WAKING up each morning to my email inbox is not always an unalloyed joy. Amongst the nasties to land over the last couple of years or so have been several stern Twitter violation notices telling me I have been locked out of my account for breaking Twitter’s ‘rules’ – reprimands for my Covid ‘misinformation’ misdemeanours, but always with ‘guidance’ on what I had to do to be allowed back in.
It’s quite simple. You just have to delete your offending tweet and it’s ‘disappeared’ forever into Twitter’s Room 101 as though it had never been posted! Yes, if you are obedient, if you comply, you’re let back in straight away. A bit of self-censorship? What’s a tweet, you might say. Well it’s the price of the prize – make no mistake, compliance is the eligibility condition.
That might be the route for the weak-minded ‘Twitter addict’, but it is not the one for me and never has been.
So what if you don’t comply? Well there’s the rub for Twitter. Their ‘punishment’ for you is a seven day lockout, but then, they pay the price.
Your offending tweet stays there at the top of your account for all the world to see, with ‘Covid misinformation’ strapped across it; as a constant (and annoying) visible reminder to Twitter and its twitterati of this pervasive system of information and opinion suppression.
That’s another reason why standing by what I’ve tweeted, like my tweet last July about a letter from a group of scientists and medics to the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) which brought down Twitter’s opprobrium on my head, is a matter of principle for me.
This tweet read:
If, as we expect, the #MSM ignore this letter, it will be further evidence that they are not interested in reporting the truth about this experimental gene therapy but only in covering it up. We have two other posts on this highly important topic today. #children #covidvaccines
— Kathy Gyngell (@KathyConWom) July 2, 2022
The letter I referred to, sent by Dr Ros Jones, Professor Angus Dalgleish and more than 75 other doctors and medical health experts to the MHRA which we had published, was important. It set out why Covid jabs for infants were all risk and no benefit and were just not on.
My assertion about the #MSM ignoring it – which they did as they had with all previous such letters from this group about vaccine risk – is one I stand by to this day. There was no way I was going to delete this any more than I had any of my other so called ‘misleading and dangerous’ Covid ‘misinformation’ tweets.
It was, I suspect, one too many times however for Twitter and my final undoing. Three weeks later, it was not a lockout email but a ‘permanent suspension’ notice from Twitter that landed in my inbox.
My crime this time? Shockingly, it was a compassionate tweet in response to a vaccine-injured woman. Once again it did not fit the official Twitter narrative which has neither conceded the reality of the scale of vaccine injuries nor permitted any questioning of the ‘safe and effective’ lie.
I could have appealed, but why bother? I’d had enough of Twitter’s bullying so I walked away, fortuitously, as it happened, into the arms of Gettr (metaphorically speaking that is), the fast-growing free speech social media site that’s the brainchild of Jason Miller. His shout out for me on Twitter was most satisfying! I advise all Twitter rebels to sign up.
Never fear, everyone told me, it’s not for long – once Elon Musk buys Twitter it will all change. After weeks of gyrations around the richest man in the world’s purchase of the social media platform – stuff of speculation and headlines but above all of optimism – he finally sealed the deal last month. All hail, we could greet the great liberator. I wasn’t so sure but still, it was worth a shot, so I banged off a two-sentence appeal.
A new and friendlier (I thought) Twitter Support message informed me a few days later that they were reviewing my appeal: ‘We’ll respond as soon as possible, and we appreciate your patience while we review your account.’
Yes, I was happy to be patient – but I didn’t have to be.
Yesterday morning I woke up to this not so supportive, not so friendly, Twitter Support message (my bold):
Your account was permanently suspended due to multiple or repeat violations of the Twitter Rules: https://twitter.com/rules.
This account will not be restored.
This case will now be closed and replies will not be monitored.
So there you have it. Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose. Twitter rules OK.
So much for you, Mr Musk.