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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) 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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      • (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.