As Twitchy reported Saturday, Twitter suspended the account ofRobert Stacy McCain (@RSMcCain), a conservative blogger with more than 80,000 followers. Those followers managed to get the #FreeStacy hashtag trending overnight, but discovered that Twitter would not allow the hashtag to autocomplete, like most trending topics. Was this a case of Twitter suspending a member for tweeting while conservative?
McCain did have another Twitter handle,[email protected], from which he tweeted his understanding of his suspension: “There has been no explanation. RSM.” And then that second account was suspended as well.
Many conservatives are either disabling their accounts in protest or just not tweeting anymore until Twitter restores McCain’s account or demonstrates where McCainviolated Twitter’s terms of service.
Clara Jeffery, editor-in-chief of Mother Jones, singled out actor Adam Baldwin as a “serial mob inciter.”
Baldwin told the Independent Journal Reviewthat he’s had enough of Twitter, and that the“Orwellian, so-called Safety Council is really killing the wild west of ideas that Twitter was.” He added, “Im going to find greener pastures elsewhere and Im not coming back.”
Nowhere did the Independent Journal Review call Baldwin a “serial mob inciter” that’s Jeffery’s own creation and one apparently shared by the social justice warriors pulling the stringsat Twitter. In the meantime, mob inciter Baldwin explained that free speech is what made Twitter fun: “You could run across all sorts of differing viewpoints. That is what free speech is all about. As long as youre not threatening people with violence, have at it.”
As far as we know, Baldwin has never incited a single mob a serious charge. Maybe Twitter should consider suspendingJeffery and Mother Jones.