Twitter on Friday foolishly suspended the accounts of President Trump’s allies, former Gen. Mike Flynn and lawyer Sidney Powell, who backed his claims that fraud handed victory to President-elect Joe Biden. The action follows the Wednesday attack on the Capitol by a mob of Trump supporters after Trump told them to “fight like hell” to persuade Congress to overturn Biden’s win.
Powell recently claimed that Trump offered her a White House job to investigate voter fraud, but that senior White House staff — fearful of her wild claims of fraud — proceeded to block her from Trump’s orbit. Flynn reportedly floated Trump declaring martial law during a post-election Oval Office meeting, though he denied it.
A Twitter spokesperson cited their links to the QAnon movement, rather than their claims about election fraud. QAnon is a convoluted conspiracy theory alleging “deep state” corruption involving child abuse. Section 230 must be ablished.