Conservative activist Charlie Kirk is out. The founder of Turning Point USA — one of the fastest-growing student political organizations in the country — has stunned the nation. No one expected this to happen.
“I’m kind of in a hostage situation with Twitter,” Kirk said during an interview on Fox News. “I do not have access to my Twitter account because I tweeted a widely reported story.” In short, he’s out until Twitter says otherwise.
“Why should Twitter have the power to silence my entire 1.8 million person audience just because a news story changes and I tweeted something that was absolutely and completely widely reported at the time?” he asked.
It is a valid question. At the time, Kirk tweeted out an article that claimed people in Pennsylvania had requested multiple mail-in ballots. According to Fox News, the article was later amended to clarify that “numerous” individuals made the request.
But whether the request for multiple mail-in ballots from the same people is widespread of simply “numerous” is beside the point — Kirk had a right to share the article he found and engage in the discussion about this important issue.
Ever since Twitter decided to get aggressively involved in “fact-checking” users, the social media platform has spiraled out of control with censorship. It is why members of Congress may be getting involved soon to rectify the problem.
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