Conservative commentator Candace Owens has had her Twitter account suspended after posting a tweet criticizing Michigan’s Governor, Gretchen Whitmer, for her draconian response to coronavirus in her state.
Owens suggested Whitmer sees herself as a socialist dictator and encouraged Michiganders to stand up to their Governor.
“Open your businesses. Go to work. The police thinks she’s crazy too. They are not going to arrest 10,000,000 people for going to work.”
#FreeCandace began trending on Twitter on Saturday as fans appealed for the return of her account privileges.
I am sick to death of @Twitter @Facebook @YouTube censoring our freedom of speech and anything they that disagreed with their agenda.! #FreeCandace @RealCandaceO
— lisakauai (@lisakauai) May 2, 2020
Twitter has section 230 protection because they claim to be a platform so they must allow all ideas on their platform. If they want pick & choose who gets to say what.. then Congress needs to have their 230 protections revoked so they can be sued as publishers. #FreeCandace
— Melissa A. (@TheRightMelissa) May 2, 2020
Heard from my friend @RealCandaceO that she got banned from @Twitter for simply telling the people of #Michigan they should go to work.
If the Social Media Masters ban you for that w/o an explanation, imagine what they’ll do to try to influence the election given their politics!
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) May 2, 2020
As of Saturday afternoon, Owens’ posting privileges remained suspended but her account is still active pending her appeal.