The popular conservative Twitter account Carpe Donktum was suspended by the big tech platform for 12 hours as punishment for posting a tweet that read “BUILD THAT WALL” on Wednesday.
Carpe Donktum, who has had multiple meme videos reposted or retweeted by President Donald J. Trump, was suspended from Twitter for 12 hours after publishing a tweet that merely read “BUILD THAT WALL” and tagged President Trump’s Twitter account.
The link in CarpeDonktum’s tweet contained a video, still available on Twitter, that the user created. It depicts President Trump in a Western-style shootout with various members of the media, and audio from one of the president’s many combative press conferences.
— Carpe Donktum🔹 (@CarpeDonktum) January 12, 2019
Big tech has been in the midst of a social media purge. Twitter banned conservative writer and intellectual David Horowitz, then reinstated his account, and has now banned him again. It also banned a popular parody account that mocked Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and the @MAGAphobia account that chronicled instances of violent acts against supporters of President Trump.
Meanwhile on Facebook and Instagram, prominent conservatives including Alex Jones, Paul Joseph Watson, Laura Loomer, and Milo Yiannopoulos have been named “dangerous” and “hate figures” by the big tech platform. (READ MORE: Facebook Hired Former Hillary Press Director to Inform Media of Alex Jones Ban)
Facebook and Instagram will now ban users who share videos or links featuring Jones, and have already been caught banning individuals who merely posted photos of the banned individuals on Instagram, only to reverse the bans after Big League Politics requested comment from the tech giant.
Big League Politics asked Twitter for comment on this story and did not receive an immediate response.
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