[guest post by Dana]
Don’t mock the woke. Only approved targets of ridicule welcome:
Twitter has suspended and restricted a number of satirical accounts…Among those purged was Titiana McGrath, the woke caricature created by comedian and spiked columnist Andrew Doyle. Doyle was locked out of the account, which has been ‘temporarily restricted’.
So it looks as though it was @TitaniaMcGrath's thread about medical science that got her locked out of Twitter.
All I was doing was satirising the tortuous logic of Critical Theory, and how it promotes dangerous ideas in the name of social justice.
How is that worthy of a ban? pic.twitter.com/N5cJhPsNoB
— Andrew Doyle (@andrewdoyle_com) August 17, 2020
According to the report, suspended accounts include the hilarious Babylon Bee (now restored), Jarvis Dupont, Guy Verhoftwat, Tolerance Police, Liberal Larry and Sir Lefty Farr-Right QC. All of the latter accounts remain suspended.
This strikes me as pretty rich coming from Twitter, which smugly announces:
The mission we serve as Twitter, Inc. is to give everyone the power to create and share ideas and information instantly without barriers.
Clearly the only reasonable response to this war on satire is…more speech, more satire and most definitely, more laughter at every political persuasion’s expense.