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Twitter Just Suspended Us

FITS News Twitter account – one of South Carolina’s primary sources for breaking political news – was suspended late Tuesday afternoon. The account – which has more than 10,500 followers from across the country – was taken offline without reason or notification. Take a look … We’ve filed an appeal…

FITS News Twitter account – one of South Carolina’s primary sources for breaking political news – was suspended late Tuesday afternoon. The account – which has more than 10,500 followers from across the country – was taken offline without reason or notification.

Take a look …

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We’ve filed an appeal with Twitter in the hopes of figuring out exactly what happened …

Stay tuned …

“I suspect you had an organized campaign to flag your account,” one  social media veteran told us. “That’s automated usually.”

Yikes … either way we view the whole thing as (another) badge of honor.

Oh, and while we try to sort things out with the folks at Twitter regarding what happened to the FITSNews account, our founding editor has created a new Twitter account for you to follow, @SicWillie. It doesn’t have 10,500 followers yet, but it does have the same disarmingly attractive man featured in its profile picture.

Oh and we’ve also got a FITSNews Facebook page and a Sic Willie Facebook page you can follow, too.

UPDATE: Astounding … less than three hours after we created our new @SicWillie account, it has also been suspended.

UPDATE II: We were provided with an email address for a top Twitter official early Wednesday morning and have fired off a polite letter seeking information and assistance regarding what happened.

UPDATE III:

 

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59 comments

Dan July 9, 2013 at 6:38 pm

I was suspended from Twitter because I got hacked a couple of months ago. I was hawking weight loss products to all my friends. They turned me back on once i changed my password. I got some interesting new friends and followers during that ordeal, however.

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Will Folks aka Sic July 9, 2013 at 7:39 pm

Did any of your friends lose weight? Maybe you should be in charge of South Carolina’s “war on fat.”

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Finius Nullis July 9, 2013 at 10:38 pm

Will, perhaps Twitter thought that you needed a vacation from EVERYTHING – ? Anyway, your new “face” is very good.

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Frank Pytel July 10, 2013 at 5:22 am

I don’t twitface, but your account is still down (both) at 5:22 am.

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Dan July 9, 2013 at 6:38 pm

I was suspended from Twitter because I got hacked a couple of months ago. I was hawking weight loss products to all my friends. They turned me back on once i changed my password. I got some interesting new friends and followers during that ordeal, however.

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Will Folks aka Sic July 9, 2013 at 7:39 pm

Did any of your friends lose weight? Maybe you should be in charge of South Carolina’s “war on fat.”

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Finius Nullis July 9, 2013 at 10:38 pm

Will, perhaps Twitter thought that you needed a vacation from EVERYTHING – ? Anyway, your new “face” is very good.

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Frank Pytel July 10, 2013 at 5:22 am

I don’t twitface, but your account is still down (both) at 5:22 am.

Well that’s a lie. Facebook seems to be the only way I can see pics of my Grands. Seems like nobody uses good old fashioned email to send pics anymore :O :)

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GreenvilleLwyr July 9, 2013 at 6:48 pm

Did you give Todd Kincannon control of your account?

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GreenvilleLwyr July 9, 2013 at 6:48 pm

Did you give Todd Kincannon control of your account?

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GrandTango July 9, 2013 at 6:54 pm

I could see it if they believed you to be what you CLAIM you are.. But just invite them to the site, and let them see it’s infested w/ liberals, and they’ll put you back on, w/ VIP status.

Don’t Sweat it…I could see Harpo, Clyburn, Tenenbaum and Nancy Pelosi giving you the thumbs up…unless you can get busted off there for Skank-Lust…

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Maggie Mae July 9, 2013 at 7:15 pm

Its happened to my twitter account before. The reason it happened to mine was if you send too many tweets to an account that has blocked you – you will get suspended. You have to appeal to the twitter powers that be and promise you won’t do anything wrong again and they will reactivate your account. I know for a fact that Nikki Haley was the one that had mine suspended.

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Maggie Mae July 9, 2013 at 7:15 pm

Its happened to my twitter account before. The reason it happened to mine was if you send too many tweets to an account that has blocked you – you will get suspended. You have to appeal to the twitter powers that be and promise you won’t do anything wrong again and they will reactivate your account. I know for a fact that Nikki Haley was the one that had mine suspended.

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John July 9, 2013 at 8:09 pm

The same thing happened to Huff-Post. Has it been reinstated?

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John July 9, 2013 at 8:09 pm

The same thing happened to Huff-Post. Has it been reinstated?

