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Twitter deactivated President Trump's service - it can ban the prisoner Craig Minogue

Tommy Robinson, Milo Yiannopoulos and for a short time President Donald Trump have all been banned from Twitter - Tommy and Milo permanently.

And yet convicted multiple murderer and current prisoner Craig Minogue is apparently free to use Twitter to spout his self-interested bile from within Victoria's Barwon Prison - and not a finger is being lifted to stop him.

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The Twitter account is real and it includes audio recordings of the prisoner - made courtesy of a friend outside the prison.

I have decided against publishing Minogue's self-serving rants here out of respect for the victims of his crimes.

The Australian's Sam Hutchison reports:

The government and Corrections Victoria staff said they were powerless to stop Minogue sending messages from inside jail attacking the government and the opposition.

After the (High) court decision, Minogue issued a two-minute statement from inside Barwon Prison by asking someone on his approved call list to record a message he read over the phone and upload it to Minogue’s Twitter ­account.

“The power of parliament to make laws should be used responsibly and as part of a carefully calculated response to social problem and not as a part of some cynical political advertising,” he said in the message.

“I hope that the government and the opposition will now respect the decision of the (High Court) and will not seek to move the goalposts again for a second time.”

A Corrections Victoria spokeswoman told The Australian Minogue had not broken any rules in sending the message, nor had the person who recorded the call and posted it online breached the conditions of the call list.

But the agency said it encouraged all involved to think about the effect their communications would have on victims of crime.

“Like the rest of the community, we would expect whoever is facilitating this activity outside prison to consider the effect that publishing this information has on victims of crime,” it said.

Pressed on the issue in question time, Ms Tierney said: “We would expect whoever is facilitating this activity outside prison to consider the effect that that publishing has and this information has on victims of crime.”

Opposition spokesman for corrections Ed O’Donohue said the government and Corrections Victoria should remove the person publishing the messages from Minogue’s approved call list. “It’s completely inappropriate,” he said.

“Here we have a multiple murderer; a man who not only murdered Angela Taylor and blew up Russell Street but he also murdered a prisoner behind bars and he is enjoying what is taking place … Gayle Tierney, the Corrections Minister, needs to act.”

Well the Andrews/CFMEU Government might not know how to act - but you do and I know you will.

Twitter had no problems in deactivating the accounts below (list courtesy of Wikipedia).

Let Twitter know how you feel about a prisoner and convicted murderer who is currently serving a term of imprisonment using the Twitter service to "fight" for his freedom - while his victims continue to suffer.

Like Jodi who wrote to me when last we spoke about Minogue's parole

Jodi said:

I was a victim in an armed robbery that was led by Stan Taylor and his posse of lowlife, scumbag yes dogs (which included Craig).
I had to attend the Magistrates Court to testify against these animals in the committal enquiry. They jeered at me from the docks, and I was only 16 at the time (13 when the robbery occurred).
They held me a gunpoint for over an hour.  This is literally nothing compared to what these animals did at Russell Street, or the other murders that occurred.
I see that photo of Craig on his website and all that I see is pure evil in those eyes.
No one reforms from atrocities like that. That stuff is just pure evil.
Please don't release this animal. It would be such a kick in the guts for Angela's parents. As if he is going to come out into mainstream society and contribute anything meaningful.
Leave him to rot in prison.
Twitter banned the following people - it can ban Minogue.
You can contact Twitter Australia here


Milo Yiannopoulos Conservative activist July 2016 Permanent Banned for inciting abuse against actress Leslie Jones.[23][24][25]
David Duke White supremacist August 2016 Temporary Association with the Unite the Right rally[26]
"Guccifer 2.0" Hacking group or individual August 2016 Temporary Posting hacked information from the Democratic National Committee[27]
PewDiePie YouTuber September 2016 Temporary Temporarily suspended for pretending to be a member of ISIL.[28]
Various "alt-right" accounts November 2016 Permanent Including accounts of National Policy InstituteRadix Journal, Ricky Vaughn, John Rivers, and others; banned for violating Twitter's policy prohibiting users from "inciting or engaging in the targeted abuse or harassment of others."[29][30]
Tila Tequila Social media personality November 2016 Permanent Making neo-Nazi posts, including a photo of herself and other attendees rendering a Nazi salute at an event of the white nationalist National Policy Institute.[31]
Richard Spencer Alt-right leader November - December 2016 Temporary Allegedly for using multiple overlapping accounts.[29][32]


