What is the Twitter “Lockout” on Wednesday Morning?

CENSORSHIP, PURGING FAKE ACCOUNTS, OR SOMETHING ELSE?

by Sharon Rondeau

(Feb. 21, 2018) — Early Wednesday morning, a number of Twitter users reported that apparently overnight, some of their followers were eliminated from their accounts.

The hashtag #Twitter Lockout is trending in the number one position as of 8:56 AM EST, with scores of new tweets appearing by the minute.

Some questioned whether or not Twitter had, in fact, shut out “conservative” voices, as others were claiming.

When The Post & Email logged into Twitter early Wednesday morning, it found that a half-dozen followers disappeared, a phenomenon not observed since the opening of its account in 2011.

Some commented that The trimming of followers reflected fake Twitter accounts, called “bots,” while others asserted all Twitter users’ right to freedom of speech.

At approximately 8:30 a.m. EST, former Secret Service agent, radio show host and commentator Dan Bongino tweeted, “That twitter attack on conservatives hit me too last night. I was deemed “ineligible” to use twitter ads and had followers purged. should ashamed, we have to organize a response. .”

Radio show host David Webb extended an invitation to anyone who found he or she had been removed as one of his followers to call into the show between 9 AM and 12 noon EST on Wednesday.

Earlier Wednesday morning, Bongino found that he was deemed “ineligible” to advertise on the social media platform.

One user suggested that anyone who lost Twitter followers begin following all of those affected.

One user reported that he was locked out of following any new accounts.

As of 9:16 AM EST, #Twitter Lockout had fallen to second place, with the announcement of the passing of the Rev. Billy Graham having topped it.

Update, 9:58 AM EST:  In a reply to Fox News commentator Charles Payne, veteran journalist Sharyl Attkisson said that she lost 30,000 Twitter followers from Tuesday night into Wednesday morning.

In the vein of an old-school journalist, Attkisson does not take political positions.

At 10:22 a.m. EST, Infowars’ Dr. Jerome Corsi said on a livestream YouTube broadcast that he lost 1,000 Twitter followers overnight.

Sharon Rondeau has operated The Post & Email since April 2010, focusing on the Obama birth certificate investigation and other government corruption news.  She has reported prolifically on constitutional violations within Tennessee’s prison and judicial systems.

6 Responses to "What is the Twitter “Lockout” on Wednesday Morning?"

  1. treason_fighter   Monday, April 9, 2018 at 9:36 AM

    Twitter is like the neighborhood gossips at the backyard fence spreading rumors, Facebook is a tool to expose your most private information including your political views. I have never used either and hopefully will not in the future. You tube is also altering searches for instance search Fox news channel and you will get CNN, OAN, BBC in that search sometimes popping up before Fox news. I am not a fan of Fox news in that they allow liberals to express outrageous attitudes and opinions unchallenged no matter how far those attitudes and opinions may be from the truth. If only the post and email had a National News Network of TV stations. When will American’s finally get a TV News outlet that does not propagandize the actual news?

  2. Lee   Sunday, April 8, 2018 at 5:43 AM

    This is still going on! I was locked out of my Twitter acct yesterday. I never use threats or profanity or hate speech but now I align myself more w/ conservatives(after being a democrat for 25+yrs)& follow many. Never thought I’d see the day where people are no longer allowed to speak their point of view— Something must be done about this discrimination!

  3. Cody Robert Judy   Thursday, February 22, 2018 at 10:04 AM

    #Birthers #NationalSecurity #warnings on FULL DISPLAY Leaks illegal&false attacks Mr. Campbell-Toensing referring to leaks-38-page appendix of docs disproving leaks. #leak #MAGA #Sessions
    #Collusion #SCOTUS #POTUS #FBI
    #CIA #RussiasDogs @realDonaldTrump
    https://t.co/ZQfyAlTmP1 https://t.co/41CdmQB9Hg

    https://twitter.com/CodyRobertJudy/status/966685513984823303

    Seems #Birther concerns were well founded in Qualifications now doesn’t it? @HouseJudiciary
    @HouseFloor @USSenateWatch @realDonaldTrump @_drudgereport_ @thepostemail #SheriffJoe http://www.codyjudy.blogspot https://t.co/OjfiXSPoOQ #MSM patsies @FoxNews @seanhannity @ABCGovAffairs https://t.co/YC9nQIqBkY

    https://twitter.com/CodyRobertJudy/status/966687618854301697

    [The informant’s lawyer said the leakers disparaged her client in an effort to silence him from providing testimony to Congress regarding his role in exposing Russia’s long-term strategy to dominate the global uranium market and how Moscow achieved its goal in 2010 of obtaining roughly 20 percent of the U.S. uranium mining industry, according to a letter delivered to the DOJ.]

    [The leaks were not only illegal but they were also false, intended to attack the credibility of Mr. Campbell,” said Toensing, referring to the leaks by ‘federal officials’ to the media. She attached a 38-page appendix of documentation disproving the leaks]

    [The Yahoo News article by Isikoff also claimed that Campbell never mentioned his concerns regarding the U.S. approval to sell Uranium One to the FBI.]

    [It was the indictment of Vadim Mikerin, Head of Uranium Directorate, Tenex (Moscow) and President of Tenam, USA, two of the corrupt Russian nuclear energy firms about which Mr. Campbell had been providing evidence of bribes and kickbacks.”]

    https://saraacarter.com/attorney-fbi-informant-presses-doj-leak-investigation/

  4. marlene   Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at 2:52 PM

    “We must now face the harsh truth that the objectives of communism are being steadily advanced because many of us do not recognize the means used to advance them. … The individual is handicapped by coming face to face with a Conspiracy so monstrous he cannot believe it exists. The American mind simply has not come to a realization of the evil which has been introduced into our midst.” Quote by: J. Edgar Hoover former FBI director. Source: Elks Magazine (August 1956).”

  5. Cody Robert Judy   Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at 11:07 AM

    I lost 10 Twitter followers over night

  6. JONATHAN DAVID MOOERS   Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at 10:05 AM

    FREEDOM OF THOUGHT

    FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION

    FREEDOM OF MOVEMENT

    The First Amendment guarantees these delicate freedoms for all Americans.

    The Second Amendment is an armed guard by all Americans to preserve them.

    TWITTER: STOP ATTEMPTING MIND SLAVERY!

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