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Darth Skeptic July 9, 2013 at 8:13 pm

Don’t sweat it. Their suspensions only last 24 hours or so.

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Darth Skeptic July 9, 2013 at 8:13 pm

Don’t sweat it. Their suspensions only last 24 hours or so.

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ELCID July 9, 2013 at 8:25 pm

TWITTER?? REALLY???
Don’t even worry about that mindless low life site.
Just a childish obsession of people without a life, looking for something to justify their purchase of an expensive phone toy they don’t need.

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ELCID July 9, 2013 at 8:25 pm

TWITTER?? REALLY???
Don’t even worry about that mindless low life site.
Just a childish obsession of people without a life, looking for something to justify their purchase of an expensive phone toy they don’t need.

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Smirks July 9, 2013 at 9:04 pm

They are probably right, some band of FITS haters just banded together to trip your account up. YouTube does the same shit, Facebook too.

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Smirks July 9, 2013 at 9:04 pm

They are probably right, some band of FITS haters just banded together to trip your account up. YouTube does the same shit, Facebook too.

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CorruptionInColumbia July 9, 2013 at 10:20 pm

ELCID called it. Twitter, Fecebook, and other heavily monitored sites such as those are worthless, IMHO, unless you want a pipeline to channel all of your thoughts straight to DC.

Will, I keep bitching and griping, but can you please do something with this DIsqus board so I can read comments when it gets beyond a few deep? I gather I’m not the only one on here who is having issues with that. Maybe if you had the comments broken into pages, as they do on “The State’s” site, it would eliminate the problem.

Thanks for any help.

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CorruptionInColumbia July 9, 2013 at 10:20 pm

ELCID called it. Twitter, Fecebook, and other heavily monitored sites such as those are worthless, IMHO, unless you want a pipeline to channel all of your thoughts straight to DC.

Will, I keep bitching and griping, but can you please do something with this DIsqus board so I can read comments when it gets beyond a few deep? I gather I’m not the only one on here who is having issues with that. Maybe if you had the comments broken into pages, as they do on “The State’s” site, it would eliminate the problem.

Thanks for any help.

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Vanguard16 July 9, 2013 at 10:29 pm

That’s a hellva loss. Don’t know how you will ever get over this!!

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Vanguard16 July 9, 2013 at 10:29 pm

That’s a hellva loss. Don’t know how you will ever get over this!!

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Cleveland Steamer July 10, 2013 at 2:42 am

Tell us in 140 words or less, why we should care

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Clem_the_Great July 10, 2013 at 8:56 am

Commie dingleberries like the idea. That’d be you, Dingleberry.

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Smirks July 10, 2013 at 1:28 pm

Twitter limits you to 140 characters, not words. You don’t have to care about bans if you like censorship.

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Cleveland Steamer July 10, 2013 at 2:42 am

Tell us in 140 words or less, why we should care

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Clem_the_Great July 10, 2013 at 8:56 am

Commie dingleberries like the idea. That’d be you, Dingleberry.

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Smirks July 10, 2013 at 1:28 pm

Twitter limits you to 140 characters, not words. You don’t have to care about bans if you like censorship.

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Thomas July 10, 2013 at 7:45 am

Lol

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Thomas July 10, 2013 at 7:45 am

Lol

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Randy Hilarski July 10, 2013 at 9:10 am

It happens, my wife has been suspended twice and goldseek.com (One of my clients) was suspended also. This has nothing to do with censorship. If they added people to quickly or broke any other Twitter rule the account will be suspended. It took me 48 hours to get @GOldSeekCom back up and a week for my wifes. It happens to everyone who is trying to build a Twitter following. An algorithm does the job not a person.

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Randy Hilarski July 10, 2013 at 9:10 am

It happens, my wife has been suspended twice and goldseek.com (One of my clients) was suspended also. This has nothing to do with censorship. If they added people to quickly or broke any other Twitter rule the account will be suspended. It took me 48 hours to get @GOldSeekCom back up and a week for my wifes. It happens to everyone who is trying to build a Twitter following. An algorithm does the job not a person.

