Twitter bans Stuart Campbell’s Wings Over Scotland accounts

Campbell claimed the ban was due to his opposition to “transgender ideology”.

Twitter has been accused of “direct censorship” by pro-independence blogger Stuart Campbell, after the social media site suspended his personal accounts for violating its “platform manipulation and spam policy”.

It comes a month after Twitter suspended the account of Mr Campbell’s prospective political party @WingsPartyScot.

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The platform suspended his personal account (@RevStu) as well as another account run by the blogger (@SealandGazette) for “evading the permanent suspension” on the @WingsPartyScot account.

Wings Over Scotland is run by Stuart Campbell. (Picture: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire)Wings Over Scotland is run by Stuart Campbell. (Picture: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire)
Wings Over Scotland is run by Stuart Campbell. (Picture: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire)

Writing on his Wings Over Scotland blog, Mr Campbell called the allegation “a nonsense”, and said “the RevStu account predated the Wings one by years and was in constant use from its creation up until this morning, and the Gazette account was only used briefly as an emergency backup.”

He accused Twitter of censorship and “deliberate interference in political affairs”, and claimed the suspension of his accounts was motivated by the social media site’s support for “controversial and massively unpopular trangender ideology.”

Mr Campbell called the social media platform “an unaccountable and unelected foreign corporation serving the interests of a massive right-wing pharmacological lobby.”

“Even people who despise Wings Over Scotland should be alarmed by that,” he added.

Twitter has been approached for comment.

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