An Experiment In Authoritarianism
Today I did something stupid but educational.
I intentionally got my main Twitter account of 8 years suspended to prove a point.
Earlier today I sent out two tweets, shown below:
Knowing full-well this could end up in my account getting permanently suspended, I sent them anyway.
Around 30 minutes later my phone lit up with an email notifying me that my account had been suspended for "Violating our rules against hateful conduct". They didn't specify which of my tweets had caused this, but going on the previous track record of Twitter, I'd say it's the latter.
I'm going to appeal this decision since it was for an experiment.
Will update in the future, for now my account is located at twitter.cobaltkobra.com.
UPDATE 3:43PM 22/01/2017 - I'vE APPEALED MY DECISION WITH TWITTER SUPPORT, WAITING ON A REPLY.