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Twitter Doubles Down Stacy McCain's SexTroubleBook account banned

This was totally expected

sextrouble

I must con­fess when Stacy was first banned I pre­sumed it was the act of some overzeal­ous twit­ter intern over the week­end that would be reversed once pres­sure was applied.

But It’s been 48 and despite Streisand Effect like atten­tion Twit­ter has now banned Stacy’s book pro­mo­tion account after it drew sev­eral thou­sand fol­low­ers very quickly.

I talked to Stacy Last night (more details tomor­row) and we noted that Twitter’s actions in an elec­tion year reminded us of other left­ist busi­ness like Salon or the endeav­ors of Tina Brown which habit­u­ally hem­or­rhaged money for their investors but served the pur­pose of rein­forc­ing the memes of the left in cul­ture mean­ing that the lost was not so much a finan­cial hard­ship but an invest­ment in the cul­ture wars.

I sub­mit and sug­gest that this is what is going on here. Stacy McCain is the test case and with a can­di­date even worse that John Kerry at the top of the ticket you will see Twit­ter act­ing deci­sively to sup­press con­ser­v­a­tive opin­ions on their plat­form and by the time elec­tion day rolls around you will see things that will make his ban­ning look like a kiss in the cheek.

Stacy McCain is the test case. Folks it’s time to choose sides

Update: OK I must admit I didn’t expect this:

quitter

Because what we really need in this world is a junior star cham­ber wannabe.

Just got off the phone with Stacy and he read me this email from Twitter:

@rsmccain

Hello,

You’re account was sus­pended because it was found to be vio­lat­ing the Twit­ter Rules…specifically our rules around par­tic­i­pat­ing in tar­geted abuse.

You’re account will not be restored.

Thanks,

Twit­ter

Now It seems to me that if this is the case they should be able to pro­duce screen caps of said abuse to back up this state­ment. I’m sure we’d all be delighted to see them.

Or per­haps they are as imag­i­nary as the infa­mous claims of abuse dur­ing the Oba­macare debate that oddly no micro­phone or cam­era man­aged to pick up.

Update 2: Twitchy notices and the Fedeal­ist says this:

You get the same impres­sion when Twit­ter CEO Jack Dorsey pro­claims that “Twit­ter stands for free­dom of expres­sion, speak­ing truth to power, and empow­er­ing dia­logue. That starts with safety.”

No, actu­ally, “free­dom of expres­sion” starts with “free­dom.” It’s right there at the begin­ning of the phrase. But by recast­ing it as an issue of “safety,” Twit­ter de-​emphasizes the “free­dom” part and sets up a ratio­nale to limit or ban its users in the name of pro­tect­ing others.

And so we see, less than two weeks later, a par­tic­u­larly sharp-​elbowed and com­bat­ive critic of fem­i­nism get­ting his account suspended.

and ends with this clas­sic line

Fol­low Robert on Twit­ter, until they kick him off.

Hey Dis­hon­or­able peo­ple gotta act dishonorable.

Update 3: at Instapun­dit a link to The rise of intol­lo­rant liberals

What we have here is noth­ing less than a new and highly attrac­tive form of illib­er­al­ism — an illib­eral lib­er­al­ism, if you will. Intol­er­ance is cham­pi­oned in the name of tol­er­ance, closed-​mindedness in the name of open-​mindedness, and hatred in the name of com­pas­sion. It’s clas­sic double-​think, and the decep­tion is pre­cisely the dan­ger. Amer­i­cans don’t expect lib­er­als to be author­i­tar­ian wolves in sheep’s cloth­ing. They are not pre­pared to be on guard all the time because lib­er­als are sup­posed to be the good guys — the guardians of free­dom of speech and the like.

As the say­ing goes: Evil preaches tol­er­ance until it is dom­i­nant, then it tries to silence good.

Update 4: PJ media notices some­thing

In truth, we’ve only heard from one side in this dis­pute. And if some­one knows of a lib­eral fig­ure who has had their account sus­pended, I’d cer­tainly like to hear it.

