Father Ted’s creator Graham Linehan is the last high-level user to be banned from Twitter for saying the site broke the rules on the use of banned words.
The Irish sitcom writer appears to have been banned for using the word “groomer” in a message several years old that was discovered by trans human rights activists.
It comes a week after Kate Hopkins was banned from Twitter for unspecified violations of her user behavior policy.
Linehan has gained notoriety in recent years for his vocal opinions on transgender rights and feminism, and he wrote yesterday “men are not women” in response to a Tweet wishing members of the community Institute of Transgender Women.
Earlier this morning, Linehan went to the Mumsnet online forum and an article that appears to have been written by him announced that he would appeal his suspension on Twitter.
Father Ted’s creator Graham Linehan was suspended from Twitter for violating social media site’s rules on the use of forbidden words. The writer is said to have written “men are not women” in response to a Tweet wishing happy pride to members of the Institute for Transgender Women.
Mr. Linehan’s @Glinner account cannot be searched for on the social media platform. An article on Mumsnet seems to come from the writer
The post said: ‘Im [sic] really sorry to tell you about my problems with Mumsnetters, but I was finally banned from Twitter and I feel like they are going to banish me or just take my checked check mark.
Linehan’s entire Mumsnet post
I’m really sorry to burst into you Mumsnetters with my problems, but I was finally suspended from Twitter and I have a feeling that they will either ban me or just take my checked check mark.
I sent a call to Twitter and the Better Business Bureau, but I thought I would post here too so people would know what was going on.
Recently, I keep signing into my account and I have to delete tweets to come back to it.
The latest tactic from trans rights activists is to search every time Ive used the word “groomer,” a phrase that Twitter recently decided not to allow.
It was not a violation of Twitter ToS at the time I used the expression, and I have taken care to avoid it ever since. I always use the word “grooming” in various permutations because I believe that gender ideology is a form of societal grooming.
It is a very real threat to the well-being of women and children and if our ability to name a threat is removed, it is even more difficult to combat that threat.
You may remember that Twitter also removed Canadian feminist Meghan Murphy.
She lost her count when she said “it’s him” about “Jessica” Yaniv.
She probably never thought that she could be banished from the public place for saying the words “it’s him”. But it’s Twitter.
“I made a call to Twitter and the Better Business Bureau, but I thought I would post here too so people would know what was going on.
“Recently, I keep logging into my account and I have to delete tweets to come back to it. “
One person responded to the message by saying that Mr. Linehan should not write in a “women’s area”.
She wrote: ‘Sorry who you are and why should I care that you were banned from Twitter?
‘You seem to be a man at first sight, so why do you post in a forum on feminism?
“It is a feminine space.
Linehan lost his verified Twitter account status last week after a series of his Tweets accusing an LGBTQ + grooming group were reported.
But writer The IT Crowd returned to his account verification before his suspension, and Twitter confirmed that it had not been verified in error at the time.
His suspension on Twitter encountered mixed opinions on social networks.
Author Bethany Sutter said, “I can’t help but laugh at Glinner who is going to cry on Mumsnet about getting started on Twitter and someone is saying” why should we care about you since you are a man and that it is a space for women. ” “
BAFTA award-winning digital artist Dan Hett wrote: “The icing on the cake here is shinier towards Mumsnet for crying about being banned at 3 am and told to fuck off. “
But the Julia Hartley-Brewer television station defended Mr. Linehan.
She wrote, “This is completely ridiculous. They come for us one by one.
“The statement of biological facts is NOT a crime.
“Please join me in protesting against Twitter against @glinner’s suspension. “
Linehan previously denied being transphobic and spoke of the hatred he received for spreading his views.
Writing in the Mail last Sunday this year, Linehan said, “Today I am one of the most hated figures on the Internet.
“My speech events have been canceled. I was chased.
“The police came to my house and old friends turned their backs on me.”
He defended writer Harry Potter JK Rowling this month when she was charged with transphobia.
Linehan posted a link to a blog post with screenshots of the author’s abuses after he tweets about transgender people.
Linehan previously denied being transphobic and spoke of the hatred he received for spreading his views. Pictured: Father Ted Star Dermot Morgan in the title role
An example of some recent Linehan tweets on sexuality and trans rights
Former apprentice star turned right-wing commentator Katie Hopkins had her Twitter account banned earlier this month for “hate driving”
Earlier this month, former Apprentice star turned right-wing commentator Katie Hopkins had her Twitter account banned for “hate driving.”
His account had over a million subscribers and was deleted for a series of offensive tweets.
A Twitter spokesperson confirmed on June 18 that Hopkins’ account had been closed for violating the site’s hate content rules.
In a tweet on Wednesday June 17, she wrote, “Today is #whiteoutwednesday. I will soon post a photo of my ass. Thank you.’
She also attacked footballer Marcus Rashford, who this week asked the government to change its stance on free school meals for children during the summer.
Dispute has broken out over Twitter’s decision to ban Katie Hopkins for “hate driving”
She said, “Dear Marcus Rashford, do you think women should think about how they are going to feed a child before deciding to have it?
“I don’t want to pay to feed other people’s children. You are welcome. Thank you, Katie Hopkins. ‘
Twitter said in a statement, “The security of Twitter is a top priority for us – abuse and hateful behavior has no place in our service and we will continue to take action when our rules are broken.
“In this case, the account has been permanently suspended for violating our hateful driving policy. “
Social media site has warned of President Donald Trump’s tweets, but has decided not to delete his account
It happened after the social media giant warned of tweets by US President Donald Trump.
Twitter added a warning tag to a video tweet shared by Mr. Trump’s account on June 18, advising users that it contained manipulated media.
The clip is edited to resemble the one that appeared on a CNN show, showing a black toddler fleeing a white child, with a false CNN caption: “A terrified toddler short of a racist baby . “
He then claims to reveal “what really happened”, showing the original version of the events in which the couple plays – as CNN had reported – before accusing the “false news” of being the root cause of the problems in America.
In May, Twitter placed fact-checking labels on two tweets from Mr. Trump’s personal account that alleged allegations of fraud in the US postal vote, as well as hiding a message about protests in the city of Minneapolis after the death of Mr. Floyd.
Trump responded by signing an executive order to restrict legal protections that allow social media sites to remove content they deem inappropriate, a power he described as censorship-style.