Social media giant Twitter unlocked Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s campaign account Friday after a growing backlash from conservatives across the USA; with the GOP leader saying “Victory!” in his first post online.
“Victory!!! Thank you to EVERYONE for helping #FreeMitch. Help us keep winning,” posted the account on Twitter.
Thank you to EVERYONE for helping #FreeMitch.
— Team Mitch (@Team_Mitch) August 9, 2019
“After multiple appeals from affected users and Leader McConnell’s team confirming their intent to highlight the threats for public discussion, we have reviewed this case more closely,” Twitter said.
Original Story: August 8, 2019
The GOP and White House called-out social media platform Twitter Thursday after they suspended Sen. Mitch McConnell’s campaign account for posting threats made against the Republican leader.
“The National Republican Senatorial Committee on Thursday said it won’t spend money on Twitter until the situation is ‘adequately addressed.’ A top official with the Republican National Committee also said the RNC and the Trump campaign would not spend money with Twitter ‘until they address this disgusting bias,'” reports Fox News.
The @GOP and @TeamTrump stand with the @Team_Mitch and the @NRSC. Any future ad $ either organization was planning to spend with @Twitter has been halted until they address this disgusting bias. https://t.co/IVXjjDkizA
— Richard Walters (@rww_gop) August 8, 2019
“If the internet is going to be presented as this egalitarian platform and most of Twitter is liberal cesspools of venom, then at least the president wants some fairness in the system,” said one White House official.
“Twitter locked our account for posting the video of real-world, violent threats made against Mitch McConnell,” McConnell campaign manager Kevin Golden said in a statement on Wednesday. “This is the problem with the speech police in America today.”
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