A spokeswoman for Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis allegedly harassed a reporter by way of Twitter — so the social media platform quickly shuttered her account on account of “abusive conduct.”
Christina Pushaw apparently disagreed with a Tuesday story from Related Press reporter Brendan Farrington, a few multimillion greenback DeSantis donor who additionally invested in an organization producing Regeneron, a drug used to deal with COVID patients.
DeSantis has pushed for the drug as a COVID-19 treatment in his state.
Pushaw shared Farrington’s report on her Twitter account and requested her followers to “drag them” earlier than deleting the submit.
The spokeswoman additionally threatened to place Farrington “on blast” if the story wasn’t modified, and retweeted a message in regards to the AP, including the phrases “Gentle. Them. Up.”
Farrington acquired a variety of threats after Pushaw’s tweets, in keeping with the Related Press.
When she discovered Farrington had been threatened, the spokeswoman deleted the “drag them” tweet, telling her followers “no one must be threatening anybody.”
“I’ll be positive, I hope. Freedom. Simply please don’t kill me,” Farrington later tweeted in regards to the threats.