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Twitter Suspends Mike Davis For Defending CNN Comparison To ‘Pulp Fiction’

Justin Malonson



Twitter suspended Internet Accountability Project (IAP) founder Mike Davis on Sunday after the anti-Big Tech activist defended a post comparing CNN’s Brian Stelter to the Gimp from “Pulp Fiction.”

Davis’s suspension stemmed from his criticizing Twitter for temporarily suspending former Trump Treasury Department staffer Will Upton for the initial post.

“Fun fact… [Brian Stelter] is The Gimp from Pulp Fiction,” Upton wrote in response to Stelter on Sunday asking White House press secretary Jen Psaki what she believes the media gets wrong in its coverage of the Biden administration.

Upton’s suspension was lifted upon appeal after the former Treasury public affairs staffer examined the company’s rules and found that “comparing a public figure to a fictional movie character does not violate their terms of service.”

After Davis came to Upton’s defense over the suspension, Davis wound up in Twitter jail himself.

“I’d be very upset if I were The Gimp, as well. But you know The Gimp’s a fictional character, right?” Davis wrote.

Davis remains suspended from the platform as of Monday afternoon for his post apparently violating the company’s rules against “hateful conduct.”

Twitter did not immediately respond to The Federalist’s request for comment.

Davis, who also runs Unsilenced Majority and the Article III project, was also suspended from the platform in January before the company reinstated him, admitting a mistake. The suspension came over a post demanding prosecution for those who engage in political terrorism.

“Federal, state, and local law enforcement must *never* tolerate *any* political violence,” Davis wrote. “Prosecute *all* of them — not just based upon their political views. … Lock ’em up.”

Twitter said the brief suspension was a product of its spam filter mistakenly flagging the post for removal.

“We have systems that find and remove multiple automated spam accounts in bulk, and yours was flagged as spam by mistake,” the company wrote after an outpour of backlash from prominent users.

Justin Malonson is a successful author, investigative reporter and the host of the Freedom Not Control Radio Show. As a serial entrepreneur with a strong background in software development Justin is one of the most highly sought-after tech entrepreneurs today.

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