Twitter Rejects My Appeal, Threatens Suspension


As I have already written, Twitter has come after me for old tweets in which I merely retweeted antisemites or Israel haters, in order to expose them and show the type of hate and invective to which we are subjected (not to mention mock them).

This has resulted in me enduring two 12-hour bans (during which I can see tweets and send direct messages to followers, but not tweet), and currently serve a one-week ban (of which I have over 4 days remaining, as of the time of this post).

Many have surmised that this is the result of a bot, that cannot understand the context of tweets and distinguish between actual hate tweets and commentary on hate tweets. I also subscribed to that view – or at least did – until I received this response a from Twitter support, after I appealed the limitations placed on my account.


We’re writing to let you know that your account features will remain locked or limited for the allotted time due to violations of the Twitter Rules, specifically our hateful conduct policy.

We do not allow people to promote violence against or directly attack or threaten other people on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, religious affiliation, age, disability, or disease.

Please note that continued abusive behavior may lead to the suspension of your account. To avoid having your account suspended, please only post content that abides by the Twitter Rules:

You can learn more about our policy against hateful conduct here:



In other words, someone read over my appeal – in which I explained what I was doing with tweets like the above – and yet still decided to reject it. Furthermore, I stand to have my account suspended for good – I cannot, after all, find all such old tweets and start furiously deleting (I have tweeted over 41,000 times).

In the meantime, Hamas and other terror groups, not to mention countless antisemites and racists, continue to tweet, unimpeded. In fact, I am almost certain it is some of these antisemites who have flagged the old tweets in order to get me suspended.

If you can make any sense of this, be my guest.

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An Aussie immigrant to Israel, David Lange is founder and managing editor of Israellycool. He is a happy family man, and a lover of steak, Australian sports and single malt whisky.