The 2020 election has been a flashpoint for the American social media landscape, and there is still plenty of fallout left to happen in the coming weeks and months.
Twitter has had a particularly tough time of late, after choosing to both suppress and label tweets by President Trump that run afoul of the mainstream media’s narrative. During the election, Twitter applied their power to no less than half a dozen tweets by the President, in a move that saw a vast number of right-leaning users move over to a platform known as Parler.
At the onset of the week, Twitter turned its attention to David Limbaugh – an outspoken Republican and brother of immensely famous radio host Rush Limbaugh.
“Twitter suspended me today for 12 hours saying I violated some rule. These people are amazing. I guess slamming the left is a violation of the rules,” Limbaugh said on his Parler account Sunday evening.take our poll - story continues below
The last active tweet on his page, as of Monday morning, was posted at 6:20 p.m. on Sunday. Another tweet has a Twitter message reading, “This tweet is no longer available,” with a link to the platform’s reasoning on issuing notices.
Other conservative figures posted on social media about the suspension.
“Twitter has suspended my buddy David Limbaugh’s account for 12 hours by lying about him violating their rules. This is completely out of control,” conservative radio show host Mark Levin said.
Twitter would later go on to say that Limbaugh’s account was suspended in error. Limbaugh’s account was reinstated at the time of this writing.
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