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  Who blocks me on Twitter

Who I block on Twitter

Twitter is broken (2016 on)

1st ban: I am banned from Twitter for criticising violence against Jews

2nd ban: I am banned from Twitter for criticising Muhammad

Twitter bans picture of Muhammad

Twitter shadowbans me

We need a new free speech platform



Twitter

Twitter was a truly great place for debate before 2016. You could meet everyone in the world, and argue about ideas.

After 2016, not so much. More on that below.





Who blocks me on Twitter

I love debate. I love ideas. But the Western left and their friends the Islamic right do not return the favour. Their response to opposing ideas, whether expressed politely or robustly, is often to block.

I am blocked on Twitter by the following regressive leftists, Islamists and other terrible people.


I am blocked on Twitter by these Irish politicians: I am blocked on Twitter by these Irish journalists: I am blocked on Twitter by these other Irish people: I am blocked on Twitter by these UK people: I am blocked on Twitter by these American people: I am blocked on Twitter by these other people:
  


Who I block on Twitter

On Twitter, I will debate almost anyone. Stick to ideas and I will debate you. I want to know what ideas are true.

But I do have rules, to deal with the vile forms of human behaviour you find on Twitter.


I will not debate you (and will block you) if:

  1. You target my job.
    Angry leftists have targeted my employer multiple times, complaining about me and my opinions. My employer is a university, and I have freedom of speech. But anyone in less secure employment might not be so lucky when targeted with these gutter tactics. Anyone doing this gets blocked, no discussion.

  2. You libel me.
    If you declare that I am a racist or bigot, or unprofessional at my work, or a danger to people, don't be surprised if I block you. Why should I listen to your filthy libels? Stick to ideas.

  3. You target my appearance.
    If you feel the need to tell me I am white, pasty, fat, middle-aged, look like a pedo, and so on, like you are 12 years old, then you get blocked, no discussion. You would not believe that adults would do this, but it is a sign of incoherent anger over opinions that they cannot debate. Women with opinions on social media are used to this all the time, but men get it too.

  4. You target my website style.
    This also is the incoherent anger of people who cannot debate ideas. I say: Look, here are original documents of the IRA supporting Hitler. Incoherent reply: "Look at your stupid site. LOL." This is the same as telling me I am ugly. I know you are only doing this because you cannot debate ideas. And I know you do not do this for sites on "your" side. So I block you. You can email your CSS ideas to me. Though I will still not read them.

  5. You report people.
    Since Twitter Corp got hysterical about "bad" speech in 2016, abusive reporting has become a thing. Twitter Corp encourages abusive reports. I was targeted with reporting from "OldDumpy", an Israel-hater pretending to be Jewish. It worked. I got banned because of his fake reports. So I now block more or less any account that reports its enemies. If you report people, I will block you. That's my rule. Sorry, but it is just self-defence.

    One area full of furious reporting is transgender issues. I don't even talk about these issues, but I am aware of the existence of hundreds of furiously-reporting people in this area. I do not want to accidentally end up on a thread with such people. So when I read about cases like Jessica Yaniv and Stephanie Hayden, I go on Twitter to find the account making the complaint, and I block it. Sometimes I run a search for accounts that say "reported for misgendering" and I block every account that makes such a report. If you report people, I will block you.

  6. You hate Israel/Jews and claim to be Jewish.
    I do not want to meet another scam artist like "OldDumpy". There are many Israel-haters and Jew-haters trying out fake claims of "anti-semitism". It is clever and it works. So if you are anti-Israel and say you are Jewish, I will block you. Sorry, but it is just self-defence.




Twitter is broken (2016 on)

The win for Trump in the 2016 election (and to a lesser extent the win for Brexit in 2016) made social media companies go hysterical about the free speech they were allowing, and what "bad" results it would lead to.

As a result, since 2016, social media platforms have started policing speech. Of course, they "police" speech with idiot algorithms and idiot workers making random decisions. Reporting is encouraged, and users now organise teams of malicious reports to get their opponents banned. There are endless accounts of sensible people being banned and censored for completely arbitrary reasons. Including me.

Censorship by Twitter and other social media companies is probably the dominant form of censorship in the West now.





1st ban: I am banned from Twitter for criticising violence against Jews




2nd ban: I am banned from Twitter for criticising the Prophet Muhammad

Shortly after the "OldDumpy" ban from Twitter for criticising Islamic terror, I was banned again from Twitter in Aug 2019 for criticising the Prophet Muhammad.

I wonder if one of the "OldDumpy" trolls made the report.


  

This started when that comical and devout Islam apologist Craig Considine made a post yet again promoting the Prophet Muhammad.
I pointed out that he was a rapist of captured women.



Twitter then locked my account and told me I am banned for a week for criticising the Prophet Muhammad.
I appealed the ban.
Twitter overturned it, and said "we made an error".


  

Twitter bans picture of Muhammad

Twitter overturned my ban for criticism of Muhammad, but they did not overturn the following ban.
  

Sept 2019: Ex-Muslim Fay, The Most Gracious draws Muhammad on YouTube.
On Twitter she got reported by angry Islamic fascists.
Incredibly, Twitter listened to them and banned her tweet of the video.
She appealed. Twitter then upheld the ban.



Here is her Muhammad.
It's a perfectly normal picture! He's not even having sex or anything.
And Twitter listened to complaints and banned it!
Twitter is now the "sharia law wing" of the free speech party.
Twitter is utterly broken as a speech platform and it deserves to be replaced by something better.


  

Twitter shadowbans me

In 2019, Twitter started shadowbanning me for no reason that was ever explained, or could ever be appealed.

  


We need a new free speech platform

Where to debate now? Twitter's best days are over. Twitter is not a great place to debate any more. Everyone is still there, but we all need to leave together and meet somewhere else. Twitter deserves to end.


  

Twitter censorship goes absolutely insane, Aug 2020.
An American corporation abusing its position to suppress speech.
Twitter deserves to end. We need a new free speech platform.


  

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Blocked by the regressive left and Islamists on Twitter: I love debate. I love ideas. But the Western left and their friends the Islamic right do not return the favour. Their response to opposing ideas, whether expressed politely or robustly, is often to block. See Who blocks me on Twitter.

I will debate almost anyone. Stick to ideas and I will debate you. But I do have rules. See Who I block on Twitter.

Where to debate? Twitter's best days are over. I am on Twitter at markhumphrys. Twitter was a truly great place for debate before 2016. You could meet everyone in the world, and argue about ideas. Since 2016, Twitter is broken. It is now full of reporting and bans and censorship. In 2019, Twitter even started shadowbanning me for no reason that was ever explained, or could ever be appealed. It is time to find a better place to debate. I am on Parler at markhumphrys.