Linehan’s account was closed after he tweeted “men are not women” in response to a message from the Women’s Institute wishing their transgender members good pride.
Following the suspension, an article credited to the pseudonym of Linehan “Glinner” on the Mumsnet parenting website asked for help.
“I’m really sorry to tell you about my problems with Mumsnettters, but I was finally suspended from Twitter and I have a feeling that they will ban me or just take my check mark,” read the post, posted at 3:16 am Saturday.
“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. ”
The post said Linehan had been locked out of his account and forced to delete tweets to access them several times before. He said “trans rights activists” searched his old tweets and exposed them.
He concluded by asking Mumsnet readers to “let people know that this was entirely due to the malicious reports of the usual suspects” and urged them to watch his YouTube channel and visit his “depressing blog”.
Linehan had hundreds of thousands of Twitter followers. In recent years, he has used the platform to criticize what he calls “the trans ideology” which he says distorts trans people and lesbians; and in 2018 he was charged with comparing trans activism to Nazism.
Linehan received a warning from West Yorkshire police the same year after a argument with transgender activist Stephanie Hayden on Twitter, where she accused him of the name “dead” – calling a transgender person by the name she had used before. his transition.