Twitter Permanently Bans Candidate for NH Governor, “Nobody”, for Hyperbolic Clinton Comment

Nobody's tweet that resulted in a perma-ban.

Nobody’s tweet that resulted in a perma-ban.

Despite the obvious hyperbole of his tweet, NH republican gubernatorial candidate Nobody has been permanently deplatformed from Twitter. Earlier this weekend, Nobody tweeted a reply to this comment from Twitter user @karelytle711: “It’s like Pavlov’s dogs. The moment Hillary speaks, a lot of men lose their minds. It actually crosses political ideology. #misogyny”

Nobody responded with:

@karenlytle711 @justinamash It’s not #misogyny. I hate Bill just as much as I hate Hillary. They are both warmongering criminals who should be hung, drawn, and quartered.

The same night he tweeted it, Nobody received an email from Twitter stating his account has been suspended, permanently, for “Violating our rules against abuse and harassment. You may not engage in the targeted harassment of someone, or incite other people to do so. This includes wishing or hoping that someone experiences physical harm.” There was no warning, no temporary ban, just a permanent account suspension, per the remainder of the email which stated, “Note that if you attempt to evade a permanent suspension by creating new accounts, we will suspend your new accounts. If you wish to appeal this suspension, please contact our support team.”

Nobody, Candidate for NH Governor in 2020

Nobody, then Rich Paul, released from jail for selling cannabis.

Nobody attempted to appeal the suspension which resulted in a quick reply – 30 seconds later – from Twitter saying, “Your account has been suspended and will not be restored because it was found to be violating the Twitter Terms of Service, specifically the Twitter Rules against participating in targeted abuse. In order to ensure that people feel safe expressing diverse opinions and beliefs on our platform, we do not tolerate abusive behavior. This includes inciting other people to engage in the targeted harassment of someone.”

When I interviewed him this afternoon about it, Nobody called his comment hyperbolic and agreed that he doesn’t actually wish violence upon anyone, however he believes many people share his frustration with politicians’ criminal behavior. He told me, “It seems that Twitter is seeking to control political debate by removing candidates and public figures with views Twitter doesn’t like, based on subjective and arbitrary criteria. It probably doesn’t help that I was speaking in defense of Tulsi Gabbard, who had just ran afoul of the queen of warmongers, Hillary Clinton.”

Luckily, Nobody’s a believer in decentralization and has an account on the libertarian Mastodon server, Liberdon. Mastodon is an open-source competitor to Twitter where anyone can run a server, meaning there are thousands of servers globally, all of whom can federate with one another according to their preferences. In addition to following Nobody’s Mastodon account, you can also join his Elect Nobody chat room on the Telegram platform. Visit ElectNobody.com for more directly from Nobody.

UPDATE 19:45pm Eastern: In light of his criticism of Hillary Clinton, Nobody wants it to be known that he is not suicidal.

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24 Comments

  1. Joint Parler. They don’t censor people and they’re not communist swine.

  2. Take it back, you don’t want to get Epsteined? Do you?

  3. This is why I’m NOT on Twitter. I am on the other hand on Mastodon. I am NOT on an instance that will censor either. Join a libertarian leaning instance or setup your own (if you are so technically capable). Let the nutters have there echo chambers.

  4. Kicked off a major media / communication site. I knew it would be only a matter of time before RNP puts both feet in his mouth.

  5. Schrodinger’s Douchebag: One who makes douchebag statements, particularly sexist, racist, bigoted or violent ones, then decides whether they were “just joking” or dead serious based on whether other people in the group approve or not.

  6. Damn! Fuck Twitter…That is nothing…I didn’t know Twitter was so touchy (I never ever use it)

  7. i didnt know twitter was such shit. Twitter isnt worthy of anyone being on it, if that is how they treat the first amendment. ..i feel like going on it just to shit on it an get booted.. ill just keep ignoring it lol

  8. idk what the freedom of speech one is if its not the first. 😛

  9. twitter could learn something from FreeKeene

  10. More: Mr Nobody is a nobody, barking at the moon. Mr Trump say and does irresponsible things like sanctions, where real people live or die… Obviously Twitter has it’s priorities straight… Boycott Twitter!

