The suspension comes after he allegedly tweeted “men aren’t women tho”, in response to a post by the Women’s Institute, who wished a happy Pride to all of its trans members..
Twitter has confirmed that Linehan’s @glinner account has been permanently suspended. A spokesperson for Twitter said: ‘The account has been permanently suspended after repeated violations of our rules against hateful conduct and platform manipulation.’
In a post on the Mumsnet forum last night, Mr Linehan wrote:
”I’m really sorry to barge in on you Mumsnettters with my problems, but
I’ve been finally suspended from Twitter and I have a feeling they’re either going to ban me or just take my verified tick.
I’ve submitted an appeal with Twitter and the Better Business Bureau but I thought I’d post here too so people knew what was going on.
Recently, I keep being locked out of my account and forced to delete tweets to get back in. The latest tactic by trans rights activists is to run a search for any time I’ve used the word ‘groomer’, a phrase Twitter recently decided was Not Allowed.
This was not a violation of Twitter’s ToS at the time I used the phrase, and I have been careful to avoid it since. I still 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 wellbeing of women and children and if our ability to name a threat is removed, it is even more difficult to fight that threat.
You may remember that Twitter similarly removed Canadian feminist Meghan Murphy. She lost her account when she said “that’s him” about ‘Jessica’ Yaniv. Bear in mind that Yaniv was still going under ‘Jonathan’ at the time, and just as in my case, her crime against Twitter’s Terms of Service was not actually an offence at the time she committed it. She probably never thought she could be banned from the public square for uttering the words “that’s him”. But that’s Twitter.
Twitter has a high percentage of trans-identified employees and for some time has been silencing feminists and their allies who run afoul of its absurd ‘misgendering’ policies.
The one good thing about my situation is that I’m in great company–Claire Graham, Meghan Murphy, Skylar Gwynn, Miranda Yardley, GNC Centric and many more, important feminist and critical voices who have been silenced for fighting a dangerous ideology that tells children it’s possible to be born into the wrong body.
Anyway, that’s what’s happening. Please let people know it’s entirely down to malicious reporting from the usual suspects and please keep watching my YouTube Channel and visiting my depressing blog.
I’ll also be available on Glindr if people from Twitter want to re-establish contact there. Hope it’s ok to post these links to those destinations
Thanks for all the support, and thanks for letting me fight alongside you..’