On January 28, in my capacity as social media manager for a coalition of national black pro-life leaders, I set up accounts on Facebook and Twitter to promote our upcoming demonstration in Los Angeles of the NAACP Image Awards on February 1.
We had a number of press releases going out that morning, and I wanted to take advantage of social media platforms to raise awareness about what I call the “Black Betrayal” – NAACP’s gross failure to put black America’s best interest first, demonstrated by its willingness to not only ignore the black genocidal agenda of Planned Parenthood but to go so far as partner with this organization that racially targets black communities with abortion.
My first Tweet was at 9:17a: “Black Leaders prepare to protest @NAACP for its #Betrayal of the black community.”
Only six tweets and less than two hours later we got our first suspension, after I hit “reply” to a tweet sent out by @NAACPIMAGEAWARD promoting their show, wherein I linked to our press release and the hashtag #BlackBetrayal.
The suspension was lifted within five minutes after I acknowledged I understood I must correct my behavior or run the risk of future suspensions or deactivation of the account altogether.
But after only eight more tweets promoting our protest and challenging the NAACP we were shut down again, 1-1/2 days after we went live. But this time the suspension would last several days – until well after the Image Awards.
Not only were we suspended, but our very first Twitter follower, who was retweeting us, was also temporarily suspended.
After researching the issue, I discovered I had been suspended by a technique liberals on Twitter use to silence conservative voices.
The technique is called “Spam-Flagging,” a calculated mass move to misuse Twitter’s “Block & Report Spam” function to trigger Twitter’s automatic spam algorithm that initiates a suspension, sending the targetted Twitter user to what’s now called “Twitter Gulag” – Twitter detention camp for conservative political prisoners.
This technique was discovered in April 2012 after Twitter suspended the account of conservative Chris Loesch, husband to talk radio host and CNN contributor Dana Loesch and very active on Twitter. Read his saga here.
Another Twitter user, Todd Kincannon, saw this becoming a growing maneuver by leftists on Twitter and took action to attempt to put an end to the madness. Kincannon formed a volunteer “Twitter Gulag Defense Network,” using the tag “#TGDN” to organize its communications. Read Todd’s story here.
Meanwhile, using my personal Twitter account, I took action by spreading the news that NAACP and Twitter were trying to silence us.
We began to get mass support from other pro-lifers and conservatives on Twitter. We issued a press release revealing how we’d been silenced on Twitter, and I circulated it through my personal Twitter account. That’s when the story really caught a fire!
A host of other blogs covered our story, but as I said, it wasn’t until after the NAACP Image Awards event was over that our Twitter account was restored.
Interesting enough, after our Twitter account was restored, @NAACP began following us. I sent them a Direct Message requesting an opportunity to speak with them about our concerns with the organization’s alliance with Planned Parenthood and their support of abortion – the leading cause of death among backs – but we’ve gotten not response!
Since our account was restored we have not changed how or what we tweet. We’ve been left alone since the second suspension.