Much like Donald Trump did when running in 2016, Ramaswamy and Kennedy have branded themselves as anti-establishment candidates whose stated goals include similar concepts such as "drain the swamp," though with different rhetoric.
Ramaswamy, a 37-year-old entrepreneur, recently announced that tech firm LinkedIn "locked" him out of his account over what would later be called an "error." Ramaswamy says the move was anything but an error, though, as he believes LinkedIn targeted him.
"The fact that they're describing it as an 'error' is a lie," Ramaswamy said.
"I initially thought it was a technical error. When my team reached out, what we ended up getting was ... back and forth of multiple emails laying out the very specific quotes from videos that I had posted relating to fossil fuels being a requirement for human prosperity, relating to [President Joe] Biden's ties to China, relating to if the climate movement was about the climate, then they would pay attention to carbon emissions in places like China."
According to LinkedIn, Ramaswamy violated the social media platform's policies on "hate speech" by voicing these and other related things, also calling his words "misinformation" and "violence."
"And so, the way I look at this is ... I stand my ground – as you know this about me – whether it's Chuck Todd on Meet the Press or whether it's Don Lemon on CNN, I go to the other side's turf, I hold my ground, and I win. I did that with LinkedIn here."
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As for Kennedy, the son of late Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy and the nephew of late President John F. Kennedy, he tweeted that when his team tried to use the official campaign website email to create an account on the Meta-owned Instagram platform, they received "an automatic 180-day ban."
All Team Kennedy did was attempt to create an Instagram account to promote his candidacy and platform, only to be auto-banned for six months with no explanation whatsoever.
"To silence a major political candidate is profoundly undemocratic," Kennedy wrote in a follow-up tweet. "Social media is the modern equivalent of the town square. How can democracy function if only some candidates have access to it?"
Kennedy used to have a personal account on Instagram with more than 900,000 followers that was "banned years ago" and "still hasn't (been) reinstated." This presumably occurred because of Kennedy's long-held stance against childhood vaccines.
Unfortunately for these two anti-establishment candidates, this is just the beginning. The "election interference" that is sure to continue will only escalate from here, turning into a bloodbath worse even than what happened when Trump ran.
"That was just the first shots that were fired," Ramaswamy said about Big Tech's plans for him and Kennedy moving forward.
Should Ramaswamy become the GOP nominee, he may end up teaming up with Kennedy as his running mate, even though the two are on opposite wings of the American political bird.
As for fake president Joe Biden, Ramaswamy called him a "puppet" for the "managerial industrial complex" that controls Washington, D.C., adding that Biden's "physical and mental deficits" are seen as "a feature" rather than a "bug."
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