1. I think that the ban of Donald Trump on Twitter is an unacceptable act of censorship (THREAD)
2. Of course, during his time in the office, Trump has been writing and saying very irresponsible things. And paid for it by not getting re-elected for a second term.
3. The election is a straightforward and competitive process. You can participate in it, you can appeal against the results, they're being monitored by millions of people. The ban on Twitter is a decision of people we don't know in accordance with a procedure we don't know.
4. In my opinion, the decision to ban Trump was based on emotions and personal political preferences.
5. Don't tell me he was banned for violating Twitter rules. I get death threats here every day for many years, and Twitter doesn't ban anyone (not that I ask for it).
6. Among the people who have Twitter accounts are cold-blooded murderers (Putin or Maduro) and liars and thieves (Medvedev). For many years, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram have been used as a base for Putin's "troll factory" and similar groups from other authoritarian countries
7. Those who denied COVID-19 exist freely and communicate on Twitter. Their words have cost thousands of lives. And yet, it was Trump who got banned publicly and ostentatiously. Such selectivity indicates that this was an act of censorship.
8. Of course, Twitter is a private company, but we have seen many examples in Russian and China of such private companies becoming the state's best friends and the enablers when it comes to censorship.
9. If you replace "Trump" with "Navalny" in today's discussion, you will get an 80% accurate Kremlin's answer as to why my name can't be mentioned on Russian TV and I shouldn't be allowed to participate in any elections.
10. This precedent will be exploited by the enemies of freedom of speech around the world. In Russia as well. Every time when they need to silence someone, they will say: 'this is just common practice, even Trump got blocked on Twitter'.
11. If @Twitter and @jack want to do things right, they need to create some sort of a committee that can make such decisions. We need to know the names of the members of this committee, understand how it works, how its members vote and how we can appeal against their decisions.

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Nov 23
1/9 For a few days now I've been deeply impressed by a new radio ad.
2/9 The radio here is constantly shouting, they turn it on to make it harder for the convicts to communicate. It plays regular radio stations, but all the commercials are local. In my case, the commercials are from businesses in the Kovrov District, where the colony is located.
3/9 So, one commercial went like this: "We give last farewells to military personnel and civilians. Discounts for combatants and military personnel. In your hour of loss call...".
Read 9 tweets
Nov 23
1/8 Уже несколько дней нахожусь под большим впечатлением от новой рекламы по радио.
2/8 Радио здесь орет постоянно, его включают для того, чтоб зекам сложно было перекрикиваться. Обычные радиостанции, только рекламный блок - это местные вставки. В моем случае - реклама, которую дает бизнес Ковровского района, где находится колония.
3/8 Так вот звучит это так: «Провожаем в последний путь от лиц военных до гражданских. Участникам боевых действий и военным скидки. В час утраты звони…»
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Nov 21
1/10 Being in prison drops you to the bottom of the Maslow pyramid. You know, the one from the textbooks, where on the first level you want to survive and eat, and on the higher levels you want to go to the theater or become a rock star, or a monk.
2/10 Right now, while members of the progressive public seek to discuss the international situation on Twitter, or deceive their friends by telling them that they have read Ulysses, I am suing my colony, demanding to be issued winter boots.
3/10 Now, don't laugh. They don't issue them at all. And I really need them. It's been weeks since the whole colony switched to winter clothes, and my evil prison guards are brazenly not giving me my winter boots.
Read 10 tweets
Nov 21
1/10 Тюрьма отбрасывает вас на нижнюю ступень пирамиды Маслоу. Ну, помните, та, из учебников, где на первом уровне вы хотите выжить и поесть, а выше хочется в театр и стать рок-звездой. Или монахом.
2/10 Вот и сейчас, когда представители прогрессивной общественности хотят обсудить международное положение в твиттере или обманывают своих друзей, говоря им, что читали «Улисс», я подаю в суд на свою колонию, требуя, чтобы мне выдали зимние сапоги.
3/10 Ну а что вы смеетесь. Их не выдают, и все. А они мне очень нужны. Вся зона уже несколько недель как перешла на зимнюю форму одежды, а мои зловредные тюремщики нагло не дают мне зимних сапог.
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Nov 17
1/14 Congratulations, I've moved up one more level in the hierarchy of prison offenders.
2/14
- Navalny, pack up, we're going to your board of educators. 

That's how I found out that I had a board of educators. They were five grumpy cops and a blonde with bright red, sharp fingernails about 7 cm long. I tried not to get close to her, just in case, I was too afraid.
3/14 I expected them to announce something like, "It has been decided that for your bad behavior, one of the counselors is going to rip your heart out." But it wasn't that bad:
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Nov 17
1/13 Поздравляйте, преодолел еще одну ступень лестницы тюремного нарушителя.
2/13
- Навальный, соберитесь, идем на совет ваших воспитателей.

Так я узнал, что у меня есть совет воспитателей. Ими оказались пять угрюмых ментов и блондинка с ярко-красными острыми ногтями длиной сантиметров 7. К ней я на всякий случай старался близко не подходить, боялся.
3/13 Ожидал, что объявят нечто вроде: “Решено, что за ваше плохое поведение один из воспитателей отряда сейчас вырвет вам сердце”. Но все было не настолько плохо:
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