Our Twitter account – @Wirral_In_It – age 9, is permanently closed, banned, deleted. Was it a disgruntled celebrity…?

An old favourite…

Wirral In It Together

banned and censored

It had to happen one day. But what was the reason?

We don’t know, but it’s another very small step on the road to creeping, Silicon Valley totalitarianism. 

Not long after the axe fell this afternoon, an email appeared in our inbox. It was Twitter, lecturing us on “hate speech”, vulnerable groups, the Nazis and the Holocaust, but taking great care not to specify what we’d actually done to deserve the deletion of a 9-year, 5 month old account with 5,770 followers and 238,000 tweets.

That way we’re left to scratch our heads and wonder which tweet(s) did it. One thing’s for sure, we don’t tweet “hate speech”. Never have, never will. Twitter could have checked back through our account if they could be arsed.

But there was one tweet in particular today, just before the ban – as it happens – and this was nothing to do with hate…

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Campaigner for open government. Wants senior public servants to be honest and courageous. It IS possible!
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