— Ian Welsh (@iwelsh) November 6, 2019
I agreed with him on almost nothing politically, but I know why he was banned:
- He was mostly anti-capitalist, which is the main reason anyone on Twitter gets banned.
- He was not beholden to any particular ideology, therefore a threat.
- AJAC didn’t tolerate dumbasses, though he never threatened anyone. He did the worst thing of all: ignored them.
Around 1/3 of the accounts I used to visit are now banned, mostly left-wingers. AJAC was mostly more on the right, but was largely anti-capitalist, as mentioned, so he had to go.