A pro-abortion group had its Twitter account suspended by the platform for violating its terms of service two months after the violation.
In May, “Ruth Sent Us,” named for the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, tweeted a link to a map on its website that contained the home addresses of six Supreme Court justices currently serving on the nation’s highest court.
Ruth Sent Us utilized the My Maps feature of Google to compile the residential addresses of the six justices, according to The Daily Wire. Google moved quickly to delete the map and issued the following statement:
“We have clear policies that prohibit the use of personal information in My Maps, and users can flag content that they feel is in violation of our policies for review. After review of this map, we have found it to be in violation of our personal and confidential information policy and have removed it.”
According to news sources, the map tweeted by Ruth Sent Us is attributed to a Google account for Vigil for Democracy, a far-left group that is also focused on those Supreme Court justices.
Vigil for Democracy’s website claims, “America is a theocracy. We have a 6-3 religious fundamentalist majority on our Supreme Court, and there is no law, no executive order, no constitutional right, and no longstanding norm that can escape destruction by this Court.”
Even though Twitter has an express policy prohibiting the practice of sharing private information, which is often referred to online as “doxxing,” the platform was slow to take action against the group’s account.
Twitter’s Terms of Service clearly state that users “may not publish or post other people’s private information without their express authorization and permission.” Yet, no explanation has been offered as to why it took two months for Ruth Sent Us’ account to be suspended for its violations.
In that time, the group openly encouraged harassment of the justices, sometimes going as far as to share the justice’s daily routines, including where their children attended school.
A June 8 tweet from the group, which has since been deleted, read, “If you’re in the DC metro area, join us. Our protests at Barrett’s home moved the needle to this coverage. Falls Church is a People of Praise stronghold. She sends her seven kids to a People of Praise school that she sat on the Board of Directors for. She attends church DAILY.”
That same day, as reported in The Dallas Express, 26-year-old Nicholas Roske of California arrived at Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s Maryland home with a gun, numerous other weapons, and burglary tools, allegedly planning to murder him before being apprehended by police.
As of the writing of this article, there is no indication that Roske specifically utilized the Vigil for Democracy’s map to find the justice’s home address.
With the suspension of the group’s Twitter account, digital footprints for Ruth Sent Us are scarce. A website that belonged to the group has also since been shuttered.
While it is not clear who runs Ruth Sent Us, a WHOIS query into the group’s former website address (ruthsent.us) reveals that its domain owner registered using the email address “email@example.com,” which suggests another connection between Ruth Sent Us and Vigil for Democracy.
As of the writing of this article, Vigil for Democracy’s Twitter account is still active. A cursory review of the history by The Dallas Express did not reveal any similar tweets doxxing the six justices or other elected officials.
However, the group has retweeted other users’ tweets calling for the reinstatement of the account for Ruth Sent Us.
So far, requests for comment from Twitter by other outlets and The Dallas Express have been met with silence.