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Twitter Just Permanently Suspended Milo Yiannopoulos

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Melody Bot, Jul 19, 2016.

  1. Melody Bot

    Your friendly little forum bot. Staff Member

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    Charlie Warzel, at Buzzfeed:

    According to Twitter, it was Yiannopoulos who led the harassment campaign against Ghostbusters actor Leslie Jones that inspired the SNL cast member’s decision to leave Twitter. The tweets, many of which targeted Jones for being black and a woman, were the final straw for Twitter, which is taking steps to try to solve its harassment problem.


    Statement from Twitter

    People should be able to express diverse opinions and beliefs on Twitter. But no one deserves to be subjected to targeted abuse online, and our rules prohibit inciting or engaging in the targeted abuse or harassment of others. Over the past 48 hours in particular, we’ve seen an uptick in the number of accounts violating these policies and have taken enforcement actions against these accounts, ranging from warnings that also require the deletion of Tweets violating our policies to permanent suspension.
    We know many people believe we have not done enough to curb this type of behavior on Twitter. We agree. We are continuing to invest heavily in improving our tools and enforcement systems to better allow us to identify and take faster action on abuse as it’s happening and prevent repeat offenders. We have been in the process of reviewing our hateful conduct policy to prohibit additional types of abusive behavior and allow more types of reporting, with the goal of reducing the burden on the person being targeted. We’ll provide more details on those changes in the coming weeks.

  2. Serh

    Prestigious Prestigious

  3. WordsfromaSong


    good riddance, this guy is garbage
    incognitojones likes this.
  4. Larry David

    I'll see you again in 25 years Prestigious

    Not sure what happened here, and it sounds like it was awful.

    Side note though, she is by far the least funny person they've had in years on the show.(has absolutely nothing to do with gender or race)
  5. tdlyon

    Most Dope Supporter

    About time. This dude is a huge piece of shit that homophobes use to "prove" they're not homophobic
    mattylikesfilms likes this.
  6. Ryan

    Might be Spider-Man...

    Part of what makes me hate "social media". Stuff like this just makes me wanna unplug and abandon all cyber platforms
    EvanT.O likes this.
  7. skogsraet

    Trusted Supporter

    Oh, so this is the low life piece of shit I've been hearing about! Twitter has been embarrassingly slow about suspending him. The Twitter community has been going off on this dude all week.

    On a side note, as awful as Twitter's harassment problem is, Jones doesn't seem to have a very good grasp on social media in general. She took to defending herself earlier today over photoshopped pictures of homophobic tweets coming from "her" account when it was pretty easy to determine it wasn't her with just common sense. I think the trolls would have a harder time getting to her if she were a bit more Twitter savvy. The serious way she's taking it just encourages them, although granted, it looks like that's just what it took to get Twitter to pay attention.
    EvanT.O, Dominick and Kizwiz like this.
  8. Leftandleaving

    I will be okay. everything Supporter

    fuck this guy
  9. DandonTRJ

    ~~~ヾ(^∇^ Supporter

    He spent the better part of a year trying to ruin my brother's life while simultaneously publicly hitting on him (a weird fucking power move if I've ever seen one). Dude can go suck on a car tailpipe.
  10. DooDooBird


    I have no idea who this guy is or what is going on... but I googled this dude to find out and he just looks like a massive douchebag.
  11. carlosonthedrums

    Cooler than a polar bear's toenails Prestigious

    I've seen some appalling things in my time on Twitter, but this was the first time I genuinely thought I was gonna have my food come back up. What kind of fucking coward and useless cretin do you have to be to post shit like that and get others to do the same? His statement at the end of Buzzfeed's story was just as pathetic. Fuck, I hate being this mad.
  12. Behind the Barricade

    He had a very weird interview with Joe Rogan on his podcast. He would have a rational convo with Rogan about a subject and then pump it up to another level in the matter of seconds. It was the oddest thing I've ever heard.

    Mr. Serotonin likes this.
  13. personalmaps

    citrus & cinnamon Prestigious

    i hope this paves the way towards twitter protecting all of its users and being more proactive about abusive accounts. there are a lot of people who aren't famous receiving that same kind of vitriol.
  14. mattylikesfilms


    Fuck this guy x20
    DarkHotline likes this.
  15. beachdude

    I'm not brave Prestigious

    I only heard about this guy recently, and wish I still hadn't. What a tool.
    DarkHotline likes this.
  16. Bryan Diem


    Curious to know what this was about, if it's not too personal.
  17. DarkHotline

    I’ll teach you to be happy! Prestigious

    I know that's an opinion but there are far worse people on that cast than Jones by a mile.
    Jacob Davidson and Aaron Mook like this.
  18. armistice

    Captain Vietnam: Bestower of Tumors

    Honestly was 90% confident that 'truelovewaits' minimalising the issue and then shitting on Leslie would end up being a troll account. I apologise for that snap judgement. That being said, I disagree pretty emphatically and "(has absolutely nothing to do with gender or race)" is one of those things....that if you have to know the rest.
    Jacob Davidson and Dan O'Neill like this.
  19. DarkHotline

    I’ll teach you to be happy! Prestigious

    Maybe it's because I've been drinking but this post is like all over the place and I can't understand what you're trying to say.
  20. armistice

    Captain Vietnam: Bestower of Tumors

    Ah, shit, meant to multi-quote. My reply was directed at @truelovewaits
    DarkHotline likes this.
  21. Kizwiz


    Didn't agree with some of his extreme conservative views, but I did like the guy as he usually prevented facts in most of the debates I'd seen. Obviously he went too far at times and has had several warnings, so the suspension seems justifiable.

    But the reality is, things like this will get him more radicalized support.
    Bryan Diem likes this.
  22. Nick

    @fangclubb Prestigious


    No one gives a shit and this is not the thread for that.
    beachdude42, Arry, fame and 3 others like this.
  23. razorburn


    Dude is human garbage. Good riddance.
  24. PandaBear! Jul 20, 2016
    (Last edited: Jul 20, 2016)

    Trusted Prestigious

    LOL, this guy is pure trash - what does he even do?

    Edit: he's a "columnist"? Lol, fuck off back to obscurity you little shit!
  25. FakeGyllenhaal


    Yeah, it sucks and it's too bad nobody stopped her on her end. Not only did she break Internet Rule #1: Don't feed the trolls by addressing Milo himself but then she started retweeting his troll followers. Once that happens the other creeps just smell blood in the water. She obviously thought she was putting people on blast but a retweet from a celebrity to a troll is just a massive reward. I'm not trying to imply she brought this on herself, I just don't think she understood what was happening. Again it sucks no one close to her stopped her when she started RTing people.
    FTank and Kizwiz like this.