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MashPotato July 10, 2013 at 9:46 am

“A man with no enemies is a man with no character.” -Paul Newman

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Trout r limited July 10, 2013 at 1:11 pm

“A man who doesn’t stand against something will stand for anything” – Somebody Important

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MashPotato July 10, 2013 at 9:46 am

“A man with no enemies is a man with no character.” -Paul Newman

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Trout r limited July 10, 2013 at 1:11 pm

“A man who doesn’t stand against something will stand for anything” – Somebody Important

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Halfvast Conspirator July 10, 2013 at 10:09 am

Maybe they thought you were Trayvon

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Halfvast Conspirator July 10, 2013 at 10:09 am

Maybe they thought you were Trayvon

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Philip Branton July 10, 2013 at 10:31 am

Hey……WIllie. Where can I send my box of tissues…..

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Philip Branton July 10, 2013 at 10:31 am

Hey……WIllie. Where can I send my box of tissues…..

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Jim Pauley July 10, 2013 at 11:01 am

The ONLY thing progressives do well is organize themselves to ruin freedom

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Jim Pauley July 10, 2013 at 11:01 am

The ONLY thing progressives do well is organize themselves to ruin freedom

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William J. Hamilton July 10, 2013 at 11:24 am

It’s safe to assume that South Carolina’s small, overworked cadre of progressive liberals isn’t behind this. You’ve been targeted by some large, conservative groups with a strong network. That’s where the money and power is. Some sort of huge, butter contest between conservatives is coming in SC. From my perspective, it looks like Eskimos and those fifty words for snow. I’m sure the differences matter to them, but they don’t mean much to me.

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William J. Hamilton July 10, 2013 at 11:24 am

It’s safe to assume that South Carolina’s small, overworked cadre of progressive liberals isn’t behind this. You’ve been targeted by some large, conservative groups with a strong network. That’s where the money and power is. Some sort of huge, butter contest between conservatives is coming in SC. From my perspective, it looks like Eskimos and those fifty words for snow. I’m sure the differences matter to them, but they don’t mean much to me.

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snickering July 10, 2013 at 12:22 pm

Twitter was invented for people who can’t read.

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snickering July 10, 2013 at 12:22 pm

Twitter was invented for people who can’t read.

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Pluvlaw July 10, 2013 at 12:47 pm

Hey, Twitter, “Barely Legal” means just that… #FreeSicWillie #GiveUsUsFree

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Pluvlaw July 10, 2013 at 12:47 pm

Hey, Twitter, “Barely Legal” means just that… #FreeSicWillie #GiveUsUsFree

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Jay Ellington July 10, 2013 at 1:25 pm

So these feral thugs on Twitter can threaten to “slap the first cracker” they see or “start a race riot” if George Zimmerman is acquitted, yet Fits’ “message” is threatening or inappropriate?

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The Ghost of Fat Greg Dulli July 10, 2013 at 1:25 pm

So these feral thugs on Twitter can threaten to “slap the first cracker” they see or “start a race riot” if George Zimmerman is acquitted, yet Fits’ “message” is threatening or inappropriate?

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Call the wahhmbulance July 10, 2013 at 2:11 pm

The free market sucks!

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Call the wahhmbulance July 10, 2013 at 2:11 pm

The free market sucks!

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justbecause July 19, 2013 at 10:07 pm

The former principal,that you reported on for her ride in the wheelchair with someone pushing while she wore one of the kids seizure helmets. now she is head of all curriculum. she doesn’t forgive or forget and is nice (maybe too nice) when she wants to get something. it is an amzing story. you and the stae reported on it. i hear she was super pissed and i guess she has the power in her newest move up the ladder. melton- from this to sc principal of the year, then elementary coordinator now k-12 coordinator. She will be a district and then state supervisor. she might even jump all that and become governor. She even looks like haley.

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justbecause July 19, 2013 at 10:07 pm

The former principal,that you reported on for her ride in the wheelchair with someone pushing while she wore one of the kids seizure helmets. now she is head of all curriculum. she doesn’t forgive or forget and is nice (maybe too nice) when she wants to get something. it is an amzing story. you and the stae reported on it. i hear she was super pissed and i guess she has the power in her newest move up the ladder. melton- from this to sc principal of the year, then elementary coordinator now k-12 coordinator. She will be a district and then state supervisor. she might even jump all that and become governor. She even looks like haley.

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frankmwenda July 22, 2013 at 9:12 am

Don’t worry. Mine got suspended, too, and got restored within 24 hours. This is what I did~> http://www.frankmwenda.com/2013/07/how-i-got-my-twitter-account-suspended.html

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FRANKLINE MWENDA July 22, 2013 at 9:12 am

Don’t worry. Mine got suspended, too, and got restored within 24 hours. This is what I did~> http://www.frankmwenda.com/2013/07/how-i-got-my-twitter-account-suspended.html

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