Jack Posobiec

Locked Account

Twitter locks Jack Posobiec's account for a tweet calling attention to 'Disney Groomers:' Jack Posobiec, senior editor of Human Events and host of the podcast Human Events Daily, said on GETTR that Twitter locked him out of his account for 12 hours "for calling Disney Groomers." Posobiec implied on GETTR and the Post Millennial reported that he tweeted a link to a Bring Ammo brand T-shirt that had an image of the iconic Disney castle symbol above the words "Boycott Groomers" with the word "groomers" in Disney's signature font. Posobiec captioned his tweet saying "Get it before it's banned," according to screenshots in the Post Millenial report. Posobiec posted another screenshot on GETTR showing that Twitter removed the tweet for allegedly "violating [its] rules against hateful conduct" adding that users "may not promote violence against, threaten, or harass other people on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, religious affiliation, age, disability, or serious disease." It is unclear exactly how Posobiec's tweet violated the policy, but in later reporting, The Post Millennial explained that Leftist outlet The Daily Beast had originally run a headline on a story about Posobiec's censorship that falsely represented the tweet. The original headline read "Far-Right's Pedo Obsession Goes Mainstream With Calls to 'Bring Ammo' to Disney Fight." The shirt, sold by conservative lifestyle brand Bring Ammo, had the brand's logo on it, well away from the "Boycott Groomers" graphic. As The Post Millennial explained, most of the brand's other merchandise also contains its logo, and that logo had nothing to do with a call to violence against Disney. The Post Millennial reported that The Daily Beast corrected the disinformation contained in its story, but such false and misleading takes may have led to Twitter's censorship of the post.