McConnell Campaign Twitter Locked: Posted Video of Vile Protesters at His Home

SO!…… Protesters show up at your door shouting vulgarities, making threats and causing a general ruckus……. You post a video on Twitter of these assholes……. And your Twitter account is suspended for posting vulgarities because it violates Twitter’s “violent threats” policy?


source: Townhall

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s re-election campaign and other conservatives’ Twitter accounts were temporarily locked for posting video of protesters outside the senator’s Louisville, Kentucky, home, arguing that it violates the company’s “violent threats policy.”

“This morning, Twitter locked our account for posting the video of real-world, violent threats made against Mitch McConnell……….. This is the problem with the speech police in America today.”

Kevin Golden
McConnell Campaign Manager

McConnell, 77, has been resting at home since tripping on his patio fracturing his shoulder on Sunday — and the Team Mitch account posted images showing him at his residence. In the wake of this weekend’s deadly mass shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio, the hashtag “Massacre Mitch” trended on Twitter — and some activists took their case to McConnell’s residence.

In a livestream video of the protest, Black Lives Matter Louisville leader Chanelle Helm, standing with other demonstrators outside McConnell’s home, said that he “should have broken his little raggedy, wrinkled-(expletive) neck” rather than fracturing his shoulder.

“Just stab the m—– f—– in the heart.”

Chanelle Helm
Black Lives Matter Louisville

“The Lexington-Herald can attack Mitch with cartoon tombstones of his opponents. But we can’t mock it…….. Twitter will allow the words ‘Massacre Mitch’ to trend nationally on their platform. But locks our account for posting actual threats against us. We appealed and Twitter stood by their decision, saying our account will remain locked until we delete the video.”

Kevin Golden
McConnell Campaign Manager
Jack Dorsey/ Twitter CEO
Photo: Ryan Lash / TED

M McConnell Campaign Twitter Locked: Posted Video of Vile Protesters at His Home

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