Is Twitter ‘Trust and Safety Council’ Targeting Conservatives?

In the past few weeks, several conservatives have had their Twitter accounts suspended or “de-verified” — the blue checkmark next to their account name signifying Twitter’s verification of identity has been removed.

On Friday night, conservative writer and blogger Robert Stacy McCain discovered that his account had been suspended. No explanation was forthcoming from Twitter and no specific example of “abuse or harassment” was cited.

  • Al_the_Fish

    Hit twitter back. Every sponsored tweet you receive, send a reply, saying you are blocking them as @jack won’t #FreeStacy.

  • Sunshine

    Facebook also is on the warpath. I’ve been asked to supply different forms of I.D. – with photo and date of birth, and send it to them. So, I deactivated my account.
    This, I am certain, originates from Trudeau government. Never had a problem before. I starting posting respectful questions to John McCallum re refugees and then Liberal Party of Canada – problems started afterward.
    In my opinion, the Trudeau administration greatly lacks transparency and is borderline dishonest with its citizens.

    • Exile1981

      A liberal government that’s dishonest and non-transparent…I’m sh…. no actually it’s exactly what I suspected.

      • Alain

        It is what the Left would call “settled science”.

      • Sunshine

        Of all liberal governments, Justine’s is the worst. Two weeks prior to election day, he had all comments of his economic policies removed from his FB page and people were banned.
        He didn’t want his followers to start asking questions. So, he had everything deleted.

    • Xavier

      Anonymous free speech will not be tolerated.

  • kkruger71

    Already cancelled my account on Twitter.
    Really knew nothing about this whole gamer-gate thing until a few days ago. Since then I’ve been trying to get myself caught up on it, mostly to find out more about this Anita Sarkeesian character and what she’s about. What has me curious now is that she has publicly boasted in the past that she has the biggest blocked list on Twitter (and does not allow comments on her Youtube stuff), but now that she is on this council, will she still be allowed to block everyone who disagrees with her? I know she will, but the point is how can you have someone be in charge of this when by her own admission anyone who disagrees with her will not just be ignored, but will have no way to even let her know?

  • Clausewitz

    In answer to the articles posted question, of course.