Twitter Restricts Account of Michael Flynn’s Lawyer Sidney Powell

Updated: 2020-06-29 20:03:03

Twitter has restricted the account of Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn’s lawyer Sidney Powell in the latest action against a prominent conservative.

Powell is an open supporter of President Donald Trump, a Republican.

Flynn was Trump’s first national security adviser.

Powell’s final tweet before being restricted appeared to be a link to an American Thinker article that alleged Attorney General William Barr was being attacked by most media outlets and Democrats because they believe Obama administration “criminals” are above the law.

Twitter and Powell didn’t respond to requests for comment.

Twitter has been steadily ramping up its actions against well-known Republicans while taking little or no action against Democrats as President Donald Trump’s administration and Congress mulls removing special protections that tech giants receive under the Communications Decency Act.

Twitter has repeatedly added warnings to Trump’s tweets in recent weeks while taking no action against missives posted by his presumptive challenger, former Vice President Joe Biden.

Trump posted that there would never be a so-called autonomous zone in Washington while he’s president, promising to meet people trying to set one up “with serious force.”

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Jack Dorsey, CEO of Twitter Inc., testifies at a hearing to examine foreign influence operations’ use of social media platforms before the Intelligence Committee at the Capitol in Washington on Sept. 5, 2018. (Samira Bouaou/The Epoch Times)

Twitter added a warning, telling users the tweet “violated the Twitter rules about abusive behavior.”

The social media giant said the tweet was a form of “targeted harassment of someone.”

Anarchists and far-left activists took credit for setting up the autonomous zone in Seattle. City officials there have repeatedly declined to force the occupiers out. At least three shootings have taken place inside or near the zone.

Trump didn’t specify any groups or name any activists in his missive.

The social media giant also banned a popular pro-Trump meme maker last week.

The president told The Federalist recently that he expects to be banned by Twitter.

“Some people say I should join Parler,” Trump said. “Maybe. We do have over 194 million followers, though, across multiple sites.”

Of the potential ban, he added: “I expect it will hurt them more than they realize.”

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