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Are you on a “Block-List?”-(Twitter users from the left are creating “blocklists” of Conservatives)
Conservative Daily News ^ | April 30, 2012 | Erin Haust

Posted on 04/30/2012 10:30:56 AM PDT by Beaten Valve

As of late, conservatives have been dominating social media platforms including Twitter. In 140 characters or less, conservatives have managed to get deep under the skin of the progressives using the site and in retaliation, it seems, some Twitter users from the left are creating “blocklists” to automatically get conservatives’ accounts suspended.

If you are conservative and using Twitter, you may be on a “blocklist.”

Chris Loesch is one such unlucky conservative who had his account suspended twice in one hour. Apparently, Mr. Loesch got into a heated Twitter discussion with progressives who were threatening and harassing his wife Dana, who works for the Breitbart empire.

A group of “tweeps” from the left banded together and “spam blocked” Loesch’s account activating the automatic suspension tool woven into the Twitter technology. If enough people click the “Block for Spam” button on an account, the user is suspended without warning.

Loesch’s initial suspension was less than 30 minutes old when the hashtag #FreeChrisLoesch started trending. A conservative army of followers heard of the suspension and “flash mobbed” twitter with an outpouring of support for Loesch. His account was reinstated only to have the very same thing happen minutes later.

Rumors on Twitter and other social media sites suggest that there are other conservatives who are being “targeted” not for actual spam, but for being conservative. There are lists floating around that encourage Twitter users to abuse the auto-suspension tool to silence those who disagree politically.

If you have seen or can link to any such lists, DM me on Twitter. This story isn’t over yet.


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: conservatives; liberals; socialmedia; twitter

1 posted on 04/30/2012 10:31:13 AM PDT by Beaten Valve
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To: Beaten Valve

I hope I am.


2 posted on 04/30/2012 10:32:55 AM PDT by moovova
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To: Beaten Valve

The ‘Obama machine on the move’ of course. Block and Black out anything which might inform the public of anything other that what they desire be heard.

There’s a reason why all the internet giants met with Obama....expect more of this.


3 posted on 04/30/2012 10:35:13 AM PDT by caww
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To: Beaten Valve
As of late, conservatives have been dominating social media platforms including Twitter. In 140 characters or less, conservatives have managed to get deep under the skin of the progressives using the site and in retaliation, it seems, some Twitter users from the left are creating “blocklists” to automatically get conservatives’ accounts suspended.

One should probably not be surprised.

The left cannot win an honest debate; so its only realistic hope, if it is to succeed, is to censor the opposition...

4 posted on 04/30/2012 10:37:12 AM PDT by AmericanExceptionalist (Democrats believe in discussing the full spectrum of ideas, all the way from far left to center-left)
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To: Beaten Valve

Liberals are the totalitarian thugs of our time...


5 posted on 04/30/2012 10:37:22 AM PDT by GOPJ ("Zimmered": To make a crime victim a criminal so racists can make money. freeper GrandJediMasterYoda)
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To: Beaten Valve

Is the “Kill George Zimmerman” account still open?


6 posted on 04/30/2012 10:38:20 AM PDT by Tzimisce (THIS SUCKS)
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To: Beaten Valve

I refuse to use Twitter because I’m not a twit.


7 posted on 04/30/2012 10:38:31 AM PDT by Jack Burton007 (This is Jack Burton in the Pork Chop Express, and I'm talkin' to whoever's listenin' out there.)
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To: caww

I post on Twitter once in a while. Was on the other day posting some links and Obama’s Florida campaign ‘followed’ me. I immediately blocked them. Two can play that game.


8 posted on 04/30/2012 10:38:53 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (A MUST WATCH: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=KeOLurcQaqI)
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To: Beaten Valve

Twitter wars!!!


9 posted on 04/30/2012 10:39:16 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Beaten Valve

I can proudly say I am.


10 posted on 04/30/2012 10:39:42 AM PDT by JRios1968 (I'm guttery and trashy, with a hint of lemon. - Laz)
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To: Beaten Valve

I created a Twitter account when Rush was giving away iPads to people who “re-tweeted” messages from him. When you create the account, you have to “follow” at least 10 or so people on Twitter. It’s the most incredibly boring thing I’ve ever been involved with. It’s a full time job just to keep up with it because there are tons of tweets all the time. No wonder so many occupiers waste time on it. It’s perfect thing for an unemployed person to waste time on. It’s worse than Facebook.


11 posted on 04/30/2012 10:41:11 AM PDT by Sans-Culotte ( Pray for Obama- Psalm 109:8)
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To: Beaten Valve
I'm not on twitter. If the left does this, do the same to them.

Politics is war without bloodshed. - Mao

12 posted on 04/30/2012 10:42:28 AM PDT by Darren McCarty (The Republican Party is bigger than the presidency.)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear
Was on the other day posting some links and Obama’s Florida campaign ‘followed’ me. I immediately blocked them.