Martin Shkreli Investor January 2017 Permanent Suspended for sexual harassment of journalist Lauren Duca.[33][34][35][36]
Victoria Fierce Developer February 2017 Temporary Swearing at Mike Pence[37]
Mocha Uson Entertainer and Rodrigo Dutertesupporter March 2017 Temporary Unknown[38][39]
Abhijeet Bhattacharya Singer May 2017 Temporary Harassing women including activist Shehla Rashid[40]
Al JazeeraArabic News service June 2017 Temporary Unknown[41]
Daniel Sieradski American writer and activist[42] June 8, 2017 Permanent Unknown, Sieradski believes he was suspended for threatening violence against Baked Alaska, or for arguing with Courtney Love about Linda Sarsour.[43]
Ken 'Popehat' White' Legal blogger August 2017 Temporary Posting personal information in screen shots of threats received.[44]
Joseph Cox Journalist for The Daily Beast August 2017 Temporary Targeted by bots after writing story about suspicious activity by pro-Kremlin bots.[45]
@nemuismywife Japanese man August 2017 Uses new account Account permanently suspended for making death threat against a mosquito. The man started a new account.[46][47]
Alex Boivin Tiger enthusiast August 2017 Temporary Suspended for sexual harassment of the cereal mascot Tony the Tiger[48][49]
Elizabeth Johnston Christian blogger August 2017 Temporary Attacking Teen Vogue's article on anal sex[50][51]
@themoodforluv American woman September 2017 Permanent Harassment of Taylor Swift.[52]
Kamaal Rashid Khan Actor and film critic October 2017 Uses new account After ban, Khan announced his intention to take legal action against Twitter; later created new account.[53][54]
Jedward@planetjedward Singer songwriters, musicians, film and tv actors October 2017 Uses new account Irish musicians and popstars Jedward were first suspended in August 2017 after posting Taylor Swift’s video ‘Look What You Made Me Do’ in its entirety rather than posting a VEVO link. They were suspended a second time on 18 October 2017, and to date have not yet been restored. No reason for the suspension has been released.[55]
Rose McGowan Activist and actress October 2017 Temporary Account temporarily suspended for posting a private phone number.[56][57]
Roger Stone Political consultant October 2017 Permanent Banned for harassment of CNN journalists.[58] Stone announced legal action against Twitter would follow.[59]
Donald Trump US President November 2017 Temporary Account briefly deactivated by a rogue Twitter employee on their last workday[60]
"Jenna Abrams" Alt-right blogger November 2017 Permanent Unmasked as a fictitious person operated by a Russian troll factory.[61]
Robert Delaware American man November 2017 Temporary Mistaken for a Russian troll account.[62]
2,752 Russian troll accounts November 2017 Permanent Twitter's internal investigation linked the following accounts to Russia's Internet Research Agency[63]
Baked Alaska Alt-right activist November 2017 Permanent 'repeated and/or or non-consensual slurs, epithets, racist and sexist tropes, or other content that degrades someone'[64]
Talib Kweli Musician November 2017 Temporary Account locked after posting business address of online harasser who posted threats and racist slurs; restored after he deleted the tweet. The account of the harasser, extremist attorney Jason Lee Van Dyke, was suspended.[65]
Pakistan Defence Forum Forum for discussing Pakistan's armed forces November 2017 Unknown Suspended for posting doctored photo and fake news[66]
Wael Abbas Egyptian journalist, blogger, and human rights activist December 2017 Unknown Unknown[67]
Paul Goldingand Jayda Fransen Leader and deputy leader of ultranationalists Britain First 18 December 2017 Permanent Contravention of new rule for against people 'that affiliate with organizations that use or promote violence against civilians to further their causes'.[68] The organisation was notorious for having fake hate videos being re-tweeted by Donald Trump.[69]
American Nazi Party American Nazis 18 December 2017 Permanent Affiliation with organizations that use or promote violence against civilians to further their causes[68]
Jared Taylor and American Renaissance

Michael Hill and League of the South

Traditionalist Worker Party

American white nationalists 18 December 2017 Permanent Affiliation with organizations that use or promote violence against civilians to further their causes[68]
Nordic Resistance Movement Nordic white nationalists December 2017 Permanent Affiliation with organizations that use or promote violence against civilians to further their causes[70]
James Allsup   December 2017 Unknown Unknown[71]
Tyler Barriss(SWAuTistic) Suspect in deadly "SWATting" prank December 2017 Unknown Account suspended after Los Angeles police arrested Barriss as the suspected "swatter" who claimed responsibility for placing a fake 911 call that led an officer to kill an innocent man in Wichita, Kansas.[72]


David Clarke Former sheriff of Milwaukee County, Wisconsin 2 January 2018 Temporary Temporarily suspended for three posts that appeared to encourage violence against the media, including one tweet stating "Punch them in the nose & MAKE THEM TASTE THEIR OWN BLOOD." Suspension lifted after Clarke deleted the posts.[73][74]
Golden Dawn Greek ultranationalist party 5 January 2018 Permanent Broadening of hateful conduct policy on encompass incitement to violence[75]
Paul Nehlen Congressional candidate challenging Speaker Paul Ryan in Republican primary 13 February 2018 Permanent Banned after posting racist tweet targeting Meghan Markle.[76]
Tommy Robinson British nationalist 28 March 2018 Permanent Hateful content.[77]
Owen Benjamin Comedian 5 April 2018 Permanent Offensive tweets directed at David Hogg.[78]
Sabo Street artist 13 April 2018 Unknown Unknown[79]
Mike Enoch White nationalist 16 April 2018 Unknown Hateful content, spreading conspiracy theories about the Douma chemical attack.[80]