Twitter Games!

If you follow me on Twitter you know I am ticked-off.

I’ve come to the conclusion that they don’t take down, or suspend, some conservatives’ Twitter accounts as much as they wear us down with games about followers and inaccurate analytics.

For those of you who don’t bother with Twitter, this might be in-the-weeds, but it goes to a broader question about social media generally and we need to be thinking about what are the alternatives for us to get our messages out.

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Screenshot of a tweet I have pinned to my Twitter feed!

Heck will we be holding secret meetings in basements in the near future!

Twitter has for months and months played this game with my account where I have generally (who knows really!) 15.2 thousand followers.  I gradually gain followers over the course of a month and as I reach close to 15.4 they take away more than a hundred in a day or so and bring me back to 15.2.

After I complained in a tweet a few days ago, bam!, I see they graciously gave me back over a hundred followers and today (briefly?) I’m at 15.4.

Then also this week on March 12th, I checked my analytics and Twitter is telling me I haven’t been tweeting in March—WTH!  Of course, not tweeting messes up your other data—what they call “impressions.”

In fact, I had tweeted 62 times between March 1 and March 12th!

That same notice is still up on March 14th!

What about Facebook?

If you were a regular follower of my Refugee Resettlement Watch blog, you know that I had a RRW facebook page that was doing really well with the help of a friend.

I am no longer permitted to post there.

Why? Facebook wanted a screenshot of my Drivers License and in light of more news about data security at Facebook, like this story today, I chose not to give them any more information they could “share.”

By the way, my Twitter feed (for as long as it lasts!) is on the right hand sidebar here at Frauds and Crooks.

question-mark-1So what do you do?  As long as you can, use social media (don’t give them your personal information!), but know that it could all come crashing down one day.  
That brings me to my incessant nagging about writing a blog of your own.  It is not hard! 
I know that we could lose that avenue for our right to free speech, but if hundreds of us did it, thousands and thousands!, they would have a more difficult time silencing us all.
Here is what I see as the most pressing need—either specific issue blogs where you become the expert on an issue and work as a real investigative reporter (of old) worked.
Or, a state-wide blog where you basically compete with the prevailing Leftwing media in the state to get out a conservative, America First!, message.

6 thoughts on “Twitter Games!

  1. Same happened to me re Facebook. They wanted copies of very private info. I refused. I made a few changes to my displayed name. I shut down my account a few months later. I went through one-week weaning off process and after, freedom from Facebook.

    Never ever give your private info to someone you don’t know. End of the story. The best way to go would be a blog with subscribers and comment section.

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  2. Ann this also happened to me when my FB account was hacked, then they took it down. I did send them a copy of my DL, but I had used my photo shop to black out all information other than my picture and my name. They said it was to “verify the account-that I was a real person” all they need is your name & pic – no other info on your ID.
    They never restored my org acct but I was able to open a new one.
    One thing whatever you have on FB you can download and save, once FB shuts down your account all that info/data disappears forever.

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