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Musk Kicks Me Off Twitter, but Defends Dilbert

Twitter has suspended my account for “breaking the Twitter rules,” but defends the Dilbert creator accused of racism.

A message on my Twitter account says:

Your account is permanently suspended

After careful review, we determined your account broke the Twitter Rules. Your account is permanently in read-only mode, which means you can’t Tweet, Retweet, or Like content. You won’t be able to create new accounts. If you think we got this wrong, you can submit an appeal.

The message does not say what rule I broke. Since I don’t post that much on Twitter, and then usually just post links to news articles from major outlets like the New York Times, the Economist, or Bloomberg, I don’t know what rule would have broken.

The Washington Post reports that

Twitter and Tesla chief Elon Musk defended Scott Adams, the under-fire creator of “Dilbert,” in a series of tweets Sunday, blasting media organizations for dropping his comic strip after Adams said that White people should “get the hell away from Black people.”

My suspension would seem to go against everything that Elon Musk has been saying about Twitter content and suspensions. It appears that in the last few minutes my suspension has been lifted, and I seem to be back on Twitter. Even if this is so, it seems like Twitter’s review mechanisms are defective or broken. However, I generally like Elon and I guess I should give him a break if he really has let me back on.

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