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Twitter suspends 70,000 accounts linked to pro-Trump QAnon conspiracy

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By JUSTIN SULLIVAN

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Twitter should do everybody a big favor and suspend itself.

9 ( +24 / -15 )

Oh no! How can I get my right wing conspiracy update. From a Zionist which is quite funny, as these followers are practically Nazies. Where do I gather, where do I vent I'm so lost. Socialist, communists, left wingers always making my life hard.

3 ( +13 / -10 )

This is a very very dark path.

The border of "right think" will keep shifting and eventually it will reach you.

-23 ( +11 / -34 )

Maybe these people should return to their roots and soapbox on street corners to anyone willing to listen.

9 ( +14 / -5 )

How sad, now they also take the whole rest of fun out... Btw, if they and all others delete everything stupid and irrational out of the web, we finally can come back to the IT roots and everything is fine again, with a dial-up modem and a x386-Personal computer out of the dusted attic...lol

-4 ( +6 / -10 )

Yes a return to the "Speakers Corner" like in Hyde Park London. You at least get to confront the person directly.

15 ( +20 / -5 )

I guess some here have missed the condemnation of Twitter's actions by even some of EU's leaders because of the authoritatian abuse of power.

-17 ( +5 / -22 )

The border of "right think" will keep shifting and eventually it will reach you.

ah no it wont, when the left and center outnumber you and push back then thats deomcracy and itll win in the end.

funny thing with the right leaning conservatives, democracy is fine when your guy wins, but they'll sacrifice democracy long before their fascist ideology

10 ( +16 / -6 )

These far-right insurrectionists just tried to overthrow our democracy - ban them from any legitimate platform...let them crawl back under the rocks they came out of four years ago...

They'll find a place for their vitriol and hate - likely on a platform in Russia, China or Iran - the counties they admire so much...

9 ( +16 / -7 )

I love how Trump keeps trying to find other Twitter accounts he can tweet from. I think this is the worst punishment he's ever received so far, besides daddy telling him what a loser he is and his mom hating him.

16 ( +20 / -4 )

The border of "right think" will keep shifting and eventually it will reach you.

with all that losing youd think theyd change their approach. in 88yrs no president , has lost the house the presidency and the senate all in their 1st term. Seems like the left and center are pushing back harder than they ever thought, democracy wins again.

12 ( +15 / -3 )

Have another closer look, @lincolnman. Democracy means ruling of the people, demos , from Greek language. Now guess, how your presidents are elected...lol Exactly, not by the people, but by a small bunch of elite electoral college votes. Now write it new or find another word, but please, don’t call it democracy.

-14 ( +3 / -17 )

Good.

10 ( +14 / -4 )

I guess we now know that Pres. Obama has more followers online than Pres. trump! That is probably eating him up even more. The fact that everything that Pres. Obama has said about him was correct.

It is just as bad as trump's father telling donald that he would be a LOSER!

11 ( +15 / -4 )

They will just find another way. Unfortunately.

4 ( +6 / -2 )

About time.

6 ( +9 / -3 )

Even Netanyahu has removed his image of trump from his Twitter banner! LOL!

10 ( +11 / -1 )

I guess some here have missed the condemnation of Twitter's actions by even some of EU's leaders because of the authoritatian abuse of power.

You must be missing the salad days of Trump's lies being only 'disputed'.

The warning was there for Trump and his fellow liars; take care of your toys or you won't be allowed to play with them.

7 ( +10 / -3 )

@Sven Asai

 Democracy means ruling of the people, demos , from Greek language. Now guess, how your presidents are elected...lol Exactly, not by the people, but by a small bunch of elite electoral college votes. Now write it new or find another word, but please, don’t call it democracy.

The United States is not a Democracy. It's a Constitutional Republic. A true Democracy would be 2 wolves and 1 sheep deciding what's for dinner.

-5 ( +4 / -9 )

Hey Trump Qanons, just to back to Parler when it comes back online. No big deal. You don't need that Twitter garbage

-4 ( +3 / -7 )

It is not just the Q nuts that Twitter is censoring, and it is not just Twitter.

Since this weekend there has been a virtual night of the long knifes against free speech.

Thousands of accounts guilty of wrongspeak are being purged, up to the million-strong "Walk Away" Facebook group, the only crime of which was to collect personal statements of people leaving the left.

We are getting close to a state where a cartel of California Big Tech moguls can decide what people are allowed to say and what not. Xi Ping must be smiling.

-8 ( +11 / -19 )

The early Greeks had a senate too. On the way out of the debate you threw a stone in a vase, one for yes the other for no. The ecclesia or ekklesia.

5 ( +7 / -2 )

Trump's most painful was the loss of his Twitter handle. The second was not being able to delete Obama, now a greater president than him.

Trump can start his own social network, he's rich enough.

8 ( +14 / -6 )

smithinjapan

I love how Trump keeps trying to find other Twitter accounts he can tweet from. I think this is the worst punishment he's ever received so far,

I thought he went to Parler, but then the Big Tech moguls had Parler shut down. So much for the often heard advice "if you dont like Big Tech censorship, make your own free speech platform". Well Parler did that, and see what that got them.

By the way, the courts forbade to block trolls on his Twit account, ruling it is a de facto public utility. But apparently Twitter is allowed to shut down the entire public utility. Can you reconcile that?

-13 ( +6 / -19 )

We are getting close to a state where a cartel of California Big Tech moguls can decide what people are allowed to say and what not.

That is the crux of the issue. Google, Amazon, Facebook, and Twitter - private corporations with absolutely no democratic accountability - fundamentally own and censor the public sphere. Any startup which cannot be bought out gets deplatformed and squashed.

And the morally righteous do their shilling. Incredible!

-9 ( +7 / -16 )

All the destruction at the Capitol last week, the death of ;police officers and misguided trump followers, the GOP wants to complain about violence inciting , conspiracy spewing accounts being removed.

Scott Altas was complaining he lost 12K twitter followers and someone pointed out that was probably the number of Americans who died taking is illegitimate advice!!!

7 ( +10 / -3 )

a bunch of companies can decide what is right and what is wrong

this is democracy, right ?

-9 ( +9 / -18 )

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