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Twitter bans top account management developer, ManageFlitter

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The Australian based company enabled twitter accounts to manage followers, growth and other analytic metrics. Before Twitter revoked their developer agreement, ManageFlitter boasted their corporate customer base which included large companies like General Electric on their homepage. ManageFlitter stood out to be the legitimate follower management tool amongst the spam competitors like Unfollowspy or any other tool that tweets a user’s latest report. In compliance with Twitter terms of service, ManageFlitter following and unfollowing was a  manual function for users, at the free level. A free user and capped at 20 unfollows a day, hardly capable of spam mass following. Yet Twitter sent out an email telling a different story.

Hello,

This is a policy violation notice from Twitter API Policy. An application registered to your Twitter account – ManageFlitter, app ID xxx – has been found in violation of the Developer Agreement and Policy <https://developer.twitter.com/en/developer-terms/agreement-and-policy.html>, Automation Rules <https://help.twitter.com/en/rules-and-policies/twitter-automation>, and the Twitter Rules <https://help.twitter.com/en/rules-and-policies/twitter-rules>. Specifically, your app facilitates bulk and aggressive follow behavior, such as “follow churn.”

Due to the severity of this violation, as well as prior spam violations by your app, this app is permanently suspended and will not be restored. While you are eligible to apply for a developer account and register a new, compliant app, any apps that substantially duplicate the functionality of app ID xxxx will also be suspended.
Regards,
Twitter API Policy

This deactivation email came last Thursday. Given the detrimental impact on the business model that relies on Twitter, ManageFlitter scrambled to appease Twitter by trying tweak the functionality of their tool.

Unfortunately, ManageFlitter remains unavailable.

On Friday evening Sydney Australia time, we attempted to bring the ManageFlitter application back up using a separate Twitter API key. We removed all follow functionality from ManageFlitter. This was in the hope that Twitter’s apparent concern with ManageFlitter’s follow/unfollow capability would be resolved if our application had no follow functionality. Unfortunately, with no communication at all from Twitter, it is exceptionally difficult to know what the best pathway forward is for the product.

On Saturday morning Sydney time, Twitter again revoked access to the Twitter API linked to this new API key – rendering ManageFlitter unavailable. No detailed information was provided to us over and above a generic deactivation email from Twitter support.

On Saturday morning Twitter also deactivated all API keys relating to our test and staging and environments. In addition, Twitter deactivated the API key relating to our new product ManageSocial – a product we have been working on for 2 years that provides Social Media analytics, publishing, and curation tools. ManageSocial was approved by Twitter in September 2018 for Twitter API access.

We again have reached out to Twitter to try to determine a way forward. We obviously have full control of these products and can change any features as required by Twitter.

In a long thread, CEO Kevin Garber expressed frustration with Twitter for their lack of communication and called into question their commitment to improve developer relations who Jack Dorsey, in 2015, claimed he wanted to reset.

With no signs of improving relations with Twitter, on Tuesday, ManageFlitter initiated the process to for customers to cancel their subscriptions.

The link to action ManageFlitter subscription cancellations is now live.

Please visit this link to action subscription cancellations:
https://app.manageflitter.com/cancel

All of our customer information remains secure. All credit card information remains secure with the payment providers.

We thank you for your patience and for choosing ManageFlitter.

ManageFlitter did not return requests for comment. The most recent release of ManangeFlitter allows usesers to access their data on the site but the site remains unconnected to Twitter.

Related: DDoS and Twitter attack in same day. Someone’s not happy with us.

 


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PragerU: Social media can no longer act both as a publisher and as a public forum

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PragerU Social media can no longer act both as a publisher and as a public forum

Liberty will be in jeopardy if the dominant social media organs can have it both ways, censoring speech while pretending to be public forums.

A new 5-min video from PragerU perfectly encapsulates the issue of censorship of the dominant social media organs. Presenter Eric George goes through the background of the PragerU v. YouTube lawsuit and the controversy over whether these corporate giants are publisher or public forums.

