‘Hypocrisy at Its Finest’: Twitter Under Fire Over Pelosi Tweet Claiming 2016 Election ‘Hijacked’

Last Friday, Twitter permanently banned Donald Trump’s personal account, claiming that his tweets contain a “glorification of violence”, a reference to the 6 January events which saw POTUS supporters breach the Capitol to prevent Congress from certifying the election results.

Netizens have accused Twitter of double standards, reacting angrily to a resurfaced tweet by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi from May 2017 and containing claims the 2016 US presidential election “was hijacked”.

The tweet was posted in the run-up to Robert Mueller’s appointment as special counsel to investigate allegations of collusion between Russian officials and the Trump campaign in 2016. The probe found insufficient evidence to substantiate such collusion.