Well, here were are – after having my account soft locked because I quote tweeted a MAGAZINE (not a person) with some colorful language and nazis are reporting my account literally every time I swear in an effort to get rid one of the few people who actually critiques Trump honestly; I actually managed to hit a full hard lock this morning because I posted a link to my latest article which is objectively just an analysis of why Trump is guilty of obstruction – the language isn’t even as harsh as normal for fuck’s sake.
Yes, you read that correctly: my 3,700+ follower account on Twitter has been bricked because I posted a link to an article about why Donald Trump is almost certainly guilty of obstruction at the EXACT same time a gang of online anime nazis are mass reporting everything I type.
Making this even worse; this is NOT the first time this has happened to me and last time it almost ended my writing career before it really even got started. Somehow it gets even better (sarcasm) because naturally I gave Support a friend’s work phone number to unlock my account the first time this happened; Twitter’s ability to protect my private information is a complete fucking joke and as you may or may have not noticed there are a surprisingly large number of people (literally nazis, I’m not even joking) who wouldn’t mind harassing and or hurting me. This means I cannot even unlock my account (which absolutely never should have been locked in the first place) right now – which means all the advertisements I programmed into Tweetdeck for today will not been seen/posted.
I’m not going to lie, my primary reason for using Twitter is to advertise my writing and connect with readers in a setting that doesn’t require me to waste all my time moderating comments (by anime nazis) on this site here. If I’m suddenly not allowed to post political links; there’s absolutely no reason to have or use the service except a mild addiction to chatting.
As if all that weren’t enough, this entire thing is fucking infuriating because I actually saw this shit coming and I told virtually all of the 3,700 followers on my @NinaDontPlayMtG account to follow my backup account @EIWBM_Cat for PRECISELY this fucking reason; did my “fans” listen? Of fucking course not; the @EIWBM_Cat account has roughly 81 followers in total, which means I can’t even fucking tell people why they’re not seeing my content. Thanks for completely ignoring my request by the way guys, since it pretty much fucks us both unless you were looking for an excuse to stop following my main account; I mean it’s not like I repeatedly told you “nazis report my account and I could lose it at any time, follow this one for backup” or anything. #eyeroll
I have opened a new account on a competing chat service (Mastodon) and I use the Mastodon.cloud instance to log in so you can find me on there by searching for @Boudica@Mastadon.cloud; right now, I’m not feeling even remotely inclined to come back to Twitter when it’s run by a nazi sympathizer (Jack Dorsey) who shares Sam Harris anti-Muslim videos – especially since the service has now tried to end my career twice because I’m unpopular with both rich liberal elitists and you guessed it, anime nazis who have all the time in the world to report me over and over until something sticks.
I think you finally did it Jack; I think you finally made me and my roughly 20K (popular) tweets a month quit your shitty service.
I need time to think kids; I don’t know what comes next and the only reason I’m posting this is because almost none of you listened when I asked you to follow the backup @EIWBM_Cat account. Twitter is trying to kill me, or at least make me retire from writing because I can’t support myself without a way to advertise for free.
Not a banner day; will update once I’ve come to a decision but right now I’m thinking about just deleting both Twitter accounts and forgetting about the website that caters to nazis in favor of Mastodon even though I know it will absolutely cost me views. What’s clear to me is that the larger I build up my following on Twitter, the harder it’s going to be when I’m eventually suspended permanently for not bowing down to literal fucking incel fascists with video game avatars – because I’m not bowing down and Twitter apparently prefers the fucking nazis.
I’ll keep you posted.
Update: I have managed to unlock the @NinaDontPlayMtG account because my friend still (almost inexplicably) has the same phone number but I’m still in a position where targeted reporting of my posts can shut me down through Twitter’s automated algorithm; and it’s not like I’m getting any more popular with unemployed fascists who spend all day on Twitter.
To combat this, I’ve taken full control of the @EIWBM_Cat account as a backup and I’m still using my new @Boudica@Mastodon.cloud account as much as possible – I’m going to try dividing up my social media presence a little better in an effort to decentralize and make it harder to put me out of the game for days at a time whenever some /pol/ nazi doesn’t like what I have to say about “God Emperor” Trump.
- Nina Illingworth
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