Update: Domise’s Twitter account is back up but it looks like he’s nuked most of his tweets, there are only 287 left at the time of this update.
Three days after social justice journalist/politician Andray Domise’s last court hearing for his domestic assault trial there’s a new development with his social media presence. As of at least noon today, Domise’s Twitter account is no longer visible to the public. A small number of his tweets are still cached in Internet archives.
The most interesting are a series of Domise’s retweets of one of Gregory Alan Elliott’s most public and dishonest detractors. She called on people to automatically assume Elliott was guilty based on the fact that he was charged. One would assume now that the tables have been turned that Domise might have a different view on this issue.
This isn’t Toronto’s first high-profile SJW Twitter shut-down. Buzzfeed writer Scaachi Koul very publicly shut down her account in February after she got a lot of backlash after she posted a call for submissions that likely violates Ontario’s Human Rights code. But Scaachi was tricky, Twitter keeps the data for at least 30 days after someone closes this account, she took advantage of this and re-opened her account before it expires.
[Note: Domise’s trial is officially set to start on December 12h. I was at the last hearing date on Friday, and expect to be in court to make as honest and fair assessment as I can. If you’re interested in the results, and want to help with my costs/time covering the trial, any donation you can make – however big or small – would be appreciated. You can find my PayPal account here and my Patreon account here.]