Twitter Suspends WND For Seth Rich Story

Tyler Durden's picture

A couple of days ago, WND ran a story entitled "Bombshell: Donna Brazile Warned Off Private Eye On Seth Rich Murder."  The story was sourced back to on-the-record quotes provided by Detective Rod Wheeler who was hired by the Rich family shortly after their son's suspicious murder in July 2016.  Among other things, Wheeler said that it was former Democratic National Committee interim chairwoman Donna Brazile who allegedly called police and the Rich family and demanded to know why a private investigator was “snooping” into Rich’s death.

“The high-ranking DNC official that called the police after I inquired about Rich’s case was Donna Brazile,” veteran homicide detective Rod Wheeler told WND. “Why shouldn’t I reveal who it was?”

To promote the story, WND sent the following tweet:


Unfortunately, Twitter seemed to take issue with the story and sent a message to WND demanding that they "Delete Tweet."

When they refused, a follow-up message from Twitter informed WND that their account had been effectively frozen.

"We have determined that you have violated the Twitter Rules, so we've temporarily limited some of your account features.  While in this state, you can still browse Twitter, but you're limited to only sending Direct Messages to your followers - no Tweets, Retweets, or likes."


Of course, Twitter refused to highlight which of their rules (which can be found here) had been violated when asked by WND.  After a quick review, we must admit that we would have a hard time identifying which rule was 'violated' as well.  Here is a list of Twitter's "Abusive Behavior" rules...see if you can figure out which of them was violated.

  • Violent threats (direct or indirect): You may not make threats of violence or promote violence, including threatening or promoting terrorism.
  • Harassment: You may not incite or engage in the targeted abuse or harassment of others. Some of the factors that we may consider when evaluating abusive behavior include:
    • if a primary purpose of the reported account is to harass or send abusive messages to others;
    • if the reported behavior is one-sided or includes threats;
    • if the reported account is inciting others to harass another account; and
    • if the reported account is sending harassing messages to an account from multiple accounts.
  • Hateful conduct: You may not promote violence against or directly attack or threaten other people on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, religious affiliation, age, disability, or disease. We also do not allow accounts whose primary purpose is inciting harm towards others on the basis of these categories.
  • Multiple account abuse: Creating multiple accounts with overlapping uses or in order to evade the temporary or permanent suspension of a separate account is not allowed.
  • Private information: You may not publish or post other people's private and confidential information, such as credit card numbers, street address, or Social Security/National Identity numbers, without their express authorization and permission. In addition, you may not post intimate photos or videos that were taken or distributed without the subject's consent. Read more about our private information policy here.
  • Impersonation: You may not impersonate others through the Twitter service in a manner that is intended to or does mislead, confuse, or deceive others. Read more about our impersonation policy here.
  • Self-harm: You may encounter someone considering suicide or self harm on Twitter. When we receive reports that a person is threatening suicide or self harm, we may take a number of steps to assist them, such as reaching out to that person expressing our concern and the concern of other users on Twitter or providing resources such as contact information for our mental health partners.

But that's not really the point now is it?  Perhaps the reason we can't find the 'rule' that was violated is because Twitter doesn't overtly publish their policy which demands the censoring all media which conflicts with their 'progressive' worldview.

Or maybe Twitter simply deemed the story to be 'fake news'?  If so, perhaps Twitter could share their evidence that negates the on-the-record quotes reported by WND.  Or, maybe Twitter just assumed that an upstanding citizen like Brazile, a woman who destroyed her own integrity by sharing debate questions with Hillary's campaign and subsequently lying about those actions on every media outlet in existence, would never do such a thing.

Moreover, if Twitter is now in the business of censoring 'fake news' then perhaps they can explain why our friends at CNN, the New York Times and the Washington Post seem to be able to publish numerous 'fake news' stories, on a daily basis, without consequence?  Remember that whole 'Golden Showers' dossier that CNN pumped relentlessly over Twitter that was subsequently debunked with very minimal efforts...


Curiously, we don't remember CNN or Jim Acosta being temporarily suspended for pumping that story. 

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undertow1141's picture

Twatter suspended my account citing the same bullshit rules violation, but no highlighting or mention of which or what rule. Twatter is a dead unicorn walking.

