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Twitter bans toon-fur in pseudo-violence crackdown

Edited by GreenReaper as of Wed 29 Dec 2021 - 09:45
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Aster Squeeze Toon violence is a strange form of affection within the community of toony furs. Dropping anvils, hitting people with mallets, or slamming someone with a meringue pie are all par for the course. However, recently this community has found that the machines overseeing them cannot discern this toony culture amongst the social media landscape. Confused algorithms have recently started to take the violent jest seriously.

This was found out by a toon furry by the name of Aster in late 2021 as Twitter suddenly brought down the hammer to his account. With no warnings, or any form of communication, the toon bunny character found himself unable to access the social media of choice of most furries on December 7th, 2021. Aster himself is quite a prolific tweeter stating he believed himself to have made one hundred and two hundred tweets within the last few weeks before his account’s termination.

There was one tweet that Aster believes to be the culprit - one he made at a roommate at Midwest FurFest, where he said “I will literally jump across this bed and choke you”. It must be noted Twitter did not go about handling this tweet with the tool telling the user to delete the tweet to regain access to the account that they would usually do with these sort of situations. They sent this toon fur’s twitter account straight to the dip.

As those with a fondness of the English language would note, being artisanal with the word literally by making it literally match the definition of figuratively is going to cause unneeded and possible harmful ambiguity. Now we may have our first casualty of this on social media, where a private algorithm has decided to disable a user permanently from their platform due to the user’s figurative use of the word literal. Now imagine if a government decided to literally read a figurative literal as a literal literal.

As of this moment, no one from Twitter has responded as to the actual reason they were banned. In its swift and decisive action, it has sent a harsh lesson about the figurative literal. Don’t use it. It’s not worth the risk of accidental or purposeful misinterpretation.

In reaction to Aster’s ban, furries are trying to get the account restored with the hashtag of “#FreeAster”, however there has been no signs that Twitter will reverse their course in the decision of this matter. Regardless if the campaign is successful or not, it is important that toon furs know the risk they take when they make faux threats of violence on public social media platforms. For now, drop the pianos in Telegram instead.


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Two hundred tweets a week? Maybe time off Twitter is the best thing that can happen to him.

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If you spread it out, it's little more than one per hour, although admittedly that doesn't account for sleep. Let's say two an hour. It sounds like a lot, but if it's your main method of interacting with others socially (which might well be the case nowadays), it's not unthinkable - especially considering the 280-character limit.

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Automated moderation tools have been a problem for years. This is just another ridiculous example of it. Content moderation should be done by humans and, at the very least, there needs to be an easy way of appealing or communicating with people that are responsible for the decision. Many large companies make it almost impossible to actually communicate with them or contact a human directly.

"If all mankind minus one, were of one opinion, and only one person were of the contrary opinion, mankind would be no more justified in silencing that one person, than he, if he had the power, would be justified in silencing mankind."
~John Stuart Mill~

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We know, its great being a human moderating people's content. You enjoy it to the max

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BTW, "psudo" is actually spelled "pseudo."

"If all mankind minus one, were of one opinion, and only one person were of the contrary opinion, mankind would be no more justified in silencing that one person, than he, if he had the power, would be justified in silencing mankind."
~John Stuart Mill~

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Thanks, clicked on it and then it decided to give it a red-underline.

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Straight-up, high mark prayers for furs like Dingaroo and Main Mandarin - they are MORE than viable targets for this...special action.


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So Twitter bans a person for joking about violence, yet Twitter refused to take down a post blatantly showing support for beating up questionable people, which gained over 15,000 likes. What the f__k...

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I will literally jump across this bed and choke Minecraft

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*Enderbrine has been banned from Twitter*

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I probably have at least one "I totally shot that dude in the face!*" Tweet somewhere on my timeline.

*in Fortnite

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Well, at least it's not like Dick Chaney, who could use that for IRL purposes.

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Another one that is addicted to games

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