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

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 " 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 jmichaelhudsondotnet on Monday July 15 2019, @07:17PM

    by jmichaelhudsondotnet (8122) on Monday July 15 2019, @07:17PM (#867292) Journal

    It is a control mechanism with the illusion that everyone has a voice like facegag and reddoot.

    This is a feature not a bug for them, they are just showing their true stripes.

    We can not even be sure Assange has not been replaced with a body double. There was no dead man switch released and no one said why it was not.

    We do not know where Arjen Camphuis is and his wikipedia was deleted.

    Either he was kidnapped or he disappeared to prevent from being kidnapped, let that sink in.

    The situation is grim. If no one can leak, than there is no limit to the evil that can be done behind closed doors.

    On the day of parkland, those were NSA employees trying to get out that were shot at, and never heard from again.

    This is not free speech, this is not the free world, this is not America.