DonFromWyoming's picture

Just now tweeted my second tweet ever -

"Who is Seth Rich?"

It will be interesting to see what happens. 

Kefeer's picture

Mindless women and children use Twitter for mindless gossip; that is allowed - even encouraged.

JamesinNM's picture

All will kneel before Christ and be judged with righteous judgement, and evil will be cast into the lake of fire for eternity. Pray for Christ's return.

lasvegaspersona's picture

Twitter is a corporation that can do what it wants. People are foolish for relying upon Twitter as an impotant form of communication.

any_mouse's picture

lvp - 1 up and 1 down at the moment.

Corps CAN do as they like. Over and over the government support Corps over the People.

Nowhere does the Constitution mention Corporations.

Rights of People, Rights of States, and the limited DUTIES of the Federal government.

"People are foolish for relying upon Twitter as an impotant form of communication."

Pardon me for pointing out the typo "impotant", BUT it is apropos.

Twitter is meant to be an IMPOTENT means of communication. They don't want individuals to empower themselves.

They control the vertical and they control the horizontal.

undertow1141's picture

I've always retorted to that with "So when do they start paying the individual tax rate?"

Grandad Grumps's picture

Yes, because surpressing the truth makes it go away.

Mercuryquicksilver's picture

Twitter suspended me Tuesday after I made Seth rich posts linking bartender, 1st Leo, and doctor to podesta. Twitter won't reinstate till I give them a phone number. Fuck em. Twitter is owned by a Saudi prince ad run by a faggot pedophile named jack. for now, until I get another burner.

Lucky Leprachaun's picture

Jack Dorsey is a narcissistic, duplicitous fag. Didnt know he was into underage stuff tho. One thing he managed to do was screw over Noah Glass, his Jewish co-founder. That takes some doing.

Kefeer's picture

I tried on 2 different occasions to sign onto Twatter and my account was locked for "security purposes" after I sent a Tweet to my broker; needed a phone number to reinstate for security purposes you know.  (Span of 5 minutes)


The second attempt (different account) I did not even get a Twaat out before those pesky "security purposes" came & locked the account and said I needed to give a phone number to unlock. (Span of 3 minutes)


You cannot have a Twatter account without giving a textable phone number.  That tells you much about who Twatter really is - stay away from all social media.  Is ZH social media?

FoggyWorld's picture

That's discrimination under FCC rules.   I am profoundly deaf and I am supposed to have access to everything on the internet as quickly as a hearing person.  Sorry I don't use Twitter but someone who does and who is deaf can easily file a complaint.

Zero-Hegemon's picture

"Your account has been temporarily suspended."




FreedomWriter's picture


"We have determined that you have violated the Twitter Rules, so we've temporarily limited some of your account features.  While in this state, you can still browse Twitter, but you're limited to only sending Direct Messages to your followers - no Tweets, Retweets, or likes."


You reported something that was true but conflicts with the official narrative preferred by our sponsors, investors and information pimps. Shame on you...

Davidduke2000's picture

Nothing of the sort would happen in Canada, anything open to the public cannot block anybody regardless the reason, the Canadian Charter prohibit discrimination.

el buitre's picture

You forgot the /sarc.  Some here might actually believe that.

indio007's picture

Where there is smoke being blown up your ass there is fire.

Lot smoke coming out of the orifaces right now.


SubjectivObject's picture

Every single person I have randomly asked "Do you know who Seth Rich is?" did not know.

Quite the echo chamber we have here.

indio007's picture

They do not want this to reach any sort of critical mass. It's remarkably low. Like 3%.

rejected's picture

What about married couples?

Collectivism Killz's picture

Two groups of people are proactively talking about Seth Rich: those trying to cover for the DNC's crimes, and those trying to bring them down.

TwelveOhOne's picture

Thank you.  We're planning to go out for the evening with some friends, and I will make it a point to ask each of them.

TwelveOhOne's picture

We stayed in, actually.  I did spend some time two nights ago marking up all my currency with one of three quotes: "WHO WAS SETH RICH?", "GOOGLE SETH RICH", and "HIS NAME WAS SETH RICH".  Haven't spent one of them yet though.

