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#TGDN: Hashtag to power! Grassroots set up Twitter Gulag Defense Network


Twitter has been buzzing over #TGDN.  But, what is it?

What the hell is #TGDN????

— Jersey Joe (@JerseyJ0E) January 5, 2013

Damn shame. It’s catchy… RT @toddkincannon: No, #TGDN does not stand for “Todd’s Goddamn Network.”

— the eye (@ShannonPoe) January 6, 2013

Heh. It does stand for Twitter Gulag Defense Network. What exactly is that, though, and why is it needed?

Today we fight back and put an end to Gulaging permanently.

— Todd Kincannon (@ToddKincannon) January 5, 2013

Twitchy has reported extensively on the Twitter Gulag. See, dissent is only patriotic if  it doesn’t involve happy warriors pushing back against media and leftist false narratives. When that happens, Twitter libs unite to silence conservatives, by abusing the flag-spam system, in order to get their accounts suspendedJust ask Nancy Sinatra, who also gleefully took part in falsely flagging Twitter users as spam, for the oh-so-criminal act of disagreeing with her leftist ideology.

Such tactics can only be countered with more, and stronger, speech. Enter, Twitter grassroots power, baby. Todd Kincannon, who came up with the idea, explains it all.

So in a minute, I’ll explain how to register for the Twitter Gulag defense network. Your name will be added to a Twitter list.

— Todd Kincannon (@ToddKincannon) January 5, 2013

Once all the names come in, I’ll post links to the list. Then everybody on the list will be responsible for following everybody else.

— Todd Kincannon (@ToddKincannon) January 5, 2013

If you think this will clutter your Twitter, I’d suggest you simply take the folks you currently follow and add them to a list of your own.

— Todd Kincannon (@ToddKincannon) January 5, 2013

Then just read your favorite follower list instead of all your follows. I don’t do that but some folks do.

— Todd Kincannon (@ToddKincannon) January 5, 2013

Some of you won’t want to do this and that’s fine. But I’m sick to death of having people get Twitter Gulaged just for following me.

— Todd Kincannon (@ToddKincannon) January 5, 2013

If anybody doesn’t follow 95% of the others back, at least as long as the thing is a reasonable size, you’ll be removed.

— Todd Kincannon (@ToddKincannon) January 5, 2013

I’m not trying to be rude about it, but the purpose of this is for everyone subject to Gulag attacks to gain enough followers for immunity.

— Todd Kincannon (@ToddKincannon) January 5, 2013

This is v. 2.0 of that. RT @kellen2021: @toddkincannon reminds me of the #blockreuters trend! Love it!

— Todd Kincannon (@ToddKincannon) January 5, 2013

If you want to join the Twitter Gulag Defense Network, tweet EXACTLY this: “Join #TGDN

— Todd Kincannon (@ToddKincannon) January 5, 2013

[email protected]payitforward999 Follow ALL #TGDN members. Not just the ones on the same list. Basic goal is 3,000 follows each for #TwitterGulag immunity.

— Todd Kincannon (@ToddKincannon) January 6, 2013

It’s also a good way to connect up conservative activists. But if some liberals want in, that’s fine too. They shouldn’t be Gulaged either.

— Todd Kincannon (@ToddKincannon) January 5, 2013

That’s a difference between the Right and the Left. The Left seeks to silence anyone whom they deem is an “other.” The Right will, and does, protect all.

Other Twitter users weigh in with their ideas and helpful tips to get the ball rolling.

It isn’t enough to just tweet and RT #TGDN we need to follow everyone on the list- make sure you follow back IMPORTANT @toddkincannon

— Mustang Sally (@MakeMineA65) January 5, 2013

Best way to stay out of the Twitter gulag? Follow only people you want to follow and don’t reply to trolls. #TGDN

— Kevin Eder (@keder) January 5, 2013

Some sound advice. #TGDN is not a guarantee of freedom from Twitter Gulag; the magic formula that results in a Gulag term is unknown to most. But, there is something to be said for strength in numbers, as well as for the vast support that a conservative network provides.

#TGDN Despite Twitter “limits” this is going to be a sweet way to increase the conservative voice. TKS @toddkincannon twitter.com/ToddKincannon/…

— Alana Burke (@AlanaBurkeSays) January 6, 2013

@toddkincannon Me too. I think #TGDN a great idea, especially for newbies who have no idea this is going on. @keder

— Ken Gardner (@kesgardner) January 5, 2013

Good idea. RT @keder: #TGDN stands for “Twitter Gulag Defense Network.” bit.ly/TDqFjV @toddkincannon‘s weekend project.

