Resistance Twitter Turns on Trump Critic Amy Siskind After Prior Support of Sarah Palin Surfaces


Amy Siskind

Amy Siskind, President of New Agenda, has been a major social media figure in the #Resistance. She currently has a book deal, and her popular Twitter account has over 300,000 followers. However this week, she’s on the receiving end of the latest social media controversy — as old tweets of hers circulated among other #Resistance social media users showing her past opposition to Barack Obama and support of Sarah Palin.

Although the controversy was original regarding old tweets and Fox News appearances, the conflict seems to have developed largely into a backlash against how Siskind reacted to that conflict.

One social media user, Kaivan Shroff, has offered an outline of the events leading up to Siskind’s ouster from the front of the pack.

There are several more tweets in the thread.

Siskind offered her own version of events in a Medium article.

There are also supporters for Siskind.

And one of the Twitter accounts originally involved, @AngryBlackLady, responded to her response.

Social media history has been a subject of many recent controversies, including the hiring of a new writer for the New York Times.

UPDATE: This story has been updated to remove several tweets from Kathy Griffin, whose social media accounts were reportedly maintained by Yashar Ali at the time of posting.

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