Twitter’s weak systems have seen malicious actors take advantage of its weak reporting and policy system leading to the suspension of many innocent users as the Sheryl Sandberg Wannabe Vijaya Gade does nothing despite mountains of evidence confirming that some actors are manipulating twitter policies and the report button to influence the deplatforming of social media users.
The suspension of popular Twitter Account @WanjikuRevolt presents the chilling truth that we have been singing about for many days, but many never listened to us because they were never directly affected.
With censorship, anything is expected.
A few days ago, User Wanjiku Revolt narrated how some actors manipulated the DMCA Twitter policy leading to the suspension of his account by Fuhrer Jack Dorsey who is on a suspension spree all for the “collective health of the platform” that has seen refused to grow its userbase”
An Investigation by the editor of this site reveals that the DMCA take-downs only focus on content criticizing the government confirming that Twitter may be working with government actors to deplatform critics.
Last year, Twitter account @C_NyakundiH was permanently suspended for “Multiple policy violations” including DMCA complaint filed by a fella calling himself James Ndiwa of Tuko News, the popular site known for its socialite content.
In another case, the same James Ndiwa reported another social media user , but changed the place of work to Standard Media Group as shown in the email screenshots. Cnyakundi tried to ask journalists working in these media houses if they knew this individual, but he was a ghost!
Does it mean someone created a fake email and reported this content claiming it was his and Twitter acted based on this fake report? But then, all these videos are taken at different places and one wonders how James Ndiwa managed to be in all these places the videos were recorded …
” The material they claim to be theirs is available online rights free and has been shared multiple times on multiple social media platforms without any attribution to the said individuals. Notice too that the individuals have not provided ANY links to what they claim to be their original works” Says Wanjiku Revolt after being suspended after a DMCA takedown.
Is Twitter working with government actors to purge critics?
With a declining user base, anything can be possible as Twitter strives to advertise with Kenyan government agencies and corporates.
Ramone Martin, East Africa’s Twitter Executive and Adrian Ciesielski, Africa’s Twitter Sales Manager happened to be in the country where they had attended several functions including Safaricom’s Blaze event in Mombasa and also visited Standard Media group under the invitation of Carole Kimutai, a former Tuko Staffer. Tuko is the Gossip Blog that had filed a fake DMCA claim against the @C_NyakundiH Twitter account and this is what Twitter used as a basis to suspend the Twitter account under the guise of many “many complaints”.
The blaze event was organized by Scangroup, the digital agency whose staffers have been lobbying for the suspension of @C_NyakundiH Twitter Account.
Journalists we have spoken to have confirmed to us that the Twitter executives discussed the @C_NyakundiH suspension privately in an event attended by journalists and local Kenyan agency individuals.
According to the masters of the universe executives, they were receiving an average of five complaints per day confirming that the account was a victim of targetted malicious reporting. Though they refused to state who was sending those complaints because Nyakundi has never received any communication from Twitter pertaining any tweet.
The event was organized by Carole Kimutai, a former Tuko staffer. Only journalists and agency fellas were invited as Bloggers were ignored. Kenyan media has been running a campaign against Bloggers because they view them as competition. Media has seen dwindling revenues as citizen journalism eats into their advertising revenue.
We have also learnt that Twitter is setting up the East and Central Africa office in Westlands as they aim to make more revenue through their advertising packages.
Twitter is targetting private companies like Safaricom and that may be the reason why the Twitter executives attended the Safaricom Blaze event in a pay to play scenario. Safaricom spends quite a sum with Twitter ads and many Kenyans have been observing that anything negative about Safaricom is always censored.
Their office will also target government agencies. This a worrying trend because government agencies may start demanding censorship of critics in order to give them business.
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