ICYMI earlier this week, the Adidas UK Twitter account was under fire after a social-media promotion was hijacked by racists and anti-Semites, resulting in the creation of fake Arsenal jerseys with names on the back such as “@DieAllN******” and “@GasAllJewss.”
Adidas launch investigation after their social media ad campaign for new Arsenal kit allowed sick users to make shirts referencing branded across the back was 'Innocent_Hitler' other decided to publish the name 'GasAllJewss' on the back of the strip and 'DieALLN******'. pic.twitter.com/RI7gKpoCzX
— Lilian Chan (@bestgug) July 2, 2019
Addidas UK then shared the racist jerseys with all of their followers, resulting in tweets like this:
— kc vail (@kcvail) July 3, 2019
Twitter then stepped in to take action. Action which included the locking of accounts that criticized Adidas UK for the tweet:
— The Reagan Battalion (@ReaganBattalion) July 3, 2019
Let’s give Twitter the benefit of the doubt (although they haven’t earned it) and say the reason they locked @ReganBattalion was to stop the dissemination of the photos. But, why did Twitter let accounts with names like @DieAllN****** and @GasAllJewss to exist in the first place?
@holybullies @margoandhow@Twitter didn't suspend its @gasalljewss account until an Adidas bot retweeted it and got scorched for it. In other words, until Twitter got more bad press for issuing revolting user names like that (and @dieallniggers) https://t.co/1AVLIROZ0e
— AKSARBENT (@aksarbent) July 3, 2019
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