— AG (@AG_Conservative) January 5, 2013

Remember to add #TGDN to your bios.

— LeighPatrickSullivan (@LeighPatrick) January 6, 2013

The response was instantaneous and overwhelming. Happy warriors immediately came together to try to mitigate this targeting of conservatives on Twitter.

I love it that #TGDN is trending. #tcot

— Comrade Scott (@comradescott) January 6, 2013

It has been trending since yesterday! There are over 3,000 members already and the lists keep growing.

@paccaria It’s gotten pretty big, pretty fast! #TGDN

— LisainDallas (@LisainDallas) January 6, 2013

It sucks I can’t follow any more people today. Feel like I’ve been a part of a huge #conservative group hug! #TGDN

— Not Mr Kelly (@irishdad2) January 6, 2013

I kinda wish #TGDN was around before the election. This huge crowd on Twitter surely would have got the vote out.

— Brandon Edwards (@Hand_someDevil8) January 6, 2013

Oh what the hell @toddkincannon #TGDN Is a huge success. Absolute brilliance. 100 vetted so far and five stars.

— Jerry Kapraun (@GerardKapraun) January 6, 2013

Due to Twitter limits, there are now two #TGDN lists and more to come: is.gd/sUIgNg & is.gd/IQppYG / FOLLOW EVERYONE ON HERE

— Todd Kincannon (@ToddKincannon) January 5, 2013

Following all these folks will take a few days. Amazing response to #TGDN. RT @douglaswcooper: Great stuff, Todd. I’ve hit my limit today.

— Todd Kincannon (@ToddKincannon) January 6, 2013

Well this is embarrassing. The retweet/favorite method didn’t work because too many people flooded it too fast.

— Todd Kincannon (@ToddKincannon) January 5, 2013

So many of you wanted in on this that you broke Twitter.

— Todd Kincannon (@ToddKincannon) January 5, 2013

Some many of you responded at 9:30 that it’s impossible for me to catch all of you. #TGDN

— Todd Kincannon (@ToddKincannon) January 6, 2013

[email protected]fbc1955 Follow ALL #TGDN lists, not just the one you are in. Will take two weeks or so. I suggest 500 follows a day.

— Todd Kincannon (@ToddKincannon) January 6, 2013

Next #TGDN join request window coming up at 5:00 p.m. By the way, if anybody knows any carpal tunnel treatments, please advise.

— Todd Kincannon (@ToddKincannon) January 6, 2013

@toddkincannon could u send list links again? #TGDN Still have lots of follow backs 2 do

— Laura R. Charron (@ConchoQueen) January 6, 2013

Follow ALL members of #TGDN by clicking these three links & following: is.gd/sUIgNg & is.gd/IQppYG & is.gd/Uucfgq

— Todd Kincannon (@ToddKincannon) January 6, 2013

The response is so overwhelming that members need to take care to not follow too many at one time.

After joining #TGDN, good thing to do is follow everyone on the list @toddkincannon adds you to. Not 2 fast or you could get gulaged as spam

— John Difool (@MCHblazer) January 6, 2013

Follow limit hit again! So many more #TGDN members to follow though! Will continue following patriots once allowed! #tcot #GOP

— Merge Right (@MergeRightGOP) January 6, 2013

Sitting here patiently waiting for my chance to follow more #TGDN members!

— Daniel Anderson (@DanielMiamifans) January 6, 2013

Awesome seeing so many free speech-loving #TGDN members! Promise I’ll follow back when allowed – maxed out!

— LeighPatrickSullivan (@LeighPatrick) January 6, 2013

I just hit Twitter’s follow limit. I’ll start following #TGDN members soon as Twitter allows.

— Beth Ann Goodwin (@NotSoPCArmyWife) January 6, 2013

God I hate math. @toddkincannon: #TGDN If we get 3,163 members who follow each other, that’s TEN MILLION new conserv connects on Twitter.

— MushKracker (@MushKat) January 6, 2013

Thank you @toddkincannon huge twitter movement to connect a lot of like minded people. Well done sir! #TGDN

— Sandra (@SMC_35) January 5, 2013

In one afternoon, @toddkincannon did more to get people together using social media than the entire GOP did in all of 2012. #tcot #TGDN

— Mr Mike (@proUSAproGod) January 5, 2013


Hashtag to power is the new truth to power.


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