TwelveOhOne's picture

Okay, I just spent one, with amazing reaction!  The lady clerk and I didn't exchange many words -- I of course don't want to "out" myself as the defacer -- but she did say, reading the bill "Hmm, 'WHO WAS SETH RICH?', huh?  I'm going to put this on my social media!"

We completed the transaction, and as I was putting the penny in the holder on the counter, she had put the bill on the counter and was taking a picture of it!  Both wished each other a great night as I left. :)

Now, this I find to be pretty amazing!  The very first one I spent, it went "viral" or at least out to her (likely) hundreds of friends.

Perhaps I shouldn't have defaced all my bills... :)

GoldHermit's picture

This and the no-nuts Murdocks pressuring Hannity tells me they are really on to something.

sagramore's picture
First Gamergate, then Trump, now Seth Rich.  They don't learn.  Streisand. The ride to eight dollars continues.
sagramore's picture
First Gamergate, then Trump, not Seth Rich.  They don't learn.  Streisand. The ride to eight dollars continues.
Chipped ham's picture

Seth Rich. There! I said it.

rejected's picture


I hope they -twittbox / farcebook- keep doing this. It'll be interesting to see how much bullshit Mericanos will take before calling it quits. Watching them bend over at airports I am inclined to believe this censoring won't bother them a bit. They'll just stretch the ass cheeks wider.

T-NUTZ's picture

Twitter is CIA.

grekko's picture

So are Facebook and Google (CNN, WAPO, NYT, etc.)!

el buitre's picture

The twitter idea is straight out 1984 Orwell Newspeak.  In British, a twit is a moron.  Can't keep up with the irony.

TwelveOhOne's picture

My wife has an old Bambi (Disney) glass, on it says that Bambi thought the term "twitter-pated" meant falling in love.

I think what they were more going for was that smaller birds tend to twitter (probably not your avatar :) ) -- but the British connection is apt, as well.

FoggyWorld's picture

Makes you wonder why Trump is so fond of it.

Inthemix96's picture

NSA, GCHQ, go earn your tax payer funded wages, protecting child rapists.

Makes you wonder what type of fucking cunt does this shit for a living.

Perverts spring to mind.  Fucking cunts that want hanging is right behind it.

Its all falling apart as we type, the whole rotten shitshow we call life is is coming apart at the seams.

And about fucking time.


hangemhigh77's picture

We don't need no stinking tweets.

lasvegaspersona's picture

When the markets finally crash and I scoop in with my massive cash, I wouldn't buy Twitter for a penny a share.

Berspankme's picture

They sure are afraid of the Seth Rich story. Maybe protest a little too much?

el buitre's picture

Well, you don't have to be Sherlock Holmes with a pipe and violin to figure it out on the day of his murder, like in 5 minutes.  It's the arrogance that gets to me.  The hitmen were speficially instructed not to remove anything from his body as a message to the rest of the DNC staff.  They think that it wasn't only Eliot Ness who was untouchable.  (I loved that show as a kid.  Times change.)

chosen's picture

The liberal-progressive media continues to stifle free speech.  Advertisers are leaving Fox until all conservative newcasters are fired.  The internet is now the only place to find real news, places like ZH, Breitbart, and Alex Jones.  Although I suggest you take everything you hear and read with a grain of salt.

DjangoCat's picture

Breitbart is not carrying this story.

Collectivism Killz's picture

Let the Flak guide you to your target

Michael Musashi's picture

I think Cernovich said it best when he pointed out that the DNC was doing nothing to help solve the case. If one of my employees were murdered and the cops came up empty handed, I do everything in my power to help by setting up hotlines, rewards, etc. The DNC is complicit in all this just by their lack of empathy.

grekko's picture

Hillery is like Josey Wales, leaves a trail of dead bodies everywhere she goes.   The only difference is the enemies of Wales had it coming.

FoggyWorld's picture

Well they provided Seth's family with a certified DNC PR guy who seems to control every word they may or may not say.  No flowers and no condolences but donations to the DNC no doubt gladly accepted.

Bastiat's picture

The DNC is heroically protecting his memory by suppressing these nasty conspiracy theories.

sniffybigtoe's picture

Blocking peoples accounts only draws more attention to it.  People want the forbidden fruit.