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.

About Isheka N. Harrison

Isheka N. Harrison is an experienced writer, editor, educator, media and communications professional who thoroughly enjoys telling people’s stories. A former editor of the South Florida Times, Isheka has been featured as a speaker for New Florida Majority’s “Black Women in Media” Panel for Women’s History Month, served as a judge for JM Lexus’ 2018 African American Achievers Awards and named one of “South Florida’s 40 Under 40 Black Leaders of Today and Tomorrow” by Legacy Magazine/Miami Herald. A native of Miami, Isheka's work has appeared in notable local and national media outlets including: ESSENCE Magazine, Upscale Magazine, The Miami Herald, The Miami Times and more. She holds a Master’s Degree in Public Relations from Kent State University and a Bachelor of Arts in English from Clark Atlanta University. Isheka is also a member of several para-professional organizations including the Black Professionals Network (BPN), National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) South Florida and ColorComm. To learn more about her story, you can connect with Isheka on LinkedIn at or on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @ishekah. To pitch her any tips or ideas for articles, email her at