Pro-independence blogger Wings over Scotland has been banned from Twitter – just a week after being reinstated to the social media platform.
The account for the website, operated by Stuart Campbell, was suspended for alleged “hateful conduct” three years ago, however was restored after Elon Musk took over the social media giant.
But it now appears to have been barred again for “violating rules against ban evasion,” with dozens of screenshots shared online showing the “greyed out” version of the profile.
Musk, who brands himself a “free speech absolutist,” has previously criticised what he sees as overly harsh moderation of the site.
Campbell’s account was initially suspended in 2019 for a post that included swearing in an argument with a journalist.
He lashed out at the decision at the time, stating that Twitter has “no prohibition on swearing” and arguing, if it did, the site “would have about six users”.
It comes after Musk warned Twitter’s remaining employees until Thursday evening to decide whether they want to remain at the company following a mass cull of staff.
Musk has been criticised over his treatment of staff since his £44bn takeover last month – most notably for laying off around half the 7,500 workforce by email as part of cost-cutting measures and firing more staff in recent days who reportedly questioned his approach on employee message boards.
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