Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) responded to a complaint from former White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders, who noted she had lost tens of thousands of Twitter followers as the social media platform began cracking down on accounts and removing President Trump’s, contending the platform is simply targeting “Neo-Nazis and violent insurrectionists.”
Sanders responded to a January 9 tweet from Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who posted a screenshot showing prominent members of the GOP losing thousands of followers as President-elect Joe Biden, vice president-elect Kamala Harris, and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) gained thousands.
“This is how you create an echo chamber,” he said, prompting a response from Sanders, who noted she, too, had lost “50k+ followers this week”:
I’ve lost 50k+ followers this week. The radical left and their big tech allies cannot marginalize, censor, or silence the American people. This is not China, this is United States