Twitter suspends accounts related to Arizona Senate’s review of Maricopa County election

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By Lacey Latch | Arizona Republic

Two of the primary social media accounts associated with the Arizona Senate’s review of the Maricopa County election were suspended for violating Twitter’s rules Tuesday. The accounts had operated since the start of the audit, though it remains unclear who exactly runs either of them.

The suspensions come a week after one of the accounts accused Twitter of “shadow banning and interfering” with the profile.

One account, @ArizonaAudit, described itself as the official account of the Senate liaison for the election audit, though Senate liaison Ken Bennett has not confirmed who runs it. It had nearly 100,000 followers when it was suspended. Its posts largely were about out-of-town visitors and defending the integrity of the recount.

Meanwhile, a second account, @AuditWarRoom, had taken a combative approach to the journalists covering the election audit along with critics of the effort, going as far as responding to one person’s criticism with photos of their recently deceased dog.

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