LinkedIn has locked Republican presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy out of his account for what they've labeled as "violence" "misinformation," and "hate speech" after several posts he made about China and climate change.
Here are the "hateful" posts:
- The climate agenda is a lie: fossil fuels are a requirement for human prosperity.
- "The CCP is playing the Biden administration like a Chinese mandolin."
- "If the climate religion was really about climate change, then they'd be worried about, say, shifting oil production from the U.S. to places like Russia and China."
Oh, the horror!
This comes just as a recent poll shows that Ramaswamy is polling in third place behind the apparent front-runners in the presidential race, Trump and DeSantis.
Ramaswamy tweeted out a screenshot of the emails he received from LinkedIn after his account was locked and his posts censored.
If they can do it to me, they can really do it to anybody. These aren't really the actions of private companies. These are so-called privately held companies, or publicly traded private companies, that are doing the work of the government through the backdoor: silencing speech that the government would never dare to censor.
LinkedIn is just one link in the chain of social media platforms bent on censoring ideas and people that they don't like, and Vivek has just earned his spot among them.