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Rep. Lauren Boebert says Twitter account locked until Inauguration Day

Rep. Boebert says Twitter limited her access in response to an unspecified tweet.
Rep. Boebert says Twitter limited her access in response to an unspecified tweet.

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KRDO) -- Rep. Lauren Boebert's says Twitter has locked her account for nearly a week until the end of Inauguration Day.

Twitter said the Colorado Republican had tweets that "violated the Twitter Rules" but didn't specify which ones, according to a screenshot shared by Boebert.

On Wednesday, Boebert posted a screenshot on Instagram saying she had been locked out for one week. Both of her Twitter accounts appear to be active but her last Tweet was about 22 hours ago on Tuesday.

In a locked state, users can still browse Twitter and send direct messages to followers. However, they are not able to tweet, retweet other people's posts or like any other posts.

Boebert has been in the hot seat online after defending President Donald Trump's claims of election fraud and also saying he did not incite any of the violence seen when pro-Trump supporters stormed the Capitol.

Critics have also accused her of inciting the violent mob on Jan. 6 through her Twitter posts.

Boebert denounced Twitter's decision to ban Trump from using its services, saying "unelected tech oligarchs should not have such massive power over global discourse."

Thousands of people online and across Colorado have asked for the newly elected congresswoman to resign. But she fired back on Monday saying Democrats and "Hollywood elites" are hypocrites and are also to blame for escalating political division.

KRDO has reached out to Boebert's office for comment. We will update this article as more information is released.

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      1. MikeyCancel-Did you not read the article or are you lacking comprehension capabilities? Of course Lauren Boebert is dumb, she is a high school dropout married to a pedophile.

          1. I think AOC graduated from high school. The reason I think this is because a high school diploma is required to go to college. AOC graduated from Boston University.

          2. Ocasio-Cortez attended Boston University, where she double-majored in international relations and economics, graduating cum laude. She worked as an activist and as a bartender, which is not something to insult, there’s a large portion of the population who work in the service industry. Considering how much damage our current GOP led government response to a pandemic has decimated this industry, I’m happy to have someone who’s actually worked a day in their life and understands what we are going through has earned a seat at the table, and not just bringing the coffee.

  1. Twatter and other such social media companies won’t last much longer if they keep imposing their will on our constitutional right of free speech

    1. People will find another alternative. They will go where there is freedom. They don’t sell a product anyone needs. Nothing tangible so nothing is lost when you don’t have to pay for it. They are B as we speak. You don’t crap on your customers and then tell them you want to heal….but then again, Dems being Dems. Ideas so good we have to force them on you.

    2. They’re not violating anyone’s right of free speech. Users of those privately owned services agree to the terms and conditions of use. If they’re unable to follow the rules they agreed to, they should be suspended.

      1. That’s why folks are leaving in droves. Those are the consequences.
        Have you ever read a TERMS OF AGREEMENT clause? Nobody does and that the point, just click I ACCEPT. They have lawyers and people just want to post pics of their sandwich…

        1. If you’re not intelligent enough to read the conditions, you deserve any consequences. And if Twitter fails because of it, I won’t be shedding any tears over it.

      2. Telephone companies are also privately owned. Should they install voice recognition software that ends your call anytime you say something against a certain political party?

        1. Phone service is also regulated as a utility. There are laws governing its use, misuse, and things such as recording messages. There’s a reason calling into a company, they must disclose that they are recording you, etc.

    3. The first amendment doesn’t apply to speech on a private company platform. It only protects the govenerme t from censoring you or arresting you for what you say, which is still only allowed so long as your speech isn’t posing a danger to others. You can be arrested for falsely yelling “fire!” or anything else that causes a public place to panic and cause mass evacuation or mayhem. When you sign up for Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or any other private platform you sign a Terms of Service and all of these have rules against hate speech, inciting or threatening violence. Maybe read the fine print, and maybe read the the actual first amendment before you try to wave it like a flag invincibility, because it’s not.

  2. Just like Elon Musk said. Big west coast tech companies are play a dangerous game.
    People need to vote with their choices. Get away from the Twitter and all the other social media. It is not a necessity and you have no rights on their platform other than what they grant you.
    It is sad to see big tech try to steer politics and agendas in this country. No good will come of it.

    1. You’re correct that their services are not a necessity and no one has any rights on their platform other than what they grant you and you agree to. So if you don’t like those particular platforms of self expression, you can go find alternate ones. That’s what Trump is going to have to do, unless his head explodes first from the internal pressure.

      1. What do you expect from a Biden Administration? Besides no Trump who do you blame for anything that does not go right?

  3. In order to control big businesses like this, you have to impose regulations, and regulations are what Republicans do not want. You can’t have it both ways.

    1. Dems only want it one way. THEIR WAY.
      I bet you cant wait for when they start hiring for the new Gestapo….
      Do you find that on INDEED.COM or maybe in person?

      1. Conservatives only want things one way, which is their way. For example, the Masterpiece Cake shop Bakery that refused to make a cake for a gay couple. Conservatives supported the bakery’s right to refuse to make the cake, so why not support Twitter’s right to lock accounts?

  4. Don’t get me wrong. She can clean my rifle any day but she’s not smart enough to jump off a sinking ship. Even Mc”Don”nell figured it out at some point.

  5. Why wasn’t boebert’s most serious offense mentioned ?
    Tweeting Pelosi’s location to the seditionist mob , including the operative with zip ties / could take Pelosi hostage .
    In Addition to Sedition , boebert is up for a Conspiracy charge ,
    Far WORSE than verbally defending fRump !

  6. She’ll be gone soon and no one will ever remember her until her name pops up in the Rifle newspaper for accidentally shooting her self in the foot with her own weapon.

  7. Let me see if I got this straight. In 2016 democrats challenged the electoral college and no one said a word. Now, in a member of congress challenged the electoral college, as the democrats did in 2016, it is now considered sedition? Is that right? Am I missing anything other than the hypocrisy?

    1. It’s one thing to question the validity of something. It’s another thing entirely to continue to ignore factual evidence and to incite violence and acts of insurrection, which is what “sedition” is all about.
      .
      Remember that it’s better to be thought stupid, than to make statements that remove all doubt about it.

  8. The Democrats would have been held accountable if they had instigated an assault on the Capitol
    as we witnessed last Wednesday because the Republicans refused to discredit the alleged fraud in the Election which was NEVER proven to be true.

    1. Since the democrats that have supported (and publicly encouraged) the rioting in several major cities have not been held accountable, Maxine has not been held accountable for encouraging people to accost people from another party, etc….
      I doubt your assessment is true.

  9. Her right to carry hasn’t been removed (notice that they let her in?).
    Not sure that the threat to Congress is from the members; I’d think they and their staffers would be exempted from the detectors.

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