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Father Ted co-creator leaves Twitter because of 'Nazis with blue ticks'

Linehan was an early adopter of the platform and his following had grown to nearly 700,000.

FATHER TED CO-CREATOR Graham Linehan has left Twitter.

Linehan was an early adopter of the platform and his following had grown to nearly 700,000 after sending 148,000 tweets.

However earlier this week he signalled his intention to quit Twitter in protest at what he perceives as the company’s enabling of far-right voices.

In a Medium post entitled Goodbye, Toilet Town today, Linehan said that the main reason was a refusal by Twitter to ban Donald Trump.

“Primary reason is Twitter’s refusal to suspend Donald Trump for his North Korea threat. This was so obviously a violation of their own ToS and they didn’t suspend his account or even try to delete it.

Meanwhile, the toilet denizens that brought us every harassment campaign of the last few years have been gaming Twitter’s algorithms in order to ban people for telling verified Nazis to go fuck themselves.

“And that’s the next reason. Not just Nazis but VERIFIED NAZIS. Richard Spencer who recently was seen seig heiling his little heart out and he’s given a blue tick like he’s Gwyneth Paltrow. Well, if people like him and Pizzagate lie-peddler Cernovich have a blue tick, I don’t want one. I don’t want to be a part of that club.

Apparently, we verified accounts get a 12 month period to change our minds after we deactivate. This is Twitter’s very sneaky way of dealing with celebrity flounces. They should ask themselves why people want to leave in the first place.

“Thanks to all the kind words from people over the last few days! Don’t worry, I’ll see you all around somewhere. Maybe on Mastodon.”

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Linehan has used his account to be an outspoken voice on social issues and one of his tweets reads:

“Final thoughts: Repeal The Eighth. Punch Nazis. Support women. Black lives matter. Seinfeld was better than Curb.”

In recent days, he has been tweeting and retweeting posts aimed at Twitter founder Jack Dorsey. He has not received a reply.

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