“Twitter doesn’t seem to have a problem with people using their service to coordinate riots,” Johnson wrote. “But they do have a problem with the kind of journalism I do.” [Pando]
TWITTER has suspended Chuck Johnson’s account after he suggested “taking out” a civil rights activist after the death of Michael Brown. Of course, Johnson’s tweets extend far beyond racism, to include misogyny and other 140 character projectile spewing, which has earned him a notorious reputation.
So, as any troll would do, he started a new account, which has also been suspended.
That’s when Chucky enlisted an attorney.
Panda posted the letter, which is truly one for the new media books, with a screen capture of part of the letter below.
How long will it be suspended? Re/Code reports
The account suspension is nothing new for Johnson. But what’s worth noting is that this appears to be an example of Twitter’s new policy on threats coming into play. The company changed the policy’s wording last month so that it no longer included phrases like “direct” and “specific.” Essentially, those qualifiers were limiting the types of tweets Twitter could act upon.
[…] Johnson told Re/code that he wasn’t threatening McKesson’s life, and expects to have his Twitter account back in the next day or two.