Locked out of his account for violating Twitter’s rules regarding “civic integrity” for posting a video President Trump’s D.C. rally speech.
Conservative commentator Dan Bongino has announced that he is leaving Twitter for good after his account was suspended for sharing the video of President Trump telling DC protesters to go home.
Social media censorship and bans have increased in recent days, as even Trump was locked out of multiple accounts.
Bongino is one of the first high-profile conservatives to call it quits with Twitter.
The Washington Examiner reports:
EXCLUSIVE: Dan Bongino leaves Twitter after he’s locked out of account and says he’s moving exclusively to Parler
Conservative commentator Dan Bongino is leaving Twitter, saying, “F— these a–holes” after his account was locked.
“I’m leaving the platform permanently for Parler. I’ll post my final tweet and message for Twitter tomorrow when the 12-hour lockdown ends,” he told the Washington Examiner. “F— these a–holes.”
Bongino has a massive following on Twitter, reaching nearly 3 million followers. He will jump to Parler, which was founded in 2018 and has been lauded as a platform that protects free speech.
He was blocked from his account for violating Twitter’s rules regarding “civic integrity” for posting a video President Trump released yesterday on his social media accounts asking for protesters to go home after they stormed the Capitol, and it included claims the “election was stolen.”…
Bongino, who leaves behind a profitable, highly engaged Twitter account, told the Washington Examiner he’s standing on principle, “Twitter needs me, I don’t need them. I provide them with content. Hopefully, this leads to more high-profile accounts leaving Twitter.”
You can find Bongino on Parler here.
Other conservatives in media commented.
Byron York of the Washington Examiner:
This is ridiculous. Worse, actually. People are perfectly capable of forming their own opinions on Trump's claim to have won the election. Trying to memory-hole it is not only Big Brother-ish, it deprives public of useful information. 2/2 End.
— Byron York (@ByronYork) January 7, 2021
Rich Sementa of the Mark Levin show:
— Mr Producer (@RichSementa) January 7, 2021
I'm posting this on behalf of Dan Bongino:
"I got locked out of Twitter for posting the Trump taped speech. As a result, I’m leaving the platform permanently for Parler. I’ll post my final tweet and message for twitter tomorrow when the 12 hour lockdown ends."
— Mark R. Levin (@marklevinshow) January 7, 2021
This morning Dan posted hisfinal tweet:
This will be my final post on this anti-American platform. The greatest threats to liberty are the destructive tech tyrants who have acted as publishers in their ongoing wars on conservatives & free speech. You can find me on Parler, where we respect free speech. I’m “dbongino.”
While we’re on the subject of Dan Bongino, I want to share a clip from his appearance on the Sean Hannity show on Wednesday night. He made some excellent points about the hypocrisy of Democrats and the media, and the double standard on how behavior is covered depending on politics. Watch:
"We have roundly condemned the violence tonight on this network. Everyone. Period. That's it. Where was the media when my Secret Service friends were calling me with a mob outside of the WH during the summer of protest? … Where were the mass condemnations there?" – @dbongino ? pic.twitter.com/qVjtQR2uOw
— Scott Morefield (@SKMorefield) January 7, 2021
There’s more here:
— Dave Rubin (@RubinReport) January 7, 2021
The social media purge is going to continue. If you spend any time on Twitter, you have probably seen multiple people claim that they have lost various amounts of followers in the last few days.
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