- Mon Oct 22, 2012 1:33 pm #265611
It's a tough one. Twitter very much feels like a public forum, so the idea of banning anyone from it is distinctly uncomfortable. But it isn't a public forum that everyone has a democratic right to. It's a website with set terms and conditions that users agree to abide by, very much like this forum has. God knows I haven't read them, but I'd be very surprised if there isn't a bit in there about racist or intimidatory language. Ultimately, if in the view of twitter he's broken the conditions he agreed to when he signed up, then they're within their rights to throw him off it.