Twitter closes down my account for 'hateful conduct'

Greenstein, Tony
Date Written:  2018-11-23
Publisher:  Mondoweiss
Year Published:  2018
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX23141

Several Twitter accounts with pro-Palestinian content have been suspended. At the same time those making explicit threats against them have been found not to violate Twitter's terms of service.



On November 17th [2018] I was informed by Twitter that my account was suspended permanently. No reason was given. However Jack Mendel @mendelpol who describes himself as a web editor and 'so-called journalist' at the Jewish News was soon boasting that he had made a complaint.

This is not the first time that Twitter has targeted my account. In February, at the height of the campaign to free Ahed Tamimi, 17, from Israeli jail, Twitter locked my account. My offence? As part of my profile I had a photo of Israeli soldiers violently attacking Ahed and other Palestinian children. 'Remove' they demanded.

Showing the truth of what Israel's Occupation means was too much for these defenders of free speech.

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