Actor James Woods locked out of Twitter account for tweeting fake information that was deemed “misleading” and could potentially “impact an election.”

By | 2018-09-24T10:17:28+00:00 September 25th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |10 Comments

It turns out that the guy you love to hate in the movies is also pretty vile in real life.

Courtesy of WaPo:

Actor James Woods has been locked out of his Twitter account over a tweet he sent out months ago that was found to be in violation of Twitter’s rules.

The tweet was posted July 20 and includes a hoax meme that said it came from Democrats and encouraged men not to vote in the midterm elections. Woods got an email from Twitter on Thursday saying the tweet “has the potential to be misleading in a way that could impact an election.” The email says Woods can use his account again if he deletes the tweet.

In an exclusive interview with The Associated Press on Sunday, Woods said this means he’ll be allowed back on Twitter only if he decides to do what Twitter says and accedes to the social platform’s concept of free speech — not the right to free speech outlined in the Constitution. He says he won’t do that, and he won’t delete the tweet.

“Free speech is free speech — it’s not Jack Dorsey’s version of free speech,” Woods said, referring to Twitter Chief Executive Jack Dorsey.

“The irony is, Twitter accused me of affecting the political process, when in fact, their banning of me is the truly egregious interference,” Woods said. “Because now, having your voice smothered is much more disturbing than having your vocal chords slit. If you want to kill my free speech, man up and slit my throat with a knife, don’t smother me with a pillow.”

It turns out that Woods, who has 1.7 million Twitter followers, had posted a fake meme that was claimed to have originated with a Democratic group which suggested that Democratic men stay home during the midterms and let the women decide the election. 

Twitter determined that with Woods substantial online following that the information could be taken seriously and have a negative impact on voter turnout. 

So far Woods has refused to delete the post and remains locked out of his Twitter account. 

It should also be pointed out that Woods has posted numerous misogynistic and racist tweets in the past, and seems to attract followers similar to the ones drawn to Alex Jones and Ann Coulter. 

Which should explain why he has the support of certain other folks on the conservative side.

Yeah, how could Junior NOT support a guy who reminds him so much of his daddy?

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10 Comments

  1. Anon September 25, 2018 at 3:39 am

    Proof that just because you’re an actor doesn’t mean you don’t have your head up your ass. FFS what is wrong with people??

  2. Anon September 25, 2018 at 7:04 am

    OT
    @AlanDersh What happened to you? You used to be revered and respected. You are now seen as nothing more than a Trump sycophant and a hack for the GOP & Fox News. Anytime they need someone to do their bidding, they trot you out. Those mar-a-lago invites & cookies must be amazing.

    — Michael Avenatti (@MichaelAvenatti) September 25, 2018

  3. Anonymous September 25, 2018 at 8:16 am

    Boy, Stupid Jr must have a full life if he can always watch these tweets and respond. How do you get anything done when ur glued to the screen?
    The turd doesn’t fall far from the toilet.

  4. WakeUpAmerica September 25, 2018 at 8:21 am

    Ok Tweepsters, time to report Trump for the exact same violations. Do it over and over and over again.

  5. Anon September 25, 2018 at 8:56 am

    OT HISTORY TRUTH TELLER

    https://www.pbs.org/video/ken-burns-vqv2k9/

    10m 14s

    Walter Isaacson interviews award-winning historian and filmmaker Ken Burns about his new documentary on the Mayo Clinic.

    Science & religion…. Who are we?…

  6. Anonymous September 25, 2018 at 9:18 am

    OT-Birther Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ) says the former president made his family be mean to him. On his campaign site, Gosar notably calls himself
    “a devout family man” who “cherishes Arizona’s culture of family values.”

    https://thinkprogress.org/paul-gosar-blames-barack-obama-for-siblings-ad-david-brill-037e08dd3784/

  7. majii September 25, 2018 at 3:16 pm

    Some Americans still don’t understand that the free speech clause in the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution applies only to the government. Businesses can establish their own speech/conduct regulations. James Woods violated Twitter’s TOS, so he was locked out of his account. He will not be able to access his account until he deletes the tweet, and since it appears that he will not delete the tweet, he’ll have no future access to Twitter. I’m glad he’s refusing to delete the tweet because the type of things he tweets are not only divisive, they’re dangerous, filled with lies, and vile.

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