Clinical instructor of cyberlaw Alejandra Caraballo sparked the interaction that warranted Lindsay’s suspension. Lindsay is known for controversial tweets, and Caraballo called him out.
“Your misogynoir is showing,” Caraballo wrote.
“Ok, child sexualization specialist,” Lindsay responded with his final tweet.
Lindsay’s suspension was captured in a screenshot, explaining his ban began because the tweet violated the platform’s hateful content rule. Twitter claimed the tweet promoted “violence against, threaten, or harass other people on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, religious affiliation, age, disability, or serious disease.”
“Good riddance,” Caraballo tweeted, along with a screenshot of Lindsay’s now-suspended account. “Tell James, I want him to know it was me.”
Caraballo seemingly reported Lindsay, screenshotting Twitter’s private responses.
“Twitter has inconvenienced me and simultaneously confessed that they have a vested interest in protecting the sexualization of children,” Lindsay said in a statement. “This also suggests the possibility of an untoward relationship between Twitter and Media Matters, which deserves investigation. I’m glad they’ve drawn so much attention to the issue, in any case. It has to stop. We must protect our children.”
Lindsay was temporarily suspended in June for calling another user a “groomer” and in May for retweeting alleged misinformation surrounding COVID-19. Because this was his third strike, the suspension is permanent, and Lindsay will not be able to create a new account.