20 Sep , 2019

UPDATED: Twitter blocks the CPRC account and deletes all our Twitter followers, supposedly for abusive behavior, but no explanation is offered, Twitter has offered us a temporary reprieve

UPDATE: The block on our account has been at least temporarily lifted.

Original: Twitter has again blocked our account, this time doing the equivalent of the Twitter death penalty, blocking our account and removing all our 4,700 Twitter followers. Below is the response that we received from Twitter, but the response makes it look as if we objected to our own account.…

31 Aug , 2019

At Townhall.com: Twitter’s Political Bias

Here are the two important paragraphs in Dr. John Lott’s latest post.

Twitter offered to unlock the accounts if I agree to a post saying that “your Tweet is no longer available because it violated the Twitter Rules.” But Twitter refuses to explain why they locked our accounts when they treated liberals’ accounts differently.

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16 Aug , 2019

At the New York Daily News: Twitter’s debate-chilling problem: The social media site’s arbitrary policies allow foreign nations to censor American — often without explanation

Dr. John Lott has a new piece at the New York Daily News about Twitter locking the CPRC Twitter account.

I am the president of the Crime Prevention Research Center, whose account Twitter locked because it tweeted a link to a Daily News article that I wrote about Twitter locking my personalaccount.

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5 Aug , 2019

National Review discusses Twitter locking John Lott’s account

John Fund at National Review discusses Twitter locking Dr. John Lott’s account:

Last March, John Lott, head of the Crime Prevention Research Center and author of the book More Guns, Less Crime, sent out this tweet trying to debunk claims that the Christchurch shooter was a right-winger.

New Zealand killer’s manifesto says that he did attack to get more gun control/gun bans in New Zealand and the US, Killer was a socialist, environmentalist who hated capitalists and trade.

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5 Aug , 2019

Twitter has now locked the Crime Prevention Research Center account for Tweeting about the El Paso WalMart shooter, won’t explain

First, Twitter blocked John Lott’s account because of a post about the New Zealand mosque killer, and now they have locked the Crime Prevention Research Center’s account. Again, they have blocked this account for a similar reason — explaining that the killer had views different from what was being reported in the media — and again, Twitter has done this without an explanation for its decision.…

26 Jul , 2019

Twitter’s censoring tweets for pointing out New Zealand killer was a left-wing environmentalist

Dr. John Lott talked to Gavin McGinnis in FreeSpeechTV about how Twitter locked Lott’s account for tweeting factual statements about the New Zealand killer. For more information see here, here, and here.

(Gavin McGinnis’ Get off My Lawn, July 15, 2019)

11 Jul , 2019

In the New York Daily News: Punished for tweeting the truth

Dr. John Lott has a new op-ed piece at the New York Daily News. The piece starts this way:

Twitter has locked my account. I can’t post anything or read messages from other users. The reason? In March, I tweeted that the perpetrator of the New Zealand mosque shooting was “a socialist, environmentalist, who hates capitalists & free trade.” I also wrote that the killer believed his attack would “lead to more gun control” in New Zealand and the United States.

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10 Jul , 2019

Twitter rejects appeal to unlock John Lott’s account, still with no explanation

We noted last week that Twitter locked John Lott’s account because of it deemed a tweet to be in violation of the company’s rules. In Lott’s appeal, he noted that Twitter had not offered an explanation for its action. As can be seen from the screenshot of its email, Twitter has continued to provide no explanation.…

5 Jul , 2019

Twitter has blocked John Lott’s Twitter account for Tweeting about the New Zealand mosque shooter, won’t explain

Twitter has blocked John Lott’s account because of a post about the New Zealand mosque killer, and won’t explain its decision (see pictures). If you have a Twitter account, please consider retweeting the Crime Prevention Research Center’s tweet about this.
The original tweet was completely accurate, and is substantiated here.

20 Sep , 2018

At the Daily Caller: There are lots of ways social media outlets can bias political debate

Dr. John Lott has an op-ed at the Daily Caller about the social media bias that we have faced at Facebook.

There are lots of ways that social media outlets can bias political debates. We have heard of everything from accounts being closed down to deciding what stories are listed as trending.

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