Twitter Locks Out “Team Mitch” for Sharing Video of Protesters Chanting Death Threats At McConnell Home
Yet Twitter allowed #MassacreMitch to trend for days.
Twitter locked out @Team_Mitch, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s campaign account, after it posted pictures of people protesting outside of his home and literally calling for his head. That meant the account could not post new tweets.
The social media platform took this action even though it allowed the hashtag #MassacreMitch to trend for days after the shootings in Dayton and El Paso.
McConnell’s campaign manager spoke to The Courier-Journal:
“This morning, Twitter locked our account for posting the video of real-world, violent threats made against Mitch McConnell. This is a problem with the speech police in America today,” McConnell campaign manager Kevin Golden told the Courier Journal. “The Lexington Herald-Leader can attack Mitch with cartoon tombstones of his opponents. But we can’t mock it.
“Twitter will allow the words of “Massacre Mitch” to trend nationally on their platform but locks our account for posting actual threats against us,” Golden added. “We appealed and Twitter stood by their decision, saying our account will remain locked until we delete the video.”
Twitter spokeswoman Katie Rosborough insisted that the company suspended @Team_Mitch because it posted “a Tweet that violated our violent threats policy, specifically threats involving physical safety.”
— Kevin Golden (@KevinGolden88) August 8, 2019
Yes, Twitter suspended the account for that tweet. Twitter also targeted The Daily Wire’s Ryan Saavedra for posting the same video.
Twitter asked me yesterday to delete this tweet:
It showed a person allegedly calling for violence against Mitch McConnell
The person appears to be a BLM activist who has met with Elizabeth Warren
I said no and they suspended me *and* McConnell’s re-election campaign
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) August 7, 2019
Saavedra pointed out Twitter’s hypocrisy. Ever since the shootings, author Reza Aslan has gone on a rampage on the social media platform. He told Kellyanne Conway that she is “the depraved evil” that needs to be eradicated. Louis Farrakhan constantly posts racist and anti-Semitic tweets. Twitter countered by removing his blue checkmark.
Actor Peter Fonda once wanted all the women in Trump’s administration to be stripped naked and beaten. Oh, he also wanted their kids thrown in cages with pedophiles.
Leftists have bombarded radio host Dana Loesch with death threats and harassing tweets since the shootings. Will Twitter address those in the same way as it did with McConnell’s tweet?
Twitter has also allowed Texas Rep. Joaquin Castro’s account to remain active even though he outed his own constituents who donated to Trump.
Twitter can do whatever it wants since its a private company. But we the people can call it out, even on the platform, when it shows blatant hypocrisy in treatment of those not on the left.DONATE
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