Headlines November 08, 2022 from Democracy Now!


Elon Musk Endorses GOP as Account for League of Women Voters Is Suspended

Nov 08, 2022

Twitter’s new billionaire owner is using the social media platform to call on U.S. voters to elect Republicans to Congress. Musk’s endorsement to his 115 million Twitter followers came a day ahead of the U.S. midterm elections — the same day the League of Women Voters of California said Twitter unexpectedly suspended the account of its executive director, Stephanie Doute. The League’s San Francisco chapter tweeted, “No warning. No explanation. No way to appeal. What is next?” Doute’s account came back online overnight. She said Twitter informed her it had mistakenly taken her offline along with a batch of spam accounts. In an email to volunteers, Doute wrote, “We should all be concerned. Not for me, but for how this impedes access to democracy and silences a source of trustworthy election information.”

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