CU Regent Heidi Ganahl faced some tough questions at her gubernatorial campaign kickoff earlier this week. In addition to her refusal to say the 2020 election wasn’t stolen, Ganahl expressed frustration over questions about her decision to scrub 90% of her Tweets prior to launching her campaign. She didn’t get asked about her deletion of two other social media accounts, Parler and Gab, which took place sometime earlier this year.
Like it or not, social media accounts are an indispensable component of all professional communications, but especially for elected officials, who can share their message without having to go through reporters. As a rule, the more attention the better. More followers mean a bigger megaphone to talk directly to constituents.