No hurrah for this Blackshirt
We know this as he has tried to come back to Twitter, if only to drum up support for his account on Parler, which is like the social media equivalent of Siberia - everyone knows where it it, but no-one wants to go there. Vance may also be aware that his AltNewsMedia Twitter feed could be the next against the wall. So back he sneaked, giving his new feed the highly imaginative name @DVATW2. Same as the old one, but with a number 2.
So, armed with this account, off he went. “Not born to lose! Wait for my video message” he Tweeted. Sure enough, next up was the video message, ensuring that there was no plausible deniability, and that Twitter support would have no problem confirming it was him - when the time came for the account to follow its predecessor into the bin.
Worse, after he confirmed “Here’s my first video message on this [DVATW2] account, to confirm the legitimacy of this account. Let’s get connected as there’s more to come”, he added “You may also want to follow me on Parler … Also, don’t forget to follow [AltNewsMedia] for Free Speech”. This ensured that those complaining about his racist bigotry would be more easily able to link him to his AltNewsMedia feed.
Justin McKenzie wondered why Vance had crawled back to Twitter so soon, and smelt a rat. "I thought Twitter was a sewer you were glad to be rid of, I seem to remember you crowing about the freedom of Parler on Parler. Did it not go well for you? Why did you come back to Twitter so quickly?” Cos he’s losing traffic without it, most likely.
The Tweeter called Dave who is Still Laughing At The Fascists decided to let others know about this new Twitter presence. “Lol! Here's the man who said he was ‘finally free from the sewer of Twitter’ and ‘happy to be free’, setting up another Twitter account two days later. Do your thing [Twitter Safety and Twitter Support]”.
OK, maybe it wouldn’t have been Vance’s first choice of tags, but beggars can’t be choosers. And so it came to pass that there was no 48-hour wait this time: David Vance’s return to Twitter has already been terminated, to the great relief of all those who wished he had never bothered. AltNewsMedia may soon follow.
The return to Twitter of David Vance was not even for a time. Just rejoice at that news.
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