Saturday night, the Daily Wire’s own Michael Knowles revealed on his Instagram that he’d been suspended by Twitter over a joke Tweet instructing Democrats to vote on November 7, the Wednesday after Election Day.
Twitter, which has been loathe to remove threatening Tweets, and, according to reports, tolerated the man allegedly behind a nationwide bombing campaign that targeted prominent Democrats with “functional” explosive devices, even though he repeatedly threatened his eventual victims with violence on the platform, determined Knowles’s (admittedly lame) joke was worth direct, immediate, and unmerciful action.
Twitter wrote to Knowles to inform him that his Tweet “violated Twitter rules” — though the rule in question was never specified — and instructed Knowles that he could return to Twitter only when the offending Tweet was deleted.
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OFFICIALLY BLOCKED FROM TWITTER! My Twitter account has been suspended three days before the midterm elections, allegedly for explicitly joking that Twitter suspends conservatives over election jokes. Meanwhile, Louis Farrakhan tweets about how Jews are “termites” without any repercussions. Please tweet your displeasure to @twitter! #FreeKnowles
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