The buzz continues to build for the Twitter Gulag Defense Network, a grassroots project launched last weekend by Twitter user Todd Kincannon. Using the hashtag #TGDN, the project connects conservative activists and helps Twitter users combat the abusive flag-spam tactics used by some leftists to silence conservative voices.

#TGDN has been trending off and on since Saturday, Jan. 5, and more than 4,000 happy warriors have joined the network. This morning, Kincannon reached out to #TGDN members with his suggestions for staying out of the dreaded Twitter Gulag. His ideas include methods to thwart flag-spam trolls and tips to avoid triggering Twitter’s automatic suspension algorithms.

https://twitter.com/ToddKincannon/statuses/288651643497639936

Actor Adam Baldwin and others hoped that Kincannon would compile his tips into a single post.

https://twitter.com/ToddKincannon/status/288658403113455616

No worries. We’re givers. Ask and you shall receive!

https://twitter.com/ToddKincannon/status/288642337171726336

https://twitter.com/ToddKincannon/statuses/288650223008497664

https://twitter.com/ToddKincannon/status/288643440185581568

https://twitter.com/ToddKincannon/status/288645228766822400

https://twitter.com/ToddKincannon/status/288645620317704193

https://twitter.com/ToddKincannon/status/288647862160592896

https://twitter.com/ToddKincannon/status/288648103618306048

https://twitter.com/ToddKincannon/status/288648415108296704

https://twitter.com/ToddKincannon/status/288649436572299264

https://twitter.com/ToddKincannon/status/288649656915881984

Many of Kincannon’s followers were grateful for the advice.

But at least one was skeptical:

Kincannon has a message regarding any naysayers out there.

https://twitter.com/ToddKincannon/status/288646983692980224

https://twitter.com/ToddKincannon/status/288656226483572736

Interested in joining the Twitter Gulag Defense Network? Sign-ups are scheduled to resume on Friday.

https://twitter.com/ToddKincannon/status/288653502329266176

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Marcy-Cook/1001619613 Marcy Cook

    Yeesh it would be easier just to get twitter removed from cyberspace altogether.

    • Canadian in USA

      Perhaps, but there would be a great disturbance in the Force, as if a million twitter users would cry out in agony. :)

    • lainer51

      that’s the first recommendation that makes sense so far.

  • RanierWest

    You can still go to #TwitterGulag with 10,000 followers and mostly ignoring the trolling of lwnj’s… @PolitixFireball is proof of this. Sadly, I get the feeling from experience with conservatives joining #TGDN and watching the anemic will for follow through with what joining means… (that it’s casual.) I’ve heard good reasons like: “i’ve been away” and we could have all foreseen that, but i’m seeing also much crazy talk and excuses turning into personal attack like: “I don’t sit in my underwear 24/7″… People it takes 1 hour to fill up following from zero (even with some scrutiny as you go along). If you don’t like them afterwards – then weed them out, but most onboard are putting the #TGDN in profile somewhere and/or have tcot, lnyhbt etc.!!! Get with it and follow #TGDN. I’ve got my gulag shovel ready to hit that follow button => @BowMaoTruthTeam.

    • https://twitter.com/Spkr_4TheDead Speaker For The Dead

      You can also be gulaged for ‘agressive following’, which Kincannon is advocating. I was gulgaged twice for it, both times I hadn’t followed anyone new that day. Moonbats will find a way around it-see @ChrisLoesch who has a mass following and was suspended numerous times. All this ‘defense’ will do is list conservatives for easy spamflagging by leftards. Where were all these do-gooders when the rest of us were being gulaged left and right last year? My original account has been gulaged since october.

      • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

        I’ve been suspended twice. Both times, I spammed Twitter with emails (The same one) to get my account unsuspended, particularly highlighting the fact that Twitter lets so many abuses of their ToS go unpunished.

