(Image Source: Twitter)



BY BREANA JONES AND CHRISTINA HARTMAN

ANCHOR CHRISTINA HARTMAN

 




Conservatives are calling Twitter a tool for the left.


On Sunday, CNN conservative analyist Dana Loesch released a statement on breitbart.com saying her husband Chris Loesch’s Twitter account had been suspended after an orchestrated attack by liberals.



The Loesch’s say leftist Tweeters reported Chris as spam, leading Twitter’s automated response to suspend his account to stop the supposed “spam”.



Normally, it’s how Twitter keeps spammers off the site but this time, conservative critics say it was used as a tool to get rid of Chris’s conservative message. Hot Air’s Ed Morrissey says this actually hurts the entire Twitter community in the long run.


“Now that the Left is abusing the spam mechanism, Twitter will almost certainly have to suspend its use, which means the only people who will win this game are the spammers, and we’ll have no way to deal with the flood of annoying marketing messages.”



But conservative blog The Blaze says it IS possible this wasn’t so much a coordinated attack than a simple algorithm.


“It is important to note that the suspensions may be entirely based on an algorithm... Since algorithms only count certain elements such as the frequency of times reported, the explanation may lay within that realm.”



BuzzFeed adds, “...searches of recent tweets did not uncover evidence of a coordinated campaign to report Mr. Loesch.”



Whether an algorithm or a coordinated attack, NewsBusters says Twitter had better get its act together.


“Twitter is now used by America's political leaders and top journalists. They're certainly not going to participate in a social media website where their account can be so easily removed by opponents.”



Conservatives took to Twitter to rally for Loesch’s return using the hashtag #FreeChrisLoesch. As of Monday evening, @ChrisLoesch was back up and running.
 

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May 1, 2012

Conservatives Say Twitter is a Tool for Left

(Image Source: Twitter)



BY BREANA JONES AND CHRISTINA HARTMAN

ANCHOR CHRISTINA HARTMAN

 




Conservatives are calling Twitter a tool for the left.


On Sunday, CNN conservative analyist Dana Loesch released a statement on breitbart.com saying her husband Chris Loesch’s Twitter account had been suspended after an orchestrated attack by liberals.



The Loesch’s say leftist Tweeters reported Chris as spam, leading Twitter’s automated response to suspend his account to stop the supposed “spam”.



Normally, it’s how Twitter keeps spammers off the site but this time, conservative critics say it was used as a tool to get rid of Chris’s conservative message. Hot Air’s Ed Morrissey says this actually hurts the entire Twitter community in the long run.


“Now that the Left is abusing the spam mechanism, Twitter will almost certainly have to suspend its use, which means the only people who will win this game are the spammers, and we’ll have no way to deal with the flood of annoying marketing messages.”



But conservative blog The Blaze says it IS possible this wasn’t so much a coordinated attack than a simple algorithm.


“It is important to note that the suspensions may be entirely based on an algorithm... Since algorithms only count certain elements such as the frequency of times reported, the explanation may lay within that realm.”



BuzzFeed adds, “...searches of recent tweets did not uncover evidence of a coordinated campaign to report Mr. Loesch.”



Whether an algorithm or a coordinated attack, NewsBusters says Twitter had better get its act together.


“Twitter is now used by America's political leaders and top journalists. They're certainly not going to participate in a social media website where their account can be so easily removed by opponents.”



Conservatives took to Twitter to rally for Loesch’s return using the hashtag #FreeChrisLoesch. As of Monday evening, @ChrisLoesch was back up and running.
 

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