Yiannopoulos Wants Twitter to Release His Data
Following a permanent suspension from Twitter, conservative pundit Milo Yiannopoulos has filed a series of data requests with the social networking company demanding that they turn over all of his personal data.
The tech editor of the Breitbert conservative news site says he is entitled to this information under British and Irish law. The move is part of his effort have his access to Twitter restored by demonstrating that his removal was driven by politics rather than violations of user policy.
“I want Twitter to release all the information they hold on me, as they are required to do by European law, because I believe that the company’s decision to suspend me was fueled by politics and has nothing to do with ‘abuse’ or ‘harassment’ as they disingenuously claim,” he wrote in an email to VentureBeat. “I don’t think Twitter will want to release its internal communications about me, do you?”
I want my account back and the Subject Access Data Request is just the first wave of action from me,” he wrote in an email. “I will do whatever is necessary to force Twitter to disclose the real reason they stripped my verification check and then suspended my account and I will use all of the considerable resources at my disposal to get my account restored.”