Big tech censorship seems to be an ever growing problem.
Now LinkedIn is getting into the game. They locked GOP presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy out of his account after he posted about fossil fuels.
Big Tech election interference has begun: @LinkedIn locked my account & censored me this week for posting videos where I expressed fact-based views as a presidential candidate about climate policy and Biden’s relationships with China. They said it violated their policies relating… pic.twitter.com/ND2dFVnGAg
— Vivek Ramaswamy (@VivekGRamaswamy) May 25, 2023
Ramaswamy said, “the climate agenda is a lie, fossil fuels are a requirement for human prosperity.”
The research on climate change is ongoing, and there are a number of Americans who are skeptical about how severe it really is.
Hardly seems like misleading or inaccurate information. But that’s the reason – according to LinkedIn – that Ramaswamy was locked out.
This was his third strike. The first horrifically “misleading” statement made by Ramaswamy was that the Chinese Communist Party was playing President Joe Biden like a mandolin. The second? “If the climate religion was really about climate change, then they’d be worried about, say, shifting oil production from the U.S. to places like Russia and China.”
Is it the environment part that LinkedIn has a problem with? Or is it China? It’s probably a bit of both.
Ramaswamy emailed LinkedIn asking for clarification. What exactly was misleading?
They wouldn’t give a direct answer, instead saying, “We don’t tolerate misinformation, hate speech, violence or any form of abuse on our platform. We understand that this might not be the response you wanted, but we work to apply our policies in a fair and consistent way for all of our members.”
Thanks for the clarification.
But Ramaswamy’s pressure seemed to work. He got his account back later Thursday. A spokesperson for LinkedIn said, “The account was restricted in error and it’s now back up.”
See? All just one big misunderstanding. Nice go-to if you can’t actually prove the statement you said was a lie, was well, actually a lie.
Ramaswamy told the NY Post that, “It’s remarkable that expressing fact-based views on climate policy and China-related policy, including legitimate criticism of President Biden, would result in outright censorship by a Microsoft-owned social media company.”
The good news about all of this? He’s putting the issue of big tech censorship into the forefront, as well as the idea that fossil fuels could benefit America, while becoming less reliant on China.