In its latest act of censorship against Sidney Powell, one of the attorneys spearheading legal challenges that allege voter fraud in the 2020 US presidential election, Twitter has blocked links to her legal defense fund website.
Twitter appears to have started blocking links to the site shortly after Powell published her 104-page complaint in Georgia that alleges “massive election fraud” and “multiple violations of Georgia laws.”
Powell is hosting a copy of the filing on her legal defense fund website but shortly after it was posted, Twitter users started to notice that they were being blocked from sharing it and presented with a message that states: “Your tweet couldn’t be sent because this link has been identified by Twitter or our partners as being potentially harmful.”
Existing links to the filing that were tweeted before the block was implemented are now being hidden behind a warning page that claims the link is “potentially spammy or unsafe” and urges users to return to Twitter.
Powell’s tweets have also been shadowbanned from Twitter search which means that even if Twitter users actively search for the latest tweets from Powell’s account, Twitter will show no results.
This censorship of Powell is reflective of the mass post-election night censorship across Twitter that has resulted in the restriction and removal of many posts and links discussing election-related lawsuits or alleging that voter fraud occurred.
But despite the existing censorship causing a drastic drop off in engagement, Twitter is working on additional censorship measures which include new warnings that will discourage users from sharing and liking tweets.