Man Down Man Down! #FreeBrian

Brian of London’s twitter account has been suspended!

For better or worse I engaged one of the enemy. After two tweets he blocked and marked me as a spammer. Unfortunately I believe this has happened before. The first time I was able to revive the account on my own. This time I have to open a support case which I’ve done. This may take some days to go through.

If any readers have any inside connections with Twitter, please get in touch. If you value my tweets, perhaps you can open a support case independently at ask where my account has gone.

I’m not going to give the identity of the person who did this as I will wait for the review process.

Let’s be careful out there.

UPDATE 19 Nov 2012 09:13:

I’ve now had two identical response notes back from Twitter’s “Zendesk” system (I’m not feeling the love….). They say I’ve been un-suspended (twice) but more than 8 hours later I’m still suspended. I’ve just sent in my third request. Fans of the late great Douglas Adams might like to look up the verb “throcking” in The Deeper Meaning of Liff.

I have now un-suspended your account. Please note that it may take an hour or so for your follower and following numbers to return to normal.

Be sure to review the Twitter Rules, as repeat violations may result in permanent suspension:

Thank you,


UPDATE 19 Nov 2012 15:52:

BrianOfLondon is still incarcerated in digital lock down. Many thanks to anyone who has tweeted on the #FreeBrian hash tag. Remember, I’m not a wapist or a webel or wobber. I’m just a very naughty boy.

About Brian of London

Brian of London is not the messiah, he's a very naughty boy. Since making aliyah in 2009, Brian has blogged at Israellycool. Brian's interests include electric cars, world peace and an end to world hunger. Besides blogging here, Brian of London now writes at the Times of Israel. Brian of London also hosted Shire Network News

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  • Justinian Augustus

    Obviously Justinian Augustus is not my real name but my account aththawratu has been suspended too. They are targetting us for speaking the truth.

    I haven’t broken any of Twitter’s rules, but its what they keep doing to silence us

  • Jim from Iowa

    Someone needs to start a self-help group for those addicted to Twitter, maybe Twitter Annonymous. Brian, just repeat after me: “I’m good enough. I’m smart enough. And doggone, people actually like me outside of the Twitterverse.”

    • mzk1

      And for people addicted to Israellycool?

      • Jim from Iowa

        Try singing “The Lumberjack Song” from “Monty Python’s Flying Circus.” It makes me forget about my love for IsraellyCool, at least temporarilly.

        • mzk1

          I actually saw that onstage. Took my sister for her birthday when we were in High School.

  • Abu Zibby

    This is why Twitter is a crappy platform. A group who don’t like your tweets can easily get you suspended by mass reporting you as a spammer. The system is frequently abused to limit free speech.
    Don’t use twitter, it’s broken.

    • mzk1

      It’s not the only one. The other side is well organized and know how to work the system better. Even here in the Land of Israel they have more news agencies.

  • walt kovacs

    its happened to me too.

    maybe someday twitter will turn off the spam bot

    i would suggest just setting up a new account

    thats what i did

    i still get blocked, but i guess im no longer being labeled as a spammer….but i label anyone who blocks me as a spammer

  • Gwillie

    Twitter needs to have a rule to suspend ban people who make false spamming claims. If they haven’t already, But if they had it wouldn’t happen all the time.

    • Abu Zibby

      AFAIK there are no plans to change the current system. Twatter is interested to keep spam bots out and the current banning policy works well against those. That the system is constantly abused is of no importance to Twitter right now.
      Twitter is a crappy platform with tons of technical issues. Do Do yourself a favor, leave twitter to the Kardashians and move on to something serious. G+ has so far worked OK, as has WordPress. Best way though is to get your own website online and just use social media for republishing and backlinks.

  • rulierose

    I don’t know what I’m doing on twitter, but I’ve been replying to nasty tweets all day. wonder if I’ll be blocked too…

  • Aly

    I went to twitter to catch up on your tweets and they were all gone. You must have been stepping on toes. I’m sending up more prayers for your safety.

  • Brian of London

    I’m taking a day off from social media. Maybe I’ll get more done.

    • juvanya

      I do that every Saturday. Dont keep Shabbat unfortunately for a few reasons I hope to change soon, but I do keep off of facebook. I wish I could close mine down, but its my only medium to interact with people.

      • mzk1

        You need to come back here (at least for awhile)!

  • Steve Bronfman

    It’s truly Orwellian and fascist.

    I was banned from the forum for pro-Israel, anti-Jihadist postings in their Middle-East forum.

    It’s a world gone mad.

  • Blazingcatfur

    Are you still in lockdown?

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