Earlier this month Insider staff decided it was time to get with the program and get on Twitter.
We tweeted a total of 11 tweets. We had 35 people following us in 23 hours. We were following 198 people and had the account for approximately a week. Now mind you, Justin Bieber tweets about 20 tweets a day!
On the third day of being twitter twits, we noticed Senator Chris Murphy is quite the interwebby attention whore, and tweets about every 2-3 hours. So we tweeted him asking a very legit question that went something like this :
Middletowninsider: @ChrisMurphyCT "You tweet more than any representative we know, do you actually do any work?"
Does he tweet and work? Does he have a staffer? Do taxpayers pay an official tweeter?
Mind you all of our other tweets were links to our own articles. About every two weeks our facebook account is suspended from adding friends or sending messages for 30 days. We have even gotten suspended from posting to our own wall! So every 30 days, we have about a 2 week window where we can friend folks or send messages. Mind you, we post our own links and photos, and post to walls of groups we have been invited to join. We also post mostly links to charitable events or links our readers have sent. But none the less, we get nixed.
Granted these are private web services and can censor any which way they choose. However, why don't they just come out and say they have a liberal agenda we don't fit???
Alas, 4 days later Twitter has suspended and deactivated our account
Moral: Don't question liberals or you get booted from Twitter!
I'm no Chris Murphy lover but these are systems that attempt to block Twitter spammers and Facebook spammers that occasionally nab new users trying to spread their social circle. I don't think it has to do much with a political agenda.ReplyDelete
Thank you Anon, we hope it was a random case and not an act to censor.ReplyDelete
We have filed appeals with the customer service emails given for each site, but so far only automatically generated responses have been given with no explanation.
We have heard from some of our blogger friends in conservative circles that they have faced the same issues. It would be interesting to see if more liberal sites have this happen at the same frequency we have encountered.
Wow, that was ballZ. You guys called him a "TWAT" LMAOReplyDelete