Last Updated on December 8, 2021
Twitter has banned the popular Maxwell Trial Tracker account from its platform. The account, affiliated with The Free Press Report from the PatriotOne Substack, posted updates about the claims raised in the criminal trial against Maxwell, who is accused of trafficking teenage girls for deceased billionaire sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.
In a post written to the PatriotOne substack, The Free Press Report wrote “I woke up this morning and the @TrackerTrial account on Twitter was suspended. All the other accounts that I have made in the past were also suspended.”
According to a screen shot provided in the Substack article, the @TrackerTrial account was suspended for allegedly breaking Twitter’s “rules against platform manipulation and spam.”
“The @TrackerTrial account was the largest account on Twitter that specifically tracked the Ghislaine Maxwell and Jeffrey Epstein trial.”
The Free Press Report noted that all other accounts previously created by the same user were banned, including another popular account that tracked Nancy Pelosi’s stock market purchases and sales.
“According to Twitter’s rules, apparently the account was ‘artificially’ amplifying information,” wrote the author. “I am not sure what I was ‘amplifying’ and how I was doing that.”
The Free Press Report revealed that the outlet intends to continue publishing updates on Ghislaine Maxwell on its Substack and on its Gab account, Pelosi Tracker, and promised to continue to cover “all forms of big government and corporate corruption.” The account noted, “We have appealed to Twitter for a possible lift of the suspension, but it is likely we will never hear from them.”
National File contacted Twitter to ask if the platform maintains that the @TrackerTrial account artificially amplified information about the trial despite Maxwell’s trial receiving worldwide media attention, and did not receive an immediate response.
This latest high profile Twitter ban comes only days after the platform orchestrated a late night purge of right wing Twitter accounts that it still has not explained. Some, however, have pointed out that the latest wave of mass censorship occurred swiftly after the company’s new CEO, Parag Agrawal, assumed power.
Immediately after Agrawal assumed the CEO’s chair, the platform made a radically anti-press freedom move when it banned posting images of private individuals from the platform. This is something done routinely by journalists – both of the professional and citizen variety – during breaking news situations.