 

This case is the critical point because these behemoths wield tremendous power and have the best of both worlds. They started out acting as public forums where they acted as conduits – enjoying the legal protections under Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act. They are now acting as publishers deciding on what content is acceptable such as PragerU videos, while still being under the protection of being a ‘public forum’. From the transcript:

Here’s why this is so important:

A few years ago, the social media giants—Google, Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter—started to behave not like public forums, but like publishers.

They stopped following Section 230, which specifically requires that these websites promote “a true diversity of political discourse,” and began to judge content by their own political and social criteria.

In other words, the social media giants want it both ways: They want the protections of a public forum and the editorial control of a publisher.

We’re fine if they’re a publisher. And we’re fine if they’re a public forum.

They just can’t be both.

If we win our legal action, YouTube will have to return to the way things were when they started. That’s freedom.

But if we lose, YouTube gets to act as a publisher while pretending to be a public forum. That would mean much less freedom.

And then, eventually, no freedom. Because the most powerful internet sites on earth will determine what you see—and what you don’t.

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Steve Hilton: While Trump haters pray for a recession, the real economy is booming

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Steve Hilton While Trump haters pray for a recession the real economy is booming

Americans believe in the Trump economy. It’s been helping them get jobs if they’re unemployed and better jobs if they were underemployed. It has raised wages, reduced taxes, and increased consumer spending to all-time highs. Even if you’re like many Americans who do not care about the stock market, Wall Street’s effects on Main Street are felt.

But if you listen to mainstream media, you’re likely hearing a different story. The fearmongers are actively attempting to crash the economy in hopes of using a recession against the President when the 2020 election rolls around. It’s disgusting when consider millions of Americans would be hurt by such a move, but the people pressing this false narrative are the same people who will be able to easily survive it. If their families relied on the prosperity the Trump economy is allowing, perhaps they’d think twice.

As Fox News host Steve Hilton pointed out, reality is not matching the narrative being pushed by the left. The more people are aware that recession talks are fake, the less likely they’ll become a self-fulfilling prophecy.

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What mainstream media knows: Fear of recession causes recessions

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Fear of recession causes recessions and the media is hoping to do it again

President Trump’s concerns over mainstream media outlets painting the economy as being on the verge of recession are legitimate. He’s well aware that perceptions drive large portions of the economy. Fears that the market might tumble cause people to sell, which then makes the market tumble. Businesses concerned about the economy slowing may stop hiring, which helps the economy to slow. The circular reasoning becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy, which is why the President’s concerns are real.

And the media is playing it up like the rest of the fake news they’re peddling in hopes that stoking fears will prove their premise correct.

It doesn’t matter to them how many people get hurt by this dastardly propaganda technique. They have one goal: Make Trump lose in 2020. If they knock off the Senate Majority and keep the House, that’s a plus as well. But the President is their sole target.

The funny part in this whole scenario is they’re blaming the one progressive component in President Trump’s economic plan for the worldwide economic downturn they’re predicting. The trade war with China is modeled after Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer’s and presidential candidate Bernie Sanders’s plan. This is, of course, conveniently overlooked as they’ve inverted the stances on tariffs to make them wholly owned by President Trump.

Speaking of inversions, the buzzword of the week is “inverted yield curve.” In layman’s terms, it’s a sentiment indicator that shows when it’s cheaper for the government to borrow for ten years rather than two. It goes against conventional economic wisdom and is claimed to be a precursor to recession. But there’s one factor in the current curve that’s not being taken into consideration. This market-based fear is not a worry about the current or near-future economy as much as it’s an indicator the prospects of Democrat winning the White House in 2020 will erase the progress that has been made in the economy.

In other words, the fearful dollar brokers are so scared of Democratic economic policies, they’re not willing to bet on the economy should a Democrat take over.

There’s a solution: Stop listening to the polls. As we learned in 2016, polls in the days leading up to the election were highly inaccurate. This far from the 2020 election, hypothetical head-to-head polling as completely useless. But it does drive fear, lending itself to the agenda being pushed by progressive media to help tank the economy by telling everybody the economy is about to tank.

Expect more economic lies from fake news media in the coming weeks. They’re pushing hard to destroy the economy regardless of how many Americans suffer from it. It’s a kamikaze mission to take down the President at any price.

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