The Communications Director for Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-N.Y., Karoline Leavitt, was temporarily suspended from Twitter on Wednesday. The platform then reinstated Leavitt’s account and told the Washington Examiner the move was “in error.”
Leavitt’s boss is gaining attention as a potential replacement for House Republican Chair Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., who may be ousted from her role as early as next week.
BREAKING: It appears I’ve been released from Twitter’s Conservative Jail ‼️
This was not an “error,” as Twitter claimed. This was another purge in their ongoing effort to silence conservatives voices!
We cannot back down to Big Tech Giants! Our movement is too important! https://t.co/RfY4HjwOut
— Karoline Leavitt (@kc_leavitt) May 6, 2021
House Minority Whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana announced he would back Stefanik to assume Cheney’s position. Shortly after, former President Donald Trump endorsed the New York representative.
Stefanik is highly critical of Big Tech. After Facebook and Twitter colluded to censor the New York Post’s report on Hunter Biden, Stefanik said the platforms were “engaging in illegal election interference.” Leavitt wrote in an email to Newsweek that Twitter censoring her account was “another example of their tyrannical censorship.”
Twitter frequently censors conservatives, including the Republican President of the United States, and often acts as a Democratic operative, such as their intervention to block the New York Post’s reporting on Hunter Biden just weeks before the November election.
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