Tayler Hansen

Locked Account

Twitter censors independent journalist for reporting on "all ages" drag show before reversing decision: Independent journalist Tayler Hansen was censored by Twitter over a tweet thread that started "'All Ages' Drag Queen Christmas Mega Thread. Yesterday, a blatantly sexualized show meant to groom children was hosted in Austin, TX. This is a national tour with 36 shows in 18 different states, including DC. There is much to go over so it will be covered in this thread." According to purported screenshots, Twitter initially called the tweet "hateful conduct" and locked Hansen's account until he deleted it. Instead, Hansen appealed the ruling, and it seems Twitter reversed course, as the tweet thread is now visible on Hansen's feed, though several of the links used in the thread have been covered with sensitive content filters.