Journo: I Reported Someone For Tweeting ‘Learn to Code’ At Me & Twitter Suspended Them ‘Within 20 Minutes’


by Chris Menahan, Information Liberation:

NBC News reporter Ben Popken announced Friday on Twitter that he reported someone for “abusive behavior” because they tweeted “learn to code” at him and Twitter responded by suspending the account “within 20 minutes.”

“‘Learn to code’ was tweeted at me by a sketchy account,” Popken tweeted. “I reported it as abusive behavior as part of targeted harassment. Twitter suspended the account within 20 minutes.”

“Journalists if they tweet ‘learn to code’ at you don’t stay silent, take a moment to report it,” he said.

“Twitter will review it and if they determine it violates their rules against abusive behavior they will take action,” he said in a follow-up tweet.

Incidentally, his post got “ratioed” to hell by what journos will no doubt soon be calling “comment mobs.”

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