Twitter reinstates David Bullard's account

2014-11-19 12:03
David Bullard (File, Twitter)

David Bullard (File, Twitter)

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Cape Town - Controversial columnist David Bullard is back on Twitter, after his account was suspended - apparently because his profile picture was deemed pornographic.

Twitter stated the account "was suspended because it was found to be violating the Twitter Rules, specifically our rules around explicit media".

In order to have his account restored, Bullard had to confirm to Twitter that he had read and understood these rules. He replied to Twitter that the picture "was certainly not pornographic" but that he was happy to change it. He also suggested that Twitter allow users "the right to defend themselves before humiliating them with suspension".

Two weeks ago, News24 reported that Bullard's account was suspended without him being told why. "I didn't receive any advance warning, but that's not really surprising with the world on high alert against cyber terrorism," he said at the time.

Bullard was tweeting again on Tuesday, stating that the suspension "had nothing to do with taking the piss out of feminazis and libtards".

Bullard has come under fire for his controversial views and his Twitter argument with activist and journalist Michelle Solomon on the issue of rape.

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