The left got mad enough to do this…
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s campaign account was banned from Twitter after exchanging a clip of demonstrators supposedly threatening the Senator with violence, including a protester stating “just stab the motherfucker in the heart.” Twitter had no issue with the platform trend of “Massacre Mitch.”
In a remark to the Courier-Journal of USA Today, Sen. McConnell’s squad hit Twitter.
“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,” said campaign manager Kevin Golden.
“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.”
Reporter Ryan Saavedra from Daily Wire was also shut out of his Twitter account for drawing attention to the threats.
“Twitter asked me yesterday to delete this tweet,” said Saavedra. “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.”
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
A Twitter spokeswoman said the platform, regardless of background, does not allow the sharing of violent threats on the platform. This implies that they can still be prohibited, suspended, or shut out of their account even if the individual carrying the content planned to criticize the threats.
On Saavedra’s ban, the spokeswoman said: “The user was temporarily locked out of their account for a Tweet that violated our violent threats policy, specifically threats involving physical safety.”