  11. Yep suggesting politicians should hung, drawn & quartered is going to contravene Twitter’s abuse algorithm even if its a figure of speech rather then a direct threat

    It might be worth RP to appeal the decision as its common figure of speech peeps express & not a literal threat

  12. RNP is even worse then Trump. Trump hasn’t been kicked off of Twitter.

  13. Shame on Twitter. If platforms like Twitter, Google and Facebook keep up this kind of selective, politically biased censorship, they are going to gradually lose much of the user base they depend on, and when this happens they may find it extremely difficult to get those people back.

    For alternative platforms, there’s a real opportunity here, but they need to take it to the next level in terms of putting in place ironclad anti-censorship, transparency, and user-empowerment policies that offer long-term guarantees that they will not engage in the sleazy practices of currently dominant websites. Being open-source as another commenter here says Mastodon is, is certainly a strong step in the right direction.

  14. Yes, I agree that Twitter was wrong here and that Nobody should be reinstated since he certainly didn’t make a real threat. However, that doesn’t change the fact that Nobody is a steaming pile of shit who should speak more intelligently if he wants to run for Governor of New Hampshire.

  15. Live Free or Die – Twitter is a privately owned business. They can ban anyone from their site. They set up the rules and if someone get violates those rules, they are subject to Twitter’s decisions. I’m sure this is not the first time RNP violated Twitter’s policies. This just goes to show people he can’t work with others.

  16. @Jumping jacks, good thing that interview Hillary Clinton had when they discussed Momar Khadafi and his death where she gleefully said “we came, we saw, he died” didn’t get her banned from any major news networks eh?

    Imagine that, a lady who described the brutal death of somebody with such obvious pleasure that wants to “work together” with people and be “the leader of the free will” (eyeroll) ? Boy those government types sure do like blood and gore huh?

    First Hillary and now that blood thirsty Nobody. Makes me think government is just a violent gang or something.

  17. Bob C. – Name one news media that would ban Hilary Clinton for anything she said. It has been posted on facebook, twitter, and youtube, that they will shut down people who make physical threats towards anyone. It has been posted on the internet, and even in the news media.

    If RNP can’t keep up with the rules of those sites, he, just like anyone else, will get their accounts shut down.

    He did it to himself. He has to take accountability for his actions instead of playing the name game.

  18. So I guess Eric Swalwell isn’t just like anyone else, now is he Jacks?

  19. @jumping jacks, wait …people who physically threaten others will be shut down? Finally, the end of government schools! Hooray!!

  20. Bob C – Public schools will never be shutdown.

  21. Jumping Jacks, actually they will.

    You see sooner or later the retirement bloat and the salaries, “administrative and infrastructure costs” will exceed the possible revenue that can be extracted. No matter how hard you whip the slaves, cotton don’t grow in winter.

  22. Jumping Jacks: Public schools get shut down all the time and more of them will be getting shut down as the years progress. One need only look at Detroit as one example and the statistics around births. They’ve been in decline and as baby boomer kids are now adults and fewer kids are being born it’s just a matter of time that large and many schools of yesterday that got built will not have the student population needed for us to keep them running. In part that will result in more and more public schools getting shut down. Now that isn’t to say it is going to result in the shut down of the public system altogether, but to say it’s not happening is just ingeniously misleading. Lets not forget about all the public schools that have been shut down in the past due to aging buildings. In many cases a few hundred year old school building just doesn’t cut it these days and many places build replacement schools.

  23. kk – You are right. There are public schools that do get shut down because of lower attendance populations, out of date buildings, or they will combine districts together in one school and shut down the other. The USA’s population has always been on the rise. Those children will need to go to school. They have the choice of public school, parochial schools, or home schooling. All have pluses and negatives but since the average tax payer is already paying for public schools, there will always be enough public schools to meet the needs of our children’s education.

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