Kristi Noem’s Social Media Accounts Disappear Amid Controversy

Kristi Noem, the Republican governor of South Dakota, has once again found herself in the spotlight. This time, the controversy surrounds the disappearance of some of her official social media accounts. Noem, who previously faced backlash for recounting an incident where she chose to shoot a puppy and a goat, is now drawing attention due to the apparent deletion of these accounts.

Social Media Disappearance

On Monday, a link from Noem’s official website directed users to an error message on Facebook. The message read: “This content isn’t available right now. When this happens, it’s usually because the owner only shared it with a small group of people, changed who can see it, or it’s been deleted.”

Twitter/X Changes

Similarly, on Twitter/X, the governor’s site now links to Noem’s personal page. The official @GovKristiNoem account displayed a message saying, “This account doesn’t exist.” A new Twitter/X account, @GovNoemOffice, was created this month and has garnered only 309 followers, significantly fewer than the roughly half-million followers of Noem’s previous account.

New Account Details

The new official account includes links to press releases and follows a limited selection of other accounts. These include Noem’s personal page, various state government departments, and staffers such as Mackenzie Decker, the director of policy. Decker describes herself on her profile as “Living free in South Dakota with my husband and little girls. Fueled by Americanos, Cheezits, and LaCroix Water. Mostly tweets about motherhood and the Jackrabbits,” referencing the sports teams of South Dakota State University.

Speculations and Questions

The disappearance of these social media accounts has led to speculations and questions regarding the reason behind the changes. Some believe it might be a strategic move in response to ongoing controversies, while others think it could be related to changes in her social media strategy. Noem’s office has not provided a clear explanation for these deletions.

This unexpected development adds to the ongoing scrutiny of Governor Noem’s actions and public presence, leaving many to wonder about the implications for her political future.