My Sistah Vegan Twitter Account Was Suspended. Very Strange.
If you have been a follower of @sistahvegan on Twitter, perhaps you noticed something strange…. I’ve been suspended, which means you can’t find me on there anymore. With no explanation, my account was suspended 3 days ago. When I clicked on the link that explains why accounts are usually suspended, they say it’s from aggressive follower behavior. I am not sure what that means, but the consequences of them doing this means I have lost over 1500 followers. I only tweet less than 10x a day, so I am not sure if this is considered ‘aggressive.’ My Tweets usually focus on the Sistah Vegan Project and/or critical race, critical whiteness, or critical feminist analysis of food, health, etc.
So, I am wondering if someone has reported me as being ‘aggressive’ because of my focus on race and whiteness in my analysis. I am curious, as I have been called racist a significant number of times for engaging in the bona fide fields of critical race and critical whiteness studies to understand structural oppression in the USA.
The funny thing is that I was never given a warning by Twitter. I tried posting something a few days ago and a message came up telling me that my account had been suspended. My Sistah Vegan Conference is in less than 2 weeks. Already with low number enrolled, I have been relying on Twitter to promote the event. No one from their organization has responded to my dispute yet, so I’m just confused at this point.
Has this ever happened to anyone else? If so, how was it resolved?
I’m really hoping that this was just a random mistake and that no one would try to sabotage the project or accuse my work as being ‘racist’.