Monday, October 1, 2018

Censorship by Twitter

I have held a Twitter account for some years. On 20 September my account was suspended and I was asked to delete one of my tweets. Apparently, someone at Twitter had taken a dislike to that particular tweet, which was promptly declared to be “abusive” though who exactly had been abused was a mystery. It was made clear that the only way for me to continue to use Twitter was to delete my tweet and wait seven days for my account to be unlocked.  Presumably to soften the blow, I was told I could “appeal” against that decision.

Here is Twitter’s demand for me to delete my tweet that fell foul of Twitter’s mysterious “rules”, which are often used as a weapon of censorship :

Delete Tweet.
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Sakib Ahmad ثاقب 
@ShireenMazari1 @PTIofficial Holohoax is the new religion that has supplanted Christianity in the West. Holohoax is a bigger hoax than 9/11, biggest ever
5:07 PM - 18 Sep 2018

[here, on red background, was emblazoned the word Delete]
If you feel that your account has been locked in error, you can appeal by contacting our support team here.

I submitted my appeal by clicking where Twitter had indicated. I asked Twitter to explain who I had abused in my tweet and what rule exactly had been violated. Two days later, on 22 September, I received a standard email which simply repeated the weasel words relating to “Twitter rules”:


We’re writing to let you know that your account features will remain limited for the allotted time due to violations of the Twitter Rules, specifically our rules against abusive behavior.

To ensure that people feel safe expressing diverse opinions and beliefs on our platform, we do not tolerate behavior that crosses the line into abuse. This includes behavior that harasses, intimidates, or uses fear to silence another person's voice.

Please note that continued abusive behavior may lead to the suspension of your account. To avoid having your account suspended, please only post content that abides by the Twitter Rules:



My reply to this devious email, which was quite meaningless in the context of my tweet, was:


When my account was suspended on 20 September I appealed against the decision. Your email doesn't seem to be a response to my appeal. You are merely repeating the original senseless charge against me. PLEASE LET ME HAVE A FORMAL RESPONSE TO MY APPEAL.

I repeat I have committed NO violation of Twitter rules nor have I abused anyone. Some nameless Twitter employee's high-handed behaviour in this case is quite unacceptable. Do point out to me the alleged abuse in my tweet. The fact is that in this case a Twitter employee is acting as CENSOR. Censorship by your uncontrolled employees is quite intolerable. I would rather leave Twitter than accept censorship of ideas and carefully researched historical facts. PLEASE INVESTIGATE THE BEHAVIOUR OF YOUR EMPLOYEES.

Please let me have a formal response to my appeal, preferably by a named individual at Twitter who holds a position of responsibility.

Sakib Ahmad

My reply was sent out on 24 September. There has been no response since. I doubt if I will hear from Twitter again. This seemingly Zionist-controlled “social media platform” has given a clear instruction to me to delete my tweet which the powers-that-be at Twitter have found offensive. I am not supposed to disobey!

Twitter is quick to take notice when certain issues are put under the spotlight. Among these topics are Israeli government’s war crimes, the conspiracy of 9/11, the legend of “holocaust” (which appears to have originated at least a decade after the end of the Second World War) and the Jewish crimes against the Palestinians. A tool of the Zionists and Neoconservatives, Twitter censors criticism of these issues by absurdly invoking its “rules against abusive behaviour”. Real abuse against Muslims and Islam flourishes on Twitter, shredding its vaunted “rules” to smithereens but that abuse is presumably tolerated in the name of “freedom of expression”.

I know that Twitter is highly addictive and people do cave in to Twitter’s browbeating, deleting their critical tweets about Jewish/Neocon conspiracies. Not me.  If Twitter does not unlock my account without any pre-conditions then that is the end of my Twitter adventure. It is time people woke up and recognized Twitter – and other social media platforms – as offering a false perception of freedom to express their views. The ideas expressed are carefully monitored, invoking the “Twitter rules” to silence dissent. Twitter camouflages its censorship by dishonestly claiming to be upholding the mysterious rules pertaining to abusive behaviour.

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