Twitter Bans 70k Accounts: Guess Who They Supported...
This seems to be the new norm. Social media platforms are going out of their way to silence conservatives. Facebook purged hundreds of accounts back in 2018 and continues to silence conservatives to this day. The Social Media giants both just banned Trump. But that's not enough so Twitter has just banned 70,000 accounts claiming they were part of QAnon, spreading misinformation, or disputing the election results. It seems like they have a broad definition for who they feel is part of QAnon...
Twitter posted about the change.
"Given the violent events in Washington, DC, and increased risk of harm, we began permanently suspending thousands of accounts that were primarily dedicated to sharing QAnon content on Friday afternoon.
Many of the individuals impacted by this updated enforcement action held multiple accounts, driving up the total number of accounts impacted. Since Friday, more than 70,000 accounts have been suspended as a result of our efforts, with many instances of a single individual operating numerous accounts. These accounts were engaged in sharing harmful QAnon-associated content at scale and were primarily dedicated to the propagation of this conspiracy theory across the service.
Our updated enforcement on QAnon content on Twitter, along with routine spam challenges, has resulted in changes in follower count for some people’s Twitter accounts. In some cases, these actions may have resulted in follower count changes in the thousands.
As stipulated in this policy that we announced ahead of the 2020 US election, accounts that have Tweeted or Retweeted associated content will continue to be subject to limited visibility across search, replies, and on timelines and are prohibited from being recommended to others by Twitter. It’s important that these types of accounts — that are not predominantly engaged in sharing this material — can see different perspectives in the open public conversation that Twitter uniquely provides."
"During the past several weeks, misleading and false information surrounding the 2020 US presidential election has been the basis for incitement to violence around the country. We took action on these claims in line with our Civic Integrity policy
Now that the results of the election have been officially certified by Congress, we updated our Civic Integrity policy on Friday to aggressively increase our enforcement action on these claims. The updated policy provides details about how we enforce against violations of this policy, including repeated sharing of Tweets that receive warning labels. Ultimately, repeated violations of this policy can result in permanent suspension."
So Twitter is deleting conservatives under the guise of deleting QAnon, just as Facebook did back in 2018 when they deleted conservative pages under the guise of deleting Russian spambots. Twitter also notes that they are going to ban or suspend accounts that continue to tweet about how the presidential election was stolen from Trump, which they are of course calling misinformation.