      • RanierWest

        Proof that aggressive following is a bogus reason from Twitter that doesn’t want to acknowledge their algorithm is manipulated by the left. Everyone I saw pushing 2,000 has NOT been gulaged… repeating… they aren’t being gulaged for ‘aggressive following’ – that is disinformation Twitter put out. @MoronicQuotes it’s the reply-trap

      • RanierWest

        Proof that aggressive following is a bogus reason from Twitter that doesn’t want to acknowledge their algorithm is manipulated by the left. Everyone I saw pushing 2,000 has NOT been gulaged… repeating… they aren’t being gulaged for ‘aggressive following’ – that is disinformation Twitter put out. @MoronicQuotes it’s the reply-trap

  • Tequila

    My problem. I had my primary account sent to Twitter Gulag so I started a second account, following none of the tips outlined above. On my original account I was following Todd Kincannon. When I tried to follow him with my new account he blocked me, probably in keeping in line with his tips #6 and#7. I don’t want to use anything from my original account because if the liberals sent me to the Gulag once they can send me again so I didn’t want to give them any tips that they could latch on to. Such is life. I have plenty of people on my timeline that do follow Todd so I get some of his tweets. What can you expect from a Clubsome grad?

    • https://twitter.com/Spkr_4TheDead Speaker For The Dead

      He blocked me too, along with many others. He was also recently busted for using Twitter to get women’s phone numbers and then texting them pics of his willie. Not exactly representing the party of family values.

      • https://twitter.com/Spkr_4TheDead Speaker For The Dead

        Some additional lulz: Kincannon’s twitter timeline boasts numerous calls for his newfound army to spamblock dissenters and anyone he disagrees with, even as he claims to be defending others from being gulaged. Egregious fraud. Take care who you ‘follow’ on Twitter (and elsewhere.) Ciao.

        • NewHampshire

          It’s true. They are blocking all who are not NEOCONs, that means true patriots and real conservatives… the guy is a nutjob.

      • http://www.iranaware.com/ American Infidels

        facts please

      • http://www.iranaware.com/ American Infidels

        facts please

      • NewHampshire

        Why did all you hypocrites vote this comment down? It’s the truth, this guy is a creep! Malkin should get him off here right now if she wants to save any face she has left after doing this.

      • fvd

        Bullcrap. Straight up.

  • http://twitter.com/debraraes debra steinman

    I don’t have a ‘secondary’ account. So I’ll do that using tips mentioned above.

  • sqeptiq

    Oh, conservatives. Always the whiny victims. For decades you’ve been crying about how you’re the victims of media, and now you’re the victims of Twitter, too.

    • Red Fred

      Not crying. Not whining. Working together again.

    • Mikal

      You know what, this happened to me.So it’s not whiny, when you wake up with your account suspended for doing nothing other then posting a comment.It’s typical of the left to dismiss our issues.Like only you matter

      • http://twitter.com/gramz1944 Rocky Swinney

        they said I had replied to many times

        • Worship Dancer

          i was suspended bcuz of “aggressive following behavior”

      • Sharon Jeanguenat

        Yeah, like they’re whining now because their taxes on their paychecks went up too, not just on the ‘1%ers’. I cannot resist, I tooooolllldddd you so! ROFLOL!

    • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

      Unless you’ve been a victim of the unfair practices, I suggest you just shut the fuck up. ‘Scuse my language.

      • sqeptiq

        I thought only “libturds” complained about unfairness. Here’s a hanky ? quit whining, pookie bear.

        • http://corrupteruptusa.blogspot.com/ Laura StraightUp

          Shove that hanky down your insignificant throat and choke on it, septic tank

          • http://www.iranaware.com/ American Infidels

            careful to try not to upset him, that mouth of his pays his bills.And Im not talking about speaking…

          • http://www.iranaware.com/ American Infidels

            careful to try not to upset him, that mouth of his pays his bills.And Im not talking about speaking…

    • GaryTheBrave

      Okay, I’m stumped. Does sqeptiq have any particular meaning? Just curious. I was beginning to believe you’re the reincarnated savagesavage.

      • lainer51

        probably doesn’t understand how the alphabet works – just strings letters together – kind of like his ranting comments.

    • B. Bending Rodriguez Sr.

      Typical liberal. Always crying about important freedom of speech is. But in reality, it’s only as long as speech is in lockstep with their thinking. If it’s not, then freedom of speech be damned, and they ridicule you for wanting it in the first place.

      • sqeptiq

        Neither the First Amendment nor any law grants anyone the right to a Twitter account.

