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International News Jan 10, 2021 6:57 PM EST

Red Scare deletes Twitter account, "pre-emptively self-ejecting"

The Red Scare Podcast is the latest in a long list of accounts to get booted from Twitter in what is being described as a social media purge.

Red Scare deletes Twitter account, "pre-emptively self-ejecting"
James Anthony Montreal QC

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Anna Khachiyan of the Red Scare Podcast released a statement saying that she "preemptively self-ejected" from Twitter, clarifying she was not banned, following a purge of several major political accounts on the platform this week.

The Red Scare Podcast's account along with the account of Anna Khachiyan, one of the podcast's co-owners and co-hosts, was taken down Saturday, prompting the assumption that the accounts were banned.

"Hi friends, just FYI I was not banned on Twitter, I pre-emptively self ejected because our official podcast account, which had been inactive for at least a year, was banned for "violating" the "rules"... and also to focus on my new novel,..." Khachiyan clarified to her fans on social media.

Red Scare was started in 2018, and consists of mostly cultural commentary and humor.

The two ladies who run the podcast live in lower Manhattan, and have a wide range of guests who run the gamut of the political spectrum, although both of them are politically left of center and supported Bernie Sanders's presidential campaign.

There as been a rash of account deletions all over Twitter and other popular social media sites, which started with the banning of the account of the standing President of the United States, @RealDonaldTrump

The red Scare Podcast recently interviewed Steve Bannon, who was in the crosshairs of companies such as Facebook and Google yesterday. Bannon had two YouTube channels related to him deleted this week. Bannon is famous for his vehement criticism of the Chinese government, and repeated warnings about the nature of the rest of the world's dealings with it.

There was speculation immediately after the deletion of the accounts that the podcast may have gotten banned for their choice in guest.

"When they had Bannon on (with all his obvious faults) the light went off," a tweet reads.

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