Multiple protestors have interrupted another of Haley’s events. After one was removed she responded “if he were in Russia, he wouldn’t live much longer…God bless America, that’s for sure.”
— Dylan Wells (@dylanewells) January 21, 2024
Nikki Haley walks back her demand that social media ban anonymous posters after backlash
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Nikki Haley on Wednesday partially walked back her proposed requirement that social media companies ban people from posting anonymously online for national security reasons, a stance for which she drew backlash from across conservative social media and some of her GOP presidential rivals.
The former United Nations ambassador’s comments Tuesday to Fox News were quickly spread by the campaign of Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis. Both Haley and DeSantis are trying to resonate with GOP constituencies including parents worried for their children’s online safety as well as voters fearful of China’s influence in U.S. affairs. As they try to battle for a distant second place behind former President Donald Trump, Haley and DeSantis have accused each other of being weak on China in particular.