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Offline Rapunzel

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Twitter keeps suspending account critical of Obamacare
« on: November 04, 2013, 05:05:13 PM »
http://dailycaller.com/2013/11/04/twitter-keeps-suspending-account-critical-of-obamacare/

Twitter keeps suspending account critical of Obamacare

Posted By Charles C. Johnson On 1:23 AM 11/04/2013

Twitter has repeatedly suspended an account critical of the Affordable Care Act.

The account, @mycancellation, was just getting started when Twitter suspended it—twice—before reinstating the account late Saturday night.

The purpose of @mycancellation or mycancellation.com was to allow some of the millions of Americans who are losing their health insurance to post pictures of themselves with their cancellation letters. “Help us show Washington the faces who lost what they liked,” the account asked. “ObamaCare canceled your health insurance. Now, send us your letter,” the tagline for the website advertised.
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    Real ppl are losing insurance they were told they could keep. Send your picture & letter: letters@mycancellation.com pic.twitter.com/G0XY6IyQ4G

    — My Cancellation (@MyCancellation) November 3, 2013

The Twitter account quickly gained steam and had over 1,000 followers before Twitter suspended it.

Late Saturday night Heather Higgins, CEO and president of the Independent Women’s Voice, announced on Facebook that the account was suspended again.

“We were suspended yesterday late afternoon without a notice email,” Victoria Coley, who along with Eric Kohn is running the account, told The Daily Caller.

Kohn managed to get the account reinstated. “Tonight shortly before 11:30pm ET the handle was canceled again,” Coley told TheDC. “We are looking into the issue now to see whether Twitter can give us a reason.”
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    “looks like disproportionately large # of users, including ones you follow or @replied, have chosen to either block acct or report as spam” — My Cancellation (@MyCancellation) November 3, 2013

 Higgins speculated about why the account was canceled on the website Ricochet.com. “Since we haven’t abused any of Twitter’s (seemingly quite subjective) standards, either someone at Twitter objects to the real cost of these ‘liked insurance I wanted to keep’ cancellations being given a human face,” Higgins wrote, “or there is an organized campaign by Obamacare-reality-deniers to spam Twitter with false claims of abuse. Either way, keep those photos coming!”
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    In writing #CantKeepIt • “Due to Health Care Reform you will no longer be able to renew w/ your current benefit plan” pic.twitter.com/temR9ZSme3

    — My Cancellation (@MyCancellation) November 4, 2013


Late Saturday night the account was active again.

   
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Back 2 what we are here to do:Calling out broken promises “If you like your plan you can keep your plan” & sharing your cancellation letters

    — My Cancellation (@MyCancellation) November 3, 2013

 

Twitter.com could not be reached for comment.
“The time is now near at hand which must probably determine, whether Americans are to be, Freemen, or Slaves.” G Washington July 2, 1776

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Re: Twitter keeps suspending account critical of Obamacare
« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2013, 05:08:57 PM »
I just followed them on twitter:

https://twitter.com/MyCancellation

@MyCancellation 26m

Janice's family of 3 can't keep current coverage.New mthly premium jumps to $1,299! Bonus-ObamaCare ped dental plan?? pic.twitter.com/x6pn3eQXCK



@MyCancellation 35m

Kevin from New Mexico said he loved his 90/10 plan but it will be cancelled. New plan is 80/20 & double out of pocket pic.twitter.com/0MYx1Y6aCN



@MyCancellation 54m

Doreen in Florida will lose her current ($284/mo) plan. She will have to pay $2,532 more per year for a similar plan pic.twitter.com/F4rIfhQTdk





David Freddoso ‏@freddoso 1h

So far, it's 3.5 million cancellations, but there's no data for 24 of the states.
“The time is now near at hand which must probably determine, whether Americans are to be, Freemen, or Slaves.” G Washington July 2, 1776

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Re: Twitter keeps suspending account critical of Obamacare
« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2013, 07:08:22 PM »
Twitter's abuse system allows the libs to flag anyone they disagree with and then the account is auto suspended.  Same goes for Bookface.
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Re: Twitter keeps suspending account critical of Obamacare
« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2013, 07:10:49 PM »
Twitter's abuse system allows the libs to flag anyone they disagree with and then the account is auto suspended.  Same goes for Bookface.

That is the liberal way...the anonymous complaint and the automatic tombstone.  Sounds like the early days of DU....



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