By Brett MacDonald
Cultural critic and commentator James Lindsay has been permanently banned from Twitter following comments he made to a transgender attorney who boasted about reporting his tweets.
Lindsay first achieved public notoriety after he decided to test whether academic journals were fully and critically reviewing submissions to their publications. After submitting twenty prank articles to various publications, he found that he was able to get published in allegedly rigorously screened journals while writing complete fiction. Since then, Lindsay has evolved into something of a cultural weathervane for a number of conservatives who credit him with introducing them to topics like critical theory and giving them insight into how and what is shaping American culture.
Alejandra Caraballo, a transgender attorney who describes herself as a “Wise Latina” in her Twitter bio, took credit for the permanent suspension of Lindsay earlier today. The verified Twitter user, who is also a clinical instructor at Harvard Law School’s Cyberlaw Clinic, boasted from her timeline about her involvement in reporting his Tweets. “Tell James, I want him to know it was me,” she Tweeted alongside a screenshot of her reporting history.
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