2024 Heating Up

HALEY FEELING THE HEAT? Candidate Faces Blowback After Suggesting Ban on Anonymous Online Users

posted by Hannity Staff - 11.15.23

Will Haley’s latest comments stymie her surge in the polls?

According to a report from Just The News, GOP presidential candidate and former UN ambassador Nikki Haley is facing blowback after suggesting that she will force social media companies to be transparent about their algorithms and to ban anonymous users.

“When I get into office, the first thing we have to do, social media accounts, social media companies, they have to show America their algorithms. Let us see why they’re pushing what they’re pushing. The second thing is every person on social media should be verified by their name,” Haley, a former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, said Tuesday on Fox News.

“She said that anonymous users pose a ‘national security threat’ and banning such accounts would force people to “stand by what they say.” She also said that verifying the accounts would get rid of foreign bots, or fake accounts that push views favorable to countries such as Russia, China and Iran,” JTN reports.

Watch the clip below:

“I am no lawyer but isn’t this blatantly unconstitutional? Free speech includes anonymous speech,” Christina Pushaw, the rapid response director for Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ 2024 presidential campaign, said on X, formerly Twitter.

Haley is surging in the GOP presidential polls, putting a target on her back in what’s shaping up to be a brutal primary season.

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