Dec 18: Twitter starts to track users on/offsite activity. Feb 20: Twitter requires countless users to verify their cell numbers. Twitter is removing and locking out thousands upon thousands of mainly conservative Twitter accounts #twitterlockout #censoringconservatives #twittergate #botpurge #getongab #twittercensorship #twitterpurge #censorship #redpills #justredpills
Repost from @breadcrumb_messenger - Twitter is on a mission to rid itself of "Russian bots" aka conservatives. Many accounts lost hundreds of followers or have been locked out. The deep state is trying to censor the voices of rationality. Won't be long and Instagram will suffer the same fate. Until then, I'll keep posting. #twitterlockout #followthewhiterabbit #awakening #jesus #pray #donaldtrump #maga #jesus #pray #pizzagate #fakenews -
Twitter has purged about 21,000 followers of mine over the last 4-5 months.— John Cardillo (@johncardillo) February 21, 2018
Several were real people I personally know who never unfollowed my account. #TwitterLockOut
#TwitterLockOut #Twitter With all the censorship, please subscribe to my newsletter so we can keep sending you cartoons when/if we get— BenGarrison Cartoons (@GrrrGraphics) February 21, 2018
banned or censored.👇🇺🇸🤠https://t.co/P5BmQHDAcx pic.twitter.com/QYPOQ12qmp
The twitter purge is real. You may have to refollow me after last night if you’re interested in my content. Twitter blocked me from twitter ads last night and purged thousands of followers. Spread the word. #TwitterLockOut @TwitterSupport @jack @twitter— Dan Bongino (@dbongino) February 21, 2018
Hello @jack a lot of people are asking about #TwitterLockOut could the company please provide the criteria for erasing followers while folks sleep. I know there is a lot of pressure to be more responsible in curbing certain actions but that shouldn't extend to muting opinions— Charles V Payne (@cvpayne) February 21, 2018
I really have no idea what's going on. And this isn't the first Twitter purge either. It didn't get us today, but they've removed bots in the past.
Twitter told Fox News that it is clamping down on bots, but added that its tools are apolitical, and that it enforces its rules without political bias. "As part of our ongoing work in safety, we identify suspicious account behaviors that indicate automated activity or violations of our policies around having multiple accounts, or abuse," it explained in an emailed statement. "We also take action on any accounts we find that violate our terms of service, including asking account owners to confirm a phone number so we can confirm a human is behind it. That’s why some people may be experiencing suspensions or locks. This is part of our ongoing, comprehensive efforts to make Twitter safer and healthier for everyone."
Who knows? But the bottom line is, just like Facebook, this is Twitter's playground and they let you use it for free. Are they a left leaning organization? Probably. Do you have any recourse other than not using the product? No, not really.