#FreeChrisLoesch: Twitter and Conservatives

*UPDATE: As of 11:23 p.m. central time Chris’s account was suspended for a SECOND time. 

Earlier this evening my husband, Chris Loesch, had his Twitter account suspended. There have been stories going around of conservatives getting suspended from Twitter over innocuous things while accounts like @KillZimmerman (an account which threatened to kill George Zimmerman) and other such accounts were left active for weeks. After a user remarked about me being raped and murdered, Chris and others defended me.

I’m used to it, it’s part of the territory of doing what I do, enduring hate like this daily. Unfortunately, some progressives disliked that Chris pushed back against it as well. His account was suspended, yet this individual’s account, and the account of those who say far worse to me and others, are left alone. This is the only explanation we received:

 

I can only assume that either someone suspended it, or (and more likely) progressives targeted Chris’s account, reported him, and got him suspended.

Either way, conservatives didn’t react to kindly and launched a Twitter campaign the likes of which I haven’t seen since Wonkette and Trig Palin. #FreeChrisLoesch trended third worldwide.

In about an hour, after a massive push on Twitter from mobilized conservatives, his account was reinstated.

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