Sidney Powell Twitter: On Friday, Twitter announced that accounts committed to disseminating content connected to the far-right QAnon conspiracy theory would be permanently suspended.
The business suspended the accounts of Michael Flynn and Sidney Powell, both Trump supporters, as part of the purge.
In a statement to NBC News, the business said, “The accounts have been suspended in compliance with our policy on Coordinated Harmful Activity.
We’ve been clear that we’ll take strong enforcement action on behavior that has the potential to lead to offline harm, and given the renewed potential for violence surrounding this type of behavior in the coming days, we’ll permanently suspend accounts that are solely dedicated to sharing QAnon content,” says the statement.
Sidney Powell Twitter on the claims Trump pardoned Flynn
In November, Trump pardoned Flynn, a retired Army lieutenant general, and former Trump national security adviser. Before Trump was inaugurated four years ago this month, he pled guilty to lying to FBI agents about his talks with Russia’s ambassador to the US.
Powell, who is an attorney, aided Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani in challenging the election results. She made a number of assertions concerning alleged ballot fraud, none of which have been proven true by a court.
Both Flynn and Powell are members of the QAnon network. Ron Watkins, the administrator of the website 8kun, formerly known as 8chan, had his Twitter account suspended as well.
The suspensions follow the insurgency at the United States Capitol on Wednesday.
The Coordinated Harmful Activity policy on Twitter prohibits organizations from engaging in harmful activity on Twitter or in the real world.
In July 2020, Twitter took action against thousands of non-affiliated accounts. Although some QAnon reports are difficult to come by, Flynn was a prominent political figure who took an oath to the movement in a video that was made public in July.