President Trump was not the only one impacted in wake of the Capitol Riots, hundreds of accounts linked to the President, and multiple Patriots and conspiracy theories suspended permanently
On Friday, Twitter began suspending accounts on its platform impacting millions of Twitter users.
While the permanent suspension of the political Twitter account of President Trump got the headlines, and it should considering it had nearly 89 million followers, many other high profile accounts were suspended, while other high profile Twitter users voluntarily deactivated their accounts.
An example of the latter is talk radio host Rush Limbaugh, who, in support of President Trump, voluntarily deactivated his account with over 1/2 million followers.
Here is the statement Twitter released concerning the President’s political Twitter account:
Full details for Twitter’s decision can be viewed here.
Other high profile users who were suspended in addition to the President’s political Twitter are:
- L. Lin Wood (over 1.1 million followers)
- #FightBack Foundation Law Firm
- Sidney Powell
- General Michael Flynn (ret.)
- Trump Presidential Campaign (@TeamTrump)
Personally, I have a modest Twitter following and when the cleansing began, I had 1,134 followers. Now I’m down to 821.
Other users, with modest followings had similar declines.
Locally, former IL-14 Republican candidate and McHenry County resident Catalina Lauf lost around 10,000 followers from nearly 81,000 to just over 71,000.
Many of my followers whom I lost yesterday were part of the Mighty 200+ Patriots Network, which broadcasts on livestream the Patriots in Tune podcast 5 days per week.
The Mighty 200+ was a network of Twitter users going back to the 2016 campaign whom Hillary Clinton, Bloomberg and POLITICO targeted for elimination because their network of retweet rooms had a measurable impact in 2016, and similar impacts in 2020.
On January 8, 2021, the Mighty 200+ and similar groups were cleansed / purged from Twitter.
Many of these Patriots are reorganizing on other social media platforms, including Parler, CloutHub, Discord and Hifiven among others.
Last night, Donald Trump, Jr. tweeted the following concerning the purge:
A mainstream conservative view on what happened yesterday comes from former Congressman Doug Collins (R, GA), who ran unsuccessfully in the special U.S. Senate election in November, failing to make the runoff won by Senator-elect Raphael Warnock (D, GA) on Tuesday:
Locally, please know, McHenry County Blog can be your citizens voice as it has been for over 15 years thanks to Cal Skinner.
Were you impacted by yesterday’s purge on Twitter, as well as Facebook/Instagram? Please share in comments.