But after search­ing on Google for sev­eral min­utes, I couldn’t find a sin­gle com­plaint from a lib­eral who had their account killed. Con­sid­er­ing the vicious­ness and abuse of lib­eral trolls that’s at least as bad as some con­ser­v­a­tives, it would be rea­son­able to con­clude that Twit­ter is being extremely sub­jec­tive and par­ti­san in defin­ing “abuse.“

What’s the word UNEX­PECT­EDLY

Update 5: Stacy posts the email and asks the obvi­ous questions

Well, what is “tar­geted abuse,” what con­sti­tutes “par­tic­i­pat­ing” in this behav­ior, and what are the “rules around” it? Where is the evi­dence that I have been “vio­lat­ing the Twit­ter Rules”? Who was “tar­geted”? What was the nature of the “abuse”? Ques­tions like this mul­ti­ply, you see, if we can be per­mit­ted to ask ques­tions of the arbiters of “Twit­ter Rules,” but that’s just it: No ques­tions allowed!

“It’s as if the grown-​ups left for the week­end,
and the SJW interns are in control.”

This morn­ing, again with­out expla­na­tion, the @SexTroubleBook account — which I cre­ated last year to pro­mote my book — was suspended.

Every­body is shocked, shocked!

“Evil preaches tol­er­ance until it is dom­i­nant,
then it tries to silence good.”

Fem­i­nism is evil. But you knew that, right?

Update 6: Actor Adam Bald­win spoke in favor of Stacy

Now his twit­ter account appears to have been wiped of all tweets but that one.

Update 7: Bat­teswarm

Actor Adam Baldwin’s ver­i­fied account appears to have been “shad­ow­banned” (i.e., his account has not been sus­pended, but none of his Tweets, except the one he has pinned at top, appear are vis­i­ble to other users.
Dis­cus­sion of the cur­rent prob­lem and how to fix it. Includ­ing “Dis­man­tle the kan­ga­roo court” and “Fire CEO Jack Dorsey.” “The ‘Trust and Safety Coun­cil’ was Dorsey’s brain­child, and he’s the one who chose to give it over to polit­i­cal hacks with an axe to grind. In other words, while Twitter’s user base has been lev­el­ing off and its share price has been going down in flames, he’s been busy hatch­ing a scheme to drive away even more of its users.” (Hat tip: Stephen Green at Instapun­dit.)
Con­ser­v­a­tive writer John Pod­horetz’ blue “ver­i­fied” check-​mark on Twit­ter was brei­fly removed over the week­end, then restored.
It appears more and more that Twitter’s “Trust and Safety Coun­cil” should be more prop­erly named “Anita Sarkeesian’s Com­mit­tee To Ban Peo­ple Who Say Mean Things About Her.”

Author John Wright:

I do not use Twit­ter, so it is noth­ing to me that they have decreed them­selves to be an arm of the Demo­c­rat Party, and vowed to use all their pow­ers in an elec­tion year to belit­tle, harass, silence, and smother any con­ser­v­a­tive voices in the pub­lic arena.

But please keep in mind. The vir­u­lent strain of Polit­i­cal Cor­rect­ness known as Social Jus­tice War­fare, Fifth Wave Fem­i­nism, or Inter­sec­tion­al­ism, also known as Mor­lock­ery, is hatred, pure and simple.

It is direc­tion­less, destruc­tive, and omniv­o­rous. They are not in favor of any­thing, they just hate you.

Why such crea­tures are tol­er­ated among civ­i­lized men for even an instant is beyond understanding.

and Ace takes a stand

Update 8: Larry Cor­reia too

Un freak­ing believable

Update 9: Insta­lanche and a que­si­ton: If Stacy, Bald­win and Cor­reia were lib­er­als would there be any other story in the MSM today?

Update 10: Not a big fan of Anony­mous still (via Red­state)…

Ghost­Sec, a coun­tert­er­ror­ism group within the Anony­mous col­lec­tive, which bat­tles ISIS online, issued the fol­low­ing statement:

Any­one who sup­ports free speech should sup­port Stacy McCain. Cen­sor­ship has been used through­out his­tory by tyrants and oppres­sors. McCain sim­ply crit­i­cized some­one. If this is what led to his sus­pen­sion, then Twitter’s feet need to be held to the fire until the actions against Yiannopou­los and McCain are reversed.

This is not a par­ti­san issue. You either sup­port free speech or you don’t. If you want free speech for your­self, you have to sup­port free speech for oth­ers – includ­ing those with whom you disagree.

