As Twitchy reported, activists associated with the Occupy and Anonymous movements have been pressuring authorities in Steubenville, Ohio, to expand their investigation of an alleged rape which took place in August. Two 16-year-old boys face a trial in February, but protesters assert that more might have been involved and a cover-up is underway to protect popular athletes in the community.

Today, a Twitter account associated with Anonymous was suspended. @KYAnonymous, who has been a driving force behind the Occupy Steubenville movement and appeared on “Anderson Cooper 360” complete with Guy Fawkes mask, and began tweeting today from a backup account.

https://twitter.com/KyAnonymous1/status/289108548506513408

https://twitter.com/amu_SEM_ent/status/289127544131829762

We’re well aware of the tendency of conservative tweeters to land in “Twitter Gulag,” a happening so common as to have inspired the nascent Twitter Gulag Defense Network. Was KYAnonymous suspended for an alleged threat sent via direct message? Another Twitter user, @Ihazcandy, says yes. KYAnonymous says he was framed.

https://twitter.com/Ihazcandy/status/289101765901701120

https://twitter.com/Ihazcandy/status/289101981988032512

https://twitter.com/Ihazcandy/status/289106302481870849

https://twitter.com/Ihazcandy/status/289119218761363457

https://twitter.com/CaffSec/status/289160905495834624

https://twitter.com/KyAnonymous1/status/289145825995653120

Filmmaker Lee Stranahan, narrator of “Occupy Unmasked,” cautions against Anonymous and its methods.

During that Anderson Cooper appearance, KYAnonymous said that though Anonymous was not the judge or jury, ” it’s fair to say that we are the executioner.”

For now, the justice system in Steubenville is responsible for determining who’s guilty in the rape case. Twitter, meanwhile, will have to use whatever evidence it has to determine if the “heart and intent” of the “executioner” behind the mask is in conflict with its terms of service, if not the law itself.

Related:

#OccupySteubenville rape protest casts Anonymous in new role, but what’s behind the masks?

David Shuster gives shout-out to Occupy’s ‘inspiring’ rape protest