My Second Twitter Ban

It was of course inevitable. Getting banned from Twitter is one of the few certainties in life. But this time it was for attacking the followers of George W. Bush.

My guess as to what happened.

A short time before my account was suspended Glenn Greenwald retweeted one of my tweets criticizing the hypocrisy of the media for asking Russian athletes to condemn Vladimir Putin when there were no such requirement in the 2000s to condemn George W. Bush after the invasion of Iraq.

Basically I was collateral damage.

My account was suddenly high profile and I was mass reported by Greenwald’s haters and banned for two weeks for a sarcastic comment I made about Bush supporters using the absurd cliché “freedom isn’t free.” So essentially I was banned for hate speech against Iraqis for attacking George W. Bush.

Since there was no guarantee my account would ever be restored I just deleted it so as not to have so much stray content floating around.

7 thoughts on “My Second Twitter Ban”

  1. Loved reading this
    Great post! It’s unfortunate that you were banned from Twitter for speaking out against hypocrisy in the media and attacking George W. Bush. I’m curious, do you think social media platforms should do more to protect freedom of speech, even if it means potentially controversial or unpopular opinions being expressed?

    1. I’m building a new website. Not quite ready to go live yet. But it’s the opposite of this one. It has a very narrow, specialized focus. I’ve gotten heavily into Yugoslavian cinema recently. Very different from the rest of East European cinema. So much of it really walks the very narrow line between Three Stooges slapstick and terrifying violence, between Monty Python/Lebowski quotability and a real sense of despair.

      1. Have you ever heard Zizek praise a Balkan film?

        I think he sees himself in the idea of an Eastern European marketing himself in the west.

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