Twitter permanently bans serial Senate candidate
Twitter this week permanently banned failed Senate candidate Shiva Ayyadurai, who immediately went to court seeking an emergency order to stop Secretary of State Bill Galvin from using his "massive power" at the social-media company to suppress free speech.
Ayyadurai filed a flurry of motions and statements this morning in connection with one of his two lawsuits against Galvin's office over the outcome of last year's elections, which did not turn out well for the man who claims he invented e-mail - he lost in the Republican primary to some guy who lost to Ed Markey, then he lost again as a write-in candidate against Markey and that other guy in the final election.
Self-lawyering Ayyadurai wants the judge to order Twitter to reveal the true reason behind its decision on Monday to treat him just like some common failed one-term president, even though it's so self evidently obvious, at least to him, that it was the work of Galvin getting Twitter to algorithmically banhammer the Doc, not the fact that Twitter thinks Ayyadurai was making false claims about elections. And he wants the judge in the case to make Galvin get Twitter to give him his Twitter account back.
Ayyadurai alleges the ban only came after he specifically mentioned one particular official in Galvin's office, Michelle Tassinari, whom he claims was part of the plot to keep him from his rightful seat in the Senate by destroying one million electronic ballots - a claim she and Galvin deny because there were never any electronic ballots since all the state's ballots are on paper.
Ayyadurai says he had not mentioned Tassinari on Twitter since last fall and says he did so only as part of a video lecture at the request of devotees of his online lectures on various subjects who, having gotten their fill on topics such as "new scientific data regarding the long term effect on the oral microbiome from wearing a mask daily," wanted to know more about what was happening with Doc Shiva and his election lawsuits, since mainstream media has refused to report on his cases at all, which Ayyadurai says is rather odd when you think about it.
He says Twitter only brought down the banhammer after he mentioned that one official's name - an unusual name at that - despite other tweets in which he discussed election fraud in general, which is blindingly obvious to a computer scientist such as himself, but he tries to break it down for the judge, starting with explaining how if/then statements work and then:
Transferring this to the Cat’s Paw Liability analogy, consider that the Monkey has either hypnotized the Cat or inserted a microchip in its brain that informs its behavior such that IF at anytime it comes across a chestnut labelled with the keyword "TASSINARI" THEN it must immediately pull that chestnut from the fire on behalf of the Monkey. Twitter is the Cat, and Defendants the Monkey. ...
It is undeniable that the government, in this case the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, via its Secretary of State and its State Election Director, strongly encouraged Twitter to employ a keyword algorithm aimed solely and squarely at the content of my speech, even when I was merely talking about public facts in my Federal lawsuit. ...
This action is as Anti-American as a government action can get. This action violates the foundational principles of the United States and goes against who we are as a country. This fact objectively makes Massachusetts no different from Putin’s Russia or Xi’s China.
One of the filings (3.4M PDF).
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Christ I am sick of this guy.
Christ I am sick of this guy.
How delusional do you have to be.
For a Congress person from Georgia.
The things men will do to avoid therapy
Things like this.
As the Inventor of EMAIL,
As the Inventor of EMAIL, does Dr. Shiva have the power to revoke any email account that he deems necessary (including Twitter’s corporate email)?
Dr Shiva stole one of my friend's brain-give it back!
How does he get away with the fabrication about 'electronic ballots?' Clearly, he's not-for such a smart email inventor-very smart. His little parable is cute though ineffective.
If you have voted just once here you know they are paper ballots
Yet somehow this guy has no idea. If he wants to play these ridiculous games fine, he admits he has never voted in this state.
When will it end?
This whole thing is a slippery slope. I get trumpybear, and his my pillow associate was at least somewhat within reason, but this is going to be getting too much.
When people stop making shit up about elections and stop promoting that shit and stop leveraging that shit in order to motivate mobs of imbeciles and violent whack jobs to attempt a violent coup or assassination.
This is not free speech by even government definitions. This is sedition and it has already had violent consequences.
He's a bald-faced neo-Nazi getting rubes riled up with
harmful nonsense, just like the Great Orange Mistake. They're both destructive sociopaths.
On another note, if Dr. Professor Herr Brownshirt says there were electronic votes in MA, can I say Fran Drescher only married him to cover up the fact that he sodomized her pet cow, and divorced him when he kept doing it? Just curious.
What is this gobbledygook? How about saying something in intelligible English? You do nothing to further your cause with this junk.
I've heard many people saying this.
Why is no one reporting on this?
Obviously it's the lame-stream media trying to cover it up. And why has he not denied it?
I want to see proof!
And I'll keep demanding that proof until he shows us irrefutable evidence that he did not sodomize her pet cow!
Maybe he's gay
Maybe he's gay
Fran doesn't exactly have a good track record with dating str8 men...
Are you saying that he
Are you saying that he actually sodomized her bull then? I didn't even know she had livestock, there's a lot I need to learn here.
Stop with the crying
The slippery slope argument is a,ways brought up as the “..and then they came for me..” - let’s not equivocate and “what about” every time a bunch of liars, racists or violent offenders get punished.
My teenager behaved better online than Trump did. If Biden or any Dem law maker said 911 or school shootings were made up, they should be banned too. Al Franken resigned over a 10year old goofy photo.
Shut them all down. Let the lies and incitement stop.
Hard to believe that this fellow has legitimate intelligence. No matter how many degrees the man acts as a fool that not even a despot king would not tolerate.
Or degrees from big schools such as MIT do not have any relationship to intelligence much less maturity.
There is an old African/Portuguese, (CAPE VERDEAN) saying. “You can have all the money and education possible, but if you lack class and common sense, all that education is worth nothing, your still an animal”.
Just when you think this guy can't get any crazier he goes and proves that he can be. Bill Galvin as some sort of Twitter overlord that has a massive power to shut down the accounts of his foes...LMAO.
Not sure if there needs to be an algorithm involved when a private enterprise has had just about enough of one of its many annoying guests and decides to no longer market them as an attraction to the hoi polloi who crave this brand of content, which Twitter has successfully monetized in the past even though now it's somehow considered impolite.
Maybe it's time that Dr. Shiva moves on from Twitter and social media at large, but given that he's pretty popular around these parts, would it be possible that Adam offers him a weekly column or perhaps a guest editor spot on a quiet weekend?
How many Twitter followers
How many Twitter followers did he have anyway?
Could have been millions based on Trump's numbers
Trump had 88M
Dr Shiva had a fraction thereof.
Worth remembering that Twitter is under no obligation to give anyone an account at any time as a private entity and business. Free Speech arguments will not apply. This person has no evidence of anything. His argument is with Twitter but see the first sentence herein.
No one has a right to any Internet free service for any reason. You get what you pay for.
You mean his only option now
You mean his only option now is too send e-mail. Who do we thank for inventing the junk file?
Does that mean
the Shiva Bus will finally be removed from Concord Avenue?
I have to drive/bike by that thing since I shop at the Fresh Pond Trader Joe's. I wouldn't be sad if it were removed.
Wow, we need a robust public mental health strategy. This guy ain't even playing with a pinochle deck.
He occasionally visits the Planet Ogo
Sucks for him
Now he'll have to communicate with his followers by EMAIL.
He'll just reinvent Twitter.
oh, yeah - that
Better - he will suddenly remember that he actually invented Twitter. I'm sorry - TWITTER.