Quite frankly, any­one who has a melt­down over a dif­fer­ence of opin­ion is prob­a­bly bet­ter suited to spend­ing their time in a day­care cen­ter than on a social media plat­form through which the exchange of ideas takes place.

Ghost­Sec does not tar­get hate­ful speech because as unpleas­ant as it may be, it is still free speech. Ghost­Sec tar­gets ille­gal speech — threats, pro­pa­ganda and recruit­ment attempts by ter­ror­ists and their supporters.”

Imme­di­ately fol­low­ing the addi­tion of Twitter’s new coun­cil, sev­eral mem­bers of Anony­mous, who work on thwart­ing ISIS online (#OpI­SIS), also had their Twit­ter accounts sus­pended. Many of these Twit­ter users had been very vocal in their crit­i­cism of Twitter’s lax pol­icy in address­ing ter­ror­ist activity.

Free speech can use all the allies it can get

Update 11: Now Chris Loesch sud­denly gone too? I’m told he’s on “hia­tus” I don’t know what that means, surely if he choose to stop tweet­ing his account would still exist.

chrisloesch

I’m told he decided to go com­pletely off line and take time off, I guess we can’t blame this one on twitter.

Update 12: Adam Bald­win has left Twit­ter in Protest

Bald­win, who cur­rently stars in the TNT hit show ‘The Last Ship,’ tells Inde­pen­dent Jour­nal Review that Twitter’s new pol­icy of pun­ish­ing users for speech it finds “offen­sive” is the rea­son for his depar­ture from the social platform:

“It’s really a shame that so-​called ‘lib­eral thinkers’ and the so called ‘tol­er­ant crowd’ is intol­er­ant of vary­ing view­points. They’re so afraid to hear peo­ple dis­agree with them. Instead of ignor­ing it or pro­vid­ing their own argu­ments in return, they say “shut up!”

“I’ve had enough. Twit­ter is dead to me,” Bald­win tells us, “I’m going to find greener pas­tures else­where and I’m not com­ing back.”

Me I’m stay­ing until they boot me, why make it eas­ier for them to get rid of conservatives?

Update 13: Deny Deny Deny: via Bat­shit crazy news

Of course there isn’t a shred of truth to this per­cep­tion, but for the peo­ple spread­ing it, the truth is irrel­e­vant. The tweets, blogs and videos are designed to incite rage and enlist more peo­ple to join the cru­sade against me. They are designed to make me out as a pow­er­ful enemy of free speech who is deter­mined to crush the expres­sion of any idea she doesn’t agree with, and they con­ve­niently sup­port the per­cep­tion some have cre­ated that I am not a fem­i­nist pop cul­ture critic but rather some kind of dia­bol­i­cal supervil­lain, hell-​bent on cre­at­ing an oppres­sive society.

This con­spir­acy and oth­ers like it are them­selves a man­i­fes­ta­tion of misog­yny, borne out of a deep dis­trust and hatred of women.

Object to our actions and that’s proof you MUST be a misogynist.

If you told me this would be twit­ter a week ago I wouldn’t have believed you.

Update 14: Baldwin’s depar­ture noted by Town­hall & Twitchy and the left­ists at Mother Jones celebrate.

Gotta love the left’s love for free speech.

Update 15: Stacy is not on twit­ter but there are ways around this to wit…

Update 16: Fake Harass­ment vs the real thing
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This was totally expected

sextrouble

I must confess when Stacy was first banned I presumed it was the act of some overzealous twitter intern over the weekend that would be reversed once pressure was applied.

But It’s been 48 and despite Streisand Effect like attention Twitter has now banned Stacy’s book promotion account after it drew several thousand followers very quickly.

I talked to Stacy Last night (more details tomorrow) and we noted that Twitter’s actions in an election year reminded us of other leftist business like Salon or the endeavors of Tina Brown which habitually hemorrhaged money for their investors but served the purpose of reinforcing the memes of the left in culture meaning that the lost was not so much a financial hardship but an investment in the culture wars.

I submit and suggest that this is what is going on here. Stacy McCain is the test case and with a candidate even worse that John Kerry at the top of the ticket you will see Twitter acting decisively to suppress conservative opinions on their platform and by the time election day rolls around you will see things that will make his banning look like a kiss in the cheek.

Stacy McCain is the test case. Folks it’s time to choose sides

Update: OK I must admit I didn’t expect this:

quitter

Because what we really need in this world is a junior star chamber wannabe.

