Twitter is in hot water once again after the scandal a few weeks ago concerning its censorship of conservative users by employees.
This week it appeared the social network began a clear and organized campaign of locking conservative user accounts claiming them to be ‘bots’.
A bot is a fake account designed to promote certain activity on the Internet such as likes and retweets.
The network lit up with complaints from users who watched as their many followers were dropping by the thousands in mere minutes.
In at least one case, a user who was reporting on the purge was himself locked out and labeled as a ‘bot’.
Color us unsurprised.
Here’s more from PJ Media…
Overnight Twitter exploded with rage, sending #TwitterLockOut to the top of the trending list. People like Ben Garrison, the famous cartoon artist, are reporting they have lost thousands of followers in an instant and more are dropping out by the minute. It appears that only conservative accounts are included in the follower purge.
Gab TV broadcast the reports they are getting by the thousands of people locked out. Twitter seems to be labeling Trump supporters “Russian bots” and banning them until they provide confidential information most people don’t want Twitter to have.
This is not unexpected. We have been reporting on Twitter tomfoolery for quite a while now and have been waiting for the main purge to begin. This looks like the big one. In order to get back into their accounts, Twitter is requiring a phone number to be attached to the account. Gab TV thinks it could be a data grab.