Twitter is blocking users from sharing links to lawyer Sidney Powell’s lawsuit relating to widespread voter fraud in the 2020 Presidential election.
A number of users across Twitter have reported being unable to share links to lawyer Sidney Powell’s lawsuit relating to voter fraud in the 2020 Presidential election. When attempting to share the link to the document, users receive a notification stating that the link has been identified as “potentially harmful.”
Twitter’s policy on blocking links states: “At times, Twitter will take action to limit or prevent the spread of URL links to content outside Twitter. This is done by displaying a warning notice when the link is clicked, or by blocking the link so that it can’t be Tweeted at all.”
The platform describes the categories of links it will block:
- Malicious links such as malware and phishing
- Spammy and misdirecting links
- Links that break Twitter rules on such topics as terrorism, child sexual exploitation, illegal goods, hateful conduct, violence, etc.
- Hacked Materials
Twitter also claims it will block links that include “Content that interferes with civic and election integrity.” The example given in this category is: “Misleading information about how to vote or register to vote.” It is not yet clear if Twitter is justifying its censorship of a filed lawsuit based on this policy.
— Officer John M Posobiec III, USN IWC (@JackPosobiec) November 26, 2020
Twitter has entirely blocked Sidney Powell’s website! Remove the spaces: https://defendingtherepublic . org/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/COMPLAINT-CJ-PEARSON-V.-KEMP-11.25.2020.pdf pic.twitter.com/8b0GABtcCk
— #StopTheSteal #EndTheLockdown (@firesign58) November 26, 2020
Twitter blocks users of its platform from posting links to Sidney Powell's website where the PA and MI lawsuits were uploaded. Their fear is real, stop the steal. pic.twitter.com/lgzVm3HLiE
— Børtil (@Krull123l) November 26, 2020
I tried sharing the Powell links but the Twitter Gods said it’s harmful information. First time in human history reading a lawsuit alleging voter fraud is considered harmful.
— An0n661 (@An0n661) November 26, 2020
Powell’s lawsuit makes a number of claims about voter fraud in multiple states.