Vivek Ramaswamy, the 2024 GOP Presidential candidate, recently faced an unfair ban from LinkedIn, resulting in his account being locked due to sharing basic and accurate political messages. Concerned about the potential impact on the upcoming 2024 U.S. Presidential election, Ramaswamy took to Twitter and Instagram to voice his apprehensions. He highlighted the presence of big-tech censorship, which has previously influenced the outcome of the 2020 election according to many opinions.
Vivek Ramaswamy holds the belief that his account ban on LinkedIn was a result of sharing content that was deemed “misleading” by the platform. The content in question revolved around his perspectives on Biden’s associations with the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and the alleged political exploitation of COVID-19 to benefit the left and China. Additionally, Ramaswamy expressed skeptical views on climate change, referring to it as a “climate religion” and casting doubts on its political legitimacy. Furthermore, he asserted that the ideology surrounding climate change is a falsehood, emphasizing the indispensability of fossil fuels for human prosperity.
Ramaswamy would take to Twitter, sharing:
“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 to “misinformation, hate speech, and violence.” Sad but not surprising.”
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
The recent ban and account lock of Vivek Ramaswamy on LinkedIn for sharing genuine political messages has raised concerns about potential interference in the upcoming 2024 U.S. Presidential election. Ramaswamy’s response on Twitter highlighted the issue of big-tech censorship. As the situation unfolds, it remains to be seen how the role of social media platforms and their policies will shape the political landscape.
The removal of GOP lawmakers’ and even the former president’s accounts by big-tech social media platforms is not a novel occurrence. Sen. Steve Daines, several right-wing pundits including Jordan Peterson, the New York Post for their coverage of the Hunter Biden laptop story, and notably, former President Donald Trump, have all experienced bans from social media platforms in the past.