LinkedIn recently became the latest social company to attempt blocking criticism directed towards President Joe Biden, liberal ideology, or China, or at least that is what Republican presidential primary candidate Vivek Ramaswamy is claiming.
On Thursday, Ramaswamy put out a tweet in which he alleged that Big Tech interference in the U.S. presidential election had just started. In his tweet, he claimed that LinkedIn had locked his account and censored his content after he posted a video in which he expressed “fact-based views” about climate policy and the relationship between President Biden and China.
He proceeded to detail that LinkedIn had for him that his content violated their policies about “‘misinformation, hate speech, and violence.'” He proceeded to state while this was “sad” he was unsurprised by it. Ramaswamy also posted a video detailing the information he had about his account being restricted after he had received a third strike.
As he pointed out his three strikes were his comments about the Chinese Communist Party controlling Biden and weaponizing the “woke pandemic,” claiming the “climate agenda is a lie; fossil fuels are a requirement for human prosperity.”
A LinkedIn spokesman confirmed Ramaswamy’s claims about his account being “restricted” but claimed that the move was not intentional, but that it was, in fact, an error and that the account was now up and running once again.
Conservatives have long claimed that Big Tech had been censoring their content during election cycles.