Social Media Platform Locks Account Of Republican Presidential Candidate Vivek Ramaswamy

Posted on AllSides May 25th, 2023
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Republican presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy revealed on Wednesday that he had been locked out of his LinkedIn account over opinions he expressed about climate activism and the Biden administration’s policies with respect to China, raising concerns that social media companies are attempting to control the narrative in the upcoming election cycle.

Ramaswamy, a former pharmaceutical entrepreneur who unexpectedly entered the presidential contest earlier this year, shared screenshots of an email he received from LinkedIn accusing him of “misinformation, hate speech, violence,” and other breaches of the platform’s user agreement.


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