As many may remember, my "canadiancynic" account was permanently suspended some time back, all of the evidence suggesting that white nationalist and deranged twatwaffle Senator Denise Batters was behind the suspension, using her political influence in a most unseemly way to silence her critics. Based on Musk's public obsession with free speech, I recently filed an appeal to have that account re-activated but, let's face it, I'm not optimistic as Musk has already started canning people for the horrific crime of ... making fun of him. However, I thought of another experiment.
I just created another Twitter account, https://twitter.com/cdncynic, which we will now use as an experiment. While I've already started following a small yet random collection of folks (and you're welcome to follow that account), I will not tweet anything. Nothing. At all. I will use that account for nothing but following and reading, but will ruthlessly refrain from posting even the most innocuous tweets. And that's where the experiment starts.
Because I know there are people out there in the Dumbass-o-sphere who, in a heartbeat, will be on the phone to Twitter support, demanding that this new account be cancelled because my old ones were and Twitter has a policy of not allowing "repeat" offenders to create new accounts to sneak around their suspension.
But if this new account never, ever tweets anything, how can anyone justify revoking it? Quite simply, if Twitter takes the baffling step of suspending this new account, then we'll know fer shure that that suspension was absolutely and purely political and had nothing to do with rules or Terms of Service.
So, the account is up, and I will follow people, and never, ever tweet anything, and let's see if Twitter suspends me, anyway.