Prominent YouTubers locked out of Twitter after sharing Eliza Bleu photo from her own video

"I saw the still & it looks like fair use. This appears to be a wrongful application of TOS," Andy Ngo tweeted.

Joshua Young Youngsville North Carolina

Human trafficking activist Eliza Bleu had several high profile Twitter users, including The Quartering and Brittany Venti, blocked earlier in January after they shared a still from a World Star Hip Hop video in which she appeared scantily clothed and dancing in the desert, and the aggressive move to suspend users has sparked questions about the credulity of Bleu's biographical claims, reports Red State.

The Post Millennial Editor-at-Large Andy Ngo tweeted, "@TheQuartering has been locked out of Twitter after tweeting a screenshot of an activist from an old music video. The reason given by @TwitterSafety is private/intimate media. I saw the still & it looks like fair use. This appears to be a wrongful application of TOS, @ellagirwin."

Ella Irwin is Twitter's head of trust and safety put in place by Elon Musk. When Musk took over the company, he promised to make the platform a safe haven for free speech and released the Twitter Files, which detailed Twitter's censorship efforts and information suppression under previous management. As The Post Millennial has reported, Bleu has worked with Musk and his team towards removing child pornography from the site along with materials that enable child sex exploitation and trafficking.

On January 19, Twitter user and YouTube content creator Brittany Venti tagged Bleu in a Twitter thread that questioned the credibility of the timeline Bleu has publicly provided concerning her time as a victim of human trafficking. 

Venti posted the still from a fully-produced World Star Hip Hop video titled "ICANDY." The video was live on YouTube from February 19, 2016 but was recently removed, although the video still exists on Rumble.

Venti detailed her suspension in a video the same day, arguing that the video had to have been with Bleu's consent and was promotional for her.

On January 20th, Bleu said the still was a "non-consensual photo."

"I'm going to address this one time and one time only. A non-consensual photo was posted of me yesterday on Twitter. The photos have been removed. The source of the photo has also been contacted and I’m preparing to escalate to the full extent of the law," she tweeted. 

Bleu said, "Twitter did an outstanding job and they will be excluded from legal action. There won't be anyone else involved spared. I take things all the way and I have no chill. I'm a survivor advocate and that doesn’t stop with advocating for myself as a survivor."

"I'd encourage my enemies to study the law. I have been for many years. It might stop you from making rookie mistakes in the future," Bleu added.

Twitter's Community Notes added context to her tweets and said, "The video was made after Eliza Bleu claimed she escaped Human trafficking."

Venti was suspended from her account for posting a screenshot of a professionally made video, hosted on YouTube for seven years, from which a still would fall under free use.

After Venti's suspension, several other users posted as well, in protest of Twitter seemingly engaging in behavior the old management used and was reported on in the Twitter Files.

One twitter user made a list of all the names "de-platformed because of (Eliza Bleu)."

As the accounts continued to be suspended, many went back to the thread that Venti tagged Bleu in.  

The thread by Manuel Defango, mentioned by Red State, provides a detailed timeline going back to the late 90's and tracked Bleu's online history.

Eliza's last name is Morthland according to Defango, and she is the daughter of an Illinois Republican state representative. She has used the names Eliza Cuts, Eliza Siep, and Eliza Knows, which is the alias she used for the WSHH video, reports Red State.

She had a history that included appearances on a 2006 episode of Blind Date, a 2010 appearance on American Idol, according to the Twitter user.

She also had a string of appearances in various media in the 2000's as a follower of the band My Chemical Romance, according to Defango.

Blue has yet to address these claims.


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