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Moscow Mitch’s campaign Twitter account is back!
Posted by: Speedy
Date: August 10, 2019 05:52PM
[www.washingtonpost.com]

“Team Mitch is back on Twitter.

Twitter Communications tweeted a statement on Friday saying that it had unlocked Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s campaign account, two days after the account shared a video that Twitter said went against its conduct guidelines.

The video shows protesters screaming obscenities and making violent threats outside the Republican senator’s home in Louisville.

“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 on Friday. “Going forward, the video will be visible on the service with a sensitive media interstitial and only in cases where the Tweet content does not otherwise violate the Twitter Rules.”

Kevin Golden, McConnell’s campaign manager, said in a statement on Friday that the campaign was glad to see its account unlocked.

“It shouldn’t have taken an avalanche of outrage from across the country to stop Silicon Valley from launching an effort to silence conservatives like the Majority Leader of the United States Senate in the first place,” Golden said. “We look forward to learning more about what steps Twitter will take to ensure that this egregious suppression campaign never happens again.”



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Re: Moscow Mitch’s campaign Twitter account is back!
Posted by: deckeda
Date: August 10, 2019 07:10PM
Twitter is completely rudderless by design. McConnell’s team was in the right bringing to light unhinged protestors. Some were calling for his death! Gimme a break with the outrage ... we already have plenty to be angry at him for.

And then Twitter backed down under pressure; couldn’t muster standing behind a well-meaning policy ill applied.

Sorry, advocates, I’ve never understood the appeal of it. Be public and an endless stream of trolls and ads await, with little ability to give a coherent message that’s more than a headline. Keep your account private and you might as well just send texts to friends instead.
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