(Daily Caller News Foundation) — Twitter removed an account that posted updates on the ongoing sex trafficking trial of Ghislaine Maxwell, an alleged accomplice to convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.
The account, known as “@TrackerTrial,” was suspended as of early Wednesday afternoon. Preceding its suspension, the account had earned over 500,000 followers.
It’s unclear exactly why the account was suspended. A blog post circulating on Twitter and posted in a publication called “The Free Press Report” by an author claiming to be the owner of the account alleged that Twitter suspended the account for using the social media platform to “artificially amplify or suppress information” that “manipulates or disrupts” other users’ experiences.
However, it’s unclear whether the author is, in fact, the owner of the account. An account named “@trackertrial2,” which claims to be a continuation of the suspended account, is currently operational on the platform.
For those who do not know, @TrackerTrial was doing nothing more than posting updates regarding the trial and those related to it. Since the media is refusing to cover the story, someone (or a group) took it into their own hands. And Twitter stopped them. This can’t be tolerated.
— “Maxwell Trial Tracker” Tracker (@CensorTracker) December 8, 2021
Twitter did not immediately respond to the Daily Caller News Foundation’s request for comment.
Twitter’s long-reigning CEO Jack Dorsey stepped down last Monday and was replaced by former Twitter chief technology officer Parag Agrawal. Republicans have expressed concerns that Agrawal’s tenure may lead to more online censorship, pointing to past statements he has made regarding freedom of speech.