In Latest Election Meddling, Twitter Suspends J.D. Vance’s Campaign Press Account With ‘No Warning’

In Latest Election Meddling, Twitter Suspends J.D. Vance’s Campaign Press Account With ‘No Warning’

In the Big Tech giant’s latest attempt at election meddling, Twitter suspended Republican Senate candidate J.D. Vance’s campaign press account on Tuesday without any warning or reason.

“Why did ⁦@Twitter/@jack suspend my campaign’s press account?” the “Hillbilly Elegy” author tweeted.

Vance tweeted that the suspension of the @JDVancePress account, which has 69 followers and is following 189 others, came with “no warning” and did not indicate how long the suspension is expected to last.

“No explanation of what rules I allegedly broke. But this is what happens when we allow five companies to control what we’re allowed to say,” Vance tweeted.

Vance’s campaign previously confirmed that the candidate “strongly believes that the political, financial and Big Tech elites…deserve nothing but our scorn and hatred.”

“Twitter did not give any warning or explanation as to why they suspended our campaign press account,” Taylor Van Kirk, press secretary for the JD Vance campaign, told The Federalist. “This is why JD is fighting to break up the Big Tech oligarchy that’s censoring conservative voices.”

Twitter did not immediately respond to The Federalist’s request for comment but continues to give a Taliban spokesman a platform on its website as the terrorist group ravages Afghanistan.

Twitter has long claimed it cracks down on misinformation and violence. In January, the Big Tech giant banned then-President Trump over what it claimed were fears of “further incitement of violence” shortly after the Jan. 6 Capitol riot.

The decision by Twitter comes just days after Reason published an article that accused Vance of “Surrender[ing] to the Politics of Hate” after he said “I think our people hate the right people” when discussing the culture war.

Jordan Davidson is a staff writer at The Federalist. She graduated from Baylor University where she majored in political science and minored in journalism.
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