Just got off the phone with Stacy and he read me this email from Twitter:

@rsmccain

Hello,

You’re account was suspended because it was found to be violating the Twitter Rules…specifically our rules around participating in targeted abuse.

You’re account will not be restored.

Thanks,

Twitter

Now It seems to me that if this is the case they should be able to produce screen caps of said abuse to back up this statement. I’m sure we’d all be delighted to see them.

Or perhaps they are as imaginary as the infamous claims of abuse during the Obamacare debate that oddly no microphone or camera managed to pick up.

Update 2: Twitchy notices and the Fedealist says this:

You get the same impression when Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey proclaims that “Twitter stands for freedom of expression, speaking truth to power, and empowering dialogue. That starts with safety.”

No, actually, “freedom of expression” starts with “freedom.” It’s right there at the beginning of the phrase. But by recasting it as an issue of “safety,” Twitter de-emphasizes the “freedom” part and sets up a rationale to limit or ban its users in the name of protecting others.

And so we see, less than two weeks later, a particularly sharp-elbowed and combative critic of feminism getting his account suspended.

and ends with this classic line

Follow Robert on Twitter, until they kick him off.

Hey Dishonorable people gotta act dishonorable.

Update 3: at Instapundit a link to The rise of intollorant liberals

What we have here is nothing less than a new and highly attractive form of illiberalism—an illiberal liberalism, if you will. Intolerance is championed in the name of tolerance, closed-mindedness in the name of open-mindedness, and hatred in the name of compassion. It’s classic double-think, and the deception is precisely the danger. Americans don’t expect liberals to be authoritarian wolves in sheep’s clothing. They are not prepared to be on guard all the time because liberals are supposed to be the good guys—the guardians of freedom of speech and the like.

As the saying goes: Evil preaches tolerance until it is dominant, then it tries to silence good.

Update 4: PJ media notices something

In truth, we’ve only heard from one side in this dispute. And if someone knows of a liberal figure who has had their account suspended, I’d certainly like to hear it.

But after searching on Google for several minutes, I couldn’t find a single complaint from a liberal who had their account killed. Considering the viciousness and abuse of liberal trolls that’s at least as bad as some conservatives, it would be reasonable to conclude that Twitter is being extremely subjective and partisan in defining “abuse.”

What’s the word UNEXPECTEDLY

Update 5: Stacy posts the email and asks the obvious questions

Well, what is “targeted abuse,” what constitutes “participating” in this behavior, and what are the “rules around” it? Where is the evidence that I have been “violating the Twitter Rules”? Who was “targeted”? What was the nature of the “abuse”? Questions like this multiply, you see, if we can be permitted to ask questions of the arbiters of “Twitter Rules,” but that’s just it: No questions allowed!

“It’s as if the grown-ups left for the weekend,
and the SJW interns are in control.”

This morning, again without explanation, the @SexTroubleBook account — which I created last year to promote my book — was suspended.

Everybody is shocked, shocked!

“Evil preaches tolerance until it is dominant,
then it tries to silence good.”

Feminism is evil. But you knew that, right?

Update 6: Actor Adam Baldwin spoke in favor of Stacy

Now his twitter account appears to have been wiped of all tweets but that one.

Update 7: Batteswarm

Actor Adam Baldwin’s verified account appears to have been “shadowbanned” (i.e., his account has not been suspended, but none of his Tweets, except the one he has pinned at top, appear are visible to other users.
Discussion of the current problem and how to fix it. Including “Dismantle the kangaroo court” and “Fire CEO Jack Dorsey.” “The ‘Trust and Safety Council’ was Dorsey’s brainchild, and he’s the one who chose to give it over to political hacks with an axe to grind. In other words, while Twitter’s user base has been leveling off and its share price has been going down in flames, he’s been busy hatching a scheme to drive away even more of its users.” (Hat tip: Stephen Green at Instapundit.)
Conservative writer John Podhoretz’ blue “verified” check-mark on Twitter was breifly removed over the weekend, then restored.
It appears more and more that Twitter’s “Trust and Safety Council” should be more properly named “Anita Sarkeesian’s Committee To Ban People Who Say Mean Things About Her.”

