Twitter Locks Down Internationalist 360°

The account for this website, @avaliente360, has been locked down by Twitter. I have lost three accounts in the past year: libya360, @oneworldtree and @rss_institute.  The latter was deleted by Twitter.   I had never used that account to engage with other users.  Articles from Revolutionary Strategic Studies were uploaded directly to Twitter through WordPress.

Twitter “support” have failed to  provide an explanation for their actions.  Anyone can view the pages of the locked accounts to see that they have not violated terms of service.  Prior to their lock down, they had been “shadow banned” for months, limiting both what I could see and what my followers could access.  When followers left comments, I rarely saw them as Twitter continually interfered with my  notification feeds.

NO THE ACCOUNTS WERE NOT HACKED

I discovered in March that Twitter was targeting people using riseup.net  mail accounts.  As I use that service, it is one strike against me from Twitter’s fascist viewpoint.

EVIDENCE OF TWITTER VIOLATIONS AND CENSORSHIP



Screen captures taken yesterday of Internationalist 360 as Twitter locked it down expose Twitter’s abuse and active censorship of content. Click to enlarge.

To protect my remaining accounts, I will not be logging into Twitter – at all!
I will not be available to engage with anyone there.
I will not see comments or feedback or be able to respond.

You will see new articles in the @JamahiriyaNews and @RcmLibya  pages (unless they are also locked)  published automatically through the WordPress system.

If you would like to contact me, please use this form.

Alexandra Valiente
Internationalist 360
avaliente360

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18 Comments

  1. Ethan says:

    Twitter, like Facebook, is an instrument of intelligence agencies and the deep state and as the deep state imposes more expansive restrictions on the flow of information censorship of truth will become a universal policy. No person, no nation, will escape the devastating impact of this war on human consciousness.

    1. Alexandra Valiente says:

      Well stated Ethan. You and I have had many conversations about the deep state, disturbing trends in media and current psychological operations. I have a strong dislike of social media as it exists now. In the right hands this concept can do great good. There is always hope that an ethical grassroots group will create an alternative to the global intelligence complex-run networks.

  2. Habibah says:

    Twitter has made people stupid. It preys on people’s weaknesses and exploits accounts to harvest information for corporations and unscrupulous governments. How many who retweet like automatons actually read entire articles? Imperialist social media platforms have contributed to the massive dumbing down of the global population. Most users have no more than a 120 character attention span.

    We need a thinking people’s revolutionary forum and network that is secure, private, filled with pertinent information, campaigns, actions, discussions, and education, education and more education. Can we strive together to make that happen?

    1. Alexandra Valiente says:

      How many who retweet like automatons actually read entire articles? Imperialist social media platforms have contributed to the massive dumbing down of the global population. Most users have no more than a 120 character attention span.

      Habibah,

      I can state with certainty that when it comes to Libya, people only read the headline. Questions they ask me prove they never read the body of an official statement or article. This is more about disrespect than attention deficit.

      I have observed a few individuals as they evolve rapidly when exposed to a multitude of ideas, which they then research in-depth. For them social media is a significant contributor towards expanding social consciousness.

      Any fault is not so much the medium itself as the use of the medium by those whose minds are colonized.

      I agree that the platforms we use must be immune to corporate and government control, and certainly not run by empire and their intelligence agencies.

      We need a thinking people’s revolutionary forum and network that is secure, private, filled with pertinent information, campaigns, actions, discussions, and education, education and more education. Can we strive together to make that happen?

      I am considering an offer I have received to help with a new project that will be collaborative with many revolutionary movements and would, if we go through with it, meet all the specifications you mentioned and much more.

    2. Assata says:

      That’s a great challenge Habibah because to protect the good people in that kind of forum you’d have to weed out spies and frauds and shut them out which is a monumental if not impossible task.

  3. Desert Falcon says:

    Twitter is addictive, destructive mass hypnosis. It overwhelms people with extraneous, mostly erroneous information that dominates the narrative while critical facts and details get lost.

    It feeds the hive mind, which is something we must resist.

    While I’m sorry to hear what happened I’m not surprised.

    There’s a direct correlation between Twitter algorithms and social engineering. If your information disrupts the algorithmic process your account gets censored.

    Having email accounts that are more or less out of reach of state surveillance sets an example empire can’t ignore. All good examples are dangerous, threatening and inevitably subject to censorship.

    1. Alexandra Valiente says:

      Desert Falcon, I agree. These are all important matters to consider when planning a different space for activists to meet and interact. Thank you for that feedback.

      Did you see these?

      Surveillance State: Algorithmic Control and the Revolution of Desire
      Emancipatory communication or colonized homelands
      “The battle of revolutionary consciousness and ideas must be won.”

      THC-Background-Art-Small

      1. Nicholas says:

        Alexandra have you thought of opening comments on your articles since you aren’t on Twitter anymore?

        1. Alexandra Valiente says:

          Nicholas, I do not feel opening all articles to comments is productive but if anyone has a comment they would like to add to an article, they can contact me asking that I open that post and I will.

          1. Mercedes says:

            I vote for opening comments and setting them so we don’t have to open a wordpress account or login using facebook or twitter. This makes it easy for everyone and takes power away from social media notorious for abuse, censorship, selling our data to third parties, blocking everything except fake news and engaging in mind control experiments on users. I had to open a wordpress account just to post this which was a lot of hoops to jump through that shouldn’t be necessary.

    2. Assata says:

      I like that Desert Falcon. Hive mind is what social media is about and isn’t it the ultimate psyops? Just look at cult mind. Same zombie thing.

  4. Assata says:

    Twitter blocked Riseup and Autistici/Inventati so of course if your mail account is with these providers you will also be blocked. If you use Tor you get blocked too. Terrorists, spammers and disinformation agents use twitter with impunity while activists and journalists that don’t pose a threat to anyone and actually publish facts are banned. It’s got to the point that if you’re still on twitter, there’s something questionable about your work. Being banned from that hostile intelligence-infested hell-hole is a badge of honor.

  5. Alexandra Valiente says:

    Assata, thank you for the feedback. I agree with everything you said and it behooves us all to question the legitimacy of any organization that forbids secure email and anonymous browsers or that insists on our personal phone number under the auspices of verifying accounts, when the entire two-step verification process is about surveillance, not security.

  6. Aidan says:

    It’s interesting that your lock down coincides with posting for @hugoturner. That guy just keeps going non-stop. While he claims he’s censored there’s no evidence to support it. Everyone that posts his links are shut down – except him.

    1. Alexandra Valiente says:

      Aidan I consider that dangerous speculation. The Hugo Turner account reposts everything in my Twitter feed. He has a cell phone and is willing to hand that information over to Twitter so they can call him. I, however, am NOT willing to provide them with that information and listed my reasons above. That is why I am not able to get back in and why he can.

  7. Sabina says:

    Phone verification is social media’s movement towards an elite platform where the poor and marginalised who don’t have phones because they are a luxury will have no place. As a matter of principle people should refuse to cooperate with these fascist and elitist systems and create alternatives. Because the systems are fascist at their core they will never be fair or just.

  8. Alexandra says:

    Sabina,

    Marginalization and exclusion are core principles of fascism. That otherwise conscious people know this while supporting fascist social media is a continual source of astonishment.

    Mercedes and Nicholas,

    As an experiment, I set the website to accept comments on all new articles for up to 2 weeks after publication. You will not need an account on facebook, Twitter or WordPress.

    For your security, you can either use your real name or an alias, your actual email account, or a fake. What matters here is the content of your contribution.

    1. Mercedes says:

      Thanks Alexandra.

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