back to article Pharma hate figure Martin Shkreli suspended from Twitter

One-time pharmaceutical exec and distasteful windup merchant Martin Shkreli has had his Twitter account suspended after a Twitter spokesman alleged he had harassed a female journalist on the site. Lauren Duca, a freelance journalist who writes for Teen Vogue and a host of left-wing American media outlets, including Vice, The …

  1. Voland's right hand Silver badge

    He has a ticket for the inauguaration

    Shkreli has a first row ticket for the inauguration? Why I am not surprised in the slightest...

    1. Hollerithevo Silver badge

      Re: He has a ticket for the inauguaration

      One would have hoped that even Trump would have felt this fell below minimum standards of attendee quality.

      1. Blank Reg

        Re: He has a ticket for the inauguaration

        Trump doesn't care about quality, he just doesn't want empty seats.

      2. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        Re: He has a ticket for the inauguaration

        below minimum standards of attendee quality.

        Quality is relative. He is actually a good match:

        1. Tw*tter denisen - check.

        2. Has at least one fraud lawsuit against him - check

        3. Personality to match the incoming POTUS - check.

    2. Winkypop Silver badge
      Trollface

      Re: He has a ticket for the inauguration

      I found 4 inauguration tickets in my packet of Frosties this morning.

  2. AndrewInIreland

    Hmmmm....

    I'm pretty sure the nasties in The Dark Crystal were called The Shkrelis

    1. BoldMan

      Re: Hmmmm....

      Close, they were the Skesies

  3. Amazon Wageslave
    Holmes

    It rubs the lotion on its skin or else it gets the hose again

    Sherlock icon because what did Shkreli think would happen?

  4. Doc Ock

    If Shkreli was on fire, the only reason I would piss on him would be if my kidneys excreted petrol.

    "The unpleasant and unacceptable face of capitalism."

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      If mine pissed

      petrol, i certainly wouldn't waste it on this low lying turd.

      1. Erroneous Howard

        Re: If mine pissed

        Oh surely you could donate a little to a good cause?

    2. Lars Silver badge
      Happy

      @ Doc Ock

      Let's call it "crony capitalism" and let's enjoy the Twatter as long as we can, only some time left and he will become the World's most Presidential President ever. Remember he told us so.

  5. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Sure, the world keeps turning...

    But you too have now drank from the cup. Just another click bait. BOOM!

    However, the contents of the article boil down to Twatter taking sides, and it's good to remind people that "social media" has private interests.

    1. RJChurchill

      Re: Sure, the world keeps turning...

      Twitter rightly took the side of somebody (a female) being bullied and harassed (by a so called man). The private interests are the investors who don't want their customers running because of unacceptable behaviour of other members.

  6. Christoph Silver badge

    If they are banning people for “inciting targeted abuse of individuals” isn't it way past time they kicked Trump off?

  7. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Isn't Twitter for attention seekers?

    Ahem.

    1. J.Smith

      Not at all just for attention seekers. Check out my Twitter @JSmith #celeb # famous #lookatme

    2. Anonymous Coward
      Trollface

      Re: Isn't Twitter for attention seekers?

      If Twitter doesn't like it, they can turn off their servers and go home.

      Please....?

  8. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Bit tangential, but just imagine ..

    .. the existential horror of following Milo Yiannopolopolous on Twitter. You would have to have negative self-respect. When you were in a room, you'd suck the self-respect from those around you, plunging it into the toilet-shaped black hole that is your soul.

    You'd probably look like the salt monster from Star Trek.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Bit tangential, but just imagine ..

      I was just gonna say, Martin's trying to be like Milo. But while Milo has arguably improved the level of discussion, what the hell has Martin done?

  9. Doctor Evil

    Coventry

    Twitter needs a way to send someone to Coventry so that they see others' posts perfectly well but no one else sees theirs. Shkreli's case would be the perfect instance for this (oh, and that Trump fellow as well).

  10. IHateWearingATie
    Facepalm

    Correction

    Daraprim is not an anti HIV drug. It is used against certain infections, and one of the uses is for certain infections that HIV patients get.

    The guy is still a tosser though.

  11. MJI Silver badge

    That drug

    Is still pretty cheap elsewhere.

    UK for example.

    There is no reason for tosspots company to get the money

  12. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    thanks for giving an update on the weather in London.

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    1. Drewc (Written by Reg staff) Gold badge

      Re: Twitterati is lying

      Harri Koppel, you are Donald Trump and I claim my £5.

      1. ChrisC

        Re: Twitterati is lying

        Naah, can't be - a) it's far too wordy for a trump from Trump, and b) it's only semi-controversial...

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