Critics knock Twitter for banning Lin Wood after he encouraged Trump voters to boycott Georgia runoffs

Democrat Jon Ossoff projected to win Georgia Senate runoff election

Fox News projects Jon Ossoff victory over incumbent David Perdue in the Georgia Senate runoff election.

Twitter took action against right-wing attorney Lin Wood and permanently banned his account, but critics question the timing of the tech giant's decision. 

A spokesperson for Twitter confirmed to Fox News that Wood was "permanently suspended for violations of the Twitter Rules." 

Wood, along with pro-Trump attorney Sidney Powell, gained national spotlight following the 2020 presidential election for pushing unsubstantiated allegations of widespread voter fraud involving voting machines in several states.

In the weeks leading up to the Senate runoffs in Georgia, Wood repeatedly urged President Trump's voters in the Peach State to boycott the highly-contested January 5 races since they were "rigged" after the state was "stolen" from Trump in the general election.

Additionally, Wood promoted wild conspiracy theories on Twitter about Vice President Mike Pence and Chief Justice John Roberts, even calling for the execution of those who block President Trump's reelection.  

Attorney L. Lin Wood speaks during a press conference on election results in Alpharetta, Georgia, U.S., December 2, 2020. REUTERS/Elijah Nouvelage – RC2AFK9OXUW5

However, it wasn't until after Democrats were projected to win the Georgia runoff races and retake the Senate that Wood was booted from the platform.

"Twitter finally suspends him, but only after he did substantial damage to Republicans," Daily Caller reporter Chuck Ross reacted. "That a—–e was falsely accusing some Republicans of treason and saying they’d be executed — comments which definitely hurt GOP in Georgia — and Twitter was like 'meh.'" 

"Lin Wood had been pushing dangerous conspiracy theories and telling Republicans not to vote in GA for several weeks/months, but NOW Twitter suspends him because Democrats won those runoff races," former RNC aide Cameron Cawthorne accused the tech giant.

"Twitter suspends Lin Wood, following the races in Georgia where Wood was calling on Georgians to not vote Republican," Team Trump social media director Mike Hahn wrote.

The Twitter spokesperson did not respond to Fox News' inquiry about what specific tweet prompted Wood's permanent suspension on Thursday. The spokesperson also did not address the criticism Twitter has received in Fox News' initial request for comment. 


On Tuesday, Democrats Jon Ossoff and Rev. Raphael Warnock ousted GOP incumbents David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler in two narrowly-won races, giving the Democratic Party full control of Congress as Vice President-elect Harris will become the tie-breaking vote in a 50-50 split Senate under incoming Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer. 

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