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Twitter unlocks McConnell's campaign account after GOP boycott
By Emily Birnbaum - 08/09/19 12:42 PM EDT

Twitter on Friday announced that it has unlocked the campaign account for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) after a rash of national GOP groups threatened to stop advertising on the social media site.


The boycott — which drew support from the Republican House and Senate campaign arms, the Republican National Committee (RNC), and the Trump campaign — came in response to Twitter's decision to lock @Team_Mitch over a video that included violent threats.

"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 in a statement.

Twitter confirmed the account was unlocked on Friday.

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Re: Twitter unlocks McConnell's campaign account after GOP boycott
« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2019, 01:50:10 PM »
McConnell's account was locked because of a post in which McConnell included video of Prog thugs threatening to kill him.

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Re: Twitter unlocks McConnell's campaign account after GOP boycott
« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2019, 05:55:33 PM »
McConnell's account was locked because of a post in which McConnell included video of Prog thugs threatening to kill him.

And, then Twitter refused to unlock it.  Amazing.
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Re: Twitter unlocks McConnell's campaign account after GOP boycott
« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2019, 06:09:44 PM »
McConnell's account was locked because of a post in which McConnell included video of Prog thugs threatening to kill him.
Doesn't this seem eerily similar to John Schnatter's of Papa Johns who in discussing racism recited some prior quips of someone else who said racist language?  He was fired although he started the company.
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Re: Twitter unlocks McConnell's campaign account after GOP boycott
« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2019, 07:26:19 PM »
Yeah, I think the Twit "moderators" basically look for excuses to shut down conservatives and force them to jump through hoops to get restored. Just like happened with McConnell, where it took a lot of outrage and ads being cancelled to restore what never should have been shut down. Until Twit manglement summons the will to moderate partisanship-free and the courage to can those who pull partisan tricks, Twit won't change. The R campaign committees, last I heard, are still intending to spend their ad $$ elsewhere. If Trump finds and helps build up a competitor, Twit could face the existential threat of Trump going elsewhere. Trump accounts for a lot of Twit's volume (which is what attracts ad revenue).

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Re: Twitter unlocks McConnell's campaign account after GOP boycott
« Reply #5 on: August 10, 2019, 03:37:34 AM »
Sorry. My give-a-damn's busted.
And nobody should call that particular turtle conservative.

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Re: Twitter unlocks McConnell's campaign account after GOP boycott
« Reply #6 on: August 10, 2019, 09:32:24 AM »
Sorry. My give-a-damn's busted.
And nobody should call that particular turtle conservative.

It's the principles involved that make it important.
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Re: Twitter unlocks McConnell's campaign account after GOP boycott
« Reply #7 on: August 10, 2019, 09:35:11 AM »
It's the principles involved that make it important.

Nope. He helped to enable it.

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Re: Twitter unlocks McConnell's campaign account after GOP boycott
« Reply #8 on: August 10, 2019, 09:39:44 AM »
Nope. He helped to enable it.

What.....?
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Re: Twitter unlocks McConnell's campaign account after GOP boycott
« Reply #9 on: August 10, 2019, 09:50:06 AM »
What.....?

Congress allowed the powers that Twitter, Google, and Facebook are exercising.
Just desserts.

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Re: Twitter unlocks McConnell's campaign account after GOP boycott
« Reply #10 on: August 10, 2019, 11:00:09 AM »
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Twitter locked @Team_Mitch on Wednesday after the account posted footage of a protester yelling profanities and threats outside of the GOP leader's house in Kentucky.

The campaign argued the footage highlighted the kind of protestors McConnell is facing, but Twitter insisted for days that they would not unlock the account until @Team_Mitch took down the video.

The company said the footage violated their policy against violent threats.

Technically, the video contained a violent threat, but this was posted by McConnell's own staff. Surely Twitter isn't more concerned for his safety than his own staff is.


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