Juanita Broaddrick, a woman who accused former President Bill Clinton of sexual assault, was blocked from using Twitter over the weekend after making a post about a COVID-19 vaccine, according to the company.
Broaddrick had amassed hundreds of thousands of followers on the social media website after she again made headlines in 2016 for criticizing the former president during the 2016 campaign between then-candidate Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. Broaddrick endorsed Trump, and Trump often re-tweeted Broaddrick in October 2016—with just weeks to go before the election.
Twitter told Broaddrick, who had 520,000 followers, that it locked her account for “violating the policy on spreading misleading and potentially harmful information related to COVID-19,” Twitter told Fox News. As of Monday, her account was still suspended.
“Account suspended … Twitter suspends accounts that violate the Twitter Rules,” said her page.
Twitter told her that she needs to delete a post in order to regain access to her account, she added.
“We understand that during times of crisis and instability, it is difficult to know what to do to keep yourself and your loved ones safe. Under this policy, we require the removal of content that may pose a risk to people’s health, including content that goes directly against guidance from authoritative sources of global and local public health information,” Twitter also said.
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.), whose personal account was permanently suspended several months ago, accused Twitter of trying to suppress free speech.
“The biggest killer of freedom of speech,” she wrote via her congressional account. “No wonder hardly anyone raises their hand at my town halls when I ask how many people have a Twitter account. People who think this platform is important need to get a life. What a waste.”
Broaddrick, a former nurse, accused Bill Clinton of assaulting her in a hotel room in 1978 when he was then-attorney general of Arkansas. After she made them public in 1999 amid a variety of publicized scandals, Clinton denied her allegations.
“Any allegation that the president assaulted Mrs. Broaddrick more than 20 years ago is absolutely false. Beyond that, we’re not going to comment,” a spokesperson for Clinton said at the time.
During the 2016 campaign, Trump famously invited Broaddrick and fellow Clinton accusers Paula Jones and Kathleen Willey to his second debate with Hillary Clinton.
Last year, Twitter permanently banned Trump’s account following the Jan. 6 Capitol breach incident, leading the former president to file a lawsuit against the company and other social media platforms for violating his freedom of speech.
Twitter has been contacted for comment.
From The Epoch Times