Welcome Back To @UKJCP, DWP Censorship Attempt Falls Flat!

Another underhanded attempt at censorship by the DWP falls flat on its face. This one was particularly evil as this government department apparently tried to mislead Twitter into believing it owned the username @UKJCP.
So let’s all show the DWP what we think of this behaviour. Follow @UKJCP on Twitter, retweet its best tweets and tell all your friends to do the same!

8 thoughts on “Welcome Back To @UKJCP, DWP Censorship Attempt Falls Flat!


    I couldn’t believe the sh** who did the censoring is called the “brand manager”. How much money does this a**ehole get paid while decent people work caring for the sick and elderly for peanuts?

  2. Dan

    “Twitter in application of common sense shocker”. This outcome adds useful nuance to the way you shared this story earlier in the week: although foolish civil servants may have the intent to stifle criticism, the risk of actual censorship seems encouragingly low.

      1. Dan

        I think you’re overstating the role of people in standing up against the government. Here, a silly civil servant applied to Twitter for an account to be brought down and Twitter used its own procedure to reach the right decision, including a short period of down time and asking the account holder to respond to the complaint. So actually the checks and balances have worked out rather well, and no hysteria is required. I don’t disagree that censorship in almost all its forms is undesirable, but I’m also not a fan of stuff written based on truisms.

      2. Mike Sivier

        The trouble with that is, we don’t know what would have happened if people HADN’T stood up in opposition. Personally, I would rather err on the cautious side and make sure my opposition was clear.
        We can definitely agree about the silly civil servant, though – Jon Woodcock, ‘brand manager’ at the DWP. I wonder what pay grade is attached to that job title…

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