Shortly before the European elections, a new censorship-debate on Twitter developed. The platform on Monday, the Jewish General for several hours your account is no longer fully use. The weekly newspaper was able to publish to Twitter posts, wrote the editorial on Monday on its website.
the trigger for the Blockade was apparently a Tweet with the Headline: "Why Israel's Ambassador Jeremy Issacharoff on discussions and Meetings with the AfD". The Tweet referred to an article in the Online‐offer of the Jewish General with the German press Agency, Interview with the Israeli Ambassador, wrote to the newspaper.
The Jewish General posted a Screenshot of the message from Twitter. Accordingly, the tweets have rules violate Twitters "to Publish misleading information to elections" - though he makes no obvious reference to a choice. The lock was originally intended to last for twelve hours. The Online CvD the Jewish General, Philip Peyman angel, said: "the fact That Twitter does not tolerate anti-Semitic hate tweets, but news of the single Jewish week newspaper in Germany, locks, is to us absolutely incomprehensible." And: "The blocking of Twitter makes our work impossible." About the reasons he could only speculate.
On Monday afternoon, the account has been unlocked. Twitter said the SZ: "That was a mistake. The decision is cancelled and the account re-established."
Twitter had promised to strengthen the fight against election interference act, and in the run-up to the European elections, new rules are introduced. In the US presidential election campaign actors had tried, among other things, from Russia, to influence the public opinion with Fake accounts. Now the accusation is, but in the room that Twitter shoots with the rules significantly over the target - with so-called over-blocking. In the past few days, it came to many because of Locks of the allegation of the illegitimate election influence. Among the offending Tweets, too many posts of 2017. Users had the AfD, particularly in the electorate - partly for the fun of it - get your ballot. This makes the paper invalid, on it only the cross is allowed to stand next to the selected name.
about one week Ago, Twitter had blocked the account of the Berlin state Secretary, Sawsan Chebli (SPD). You had commented on the frequency of the first name "Mohammed" in Berlin, a current controversy-the subject of the right of the network bubble. The Palestinian origin, Chebli is the target of xenophobic hostility in the network.
Prior to the Blockade of the Jewish General was locked on Monday, in the meantime, the account of Sven Kohl Meier (SPD), MP in the Berlin house of deputies. Kohlmeier wrote in a Tweet: "How right-wing members of the AfD have to be to fly?"
Back! @TwitterDE has me locked in today because of previous Tweets for #AfD. The Accusation Of "Push Polling". The lock was absurd, Propaganda is allowed and my mind locked! I will also speak more to these types of the #AfD! pic.twitter.com/snf6px2JC7— Sven Kohlmeier (@KohlmeierSPD) May 13, 2019
For the methodology of the new closures are not expressed, the company so far. So, it remains unclear whether the most recent Block are due to badly calibrated Algorithms that can strike due to certain phrases in the Tweet, or whether employees from anticipatory obedience also block harmless posts. Users can report other users, if you accept a violation. The current wave could be so