Twitter Suspends Mark Finchem’s Account Three Days After Elon Musk’s Takeover, Eight Days Before the Election

UPDATE: Trump election attorney Jenna Ellis tweeted Musk about the suspension, prompting him to respond that he was looking into it. Shortly afterwards, Finchem tweeted that he was back on the platform, thanking Musk and others who alerted him.

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Just three days after tech mogul Elon Musk acquired Twitter, promising to bring free speech to the platform, the social media giant suspended Arizona secretary of state candidate Mark Finchem. The election is eight days away, and the Trump-endorsed state representative is running on a platform of combating voter fraud – a contentious topic that raises hackles on the Right and Left.

Finchem received a notice from Twitter Monday afternoon telling him, “We’ve temporarily limited some of your account features.” It went on to say, “We have determined this account violated the Twitter Rules. Specifically for:” However, there was no reason specified.

Finchem provided a screenshot of the message along with his response to Twitter in his Telegram channel, as well as on Facebook. He wrote back to the company, “They won’t say what I did wrong. Elon, this is not free speech.”

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