Just a day after she was named the White House’s new communications director, Twitter users were surprised that the social messaging platform had suspended 28-year-old Hope Hicks’ account.
As of Wednesday morning, this is what Hicks’ account looked like:
The account suspension came without an explanation from Twitter. But on its website, the social messaging service offers the following explanations for why an account could be taken offline:
According to sources, Hicks’ account was likely suspended after a mass initiative by leftists to report the account for non-existent violations of Twitter’s rules. After Twitter blocked her account, the left jeered.
The new Communications Director for the White House is doing a great job so far! pic.twitter.com/w0o1wNJfVc
— Jules (@jules_su) September 13, 2017
The move left conservatives confused and angry.
— Jack Posobiec (@JackPosobiec) September 13, 2017
— PushBackNow.com (@PushBackNow) September 13, 2017
— RoninFiji (@RONINFIJI) September 13, 2017
ZeroHedge pointed out that the account suspension reveals how Twitter censorship efforts aimed at reducing hate speech can be easily manipulated by mob rule:
We suspect Twitter will be more than a little embarrassed by this – it appears Jack Dorsey’s sophisticated new anti-free-speech, censorship AI algos are really just mob-rule-driven – if enough people don’t like what you are saying (or may say), they will comply…
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