        by Anonymous Coward on Monday July 15 2019, @09:32AM (#867126)

        Is that where they can masturbate with either hand?

        • (Score: 2) by c0lo on Monday July 15 2019, @09:44AM (2 children)

          by c0lo (156) on Monday July 15 2019, @09:44AM (#867128) Journal

          Not where! When.

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          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aoFiw2jMy-0
          • (Score: 1) by slob who just suffers in silence on Tuesday July 16 2019, @07:32AM (1 child)

            by slob who just suffers in silence (8148) on Tuesday July 16 2019, @07:32AM (#867452)

            Why makes more sense.

            • (Score: 2) by c0lo on Tuesday July 16 2019, @08:09AM

              by c0lo (156) on Tuesday July 16 2019, @08:09AM (#867460) Journal

              The answer to 'why' is actually trivial.
              1. Nothing is better than sex
              2. Masturbation is better than nothing.
              The 'can do it with either hand' only add to the efficiency and/or robustness of the second.

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              https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aoFiw2jMy-0
        • (Score: 2) by edIII on Monday July 15 2019, @09:47PM (1 child)

          by edIII (791) on Monday July 15 2019, @09:47PM (#867337)

          What about those of us that require two hands?

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          Technically, lunchtime is at any moment. It's just a wave function.
          • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday July 16 2019, @10:39PM

            by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday July 16 2019, @10:39PM (#867729)

            Most people don't do penis and anal masturbation at the same time.

  • (Score: 1) by Ethanol-fueled on Monday July 15 2019, @04:12AM (1 child)

    by Ethanol-fueled (2792) on Monday July 15 2019, @04:12AM (#867076) Homepage

    Hey, aren't Twitter tolerant progressives from the very tolerant and progressive city of San Fransisco? Whoa, what is going on here?

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday July 15 2019, @04:16AM

      by Anonymous Coward on Monday July 15 2019, @04:16AM (#867077)

      TLA leaned on somebody.

  • (Score: 1, Flamebait) by Bot on Monday July 15 2019, @07:18AM (3 children)

    by Bot (3902) on Monday July 15 2019, @07:18AM (#867106) Journal

    The left: Everyone should have freedom of speech except for those who don't tolerate it in others.
    Also the left: We decide who are the intolerant ones.

    Proof in one word -> Islam.

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    • (Score: 2) by DeathMonkey on Monday July 15 2019, @04:16PM (2 children)

      by DeathMonkey (1380) on Monday July 15 2019, @04:16PM (#867226) Journal

      Obama: Assange is acting in the role of a journalist, we won't go after him.
      Trump: Assange is an evil hacker, we will go after him.

      Remind me which is left and which is right, again?

      • (Score: 2) by Bot on Monday July 15 2019, @07:39PM (1 child)

        by Bot (3902) on Monday July 15 2019, @07:39PM (#867302) Journal

        Was Trump already in charge when Assange had to take refuge in the embassy of Elbonia?

        Not that I care. Socialists are in the black and red variety. Both submitting to evil concepts like collective responsibility. Both anti christian in practice. Both ideologically anti plutocracy and in bed with plutocrats in practice. So I don't choose the lesser evil, I just underline the hypocrisy of the left because they are spewing more propaganda.

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        • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday July 16 2019, @05:40PM

          by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday July 16 2019, @05:40PM (#867626)

          Awww Bot has finally broken, the human saliva is starting to bubble and foam. Probably just a kid that cos-played Iron Man while hitting puberty and he got "confused." I hear they have camps for that down in the Deep South, but if you're serious you'll probably want to head to Cali where they have the tech to better support your personal life style.

  • (Score: -1, Troll) by Anonymous Coward on Monday July 15 2019, @09:50AM (6 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday July 15 2019, @09:50AM (#867129)

    The left was infiltrated and is now controlled by khazar jews.

    They do not like being exposed. Name the jew.

    • (Score: -1, Troll) by Anonymous Coward on Monday July 15 2019, @10:18AM (5 children)

      by Anonymous Coward on Monday July 15 2019, @10:18AM (#867134)

      The left was infiltrated and is now controlled by khazar jews

      UK Labour party, left wing (at least, in it's current incarnation) allegedly institutionally anti-Semitic..
      UK Labour party, left wing, full of Muslims and their apologists....(cf. above re institutionally anti-Semitic)

      Biggest bleaters about current state of UK Labour?, please step forward.....your Khazar Jews (UK branch office)

      So yeah, the Khazars run the left...but, hey, let's use your own propaganda here, as us Goys are only human cattle, then it's only logical that the Khazars, as good herdsmensch, also infiltrated and run the right, the centre, the up, the down, the inside, the outside........

      • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday July 15 2019, @03:11PM (3 children)

        by Anonymous Coward on Monday July 15 2019, @03:11PM (#867209)

        Anti-semitism seems to be the over riding racism around here. Truly a signal that this place has a nazi infestation problem.

        Oh sorry, you want to be called Proud Boys and Sad Luppies, weird shits.

        • (Score: -1, Offtopic) by Anonymous Coward on Monday July 15 2019, @03:42PM

          by Anonymous Coward on Monday July 15 2019, @03:42PM (#867217)

          There seems to be a problem with racist khazar jewish rats around here. They get in early and control discussions, becoming the self-proclaimed authorities, stop any consensus from forming against the communist khazar jewish rats, and take attention away from the jewish crimes. Anyone seen exposing jewish vermin will be targeted. Sad little JIDF shits. They are out of touch with reality.

          The ovens are warming up...

        • (Score: -1, Offtopic) by Anonymous Coward on Monday July 15 2019, @03:44PM (1 child)

          by Anonymous Coward on Monday July 15 2019, @03:44PM (#867218)

          Also, khazar jewish rats are not Semites. They are KHAZARS who come from KHAZARIA. They "adopted" judaism as a cover for their satanic activities which they never stopped.

          Jews are the spawn of SATAN.

          • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday July 16 2019, @01:57AM

            by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday July 16 2019, @01:57AM (#867402)

            "Identity Christian"? Posting from inside one of the US's fine correctional centers? For when you are so racist you can't handle that your Rabbi is Jewish.

      • (Score: 1, Flamebait) by Bot on Monday July 15 2019, @07:56PM

        by Bot (3902) on Monday July 15 2019, @07:56PM (#867306) Journal

        Islam is antisemitic too, so what? Isn't the pro migrant faction full of jews? aren't media and entertainment fully converted to it? Who owns media and entertainment? why would they want Europe to host Islam when they don't like it at home? The chess pieces are moving. An Islam infested Europe is yugoslavia 2.0 with 100x the opportunities, and a lot of fresh jews expats ready to populate the promisedland maybe. Sucks to be euro-peon in the coming years sadly.

        Antisemitism is what sionism is based on. If we correctly started making distinctions among the jews, considering the thief the patriot and the sociopath instead of "Jooos did it", sionists would not like it one bit. They need The Persecuted Jew that seeks salvation in a piece of land which was already delivered as per promise, instead of seeking it in a messiah. Uncle Adolf helped a lot in this regard, BTW, like today neonazis do. Sure there is alt right which sees through this, just like there is some left that sees through sionism.

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