On Sunday, (Charles) Johnson was permanently suspended from the site after asking for funds to “take out” the civil rights activist DeRay McKesson, who’s been active in Baltimore and Ferguson, Mo. Twitter has also suspended a series of Johnson’s new accounts, including @citizentrolling and @freechucknow, prompting Johnson and his lawyers to threaten legal action and accuse the site of “censorship.”
“Twitter doesn’t seem to have a problem with people using their service to coordinate riots,” Johnson complained on his blog, GotNews.com, which has since been downed by an apparent DDoS attack. “But they do have a problem with the kind of journalism I do.”
In other words, Johnson’s saying, Twitter is differentiating between types of acceptable speech; they’re redrawing the boundaries of things you can say in public and things you can’t say in public, in a way that Johnson and others — including Twitter! — aren’t necessarily used to.... Rest of article.
Mr. Johnson defended himself on his website:
I am an award-winning journalist who has exposed frauds, ended careers, and been profiled in major publications. And now I’m trending on Twitter while my account, @chuckcjohnson, is suspended on Twitter.
Last night I tweeted that I was interested in doing some research on the twitter user, @deray a.k.a. DeRay McKesson. Rest of article.
@Deray is a leader of the anti-cop astroturfing currently hitting the inner city black community.