Update (1400ET): Following widespread outrage over Twitter nuking @DefiantLs for 'ban evasion' - despite his other accounts having never been suspended - the meme maker's account is back.
IM. BACK. pic.twitter.com/drII9lTcLA— Defiant L’s (@DefiantLs) February 16, 2022
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The left's war on free expression has intensified ahead of midterms.
Fresh off the heels of a concerted effort to cancel podcaster Joe Rogan for hosting expert guests with divergent Covid-19 opinions, and on the same day as AP cited an anonymous Biden official to accuse Zero Hedge of peddling Russian propaganda, Twitter banned the account "Defiant L's" - which exclusively posted before / after screenshots of 'principled' liberals contradicting themselves (that you can now check out on Gab and Gettr).
Twitter suspending @DefiantLs is outrageous. All that account did was post screenshots of lefties being hypocritical or contradicting themselves.— Andrea Katherine (@AndreaKatSTL) February 16, 2022
Here are some great examples .... pic.twitter.com/bGOx5e3bEy
While there's some debate over which tweet, or tweets, led to the demise of DefiantLs, the owner of the account says he was kicked for "ban evasion" despite having "never had an account suspended so I've never had a ban to evade."
Breaking: A message from Defiant L’s who’s account on Twitter was suspended. pic.twitter.com/37enaIJSjM— Eliza (@elizableu) February 16, 2022
The ban left many wondering just what in the hell Twitter is doing, and which tweets led to the enforcement action.
Twitter’s ban of @DefiantLs makes zero sense and does not bode well for @BadLegalTakes, @BadMedicalTakes, and other “bad takes” accounts that simply screenshot without commentary https://t.co/NZEsS5qTIm— Lawyer Cat* (@LawyerCat_) February 16, 2022
Looks like DefiantLs hit a nerve pic.twitter.com/kLgQFHjI9e— Jewish Patriot 🚛 (@MAGAJew2) February 16, 2022
What say you?
There’s a reason the regime is targeting ZeroHedge and guys like DefiantLs right now— Truckistani Underground Poso 🚛 (@JackPosobiec) February 16, 2022