Conservative Radio Host Rages After Twitter Suspends Him Over ‘Lockdown’ Comment
Twitter has been on a censorship rampage as of late.
Another day, another story of Twitter culling conservatives from their platform by any means necessary.
Now it is quite commendable that Twitter would take the time and effort to moderate their platform’s content to ensure that hate groups, terror cells, and human traffickers weren’t organizing or conducting business online. This is a no-brainer – that much is known.
But Twitter didn’t stop there. For months, they’ve been de-platforming conservative pundits and authors as a rapid pace, finding every more delicate interpretations of their rules to do so.
The latest to get caught up in the censorship craze aren’t taking it too well, either.
Twitter suspended Gateway Pundit founder Jim Hoft and radio host Wayne Allyn Root this weekend, with the social media company telling Fox News Hoft’s account had repeatedly violated its “civic integrity policy.”
Twitter permanently suspended Hoft, while Root told Fox News his suspension appears to be permanent, too.
“I am in shock,” Root told Fox News. “It appears to be a permanent ban. Although I don’t know. Twitter never warned me. … And never sent any communication saying I’ve been suspended or banned. I simply tried to tweet yesterday afternoon and could not. But unlike a previous suspension… My followers suddenly said 0.” well, either.
So, what did Root do to deserve such a punishment? No one knows, but this isn’t the first time that Twitter has given him trouble.
Twitter’s civic integrity policy states, “You may not use Twitter’s services for the purpose of manipulating or interfering in elections or other civic processes.”
Root told Fox News that he has reached out to Twitter to ask why he was suspended. He has been temporarily suspended before, including for “saying lockdowns don’t work.”
“That got me a 7 day suspension for ‘misleading medical advice,'” Root told Fox News.
As of this writing, Twitter has yet to respond to inquiries about the suspensions.
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