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World Charlie Kirk Twitter Account Locked for Spreading Voting Misinformation to His 1.8 Million Followers

12:47  19 october  2020
12:47  19 october  2020 Source:   newsweek.com

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Turning Point USA founder Charlie Kirk has been locked out of Twitter for “violating [ Twitter ’s] rules against posting misleading information about voting ,” according to the platform. On Saturday, the conservative advocate tweeted the following : “Pennsylvania just rejected 372,000 mail-in ballots.

Turning Point USA is Charlie Kirk 's far-right propaganda organization, theoretically aimed at college students, but actually aimed at senile boomers. It is funded primarily by infamous fossil fuel billionaire Charles Koch, and formerly by David Koch before he died and went to hell.

The Twitter account of conservative activist and author Charlie Kirk was locked over the weekend for spreading misinformation.

Charlie Kirk wearing a suit and tie: Charlie Kirk speaks at Culture War Turning Point USA event at the Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio on October 29, 2019. © MEGAN JELINGER/AFP/Getty Charlie Kirk speaks at Culture War Turning Point USA event at the Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio on October 29, 2019.

Kirk, founder and president of Turning Point USA, a student-focused right-wing activism organization, confirmed on Sunday that he did not have access to his profile, telling Fox News he was in a "hostage situation" with the social networking platform.

Twitter said in a lock notification to Kirk that one of his posts had violated rules "against posting misleading information about voting." Elaborating, Twitter warned: "You may not post content providing false information about voting or registering to vote."

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Tweets . Charlie KirkПодлинная учетная запись. @ charliekirk 11. Founder & President—@TPUSA Chair—@TrumpStudents Host—The Charlie Kirk Show Author—'The MAGA Doctrine’ We are all sinners saved by Jesus Opinions here are my own.

Tweets . Charlie KirkПодлинная учетная запись. @ charliekirk 11. Founder & President—@TPUSA Chair—@TrumpStudents Host—The Charlie Kirk Show Author—'The MAGA Doctrine’ We are all Sat next to a Chinese guy at DMV, worker signed him up to vote !! 3 was in country. Voting is rigged.

The rule-breaking tweet that was flagged included false information about a ProPublica story published October 16 about applications for mail-in ballots in Pennsylvania. The outlet reported 372,000 ballot requests had been rejected by state officials.

According to ProPublica, more than 90 percent of the applications were duplicates as users who made requests did not realize they had checked a box indicating they also wanted ballots for the general election. In confusion, application requests were sent in multiple times, including one person who submitted 11 duplicate requests.

Kirk's Twitter account was locked after he falsely asserted it was 370,000 mail-in ballots that were rejected by Pennsylvania state officials, not ballot applications. The right-wing activist currently has more than 1.8 million followers on the social media site.

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Turning Point USA is Charlie Kirk 's far-right propaganda organization, theoretically aimed at college students, but actually aimed at senile boomers. My dick is on bottom and my balls are on top." -- Charlie Kirk , Founder, Testicle Piss USA. Official Meme Templates

Twitter 's attempt to staunch the flow of misinformation surrounding the coronavirus is very nearly laughable. The attempts appear partisan at best, and nefarious at Turning Point USA founder Charlie Kirk tweeted out a tweet verbatim by former major Rudy Giuliani to his to his 1 .7 million followers

He posted: "Pennsylvania has just rejected 372,000 mail-in ballots. One voter was said to have submitted 11 duplicate ballots. Pennsylvania might be the key to winning the White House. What's going on?" (Punctuation added by Newsweek.)

During his campaigning for re-election, President Donald Trump has repeatedly claimed —without evidence—that the mail-in ballot process is open to fraud or manipulation.

Twitter's civic integrity policy, updated this month, explains that the platform cannot be used "for the purpose of manipulating or interfering in elections," which includes "posting or sharing content that may suppress participation or mislead people about when, where, or how to participate in a civic process." Twitter says any user who breaks the policy for the first time will have their profile temporarily locked until the post is removed.

That appears to be the case with Kirk, whose account is once again active. In place of the misleading post about Pennsylvania mail-in ballots, a notice now reads: "This tweet is no longer available." Kirk has been contacted for comment by Newsweek.

Americans voting early in record numbers in presidential election

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Tweets . Charlie KirkПодлинная учетная запись. @ charliekirk 11. Founder & President—@TPUSA Chair—@TrumpStudents Host—The Charlie Kirk Show Author—'The MAGA Doctrine’ We are all sinners saved by Jesus Opinions here are my own.

Charlie Kirk is the Founder and Executive Director of Turning Point USA, a national student movement dedicated to identifying, organizing, and empowering young people to promote the principles of free markets, and limited government.

graphical user interface, text, application: The tweet on the far right, since deleted, included voting misinformation, according to Twitter. Google/Screenshot © Google/Screenshot The tweet on the far right, since deleted, included voting misinformation, according to Twitter. Google/Screenshot

Twitter became embroiled in controversy last week after aggressively stopping the spread of a New York Post story that made unverified claims about Joe Biden and his son. CEO Jack Dorsey said in a tweet his site's response was "unacceptable."

As the 2020 U.S. presidential election approaches, Twitter's policies have tightened in an attempt, it says, to reduce attempts to "undermine the integrity" of its platform.

"We believe we have a responsibility to protect the integrity of... conversations from interference and manipulation," the website rules state.

"We prohibit attempts to use our services to manipulate or disrupt civic processes, including through the distribution of false or misleading information about the procedures or circumstances around participation in a civic process. In instances where misleading information does not seek to directly manipulate or disrupt civic processes, but leads to confusion on our service, we may label the tweets to give context."

The ProPublica story was co-published with The Philadelphia Inquirer.

Disclaimer: Charlie Kirk is a Newsweek columnist.

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