This blog will observe a 24 hour period of Twitter silence beginning at 6 am this morning in protest to Twitter’s arbitrary suspension of Stacy McCain’s @rsmccain and @SexTroubleBook accounts.
When Stacy was being stalked and harassed by the likes of Barrett Brown (who wound up in Federal prison for his antics), Twitter did nothing to protect Stacy. Stacy has not abused anyone via Twitter. He certainly has not engaged in targeted abuse as Twitter claims. But he has been suspended anyway—pour encourager les autres. It seems that they want to encourage the conservative and libertarian riffraff to simply be quiet and be an audience for sponsored tweets. That may not be a wise business plan.
Trust and Safety? Bullshit! Based on my experience, I find Twitter is untrustworthy to do business with and an unsafe environment for free speech.