Kari Lake locked out of account temporarily for violating Twitter rules

Jul 22, 2022, 11:50 AM | Updated: 11:50 am




PHOENIX – Arizona gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake apparently was locked out of her Twitter account temporarily for posting prohibited content in a video attacking Republican primary foe Karrin Taylor Robson.

Lake used her Instagram account Thursday night to show an image that implied her Twitter account had been locked. She used the post to ask for campaign donations.

A Twitter spokesperson told The Daily Beast that Lake would have to delete a video posted Sunday that violated terms of service to regain control of @KariLake.

The Daily Beast said the video was titled “Kari Lake EXPOSES Her Opponent’s Disgusting Fundraising Tactics” and showed a phone number that was deemed private information.

“We took enforcement action on the account you referenced for violating the Twitter rules on private information,” Twitter’s Trenton Kennedy told the news site on Friday morning. “The account owner will be required to delete the violative tweet before regaining full access to their account.”

Lake was apparently able to tweet again by around 10 a.m. Friday, when her account responded to a reporter who shared The Daily Beast’s story.

Prior to that, her last timestamped tweet was sent at 7:56 p.m. Thursday. There were several retweets in between, but Twitter doesn’t show what time retweets were made, so it’s not clear what time the usually active account was locked.

A Google search done at 11:30 a.m. Friday on the video title returns a link to a deleted tweet that shows a message saying, “This Tweet violated the Twitter Rules.”

The temporary freeze started the night before Donald Trump rally in Prescott Valley, where Lake and other candidates endorsed by the former president are scheduled to speak on Friday.

We want to hear from you.

Have a story idea or tip? Pass it along to the KTAR News team here.

Arizona News

Fantasy of Lights Boat Parade...

Tempe to hold Fantasy of Lights Boat Parade on Saturday

Arizona's most unique holiday event, the Fantasy of Lights Boat Parade, will launch at 7 p.m. across Tempe Town Lake this Saturday, Dec. 9.

5 hours ago

Bitcoin scam...

Arizona man charged with defrauding local physician out of $207,000

A federal grand jury returned an indictment against Fountain Hills man Jeremie Sowerby for wire fraud and transactional money laundering.

9 hours ago

Hans Schmidt, 26, was shot on the corner of 51st and Peoria avenues while he was preaching about at...

Video released of moment when Glendale preacher shot on street corner

Police have released video of the moment a Glendale preacher was shot on a street corner last month.

10 hours ago

Sheep cross a wildlife overpass in this file photo from Federal Highway Administration....

Kevin Stone

Arizona gets $24M federal grant for wildlife overpass, fencing on I-17 south of Flagstaff

Arizona was awarded $24 million in federal funding for a project designed to make travel safer for motorists and wildlife along Interstate 17 south of Flagstaff.

11 hours ago

Global Credit Union Arena at GCU...

Damon Allred

GCU Arena to be renamed Global Credit Union Arena following rights partnership

GCU and Global Credit Union have agreed to a multi-year deal, renaming their arena Global Credit Union Arena at Grand Canyon University.

13 hours ago

caution tape across police car...

Motorcyclist dies after crash with vehicle in Phoenix

A motorcyclist died after a crash with a vehicle in Phoenix on Monday night, authorities said.

14 hours ago

Sponsored Articles

(KTAR News Graphic)...

KTAR launches online holiday auction benefitting Boys & Girls Clubs of the Valley

KTAR is teaming up with The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Valley for a holiday auction benefitting thousands of Valley kids.


Dierdre Woodruff

Interest rates may have peaked. Should you buy a CD, high-yield savings account, or a fixed annuity?

Interest rates are the highest they’ve been in decades, and it looks like the Fed has paused hikes. This may be the best time to lock in rates for long-term, low-risk financial products like fixed annuities.



Key dates for Arizona sports fans to look forward to this fall

Fall brings new beginnings in different ways for Arizona’s professional sports teams like the Cardinals and Coyotes.

Kari Lake locked out of account temporarily for violating Twitter rules