Things have not been going well of late for some of those out there on the right, with their social media presence becoming a casualty of the kind of persistent bad behaviour that has forced those in charge to act. No-one will be surprised that the media source bearing the brunt of the latest sanctions is InfoWars, so named because it wages war on real information in order to substitute its own highly creative view of reality.
The social media platform taking action against the fantasy mongers this time has been Twitter. And their actions have been made very public - so we know for certain who has been permanently suspended. “Today, we permanently suspended @realalexjones and @infowars from Twitter and Periscope. We took this action based on new reports of Tweets and videos posted yesterday that violate our abusive behavior policy, in addition to the accounts’ past violations” they have told. And there was more.
Nobody suspends me from Twitter, right? NOBODY! Nobody does that!! No ... shit, I got suspended from Twitter
“We will continue to evaluate reports we receive regarding other accounts potentially associated with @realalexjones or @infowars and will take action if content that violates our rules is reported or if other accounts are utilized in an attempt to circumvent their ban.” So who might be potentially associated with batshit Alex Jones and his gang?
No prizes for guessing that one of those thus associated is none other than Battersea bedroom dweller Paul Watson, who claims to be a “Classical liberal”, but in reality is no more than just another classical basket case. Watson’s Twitter account remains intact, for now. But it has not tweeted for some hours. And why might that be?
Ah well. It appears that Paul Watson got himself a suspension from Twitter, but not a permanent one. The suspension is believed to be for at least 12 hours, and so, sadly, he will be back. But here a problem enters: he’s Alex Jones’ representative for the UK. And Alex Jones has been permanently suspended from Twitter.
Couple that with Twitter Safety telling of “other accounts potentially associated with @realalexjones or @infowars” and that they will “take action if content that violates our rules is reported or if other accounts are utilized in an attempt to circumvent their ban”. Watson guests Jones on his own Twitter feed and he could be in big trouble.
(c) Doc Hackenbush 2018
Worse, any subject that has contributed to Jones’ and InfoWars’ Twitter suspension is by definition off limits for Watson. What will he find to talk about? Who knows? And, indeed, who cares? Perhaps he’ll be putting out rather more of those BrainForce Plus™ adverts and inventing stuff about what’s happening on mainland Europe.
After all, he doesn’t want to join his pal Jones, along with Stephen Yaxley Lennon, who styles himself Tommy Robinson, and of course petulant man-baby Milo Yiannopoulos, in getting a lifetime Twitter ban and thereby being cast out into the social media wilderness.
Paul Watson now has to ask himself one question: does he feel lucky?
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