Active US service member Lt Col Tulsi Gabbard made headlines on March 13 when she posted a video to Twitter that featured unverified claims regarding “25+ US-funded biolabs” in Ukraine.
The claims have been met with fierce opposition with sitting US Senator Mitt Romney accusing Gabbard of treason, as reported by The Independent.
The former congresswoman followed up the post with claims that she is being censored on social media for expressing her opinions on the ongoing conflict in Ukraine.
“YouTube/Google are offended by my criticism of the military-industrial complex and my advocacy for negotiated settlement in Ukraine,” Gabbard stated on Twitter.
“They are the social media arm of that warmongering Power Elite/MIC,” Gabbard continued.
In a testimony to the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing last week, Undersecretary of State Victoria Nuland said that “Ukraine has biological research facilities which, in fact, we are now quite concerned Russian troops, Russian forces, may be seeking to gain control of.”
“We are working with the Ukrainians on how they can prevent any of those research materials to fall into Russian hands should they approach,” Nuland said in a video of her testimony published to US Senator Marco Rubio’s Youtube page.
In March 2020, Gabbard sued Google claiming “serious and continuing violations of Tulsi’s right to free speech.”
Gabbard claimed her Google account was blocked when she was running for the President of the United States, as reported by Tech Crunch.
“In a case of poor timing, Gabbard’s account was suspended for an interval of time following the first presidential debate as viewers sought information about the unfamiliar candidate,” according to Techcrunch.
The case was dismissed by a federal judge in March 2020, the New York Times reported.
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