Gay Patriot, a popular conservative Twitter user, has been permanently blacklisted from the social network for undefined “hateful conduct.”
Gay Patriot, whose real name is Bruce Carroll, was informed by Twitter that his account would “not be restored because it was found to be violating Twitter’s Terms of Service, specifically the Twitter Rules against hateful conduct.”
Before his permanent ban, Carroll had over 70,000 followers.
The suspension prompted complaints from dozens of notable conservatives and libertarians, including Michelle Malkin, Dana Loesch, Austin Petersen, and Erick Erickson.
— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) October 15, 2018
Why was @GayPatriot suspended?
— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) October 12, 2018
We want answers.
— Austin Petersen (@AP4Liberty) October 12, 2018
— Erick Erickson (@EWErickson) October 15, 2018
— Tony Katz (@tonykatz) October 11, 2018
So Twitter suspended @GayPatriot without an explanation. Since I’m his keeper I’ll keep you all updated.
— Spooky Ginger (@mchastain81) October 11, 2018
— Amelia (@AmeliaHammy) October 15, 2018
“If his stuff is how @jack wants to define ‘hateful,’ that’s fine. We just want equal application of the rules,” declared writer Amelia Hamilton. “But it’s kind of hard to forget things like the big ‘meh’ when @DLoesch literally had her kids threatened.”