Today, an account that dubs itself the /pol/ News Network and uses a modified version of 4chan’s logo in its avatar was suspended from Twitter. The cause is not immediately known, but there has been speculation that it was due to an image the account tweeted out in honor of #MuslimWomensDay. I don’t even know if this is a real “day.” Oh, wait. Bustle tells me today is the first such occasion. How special!
It’s not always worth writing a post when an account goes down, but this one had grown to over 44,000 followers and had been retweeted by the likes of Ann Coulter and Paul Joseph Watson, among many other people. I think I’ve even retweeted it a few times myself. They’re back online now, for the time being. We’ll see how long that lasts. When Twitter really wants you gone, new accounts tend to get nuked fairly quickly.
Personally, I’d never seen them tweet out something truly ban-worthy, but then again, I have a lot more tolerance for free speech than the head honchos of Twitter.com.
UPDATE: Apparently the owners of the account are now saying the “new” account is an impostor. Such are the wages of anonymity, I suppose.