Gov. Kristi Noem’s Social Media Accounts Mysteriously Deleted

South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem answers a question while taking part in a panel discussion during a Republican Governors Association conference, Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2022, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

The government social media accounts for Gov. Kristi Noem (R-SD) appear to have been deleted without an explanation.

As of Monday, the South Dakota governor’s official Facebook and X accounts were no longer active, but the YouTube page remained active. Noem’s personal Facebook, X, and Instagram accounts remain active.

New accounts for the governor’s office have been made, although it is unclear why because the previous Facebook and X pages had a substantial amount of followers. A new X account for the office of the governor was created this month, and it has a little more than 300 followers as of Monday, which is far fewer than the roughly half-million followers that the previous governor’s account had.

“For official updates from the Governor’s Office, including press releases, follow @GovNoemOffice on X,” Noem’s spokesman Ian Fury told Sioux Falls Live without providing an explanation for deleting the accounts.

The onetime vice presidential contender for former President Donald Trump has taken a series of hits in recent months.

She is being sued for violating consumer protection laws in a social media video she posted on X praising her Texas dentist. In April, Noem posted a video that looked like an infomercial in which she said the dentist gave her “a smile that I can be proud of and confident in.”

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