Pride's Purge

(not satire – it’s the UK today!)

UPDATETwitter has finally succumbed to the criticism and reinstated @UKJCP – but you can see here the document which proves the UK government was trying to censor on-line criticism

Yesterday the government’s gagging law was passed by the Conservatives and the Liberal Democrats – marking yet another nail in the coffin for freedom of speech in Britain.

And as if to celebrate the occasion, a Twitter parody account that was critical of coalition policies was closed down after complaints were made from government officials.

@UKJCP – a satirical account parodying the DWP – was suspended by Twitter yesterday.

Here’s a direct warning from the Department for Work and Pensions to @UKJCP just a week before it was suspended by Twitter:

DWP shuts down satire

“it is not satire”. So now we’ve not just got government departments deciding what forms of public criticism are acceptable, but also…

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