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Onetime-liberal has become major critic of woke ideology

Just The News Staff

Aug. 5 2022

Writer and mathematician James Lindsay this week was reportedly permanently banned from Twitter, with multiple supporters of the conservative critic voicing their anger over the decision on the social media platform. 

Conservative accounts posted the news on Twitter on Friday morning. It was not immediately clear what had led to the ban.
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Some commentators on Friday claimed that Lindsay had been "mass-reported," a tactic by which users file many violation reports in a short amount of time and which sometimes leads to moderators banning users from Twitter.
 
 
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James Lindsay permanently banned from Twitter after calling Harvard instructor a 'child sexualization specialist'

Chris Pandolfo

August 05, 2022

Mathematician and cultural critic James Lindsay has been permanently suspended from Twitter after a left-wing writer reported him for "hateful conduct."

Lindsay was suspended for violating Twitter rules against hateful conduct. According to a screenshot of an email Twitter sent to Lindsay, one of his tweets was said to promote "violence against, threaten, or harass other people on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, religious affiliation, age, disability, or serious disease." The email Twitter sent to Lindsay was reported by the Post Millennial.

The offending tweet read, "Ok, child sexulaization [sic] specialist." Lindsay wrote it on Thursday in reply to Alejandra Caraballo, a clinical instructor at Harvard Law School's Cyberlaw Clinic, who had quote tweeted something he posted and wrote, "Your misogynoir is showing."

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"We are committed to combating abuse motivated by hatred, prejudice, or intolerance, particularly abuse that seeks to silence the voices of those who have been historically marginalized," Twitter health product communications lead Lauren Alexander said at the time. "For this reason, we prohibit behavior that targets individuals or groups with abuse based on their perceived membership in a protected category. Use of this term is prohibited under our Hateful Conduct policy when it is used as a descriptor, in context of discussion of gender identity."

Lindsay was also suspended in May for tweeting "misleading" information about COVID-19 vaccines.

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I wasn't aware an Atheist could be a Christian Nationalist. 

 

Mar 7, 2016 James is the author of his latest book, Everybody Is Wrong About God. The goal of which is to move the conversation about God into a new space that attends to the psychological and social motivations for belief and leaves behind the usual trappings of atheism.

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Aug 8 2022

Twitter finally dropped the hammer and banned James Lindsay. In this episode of the New Discourses Podcast, James spends half an hour telling the story behind the ban and walking through his initial thoughts and reactions to it. Join him to begin the process of questioning the very logic of social media and the tyranny it enables.

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