Tulsi Gabbard Complains Instagram Is Suppressing Her Voice

Former Rep. Tulsi Gabbard has said social media platform Instagram is attempting to suppress her voice.

Gabbard made this claim while speaking to Fox News' Laura Ingraham on Wednesday night, and reflected on the power of big tech.

The clip has also started to go viral on Twitter and so far has over 250,000 views.

"Before coming on your show today, I found out that Instagram, which is owned by Facebook, is also suppressing my voice," Gabbard said.

"Normally, on average, videos that I post on Instagram, get somewhere between 250 and 300,000 views, tens of thousands of likes. The video that I posted last night, or early this morning got about 10 percent of that, around 15,000 views and a couple of 1,000 likes.

"It is very clear that they are doing all they can to suppress my voice, suppress the message that I am carrying out."

Gabbard went into greater detail about, what she believes to be, is a wider intention of control by a group of elite individuals.

"It just points to yet another example of this larger machine that is very clearly at work, that is controlling our marketplace of ideas.

"This machine is made up of the power elite, it is made up of these big social media tech giants, it is made up of the powerful politicians from both parties in Washington, the military-industrial complex.

"People who feel directly challenged when anyone dares to question their narrative, the message that they want the American people to hear.

"While they can't silence me they are going to do all that they can, we are seeing them do all that they can, to make it so as few people dare to hear my voice."

Gabbard did post a video to her Instagram page on Wednesday that has so far been viewed over 18,000 times. The video, that she referred to while speaking to Ingraham, was from her interview with Fox News' Jesse Watters on Tuesday.

In the video, the former Representative was critical of President Joe Biden's approach to Ukraine's war with Russia.

She also made reference to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky's speech to Congress where he asked Biden to be the "leader of the world" in its support for Ukraine.

"[President Biden] should be focused on his job as President of the United States of America and actually solving the problems that we are facing here," Gabbard said.

"Securing the border, making our communities more safe, improving education, strengthening our economy by supporting small business.

"There are a lot of problems unfortunately that need to be fixed. That is where he should be focused.

"But instead, as we've seen, he seems to be more focused on trying to be President of the world."

Newsweek has contacted Tulsi Gabbard for comment.

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Tulsi Gabbard holds a Town Hall meeting on Super Tuesday Primary night on March 3, 2020 in Detroit, Michigan. Gabbard complained that Instagram was attempting to supress her voice. Bill Pugliano/Getty Images