James Lindsay
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Twitter censors James Lindsay for calling attention to the "Trans Day of Vengence": James Lindsay, a writer and the president of the educational website, New Discourses tweeted about the infamous “A Trans Day of Vengence' that was planned to take place in DC on April 1.  "Wokes mad! I deleted this because I thought it was a prank because it's absurd and on April Fools Day, but it appears to be real," Lindsay wrote according to screenshots tweeted by the unverified UnWokable account. "Operation Trans Floyd is escalating," he wrote. Twitter removed the tweet from nearly a week prior (and before the tragic Nashville shooting) for allegedly "violating one of our rules." The platform left no other reason or explanation. It appears Twitter censored every post about the Trans Day of Vengeance, even if the post criticized the event. Twitter VP of Trust and Safety Ella Irwin tweeted that the platform "had to automatically sweep our platform and remove >5000 tweets /retweets of this poster. We do not support tweets that incite violence irrespective of who posts them. "Vengeance" does not imply peaceful protest. Organizing or support for peaceful protests is ok."

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