Social media platforms are arbitrarily banning users because their AI algorithms can't take a joke.
Your ideas are good, but we should also work to reduce "safetyism" and the stigma attached to "bad speech". There'd be much less reason for Twitter to be so finicky if people could return to the sticks-and-stones attitude prevalent when I was growing up.
I had a similar experience — in the 2020 primary season I tweeted the Democratic Party would be “committing suicide” if it continued with the vicious fights between Bernie Bros and moderates. Was banned for “encouraging self-harm.”
There was a button to appeal the suspension, which I clicked; a denial came back in about 45 seconds, so obviously no human had seen it.
Apparently AI has a way to go. As does Twitter.
Thank you, had wondered for a long time the seemly vagueness of twitter bans, now it all makes sense!