Twitter heavily restricted the account of Julian Assange’s mother, Christine Assange, without warning or explanation. Ms. Assange told Consortium News that her account was restricted for “unusual activity.” It was unrestricted a short while later.
Ms. Assange used this account primarily to help in her campaign to free her son, Wikileaks founder Julian Assange. In the two weeks leading up to her account being restricted, Ms. Assange had been replying to tweets by Hillary Clinton and John Bolton, two very shady government figures.
Julian Assange was arrested about three weeks after this happened. A major Twitter account centered around organizing support for Assange was suspended several months after his arrest, only to be reinstated following enough public outcry.
As Project Veritas revealed in the beginning of 2018, Twitter is sometimes pressured by the government to take certain actions.