They followed me, too. I don't block them, I let them get my Tweets full-strength without acknowledging them. THEN they unfollow me or even better, they block me. Just because they follow you doesn't mean they will be able to post to you or that you have to follow them.

13 posted on 04/30/2012 10:42:28 AM PDT by JRios1968 (I'm guttery and trashy, with a hint of lemon. - Laz)
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To: Sans-Culotte

I don’t twit, text or Facebook.


14 posted on 04/30/2012 10:54:57 AM PDT by Noumenon ("I tell you, gentlemen, we have a problem on our hands." Col. Nicholson-The Bridge on the River Qwai)
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To: Beaten Valve

Clicking the “Report Spam” button for the purpose of forcing someone’s account to be closed strikes me a a violation the Twitter’s Terms of Service.

I wonder if the crack team of Security at Twitter is on this?


15 posted on 04/30/2012 10:56:45 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: Cyber Liberty

>>I wonder if the crack team of Security at Twitter is on this?<<

LOLOLOLOLOL!!!
Post of the Day!


16 posted on 04/30/2012 11:36:55 AM PDT by netmilsmom (I am Breitbart)
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To: Beaten Valve
I only use Twitter to advertise new updates to my webcomic. And since I get some traffic from there, I keep it up. I do follow some people (mostly math teachers who post interesting/useful links) but I only look at what's on the page now. I don't look through old stuff.

And I definitely don't have messages coming to my phone.

Oh, and last summer, I tried following some of the better food trucks in Manhattan, but since I don't get messages on my phone, I couldn't get current locations because those trucks move around a bit. (Considering some of the garbage some trucks serve, if you find a good one, it might be worth following so you know when your in the neighborhood.)

17 posted on 04/30/2012 11:53:31 AM PDT by Tanniker Smith (I didn't know she was a liberal when I married her.)
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To: Beaten Valve

Tweets are junvenile.


18 posted on 04/30/2012 12:03:19 PM PDT by bgill
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To: GOPJ

Liberals have been the totalitarian thugs since the very first liberal.
Any conservatives on those twitter debates should return the favor by “scam blocking” their most egregious violators. tit for tat
I remember AOL discussion blogs where anybody with a Conservative bent was targeted for expultion. I myself got thrown off more than once until I just got bored with AOL and their “biased” liberal moderators. Ef AOL, Ef twitter


19 posted on 04/30/2012 12:03:37 PM PDT by throwabrick (Saul Alinsky farts in bed..ObaMao says "excuse me"..the devil says "you're welcome")
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To: Beaten Valve

Who gives a twit?


20 posted on 04/30/2012 12:13:32 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: throwabrick

ROFLMFAO!
Twitter’s TOS (Terms Of Service) just like AOL’s were biased against conservatives! Or let’s say more regularly ENFORCED against conservatives than liberals.
after all - Aren’t the jerks who started twitter and googala, radical leftist’s themselves?

And who the heck ever bother’s to read their Efn terms of service...

most of the lefties that frequent these talk/discussion groups, do this on a full-time basis! They have no jobs, are probably collecting SSI and sitting in the basement of their mommy’s house at their computers.
Usually you can spot them by their self-inflicted User Names.
One ahole on AOL, if I can remember, went by user name F***Bush... Numerous complaints and AOL never removed him/her ... great TOS there!?


21 posted on 04/30/2012 12:17:56 PM PDT by throwabrick (Saul Alinsky farts in bed..ObaMao says "excuse me"..the devil says "you're welcome")
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To: throwabrick

“City Data?” discussion groups were/are liberal biased also.
b o r i n g ... leftists - Winning an argument for them means taking their ball and going home!


22 posted on 04/30/2012 12:23:31 PM PDT by throwabrick (Saul Alinsky farts in bed..ObaMao says "excuse me"..the devil says "you're welcome")
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To: Beaten Valve

But it’s private property.

They can block who they want to protect their political and cultural philosophies.

Right?


23 posted on 04/30/2012 12:58:16 PM PDT by NoLibZone (I'm with Sarah Palin and Dick Cheney - Anybody but Obama, because I trust their judgment.)
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To: Beaten Valve

Who wastes time with something like this “twitter blocking”?

I’d say get a life liberal pubes..


24 posted on 04/30/2012 1:03:26 PM PDT by JSDude1
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To: Beaten Valve

How do you get in a discussion on Twitter? I thought all you could do was follow or send messages to certain subscriptions. Do you have to have everyone in the discussion continually send their messages to the same subscription or something? Not to mention how can you carry on any kind of a discussion when you’re limited to about half a sentence per message.


25 posted on 04/30/2012 1:15:19 PM PDT by JediJones (From the makers of Romney, Bloomberg/Schwarzenegger 2016. Because the GOP can never go too far left.)
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