In big tech’s most recent censorship sweep on Friday, Twitter permanently suspended the accounts of former national security adviser Gen. Michael Flynn and former Trump campaign lawyer Sidney Powell, claiming they violated the platform’s policies against harmful activity.
“The accounts have been suspended in line with our policy on Coordinated Harmful Activity,” a Twitter spokesman told NBC News. “We’ve been clear that we will take strong enforcement action on behavior that has the potential to lead to offline harm, and given the renewed potential for violence surrounding this type of behavior in the coming days, we will permanently suspend accounts that are solely dedicated to sharing QAnon content.”
According to Twitter’s “Coordinated Harmful Activity” policy, violators who manipulate or propagate information that creates “physical, psychological, or informational” harm can be limited, prohibited from certain actions, and suspended.
“In order to take action under this framework, we must find both evidence that individuals associated with a group, movement, or campaign