Twitter banned the parody account “Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Press Release (parody)” late on Monday night, even though it explicitly followed Twitter’s rules for parody accounts.
The @AOCpress account was run by Twitter user @OfficeOfMike, who was also banned, and posted over-the-top and highly satirical tweets parodying the policies and beliefs of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. It clearly marked itself as a parody both in the name of the account, and in the account’s bio area, with the sentence “I’m the boss… you mad bro? (parody)”.
Twitter is moving the goal post.
If Twitter can't suspend you, they make up new rules to do it. pic.twitter.com/4TLrbAQZQ0
— Mike (@FuctupMike) May 7, 2019
This type of self identification as a parody account would seem to be precisely what Twitter requires for such an account to exist on its platform.
According to the rules Twitter sent to the @AOCpress account’s email address, which the big tech platform claims the account broke:
“You may not register or create fake and misleading accounts. While you may use Twitter pseudonymously or as a parody, commentary, or fan account, you may not use misleading account information in order to engage in spamming, abusive, or disruptive behavior, including attempts to manipulate the conversations on Twitter.
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