Twitter has suspended several accounts that have pushed for “audits” to find evidence of election frauds, including Arizona Audit.
@ArizonaAudit, the official Twitter account of the Arizona election audit, was suspended on Tuesday, July 27. The Republican-led audit in Arizona is reviewing how Maricopa County, the state’s largest county, handled the 2020 election.
The @ArizonaAudit account has been a popular destination for Republican lawmakers from other states who have been watching to gain experience for the audits in their home states.
Twitter on Tuesday also suspended the “Audit War Room” accounts for Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Nevada, and Georgia.
In his comment, former President Trump adviser Jason Miller called the suspensions “The Purge.”
According to Western Journal, the fact that the “war room” accounts were suspended along with the official @ArizonaAudit account suggests Twitter may have done a sweep of any significant accounts with the word “audit” in the username. However, it’s unclear if their actual ties to any audit activities might have been relevant.
The social media platform only noted that “Twitter suspends accounts which violate the Twitter Rules.”
Following the Capitol riot on Jan. 6, Twitter has strictly enforced rules surrounding any doubt about the 2020 election result. It also banned former President Trump from the platform.
In early July, Trump announced a class-action lawsuit against tech giants, including Twitter, alleging that they have teamed up with the government to censor free speech in the United States, which is one of the gravest threats to democracy today.