        • http://twitter.com/crazytas1 ricci

          but it does give us the right to tell you to go f yourself

      • http://corrupteruptusa.blogspot.com/ Laura StraightUp

        They’re nothing but poster children for the Hypocrites of the World. Overcompensating for their inferior complex with burning desire to appear superior. Egos bigger than the deficit, and more fragile than our economy, ignoring consequences only works for so long.

    • http://corrupteruptusa.blogspot.com/ Laura StraightUp

      Libtard Lefty Loons. For the Destruction of America. Fiscal Fiasco intended along with rendering our military helpless. At least those inside the beltway get something other than screwed. Duped Democrats will be the ones whining.

    • iamAtlas

      I’d say you are the whiners when losing a debate you report people out of pure childish revenge. I have never sought out anyone first to insult or berate them, but I have had people jump in conversations cursing and insulting me because they didn’t like my opinions. When I reply to them they then report me for “unsolicited replies” and I get suspended. How is it unsolicited when they tweeted to me first and I am simply replying? Twitter needs to take a whole 10 seconds and look at accusations before just hitting the suspend button.

    • http://www.iranaware.com/ American Infidels

      What you say there, Septic?

    • http://www.iranaware.com/ American Infidels

      What you say there, Septic?

  • Guest

    Now can you explain what the this means?

  • Guest

    Twitter thinks they’re so cute coming up with terms that mean nothing to me what the hell is a tgdn anyway?

    • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

      Twitter Gulag Defense Network.

      • http://www.iranaware.com/ American Infidels

        dont help him..Why is he commenting on something he didnt read first?

      • http://www.iranaware.com/ American Infidels

        dont help him..Why is he commenting on something he didnt read first?

  • Mikal

    So twitter’s not going to stop it, but they will ban you if you’re subjected to it

  • Wag_a_muffin

    How do I block someone on twitter?

    • irishgirl91

      go to the “me” section on your page. Go to followers and next to the followers pix there is a drop down to block or report. If they are not followers there is the drop down on the persons main pg right next to the follow button.

    • irishgirl91

      go to the “me” section on your page. Go to followers and next to the followers pix there is a drop down to block or report. If they are not followers there is the drop down on the persons main pg right next to the follow button.

  • Sonya A. Willis

    I ended up in the gulag because of tip #1. I commented back to some hypocritical liberals and they didn’t like it so my account was suspended. Now I just put their tag name somewhere in the comment and so far all is good.

    • http://www.iranaware.com/ American Infidels

      i switch the @ with a # and let her rip, though they can block you from seeing their tweets, DWS and CAIR have tried with me

    • http://www.iranaware.com/ American Infidels

      i switch the @ with a # and let her rip, though they can block you from seeing their tweets, DWS and CAIR have tried with me

    • NewHampshire

      So now you can be gulaged by other conservatives! Wheee!!!!

  • http://twitter.com/Sam_Howard6 Sam Howard

    Wow, the trolls here on twitchy are out in droves aren’t they.

    • Sharon Jeanguenat

      Always! And, on every other conservative site too.

  • Matthew T. Mason

    Actually, you should know Todd is a class-A jerk. He has insulted a 15 y/o girl for liking the Beatles, compared a Christian conservative to a klansman, and his followers actually accused blogger Sister Toldjah of not being patriotic because she passed on an invitation to join that stupid club.

  • Mikal

    I don’t like all these penalties for talking. Too many automatic responses, and dictating conversation like the “aggressive following” what do you care what I do? We’re trying to reach out and talk to people

  • BeeKaaay

    More power to the people!

  • http://twitter.com/GTeresa9 Teresa McCormick

    I joined twitter 3 days ago and have been suspended twice. LOL

    • lainer51

      that means you are doing something right. LOL

  • lainer51

    after reading these tweets and comments, I am exhausted. Is having a twitter account worth all of this? Perhaps I am just “out of the loop”, but to each his own – have fun.

  • irishgirl91

    I feel bad for the tip on the followers/egg/tweets. I joined in Sept. to enjoy the links/discussion on the election. I have no blog. None of my friends or family (save my daughter who follows only 4-5 entertainers) are on twitter. Until Oct. I was an egg and until TGDN I had only 34 followers. I never snark or attack a soul, so I would hate to think there is suspicion of all nubes.

