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America used to be a place where it was OK to express an opinion — not anymore.
Juanita Broaddrick, a former nursing administrator who accused former President Bill Clinton of raping her, has been banned from Twitter.
The left-wing social media platform disagrees with Broaddrick’s speech challenging the effectiveness of the coronavirus vaccines.
Twitter says she violated its policy on “spreading misleading and potentially harmful information related to COVID-19.”
“When will this vaccine crap be over?” Broaddrick asked. “Big Pharma has profited enough for the next hundred years.”
“Stop pushing vaccines that don’t work and alter DNA,” she said in the tweet.
Screenshots of the tweet were obtained by Fox News.
The censoring and banning of Broaddrick has brought even more attention to her claims as the story has now reached national headlines.
Broaddrick is banned unless she wants to delete the tweet. This could result in having access to her account restored.
Twitter did not immediately respond to an inquiry from Fox News.
The social media site told Broaddrick that repeated offenses could result in the “permanent suspension.”
This banning of Broaddrick occurre shortly after Elon Musk declined to join Twitter’s board of directors.
After accusing Twitter of stifling free speech and purchasing a 9.2% ownership stake in Twitter, Americans were hoping for significant change.
In fact, Musk himself promised Musk “significant improvements” after he bought 73.5 million shares for roughly $2.9 billion.
Why would Musk not join Twitter’s board of directors? It appears that there may be a very good reason.
As part of the arrangement of joining Twitter’s board, Musk would not be allowed to own more than 15% of the company while sitting on its board.
It is being speculated that the offer from Twitter to join its board was merely a plot to control Musk. This could prevent him from flexing his power and instituting real change.
Even more revealing, Twitter has publicly pushed back against Musk in a statement that said, “Policy decisions are not determined by the board or shareholders, and we have no plans to reverse any policy decisions.”
Twitter confirmed that Musk cannot overturn policy decisions, such as reinstating the Twitter account of President Donald Trump.
Once Musk gained control, users immediately suggested that the company reinstate President Donald Trump’s account.
Since he’s not joining the board, does this mean he wants to buy more of Twitter’s stock?
Musk has not responded to requests for comment on the decision.
Twitter has been widely condemned for failing to allow for the basic right to free speech on its platform. The company banned President Donald Trump and countless other from using its platform.
Left-wing “fact-checkers” are regularly accused of censoring the opinions and speech of Americans on Twitter. The company recently suspended multiple accounts, including satire outlet Babylon Bee, Fox News host Tucker Carlson, and Bill Clinton rape accuser Juanita Broaddrick.
Left-wing Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal expressed his excitement about Musk refusing to join Twitter’s board, saying he believes “this is for the best.”
Liberal Twitter employees had a collective meltdown over Musk’s involvement in the company. Some employees threatened to quit.
It’s easy to see why the Left is outraged: They openly support censorship and oppose free speech.
Even Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal has admitted the company is “not to be bound by the First Amendment,” adding that free speech is de-prioritized in favor of ensuring “a healthier public conversation.”
Musk recently floated the idea of turning Twitter’s headquarters in San Francisco into a homeless shelter because “no one shows up anyway.”
Over 1 million people agreed with Musk’s suggestion by voting in his public poll.