We're Still in Twitter Jail For Something NPR, AP and Others Reported on Twitter- Why? - Granite Grok

We’re Still in Twitter Jail For Something NPR, AP and Others Reported on Twitter- Why?

Twitter Jail

In early April Twitter froze GraniteGrok’s account. Tomorrow will be three weeks. Why? Reporting on a vote in New Zealand to ban Automatic weapons violates their Twitter Rules. So, we’re not allowed to publish real news on Twitter?

The Culprit: New Zealand Advances Weapons Ban on a vote of 119-1

The facts of the case are these.

  • In New Zealand, gun ownership is a privilege, not a right.
  • Police Minister Stuart Nash praised lawmakers Tuesday for restricting their constituents’ access to weapons that endanger public safety.
  • A law is being rushed through to ban access to certain weapons.
  • Lawmakers voted 119-1 to ban semi-automatic rifles and shotguns.
  • History tells us this will lead to other bans including pistols and perhaps even knives.

This, somehow, violates Twitter’s rules. Except when NPR reports it.

Or, the Associated Press.

In fact, just about everyone else is allowed to report on the advance of a law to ban firearms in New Zealand, except me.

What gives Twitter? I post a report about a one-sided vote to ban firearms (of which I assume you approve), and you ban us for it?

Note: we have filed our appeal but it has fallen on deaf ears.

Editor: An earlier version of the post title referred to NHPR. It should be NPR.