Tulsi Gabbard Says She’s Being ‘Shadow Banned,’ Shows Examples, Blames ‘Cowardly Leaders’ for Inaction

Craig Bannister | March 25, 2022 | 10:40am EDT
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“I’ve gotten some questions from people who are not familiar with the term ‘shadow banning’ and are asking exactly what it is. So, I want to take a minute to show you,” former Democrat Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) says in a video posted to social media Friday.

In the video, Gabbard shows screenshots of how her account didn’t show up in an Instagram search, how attempting to “@” her account yielded a “misinformation” warning, and of how an attempt to tag her resulted in an error message saying the activity is restricted in order to protect the Instagram community.



“What are they protecting their community from? Nobody knows,” Gabbard says, claiming that she and those posting to her account haven’t been given examples of the misinformation or dangerous content the platform believes she’s posted.

Politicians who complain about Big Tech “suppression” of content on social media platforms have been all talk and no action, Gabbard says:

“You’ll hear politicians railing against the power of Big Tech monopolies and [saying] something’s got to be done. Well, Congress hasn’t done anything, yet. And, Big Tech money is the reason why.”

“So, as long as we have these cowardly leaders in place, I don’t anticipate any real change,” Gabbard says, inviting her followers to join her on those other platforms “whose mission it is to uphold free speech.”

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