Here is why Twitter users are misspelling the hashtag #HillaryForPrison as #HillaryForPrision?
A hashtag typo #HillaryForPrision was trending on Twitter Monday after Donald Trump supporters felt the social media platform was censoring the #HillaryForPrison hashtag, The Wrap is reporting.
The hashtag #HillaryForPrison has been a favorite among Donald Trump supporters in the wake of the alleged atrocities that have trailed the Democratic Party nominee for president.
Twitter has a track record for censoring political speech from conservative users and this is why they stopped #HillaryForPrison from trending. However, when users tricked Twitter with the typo #HillaryForPrision, it became the second most-tweeted hashtag, behind “Happy Halloween” on Monday.
Pro-Trump accusers came to the conclusion that Twitter was sabotaging the hashtag from trending when the F.B.I. surprisingly confirmed further investigations into Clinton’s controversial emails and did not see it have any effect in the Twittersphere.
However, this is not the first time that Twitter is coming down hard on political conservatives. In October, the Twitter account of James O’Keefe was suspended after he promised to release a video of a Democratic senatorial candidate alleging that Clinton might exercise an executive decision over the use of guns.
It's great to see #HillaryForPrision trending but also sad we have to misspell it in order for Twitter not to censor it. The ppl know now.— Tim Tebow (@TheTimmyTebow) October 31, 2016
This is going to be a crazy week. We needed to use a misspelled hashtag to keep Twitter from censoring, but it's working #HillaryForPrision— The GOP Report (@TheGOPReport) October 31, 2016
According to the Daily Caller, O’Keefe, a self-styled conservative activist had gone undercover at a California fundraiser and asked former Senator Russ Feingold what Clinton would do about gun control, to which he replied, “Well, there might be an executive order.”
O’Keefe also captured Amy Rao, a Clinton donor and host of the fundraiser, telling the self-acclaimed conservative activist that “Hillary wants to shut it down.”
“If we can get guns away from everyone in this country, she’ll close the loopholes, she’ll get rid of assault weapons, she will get rid of being able to buy you know, unlimited bullets, she’s gonna make all that stop.”
His account was suspended 12 hours before the video’s release.
According to the IB Times, the F.B.I. announced last week that they were reopening investigations into Hillary Clinton’s emails just days before the election. The F.B.I. reached the decision after uncovering emails during an investigation into disgraced New York congressman Anthony Weiner, who was once married to Huma Abedin, a top Clinton aide. Weiner is being investigated for sexting a 15-year-old girl.
A furious Hillary had asked F.B.I. director James Comey to volunteer everything about the recently seen emails and abstain from any more surprises that might hurt the Democratic Party’s push for the White House.
“We are 11 days out from perhaps the most important election of our lifetimes; the American people deserve to get the full and complete facts immediately.”
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump was over the moon when he heard that the F.B.I. would be reopening its investigation into Clinton’s email scandal. The Manhattan billionaire celebrated the news with fireworks at an Iowa rally Friday. He lauded the bravery of the F.B.I. for revisiting the controversial issue in a bid for justice.
“The investigation is the biggest political scandal since Watergate, and it’s everybody’s hope that justice at last can be delivered. The F.B.I. would never have reopened this case at this time unless it were a most egregious criminal offense…I have had plenty of words about the F.B.I. lately, but I give them great credit for having the courage to right this horrible wrong.”
Trump has always insisted that his Democratic political rival for the presidency maintained a private server to protect her email account from being scrutinized by public record officials and government archivists because she wanted to conceal her illegal paper trails of taking bribes and other graft.
Despite Clinton’s email scandal dominating media headlines, Trump is still accusing Facebook and Twitter of trying to bury the F.B.I. investigation.
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