/pol/ News Network Twitter Banning Update
As I said in the YouTube video I just posted, I will be out of town for most of the day attending to personal business. But I wanted to run this quick update on the /pol/ News Network Twitter banning story I posted on March 27th. One of the people who runs the account reached out to me this morning and I thought some people might be interested to hear about it.
On 03/27/17, Twitter suspended our Twitter profile: @polnewsnetwork1. We were a page that was rapidly growing (43k followers in 3 months, gaining roughly 500-1000 followers per day). Our page specialized in sharing Politically Incorrect content from 4chan’s /pol/ board. We created the viral meme “This Is The Future Liberals Want”, and we had several of our investigative posts turn into news stories (Shia’s HWNDU Flag, 4chan members using webcams to watch the US/Mexico border, etc.) Your website has featured a number of our tweets.
(EDITOR’S NOTE: Yes, this account was great and provided some key material for several stories here on TheRalphRetort.com.)
Twitter has not told us why we are suspended, or for how long. Furthermore, we have been careful to not break any Twitter rules, so this was unexpected. We are trying to appeal to Twitter to reactivate our account, but we are hearing nothing. Unfortunately, other accounts have popped up claiming to be our new one, which will hamper our efforts to appeal to Twitter (as Twitter does not allow this behavior).
If you could spread the message about this, it would be much appreciated. We were a page followed by Ann Coulter, Mike Cernovich, Baked Alaska, and dozens of journalists. Additionally, Milo Yiannopoulos regularly published content from our page, and Paul Joseph Watson has retweeted us numerous times. It’s easy to see that Twitter is trying to shut us down because we have become too strong of a right-wing voice; we need to fight against this to gain access to our following again and get back in the fight.
As I said in my response email, this account was very serious about following the Twitter rules. I can think of no legitimate reason why they would be banned, so I hope Twitter does the right thing and reinstates the account. Sometimes they do and sometimes they don’t, so we’ll see.