Twitter permanently suspends AOC parody account for being misleading

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5/7/2019 7:02 PM   0 Comments

Twitter banned the account @AOCPress, labeled as a "parody," on Monday, apparently because it sounded too much like Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., while mocking her.

The social media giant also suspended the account's creator, Michael Morrison. It said that while users could create parody accounts, they couldn't use "misleading account information in order to engage in spamming, abusive, or disruptive behavior including attempts to manipulate the conversations on Twitter."

“You also may not 'post duplicative or substantially similar content, replies, or mentions over multiple accounts or multiple duplicate updates on one account, or create duplicate or substantially similar accounts.’ This account will not be reinstated,” an email from the company read.

Morrison told Human Events he believed Twitter banned the account because it had grown so much over a short period of time. “In the past month and a half alone, the account grew by roughly 50,000 followers. We’ve had tweets with over 30,000 likes on them, so I think Twitter decided it was time for [the account] to go," he said.

"They didn’t like how popular an account created by their political opposition had become.”

On Twitter, many, including the president's son, blasted the decision to ban his account.

"What's the deal here @jack? Because it sure looks like political bias," Donald Trump Jr. said.

Others mocked the freshman congresswoman, who has become a magnet for criticism after making certain statements and proposing government policies.

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