‘Big Tech election interference has begun’: Vivek Ramaswamy raises red flag over LinkedIn lock-out

Presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy claimed this week that “Big Tech election interference” has begun in the 2024 presidential race.

In a tweet posted Thursday, he cited LinkedIn’s decision to lock his account for posting alleged “misinformation, hate speech, and violence” as proof.


The tweet was comprised of four parts, including three screenshots from LinkedIn and a video of Ramaswamy speaking. In the video, he described exactly what happened.

“I was a bit surprised to get an email noting that my LinkedIn account had been shut down. I wondered why because actually, a number of friends texted me saying they followed me on LinkedIn [and] they weren’t able to find me anymore,” he said.

“So when I had my team get in touch with LinkedIn, here’s the response that we got: ‘Your account was restricted for sharing content that contains misleading or inaccurate information,'” he added.

It turns out he’d made three errors, starting with posting a video in which he’d said that the Communist Chinese Party “is playing the Biden administration like a Chinese mandolin” and that “China has weaponized the ‘woke’ pandemic to stay one step ahead.”

His second error involved saying that if climate change zealots really cared about climate change, “then they’d be worried about shifting oil production from the U.S. to places like Russia and China.”

And his third error involved him saying, “The climate agenda is a lie. Fossil fuels are a requirement for human prosperity.”

According to Ramaswamy, he’s pretty certain he’ll be able to get his account unlocked since he’s a presidential candidate. With that in mind, he continued, he’s making an issue out of being locked out more so for the American people than anyone else.

“I’m not bringing this up because it’s about me. I’m bringing this up because if they can do this to me, they can really do it to anybody,” he explained.

Do what exactly? Censor people for making statements “that are grounded in facts … and then expressing an opinion that’s based on those facts.”

Continuing his remarks, Ramaswamy tied LinkedIn’s nefarious actions to the government, namely the Biden administration.

“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 censor, could never censor using the Constitution,” he said.

“That’s even more dangerous than direct government censorship in many ways, because it’s a hybrid of corporate power and state power together doing what neither one of them could do on their own. That’s really what this is all about,” he added.

The aspiring future American president concluded by again stressing that he’ll likely get his LinkedIn account back and that the point of his words was to remind people of “how deep” the cancer of big tech censorship runs in America.

“I’m doing it because it’s a symptom of how deep this cancer has run in our country and believe me, we will stop at nothing in restoring free speech in our country, in restoring internet freedoms in our country. I’ve been writing about these issues for several years. I was actually one of the first people in this country to expose the way government was colluding with big tech to get done through the backdoors its dirty work,” he said.

“So it seems like karma, that they’ve come back and actually punished me in the form of censoring my speech about climate change and about China policy. But believe me, I’m not going to stay censored. We’re going to get this done through the national revival we’re leading starting next year,” he added.

Incidentally, Ramaswamy’s account was locked on the same day that investigative journalist Miranda Devine dropped her latest report about big tech censorship:

“While the focus has been on Twitter and Facebook’s censorship and liberal bias, the worst Big Tech culprit of all has been getting a free pass — and now it’s coming for our children,” the piece reads.

“That’s the warning from research psychologist Dr. Robert Epstein, a Californian Democrat with a Harvard Ph.D, who has spent the last decade monitoring Google’s manipulation of newsfeeds, search results and YouTube suggestions,” it continues.


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