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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: 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.