Author John Wright:

I do not use Twitter, so it is nothing to me that they have decreed themselves to be an arm of the Democrat Party, and vowed to use all their powers in an election year to belittle, harass, silence, and smother any conservative voices in the public arena.

But please keep in mind. The virulent strain of Political Correctness known as Social Justice Warfare, Fifth Wave Feminism, or Intersectionalism, also known as Morlockery, is hatred, pure and simple.

It is directionless, destructive, and omnivorous. They are not in favor of anything, they just hate you.

Why such creatures are tolerated among civilized men for even an instant is beyond understanding.

and Ace takes a stand

Update 8: Larry Correia too

Un freaking believable

Update 9: Instalanche and a quesiton: If Stacy, Baldwin and Correia were liberals would there be any other story in the MSM today?

Update 10: Not a big fan of Anonymous still (via Redstate)…

GhostSec, a counterterrorism group within the Anonymous collective, which battles ISIS online, issued the following statement:

“Anyone who supports free speech should support Stacy McCain. Censorship has been used throughout history by tyrants and oppressors. McCain simply criticized someone. If this is what led to his suspension, then Twitter’s feet need to be held to the fire until the actions against Yiannopoulos and McCain are reversed.

This is not a partisan issue. You either support free speech or you don’t. If you want free speech for yourself, you have to support free speech for others–including those with whom you disagree.

Quite frankly, anyone who has a meltdown over a difference of opinion is probably better suited to spending their time in a daycare center than on a social media platform through which the exchange of ideas takes place.

GhostSec does not target hateful speech because as unpleasant as it may be, it is still free speech. GhostSec targets illegal speech — threats, propaganda and recruitment attempts by terrorists and their supporters.”

Immediately following the addition of Twitter’s new council, several members of Anonymous, who work on thwarting ISIS online (#OpISIS), also had their Twitter accounts suspended. Many of these Twitter users had been very vocal in their criticism of Twitter’s lax policy in addressing terrorist activity.

Free speech can use all the allies it can get

Update 11:  Now Chris Loesch suddenly gone too? I’m told he’s on “hiatus” I don’t know what that means, surely if he choose to stop tweeting his account would still exist.

chrisloesch

I’m told he decided to go completely off line and take time off, I guess we can’t blame this one on twitter.

Update 12:  Adam Baldwin has left Twitter in Protest

Baldwin, who currently stars in the TNT hit show ‘The Last Ship,’ tells Independent Journal Review that Twitter’s new policy of punishing users for speech it finds “offensive” is the reason for his departure from the social platform:

“It’s really a shame that so-called ‘liberal thinkers’ and the so called ‘tolerant crowd’ is intolerant of varying viewpoints. They’re so afraid to hear people disagree with them. Instead of ignoring it or providing their own arguments in return, they say “shut up!”

“I’ve had enough. Twitter is dead to me,” Baldwin tells us, “I’m going to find greener pastures elsewhere and I’m not coming back.”

Me I’m staying until they boot me, why make it easier for them to get rid of conservatives?

Update 13:  Deny Deny Deny: via Batshit crazy news

Of course there isn’t a shred of truth to this perception, but for the people spreading it, the truth is irrelevant. The tweets, blogs and videos are designed to incite rage and enlist more people to join the crusade against me. They are designed to make me out as a powerful enemy of free speech who is determined to crush the expression of any idea she doesn’t agree with, and they conveniently support the perception some have created that I am not a feminist pop culture critic but rather some kind of diabolical supervillain, hell-bent on creating an oppressive society.

This conspiracy and others like it are themselves a manifestation of misogyny, borne out of a deep distrust and hatred of women.

Object to our actions and that’s proof you MUST be a misogynist.

If you told me this would be twitter a week ago I wouldn’t have believed you.

Update 14:  Baldwin’s departure noted by Townhall  & Twitchy and the leftists at Mother Jones celebrate.

Gotta love the left’s love for free speech.

Update 15:  Stacy is not on twitter but there are ways around this to wit…

Update 16: Fake Harassment vs the real thing
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I was laid off last week from my 3rd shift job so my plan to use said job to pay the mortgage while using the site to get out of debt in a couple of years is out the window unless we suddenly get 125 subscribers at $10 a month. When I say I could use a hand right now I’m not kidding. (We picked up the equivalent of 6 such subscribers this weekend 119 more @$10 a month to go)

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