  • irishgirl91

    I feel bad for the tip on the followers/egg/tweets. I joined in Sept. to enjoy the links/discussion on the election. I have no blog. None of my friends or family (save my daughter who follows only 4-5 entertainers) are on twitter. Until Oct. I was an egg and until TGDN I had only 34 followers. I never snark or attack a soul, so I would hate to think there is suspicion of all nubes.

  • http://www.nope.com Keltski Čarobnjak

    lmao you think liberals are leftists

  • Wretched Of The Snark

    Hey #BELIEBERS – support Justin by tweeting your fave JB song with the hashtag #TGDN !!!!!

    • RanierWest

      I don’t know who is stupider Beliebers or those who think they can manipulate pre-teen Belieber fans who have never seen the lame hack shenanigans such as hashtag hijack. I bet tops 15 libs had up to the total of 50 accounts that have so far upvoted the hijack definition… 20 people if you’re lucky. Is that you @virgiltexas? LOL Maybe you should stick to licking door knobs like Dan Savage to give people your disease or the flu.

    • RanierWest

      I don’t know who is stupider Beliebers or those who think they can manipulate pre-teen Belieber fans who have never seen the lame hack shenanigans such as hashtag hijack. I bet tops 15 libs had up to the total of 50 accounts that have so far upvoted the hijack definition… 20 people if you’re lucky. Is that you @virgiltexas? LOL Maybe you should stick to licking door knobs like Dan Savage to give people your disease or the flu.

  • s_lane

    This is all new to me. I’ve read and I get TGDN but what is egg?

    • RanierWest

      new account default profile picture. but some trolls will furnish a picture so I don’t think that really makes sense. Look who a new account first associates with and you will likely find that he’s a sock in that group. (sorry if you don’t get the lingo. soon enough it will come into your vernacular if you hang around twitter.)

  • Sharon Jeanguenat

    Well, Facebook is starting to attack conservative accounts pretty aggressively too. I’m to the point that I’m going to close my account, & tell them to go jump in a lake. I’ve joined a group called freespeak.net & the only thing they DON’T allow is name calling. So far, everybody I’ve come in contact with, is a conservative. (They don’t allow nudity, stuff like that either. LOL!)

    • http://twitter.com/GTeresa9 Teresa McCormick

      thank you for sharing that I’m going to try that site. Not going back to twitter.

    • http://twitter.com/GTeresa9 Teresa McCormick

      thank you for sharing that I’m going to try that site. Not going back to twitter.

  • BeeKaaay

    Twitter has been taken over by Marxists.

  • http://Twitter.com/jkerrysforehead John Kerry’s Forehead

    My 1 day old acct was suspended because I allegedly tweeted repeatedly to non-followers. I had only sent 23 tweets, none were addressed to anyone. But all were on “Conservative” issues….Gun control, ACA, etc…I follow many verified accounts of Conservatives… so don’t tell me there aren’t attacks on Conservatives.

  • NewHampshire

    Hey was this is the guy who sex tweeted another woman while he was engaged? Why on earth would Malkin be promoted this troll who is having conservatives gulaged as we speak? http://thetrenches.us/2012/10/woman-2-comes-forward-in-the-alleged-todd-kincannon-sexting-scandal/

  • dchrist81

    and why are “tolerant” leftists so quick to punish free-thinking conservatives? why are “intellectual” leftists so incapable of having an intelligent argument based on logic and facts?

    “Observe that these modern relativists — with their credo of intellectual tolerance, of the open mind, of the anti-absolute — turn into howling dogmatists to denounce anyone who claims to posses knowledge. Observe that they can tolerate anything except certainty — and approve of everything except values.” (Ayn Rand)

    • BeeKaaay

      They can tolerate anything except Christianity, conservativism and anyone who disagrees with them. Relativists (leftwingwackos) seek to hurt and destroy them.

  • http://twitter.com/Madel_Schmadel Maddy Perennity

    I wound up in Gulag due to #1 a couple of months ago. If you want to mention their friends that joined in to attack you but avoid Gulagidation, just drop the @ and leave the usernames without it for those new bandwagon hoppers. That way others will know who the trolls are but you stay kosher.

  • ScaryCheri

    thank you twitchyteam