The SKWAWKBOX has reported the suspension of access imposed by Twitter on prominent left-wing activists after a clearly coordinated campaign of complaints by right-wing trolls – and a lack of any due diligence by the social media platform.
Andrew Feinstein is a leading anti-apartheid activist and former African National Congress MP. Like the others hit by the campaign of vexatious complaints, he has been very visible in opposing Keir Starmer’s unlawful actions toward former Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn – and like them, Twitter has suspended him for a years-old tweet supposedly disclosing someone’s email address without permission.
His own email address:
Feinstein had tweeted his address in a response to the late Jewish, pro-Corbyn academic David Graeber. The former MP recently appeared on Channel 4 News and in a number of online events to oppose Labour’s suspension of Jeremy Corbyn and Starmer’s decision to breach the EHRC recommendations – which he had sworn to uphold – by interfering in the disciplinary process when Corbyn was reinstated after a right-dominated NEC panel was told by lawyers that there were no grounds for the suspension:
Canary editor Kerry-Anne Mendoza and left Labour activist ‘@rachael_swindon’ have also been hit by the campaign, with Mendoza likewise suspended for tweeting her own email address and Swindon for tweeting the email of a radio phone-in show.
Right-wingers are clearly scraping the bottom of the barrel in a desperate attempt to silence pro-Corbyn voices – but Twitter’s procedures are clearly unfit for purpose if it can so easily be gulled into acting on clearly vexatious complaints without even a semblance of checks or due process.
Twitter was contacted yesterday for comment but has not yet provided a statement. On Monday, Mendoza was reinstated after Twitter said it had suspended both her accounts ‘mistakenly‘; the latest dire conduct of right-wingers to silence free speech appears to be a direct response to the failure of its attempt to have her removed permanently.
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