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Thu Aug 8, 2019, 12:18 AM

Twitter locks McConnell campaign account after posting video of protester shouting threats, profanit

Source: The Hill


BY JUSTIN WISE - 08/07/19 10:10 PM EDT

Twitter has locked the account for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's (R-Ky.) campaign after it shared a video of a protester's profanity-laced rant outside the senator's home.

A Twitter spokesperson told The Hill that the @Team_Mitch account was locked because a tweet "violated our violent threats policy, specifically threats involving physical safety."

McConnell campaign manager Kevin Golden told The Hill that the account was locked Wednesday morning "for posting the video of real-world, violent threats made against Mitch McConnell."

The McConnell campaign on Tuesday shared a video featuring protesters demonstrating outside the Kentucky senator's home. The video included Black Lives Matter Louisville leader Chanelle Helm repeatedly cursing and stating that she wished the GOP leader had "broken his little, raggedy, wrinkled-ass neck" instead of injuring his shoulder last weekend, the Louisville Courier-Journal reported.

Read more: https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/456646-twitter-suspends-mcconnell-campaign-for-posting-video-of-protesters-profanity

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Reply Twitter locks McConnell campaign account after posting video of protester shouting threats, profanit (Original post)
Judi Lynn Aug 2019 OP
Thekaspervote Aug 2019 #1
Skidmore Aug 2019 #2
riversedge Aug 2019 #4
canetoad Aug 2019 #3
3Hotdogs Aug 2019 #6
N_E_1 for Tennis Aug 2019 #5
Scarsdale Aug 2019 #7
Chakaconcarne Aug 2019 #8
bucolic_frolic Aug 2019 #9
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Aug 2019 #10
Eugene Aug 2019 #11
question everything Aug 2019 #12

Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Aug 8, 2019, 01:42 AM

1. He knows how much he's hated and why. He politizes the truth, so good I'm glad it was stymied

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Aug 8, 2019, 02:54 AM

2. Still,

she could have done better than a MAGAt. This does not help.

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Response to Skidmore (Reply #2)

Thu Aug 8, 2019, 05:32 AM

4. I do not think so either.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Aug 8, 2019, 04:39 AM

3. "broken his little, raggedy, wrinkled-ass neck"

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Response to canetoad (Reply #3)

Thu Aug 8, 2019, 06:39 AM

6. + 1

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Aug 8, 2019, 06:06 AM

5. WTF about trump's account?...

He should be kicked off and never allowed to come back. Virtually amputate his thumbs.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Aug 8, 2019, 08:09 AM

7. Poor Moscow Mitch.

For years he has been holding up any bills that would help ordinary citizens, such as voters rights, and gun background checks. He managed to quiet all the criticism of his refusal to even give a hearing to Merrick Garland (because he KNEW the fix was in for tRump to "win" He has padded his bank account with money from the NRA and Russia. Now, the curtain has been drawn back, and he does not like the exposure of his dirty dealings. I hope the citizens of Kentucky pay attention to all this truth. One (corrupt traitor) should not have this much power. Gun laws have been sitting on his desk for months, he refuses to bring them up for a vote.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Aug 8, 2019, 08:56 AM

8. Well, I guess we know what will be running on Fox for the next 72 hours.

Not helpful...

Hopefully on Aug 17th in Portland, our side will be able to conduct themselves and not provide the right any more talking points.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Aug 8, 2019, 09:35 AM

9. Mitch stifled democracy with Merrick Garland and other judge appointments

Protestors are the First Amendment at work. I understand their policy, but I'm not sure which side Twitter is helping by locking the Senator's account.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Aug 8, 2019, 11:00 AM

10. Tough luck McTurdhole

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Aug 8, 2019, 03:22 PM

11. Republican groups vow to stop buying Twitter ads until McConnell campaign account is unfrozen

Source: Washington Post

Republican groups vow to stop buying Twitter ads until McConnell campaign account is unfrozen


By Felicia Sonmez
August 8 at 1:14 PM

A move by Twitter to freeze the account of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R-Ky.) campaign has prompted a backlash by President Trump’s campaign and national Republican groups, who have vowed to stop buying ads on the social media platform until the account is unfrozen.

On Wednesday, Twitter locked McConnell’s campaign account from further activity as punishment for its sharing of a video of protesters screaming obscenities outside the Kentucky Republican’s home. The social media company said it will not unlock @Team_Mitch unless it agrees to remove the video.

Officials for the Trump campaign, the National Republican Committee, and the Republican Senate and House campaign arms accused Twitter of bias and tweeted Thursday that their organizations are withholding their advertising dollars until the issue is resolved.

“#MassacreMitch trended on @Twitter for a full day, and they did nothing,” Kevin McLaughlin, executive director of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, said in a tweet. “Someone threatens to stab the Majority Leader, @TeamMitch posts the video and THEY get locked out. @NRSC is not spending $ until this is adequately addressed.”

Richard Walters, chief of staff for the RNC, shared McLaughlin’s post and added: “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.”

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Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/republican-groups-vow-to-stop-buying-twitter-ads-until-mcconnell-campaign-account-is-unfrozen/2019/08/08/14feb5f4-b9f7-11e9-a091-6a96e67d9cce_story.html

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All I can say is, please proceed, Republicans.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Aug 8, 2019, 03:33 PM

12. Now, if it can only lock Whiny Donny's

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