David Lange has exploited Twitter to get my account suspended. He falsely claimed that I published “private information” about him. As a result of which Twitter agreed to suspend my account. I’ve appealed the suspension by pointing out that all the information I posted about him is publicly available and that he himself published that information online. In effect, Lange has engaged in a fraud, something he’s done regularly in the past.
I encourage any reader who has a Twitter account to retweet this tweet of mine to protest Lange’s manipulation of Twitter’s terms of service. If for whatever reason you can’t do so, I suggest you tweet the information yourself along with the above links proving Lange himself revealed the information publicly he’s claiming is private. They can’t suspend all of us.
I should also note that in the past Lange himself has engaged in fraud and abuse of Facebook’s terms of service creating fake accounts in order to sabotage pro-Palestinian Facebook users. Not to mention that he published a comment in his blog containing my home address, phone number and my wife’s work phone number. So it’s the pot calling the kettle black.
I also note the further hypocrisy of this episode in that a Twitter user published my name, address and phone number and despite my complaint, Twitter took no action against the user.
This marks the second time an Israeli rightist has succeeded in getting one of my social media accounts suspended on false terms. Previously, my Facebook account was suspended because Israeli defense industry consultant, Tal Inbar, organized a campaign falsely claiming my account was fake.
UPDATE: Twitter has restored my account. Here is the infamous tweet itself:
— Tikun Olam (@richards1052) January 24, 2015