Conservative David Horowitz, Father Of Silicon Valley VC Ben Horowitz, Had His Twitter Account Suspended

Isheka N. Harrison
Written by Isheka N. Harrison
David Horowitz
David Horowitz speaking at CPAC 2011 in Washington, D.C. Photo via Flickr: Gage Skidmore

Twitter recently suspended the account of David Horowitz, reported the Washington Times. The conservative activist, writer and editor is the father of Silicon Valley venture capitalist (VC) Ben Horowitz.

He is known for his right-wing views – including his opposition to reparations for slavery and criticism of Islamic organizations. He has also been accused of being racist, which he said is a “calculated lie.”

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The David Horowitz Freedom Center accused Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey of being a fascist who censors conservative voices. Lately Twitter has come under fire for suspending conservative accounts. It was one of the topics brought up by President Donald Trump during a recent meeting with Dorsey.

Horowitz said when he reached out to Twitter, they told him the suspension was a mistake and restored his account.