A blue-check left-winger was put in “Twitter jail” for his response to liberal Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey refusing to fall in line with other social media platforms in banning right-wing conspiracy theorist and provocateur Alex Jones of InfoWars infamy.
Rather than simply expressing his outrage to the masses, “Jason” tweeted his feelings about the Jones decision to Dorsey himself. And he wasn’t very respectful about it.
In a series of tweets noted by Twitchy, Jason announced to the world that he had been temporarily locked by the platform. (Warning: language)
But that’s not exactly what he yelled at Jack. It was more like, “Hey @jack eat f***ing sh**, you fasci f***. There’s my contribution to your open dialog, pig,” but without the asterisks.
Here’s a screenshot:
Others noted that Jason somehow managed not to lose his verification and was only temporarily locked, not suspended, like Candace Owens was for tweeting out the exact same thing as New York Times’ new hire, Sarah Jeong, just with races switched around.
Dorsey caused some waves this week when he announced that, unlike Facebook, YouTube and Apple (update: or maybe not Apple), Twitter would not permanently ban Jones.
“We didn’t suspend Alex Jones or Infowars yesterday. We know that’s hard for many but the reason is simple: he hasn’t violated our rules. We’ll enforce if he does. And we’ll continue to promote a healthy conversational environment by ensuring tweets aren’t artificially amplified,” Dorsey tweeted Wednesday.
“Truth is, we’ve been terrible at explaining our decisions in the past. We’re fixing that. We’re going to hold Jones to the same standard we hold to every account, not taking one-off actions to make us feel good in the short term, and adding fuel to new conspiracy theories,” he added. “If we succumb and simply react to outside pressure, rather than straightforward principles we enforce (and evolve) impartially regardless of political viewpoints, we become a service that’s constructed by our personal views that can swing in any direction. That’s not us.”