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Twitter Account Poking Fun at Ocasio-Cortez Deactivated, Creator Cries Foul

AOC Parody Twitter (snopes.com)

May 8, 2019 By Meghan Sackman

Twitter has deactivated the account “@AOCpress” that was created to post satirical tweets pertaining to Congress Member Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

The account, which had 85,000 followers, was deactivated on Monday, along with the account of its creator Mike Morrison, @OfficeOfMike, according to conservative publication Human Events.

Morrison told Human Events that he thought Twitter’s decision to suspend the account was politically motivated.

“We’ve had tweets with over 30,000 likes on them, so I think Twitter decided it was time for [the account] to go,’ Morrison told the publication. “They didn’t like how popular an account created by their political opposition had become.”

Twitter blocked the parody account for its failure to comply with a rule listed on its site.

You may not register or create fake and misleading accounts,” Twitter’s rule page states. “While you may use Twitter pseudonymously or as a parody, commentary, or fan account, you may not use misleading account information in order to engage in spamming, abusive, or disruptive behavior, including attempts to manipulate the conversations on Twitter.”

Morrison said the account did not break any rules because Twitter allows “parody” or “fan” accounts.

However, according to Twitter rules, it has to be made very clear in the bio and name that the account is unaffiliated with the target in a way that can be understood by the intended audience.”

While the account did expressly say “parody,” it also included the phrase “official press releases for AOC” in the bio as well and used AOC’s official twitter picture.

The account did create confusion. For instance, a number of people believed that AOC called an Alabama woman who joined ISIS a hero after a parody tweet.

A spokesperson from the Congress Member’s Office said she had nothing to do with the removal of the account from Twitter.

“We didn’t have anything to do with the account being taken down by Twitter,” spokesperson Corbin Trent said. “We treat social media as an open space for all views.”

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JH resident

AOC wants to give illegul immigrants free cars i read on fox news

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An AOC story?

I expect comments on this story to be level-headed nuanced discussion of modern day politics.

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Liberty

Similar to how a Queen would silence their subjects? Hate speech IS free speech. The Freedom of speech is to talk about the truths of the miscarriages of govt., how govt is trying to silence the People, the Republic.

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Lord Of The Slice

let’s see you go into a crowded theater and yell “fire”

you’ll find out awfully quickly that your “FREE SPEECH” comes with regulations and limitations.

Sorry to burst your bubble, tadpole!

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Liberty

Government is typically the one’s who yell “Fire” or make up boogieman scenarios to scare the people into their agenda.

The reason for The Freedom of Speech is to talk about the truth of government infringes on Liberty. The 2nd amendment is the protect yourself if the gov’t comes at you with lethal force because you’re speaking the truth. Why do you think there’s a rally to take away the People’s defense?

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Is that rant related to anything at all?

Cool story, but Twitter is not the government.

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Twitter = the government?

The government didn’t shut down the account, Twitter did.

For more information, read the first sentence of the article.

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Liberty

Pressure from the govt because they’re conveniently quite on the issue.

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Well, they discovered you're too dumb to spell AND you have no argument

At least you agree you have no argument

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Rico Suave

People don’t fear AOC, but her crazy ideas on socialism. I have experienced socialism myself and came to the United States fleeing that system. I don’t want America to become a socialist country.

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FOX NEWS SAYS SOCIALISM BAD

You know that AOC is a democrat and the Democratic Socialists no not practice Socialism, right?

Just want to be sure, because you’re really embarrassing yourself, again.

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Tony

History (not Fox news) shows Socialism to be bad. And this is true no matter how you try to disguise it.

Whether you call it, Democratic Socialism, Progressiveness, German National Socialism (Nazism), Leftism, Utopian Socialism, Welfarism, Communism, Leninism, Maoism or Marxism whatever! – it is all the same.

All are a form of slavery. They steal the fruit of my labor, and give it to someone else. My hard work and savings are used by the likes of AOC to buy votes.

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Rico Suave

Did you know that Hugo Chavez in Venezuela, Rafael Correa in Ecuador, Lula da Silva in Brazil, were “democratic socialists” and they destroyed the economies of their countries? Just wanted to be sure, because you are embarrassing yourself. Only because you put the word “democratic” before the word “socialist” does not make socialists policies better.

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Lord Of The Slice

” I don’t want America to become a socialist country.”

awww, too late!
like your roads?
bridges?
fire dept?
police, sanitation…

don’t forget our “smallish” $750Billion/year Military…
largest Socialized Jobs Program on American soil.

sorry to burst YET ANOTHER bubble!

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RedBlueAllSux

She is a one big joke so why bother removing any parody accounts. Whole Congress is one big comedy show … But they are the only ones laughing while we get screwed.

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Anonymous JH

And how does this relate to Jackson heights? Let’s focus on the real issues like gangs,dirty streets, prostitution, high rents, traffic etc . But we can’t because you get downvoted and called a “trumptard” even though most of us despise him.

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Rico Suave

All those problems you mentioned are a direct consequence of illegal immigration. End illegal immigration and those problems will be resolved by default

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ITS DEM ILLEGULS I TELL YA WHUT

Wait, how is all that to blame on immigrants? Lmao. You’re like a parody of a Fox News Lover.

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Tony

*illegals
Your insistence on using “ILLEGULS” rather than illegals (as in Illegal Aliens) comes off as GEDish. It does not help your cause. This may be funny on Comedy Central, but just appears uneducated here.

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ok

You ALSO didn’t provide ANY reason to believe that “all those problems you mentioned are a direct consequence of illegal immigration.”

But you were mean or something, thanks for your contribution.

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