Via the Tipline
Cam – I’ve been running a parody Twitter account of David Fisher and I just received a takedown notice. The irony of trying to stifle free speech through parody and critical review is making my blood boil at the same time as I’m laughing so hard it hurts. Here’s my response to Twitter. I think your readers may appreciate it. I would publish this myself via Twitter, but hey, it’s blocked! David, David, David. You should have just left well enough alone. That glass wall between us isn’t really keeping you safe, is it?
First the complaint:
kesh, Feb 24 04:44 AM:
We have received a complaint that your account, @FisherJourno, may be in violation of Twitter’s policies on impersonation and/or trademark. Twitter firmly believes in the freedom of expression; however, impersonating another or misusing another‚Äôs trademark on our platform is against the Twitter Rules (https://support.twitter.com/articles/18311).
If you had intended to create a parody, commentary or fan account, your account will not be in violation so long as it complies with our policy for such accounts (http://help.twitter.com/entries/106373). Your account has been temporarily suspended and will be restored only if you follow the instructions below. After making the requested edits, respond to this email and we will restore your account.
*Instructions*: Please edit each of the following parts of your profile within 48 hours of receiving this notice:
Please understand that your account may be subject to permanent suspension if you fail to comply with these instructions or if your account is found to further violate the Twitter Rules. We appreciate your cooperation in this matter.
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