Right-wing activist Laura Loomer suspended from Twitter

Right-wing activist Laura Loomer has reportedly been suspended from Twitter.

In a post on her Facebook page, Loomer said the social media site had suspended her account until next week, after the 2018 midterms will be over.

“Over the last few months, we have all seen and experienced first hand the liberal bias of Big tech social media companies like Twitter and Facebook,” she wrote, later adding: “Conservatives like myself are being silenced and censored by Big tech. There is nowhere for Conservatives to go. We are being banned online in the middle of the midterm elections simply because we are conservative. Put simply, this is ELECTION MEDDLING.”

I have been suspended from Twitter for 6 days. The message didn’t say why, it didn’t give me specific tweet violation,...

Posted by Laura Loomer on Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Twitter did not immediately respond to a request for comment by the Daily Dot.

In a screenshot shared with Loomer’s post, the social media site said her account was suspended for violating its rules. It did not specify which rules she broke.

In the post, the conservative writer mentioned how she confronted Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey during a congressional hearing in early September.

During the testimony, where Congress asked him about conservative users’ claims of being “shadow banned,” Loomer shouted and made a plea to President Donald Trump and accused Dorsey of trying to “steal the election.”

In September, I confronted Jack Dorsey during the social media hearing in Congress,” she wrote. “I pleaded with President Trump to help us, to do something before it was too late. I spoke for millions of Americans when I said we are being silenced and shut down by liberals in Silicon Valley in an effort to influence the election, so the Democrats could STEAL THE ELECTION.” 

On Twitter, conservatives rushed to Loomer’s defense.

Loomer was previously suspended from Uber for demanding a non-Muslim driver in the wake of a terrorist attack in New York City.


Andrew Wyrich

Andrew Wyrich

Andrew Wyrich is a politics staff writer for the Daily Dot, covering the intersection of politics and the internet. Andrew has written for USA Today, NorthJersey.com, and other newspapers and websites. His work has been recognized by the Society of the Silurians, Investigative Reporters & Editors (IRE), and the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ).