Suspended on Twitter again: Help me find out why this time.
Update 06/12/2015- My main account has been fully restored. A HUGE thank you to everyone who shared this page and asked questions on my behalf. It means a lot. Reason has prevailed!
It appears SkyNet, or whatever algorithm Twitter uses to assess their abuse reports has seen fit to suspend my @Gspellchecker account yet again. This isn’t the first time. Given the number of times this has happened though, it’s fair to say it could be my last. Termination surely looms.
Whenever this happens – I initiate Twitters’ appeal process and wait. Twitter eventually emails me back (sometimes up to 30 days later) to inform me I’ve been reported for ‘Targeted Abuse And Harassment’. I respond to say I’ve never sent a single abusive tweet, nor harassed or encouraged the harassment of others. I also request examples of this ‘Targeted Abuse and Harassment’. Twitter then ignores my request for examples, re-activates my account, warns me it could be permanent next time and the cycle begins again.
Is anyone bored yet? I am.
Funny thing though; as documented on this blog before, Mo Ansar has accused me of ‘targeting’ him with a ‘campaign of hate & harassment’ via a number of tweets. You’ll notice these accusations map on to the reasons provided for my suspension by Twitter. I’ve also asked Ansar to provide me with examples of this and to confirm whether he has in fact reported me for these ‘offences’. I’m sure you won’t be surprised to hear Mo has failed to provide examples or confirm he has reported me.
Another funny thing; each suspension occurs the very same day I reply to a Mo Ansar tweet challenging some absurd claim he has made. This may be simple correlation and completely unrelated of course. I’m not a naturally paranoid man – but given Mo Ansar has been known to report someone to the police for challenging him on Twitter, or even go so far as contact someone’s place of employment to demand that they’re fired, I’d say it’s a real possibility.
Now, the idea of self-victimisation makes me feel nauseous, but I can’t help but think that it is I who has a case for being harassed, targeted and ‘bullied’ at this point. I have emailed Twitter to ask them to investigate. I intend to follow this through until they can provide me with examples of ‘abuse and harassment’ and look into whether Ansar is the one making these false reports. Who wants to help?
If you are also annoyed with a fellow infidel constantly having their Twitter privileges removed for no good reason and share my suspicions, there is a process you can follow to demand an investigation. Twitter does allow you to file reports on the behalf of others. This may be a good opportunity to ask Twitter to investigate the reports and users potentially involved (e.g, @MoAnsar). Politely of course.
Please follow this link and the instructions: https://support.twitter.com/forms/abusiveuser. (UPDATE – 03/01/2015 – Twitter may require you to provide a link to a tweet when reporting someone. Here is Mo Ansar accusing me of a ‘campaign of hate and harassment’ –https://twitter.com/MoAnsar/status/521955583625539585) – UPDATE – 04/01/15 – Tweet deleted, please see footnote (1)
I’d wager contacting someone’s employer constitutes harassment also. There’s also the unexplained mystery of Ansar’s Twitter followers suddenly increasing by several thousand in a single instant. Twitter may want to look into that too. Not to mention Ansar repeatedly posting this private conversation he had recorded on to Twitter. I’d imagine this also violates Twitters’ policy on sharing private information. You may be required to reply to a follow-up email, so check your emails. I feel requesting Twitter to investigate could reveal the following things of interest:
- Someone is making false reports to silence criticism, and worse still, these reports aren’t being reviewed, but automatically causing the suspension of accounts without even confirming whether they are guilty of any wrongdoing.
- Civil questioning, or disagreement on Twitter is a violation of their terms and services.
You can follow my back-up account: @Gspellcheck. Even if my account is reinstated, I will not dilute, or disengage from criticism of religious/bad ideas simply due to the fear of having a Twitter account suspended. I demand answers. I hope others will too.
- It appears Ansar, has deleted this tweet after it has been linked on this blog. He may be able delete it off his timeline, but I doubt he can delete the conversation from Twitters’ servers. Please feel free to still provide them with this link when reporting and I’m sure they will be able to locate the relevant exchange. The tweet in question relates to a conversation where Ansar falsely accuses me of ‘targeting’ and a ‘campaign of hate and harassment’. You can find screenshots of the full conversation here. Is deleting it to be taken as an admission of knowingly making false allegations? And if so, did he make false reports to Twitter also? As usual, no answer from Mo Ansar ↩