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Re: [tor-talk] twitter tor block redux

On Tue, Dec 1, 2015 at 4:23 AM, Tempest <tempest@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> i noticed a number of accounts were suspended due to using tor recently.
>  any news on the status of accounts locked out in the last round of
> twitter's tor censorship? i'm coming up on 96 hours since twitter has
> acknowledged in email that there was an "automated behavior" problem
> which resulted in the suspension of my account until i provide a phone
> number.

they seem to regularly attempt a "tie all accouns to secondary
identifiers" phase.

>  the last time twitter had taken this long to reply to my
> support ticket, it turned out they were simply ignoring my emails for
> some reason.

i dodged this lock-out having previously associated a hotspot puck SMS
with a Tor-only twitter account.

perhaps pre-paid is sufficiently tied-in to avoid the automated mechanisms...

> while i'm sympathetic to twitter in their attempts to combat spammers,
> their claims that they "fixed" the problem with the tor suspensions
> feels like empty pr at this point,

it was always, and will always be, total bullshit from Twitter.

question is if they get enough flak to cut the crap...

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