Twitter suspends Candace Owens for telling Michigan to "stand up" to Gov. Whitmer, "open your businesses," and "go to work"

by Adam Ford · May 2nd, 2020 4:37 pm
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Candace Owens, popular conservative activist and founder of BLEXIT, was suspended from Twitter Saturday after tweeting that the people of Michigan "need to stand up to" Gov. Whitmer, "open your businesses," and "go to work."

The full tweet read:

"Apparently Gov. Whitmer believes she is a duly elected dictator of a socialist country. The people of Michigan need to stand up to her. Open your businesses. Go to work. The police think she's crazy too. They are not going to arrest 10,000,000 people for going to work."

An iPhone screenshot from Owens' account shows the tweet along with the warning message she received from Twitter, which does not list the rule she allegedly violated.

A defiant Owens spoke to Breitbart News about the suspension:

Owens told Breitbart News that her options were to either go through a series of admitting that her tweet was in violation of the platform's Terms of Service [TOS], or appeal her suspension. Owens has chosen to appeal the suspension.

"I refuse to admit to a violation, because none were committed," Owens told Breitbart News. "Hence the reason they did not list a rule that was violated."

"I unequivocally stand by every single word of my tweet," Owens continued. "If Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez can use Twitter's platform to encourage workers to walk out and boycott — I should be allowed to encourage lawful citizens to resume work."

"The only person breaking any laws is Governor turned Dictator Gretchen Whitmer who is impoverishing millions, ignoring the votes of her state legislature, and as a result, rolling over the constitutionally protected rights of Michigan citizens," she added.

"Twitter was unable or unwilling to provide me with any specific rule that I violated, which is why I have appealed their decision," said Owens. "While I am not an expert on twitter TOS, I cannot see how suggesting people ought to work would be a violation of anything other than socialist reverie."

Owens' Twitter account is still visible, with the tweet in question removed, and she will apparently regain access to it if she conforms to Twitter demands.


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