Many on Twitter noticed today that People’s Pundit Richard Baris had disappeared suddenly and that his account had been suspended. It turns out that Twitter banned him with no reason given, his wife and his Data analytics firms , all at once:
They suspended Richard Baris’ small news site, PPD News.
This is a digital nuking by Twitter. Personal account, wife’s account, polling firm’s account, News site account.
Being unpersoned for looking too closely at voting irregularities. pic.twitter.com/CcZ9pK4GaN
— Consul (@Consul001) November 12, 2020
Baris affirmed this on Parler just a few moments ago:
From what I could tell Baris was a big data and numbers guy who was primarily interested in the integrity of the election. He was also digging up election dirt by going through the voter roles and finding out how many dead people had voted.
But suddenly, as I’m writing this post, I double check and Twitter has just unbanned Baris and all his accounts, including his wife’s:
Now I haven’t seen Baris tweet yet, so I’m not entirely sure if he even knows his account is back up. Or maybe they removed the ban but kept a suspension, so that his account is visible but he’s not able to post yet? I don’t have all the answers, but I do have more questions. Like why did Twitter ban him in the first place, only to unban him when people started complaining? Did some leftist employee go a little too rogue for Jack Dorsey’s standards and just nuke Baris, his wife and his data firms? What the heck is going on over there?
UPDATE: Apparently they rebanned Baris’ wife account. It was there when I checked a few minutes ago, but now it’s gone again. I know because I saw her one of her last tweets and it was calling for an audit. So I have no idea what’s going on at Twitter, and apparently neither do they. Damn fascists!
UPDATE 2: One thing I failed to notice is that even though Baris’ account is back, it’s got hardly any followers and isn’t following anyone. And his wife’s account is still dead.
UPDATE 3: And now his follower counts are back where they were. I guess they did him wrong and are correcting it. But he still hasn’t tweeted and wifey is still banned.