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Yo, Yoel. You need to go. 🚨
Something “sketchy happened” to my account @yoyoel
Despite me never breaking Twitter Rules, you allowed a team of coordinated harassers to torment me for 18 months before you permanently banned me three times and then let them continue to defame me for another (checks date) ten and a half months after that.
The last time was for “ban evasion” — which I did not do — of a “ban” that you reversed and apologized for.
But sure, the “help center” is going to fix everything. 🙄
The problem here, Yoel, is that the “sketchiest” part of this equation is you.
Yoel, Remi Barrette and his group of psychopathic internet terrorists are your biggest fans. Remi Barrette also has technical tools that he should not have. What a coincidence!
My big question for you, Yoel Roth, is why are you so chummy with this group of disinformation agents, harmful trolls and terrorists? Why are you so comfortable with coordinated harassment on your platform?
And to be clear, Remi Barrette not only coordinates harassment on your platform, he uses Twitter to attack people on other platforms.
He even provided tools for attacking me on Substack.
Yoel, you and your colleagues already received this letter from me directly. I gave you an opportunity to just give me my account back so I can do my work. Instead you continue to lie your ass off about the state of Twitter, allow Remi and his allies to run rampant, and point people to your fucking help page while your platform spins out of control.
You and anyone with “Safety” in their title needs to be fired and replaced by someone who has a single clue about literally anything.
I’m making a friendly request for you to unsuspend my account @jimstewartson before I am forced to proceed to a legal solution.
I am an Emmy-winning creative technologist with eight patents. I have been building platforms and content on the internet for nearly 30 years. I built the first 3D game on the web in 1996 and helped invent alternate reality games 20 years ago.
In August 2020, I began looking into QAnon and built a significant following and reach on Twitter because I relentlessly covered what I saw was an increasing threat to American democracy. I wrote 45,000 tweets between August 2020 and January 2022 and built my following to 60k with 30 million impressions / month. I put thousands and thousands of hours into my Twitter account and a number of my tweets have historic and evidentiary significance.
But starting in November 2021, I was permanently banned three times for not breaking any rules — for political reasons. The last time was January 11th, 2022.
The first time I called Joe Rogan “Steve Bannon’s gimp” after he posted neo-nazi ideology and I was banned the same day Jack Dorsey stepped down. After an outcry and articles in the press, you admitted that I hadn’t broken any rules. In fact, you have the word “gimp” in Twitter GIFs.
The second time, I was being assaulted by Tony Shaffer (@T_S_P_O_O_K_Y) who is a right wing troll and propagandist who was subsequently banned himself. I responded to his abuse — without breaking any rules whatsoever — and got permanently banned again. When Meidas Touch tweeted #FreeJimStewartson three days later on January 6th and announced my QAnon documentary you unbanned me again an hour later and admitted I broke no rules.
The third time, ten months ago now, you banned me for ban evasion of the ban that you had reversed five days before. I had logged into a shared account to get screenshots to send to Twitter Safety to make my case. I did not tweet, like, retweet or otherwise use the account. Again, I did NOT break Twitter Rules.
When a friend of mine reached [REDACTED] and [REDACTED] to plead my case, they were told that I had a “flag” on my account and had to appeal to a separate committee. The answer came back the next day that I would not be unsuspended because I had too many “abuse strikes” on my account in the last 12 months — which is false.
If there are “abuse strikes” on my account, you never informed me of what they are. My suspensions were reversed because I have never been abusive. Ever. Your varying excuses for why I am permanently banned are unacceptable and have caused me significant harm — personally, professionally and emotionally.
I have appealed dozens of times and gotten nothing in response except an IP ban.
In the time since I have been suspended, while continuing my work exposing QAnon and insurrectionists on Substack, I have also done a lot of investigation into how and why I was really suspended.
For over two years I have withstood an ongoing blatant and destructive coordinated harassment campaign by hundreds of accounts on your platform. I have recorded hundreds of thousands of tweets directed at me personally. Search my last name on your platform and see what you get.
This harassment campaign is being led by a group of malicious actors that are protected by Twitter Safety despite their long records of coordinated harassment and harmful activity.
The account “Conspirador Norteno” @conspirator0 has access to a Twitter console or is in contact with someone at Twitter who does. He is responsible for suspending me and dozens, if not hundreds, of other individuals that he has targeted. In actuality, he is a tango musician and “IT Security” employee of Bell in Canada named Remi Barrette who also has the ability to suspend people on Twitter at will.
The account “Kassandra Seven” @KassandraSeven is Conspirador’s partner in targeting people. Her name is really Susan Portnoy and she lives in New York City. She is one of the most dangerous and harmful accounts on Twitter who has been orchestrating coordinated harassment for six years now. But she is impervious to reports about her malicious harmful activity.
The formula they use is to deploy their operatives to attack and harass people until they respond, inauthentically mass report them for it, and then Remi Barrette accepts the fake reports or knows someone at Twitter who can do it for him.
There are dozens and dozens of other smaller accounts who support them by brigading and smearing people in order to create hate and get them suspended. Dozens of my friends have been suspended by Remi Barrette for simply supporting me. Susan Portnoy searches my name every day to harass anyone who shares my work.
I have collected an extraordinary amount of evidence to support all of my claims. I am preparing a lawsuit against certain individuals who have defamed me and interfered with my work and my livelihood, including Remi Barrette and Susan Portnoy.
I have no desire to sue Twitter as well. I was able to build a following through hard work and I simply want my account and my followers back. I also want you to do something about the abuse that pervades your platform, and I want to be verified and given an assurance that this will not happen again.
Please unsuspend my account right away. I will conduct myself as I always have, respecting Twitter Rules and telling the truth. If you choose to ignore me again, I will be forced to proceed with both pursuing and publicizing my legal case against you and the people you protect.
If you have any questions at all, I am an open book.