On Wednesday, right-wing investigative journalist Laura Loomer was permanently suspended from social media platform Twitter over a tweet wherein Loomer criticized Rep.-elect Ilhan Omar (D-MN) and Islamic practices like female genital mutilation (FGM).
“Isn’t it ironic how the twitter moment used to celebrate ‘women, LGBTQ, and minorities’ is a picture of Ilhan Omar? Ilhan is pro-Sharia Ilhan is pro FGM. Under Sharia homosexuals are oppressed and killed. Women are abused and forced to wear the hijab. Ilhan is anti-Jewish,” said Loomer, 25.
Laura Loomer not exactly a leading light of journalism. But I see no reason why Twitter would suspend a user for this tweet: pic.twitter.com/puf7BTB9qO
— ian bremmer (@ianbremmer) November 22, 2018
On Wednesday, in a video reacting to the Twiiter ban (see below), Loomer called on President Donald Trump to do something about the “monopolistic” big tech companies silencing opposition.
“If you want to win in 2020, you have to ensure your supporters have a voice on social media,” she implored.- READ MORE