Twitter actually locked Mitch McConnell’s campaign account, known as “Team Mitch”, because they posted a video exposing leftists making threats against McConnell outside of his Kentucky home.
They wanted Team Mitch to delete the video:
DAILY CALLER – Twitter forced three accounts, including that of Mitch McConnell’s campaign, to remove video of an activist calling for violence outside of the Senate majority leader’s Louisville, Kentucky, home Monday, saying the footage violates the company’s “violent threats policy.”
The social media company also temporarily locked the accounts for posting the video, which showed the activist saying that someone should “just stab” a voodoo doll of McConnell “in the heart.”
Kevin Golden, McConnell’s campaign manager, told the Daily Caller News Foundation that the campaign’s account was temporarily locked for posting a short video of the protesters. The McConnell campaign account, which uses the handle @Team_Mitch, drew attention to the video Monday night and said it was being referred to police for investigation.
“This morning, Twitter locked our account for posting the video of real-world, violent threats made against Mitch McConnell,” Golden told the DCNF.
He noted that Twitter allowed the hash tag #MassacreMitch to trend over the weekend, “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,” he said.
This is absurd. They also locked Ben Goldey’s account, a congressional staffer for McConnell who was first to post the video, according to TheDC. And they locked Ryan Saavedra’s account as well for posting it.
It’d be one thing if McConnell’s team posted a video calling for violence against someone else. But they were exposing protesters calling for violence against Mitch himself. I just don’t get it.
Oh wait, yes I do. Twitter keeps saying they aren’t targeting conservatives, but their actions continually say otherwise.
I’d post Saavedra’s Twitter thread about this, but it’s just too long. But you can read it here if you like.