A conservative grassroots organization in Texas was shut down by Twitter without warning on Monday, July 19th. Twitter not only shut down the Empower Texans twitter feed, but also shut down the twitter feeds of every individual connected with Empower Texans!
"Twitter has never actually said they why shut us down, their responses have been vague," said Empower Texas president Michael Quinn Sullivan in a telephone interview with Surfin' Safari. Quinn Sullivan says he suspects his organization's shutdown was inadvertently included in a Twitter sweep intended to deactivate another online Texas news organization that was in violation of TOS.
But as Quinn Sullivan noted, "If Twitter will do this to us, what's stopping them from shutting down a political candidate's account a week or two before election day?"
AND -- Elizabeth Letchworth pops in to give us her take on today's contretemps with Obama and Congress over the debt ceiling and budget wrangling.