• My Twitter situation

    12/20/2021 at 07:46 0 comments

    I'm @nwsayer on Twitter. I've been a user there for over a decade now.

    If anyone has been wondering what's happened to me over the last month and a half, I have been suspended from Twitter over a single tweet. I refuse to remove this tweet because Twitter is quite simply wrong in asserting that it violates their terms of service.

    On November 6th, I replied to this tweet. My reply said simply, "Slap the painter."

    The original tweet was asking about an unusual electrical outlet. My reply poked some fun at the obviously sloppy paint job that was evidenced in the picture.

    Twitter claimed (and continues to claim) that this tweet is a call for violence.

    Twitter's own TOS claims that "context matters." Anyone with two brain cells to rub together would simply not agree that my tweet in that context was anything other than a joke.

    I have lodged multiple appeals with Twitter, all of which have been ignored or dismissed.

    Unfortunately, I don't see any resolution to this. I refuse to delete this tweet and by doing so admit that Twitter was right in saying that I was calling for violence. I don't have a sizable enough footprint that would bring sufficient press attention to my situation to shame Twitter into doing the right thing. I am not sure what else can be done to force a real sentient human being at Twitter to recognize the obvious error they have made.

    I don't know where to go from here.