Free Speech Crusader Steven Pinker Blocking Anyone Mentioning His Epstein Ties - 2020-08-28
Harvard professor and author Steven Pinker, who previously railed against "cancel culture," is blocking anyone on Twitter who mentions his connections to Jeffrey Epstein, the financier who was charged with organizing a child sex trafficking ring before being found dead in his jail cell shortly after his arrest last year.
Twitter users this week noticed that anyone who mentions the words "Pinker" and "Epstein," in any context and combination in any tweet, was quickly blocked by Pinker on the social network. Motherboard tested it out on Thursday, and was blocked. When reached for comment, Pinker confirmed that his account is blocking anyone who mentions these keywords together.
In an email to Motherboard, Pinker claimed "my Twitter feed became infested with trolls and bots who kept posting photos with me and Jeffrey Epstein, though I had no connections with him other than third parties who had invited us to some of the same events."