Twitter suspended an account called Defiant L’s (@DefiantLs) on Tuesday, February 15. The news quickly went viral, and journalist Glenn Greenwald questioned why the suspension happened. However, Defiant L’s is now back and no longer banned. The account shared that Twitter had unsuspended them, but they weren’t sure why. Here are the details of what happened.
Defiant L’s is an account that mostly focuses on sharing side-by-side screenshots from celebrities or politicians (mostly on the liberal side of the spectrum) that show tweets or statements that contradict each other. The account also will occasionally retweet other messages or reply to tweets. An example is shown in their pinned tweet, showing two quotes from President Joe Biden side-by-side.
The account’s bio on Twitter reads: “Some Are Defiant • Most Are Hypocrites • Post Blocked Screenshots Below • DM Submissions.”
The Twitter account had more than 350,000 followers at the time it was suspended. At the time of this article’s publication, it had more than 415,000 followers.
Fox News reported that the anonymous account was banned for “ban evasion.”
Defiant L’s spoke with Twitter user @elizableu about the suspension, Fox News reported.
“So about an hour ago, @DefiantLs account was suspended. The word currently is ‘ban evasion’ though I’ve never had an account suspended so I’ve never had a ban to evade. Regardless, I’ve appealed the suspension and will keep everyone updated,” Defiant Ls told @elizableu.