Twitter censorship is at an all-time high as they cracked the whip on three accounts, including that of Mitch McConnell’s campaign, forcing them to remove a video that was taken of a left-wing activist calling for violence outside of the Senate majority leader’s Louisville, Kentucky, home Monday, claiming that the footage violates the company’s “violent threats policy.”
The social media company also took it upon themselves to lock the accounts for simply posting the video, which showed the activist saying that someone should “just stab” a voodoo doll of McConnell “in the heart.” Twitter does not want people to know that liberals are the truly dangerous ones rather than the popular notion that the conservatives are.
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 pointed out the fact 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.
Ben Goldey, a congressional staffer who was first to post the video, also said Wednesday that Twitter temporarily suspended his account for posting the footage.
“My account was temporarily suspended after posting a video of far-left activists chanting death threats at Senator McConnell” Goldey said.
Journalist Ryan Saavedra also said Wednesday his account was locked for posting the video and that Twitter told him the request was made for McConnell’s safety.
A Twitter spokesperson gave confirmation that the accounts were locked, adding that the video violated the company’s policy against sharing violent threats or content that glorifies violence, regardless of context.
“The user was temporarily locked out of their account for a Tweet that violated our violent threats policy, specifically threats involving physical safety,” the spokesperson told the DCNF.
Goldey re-posted video from the Facebook live feed of Chanelle Helm, a Black Lives Matter activist who joined dozens of other protesters outside of McConnell’s home.
“Just stab the motherfucker in the heart, please,” Helm said of McConnell.
Helm also said on the live feed that she wanted McConnell to suffer a stroke or heart attack or break his neck.
“One of those heart attacks where they can’t breathe, and they’re holding their chest and they fall backwards,” she said. “He’s in there nursing his broken arm. He should have broken his raggedy, wrinkled-ass neck.”
Liberals have a special hatred for McConnell having accused him of refusing to bring gun control legislation that has already been passed in the House for a vote in the Senate.
Helm appears not to have suffered any blowback on Twitter. She remains active on the site but said in a post Tuesday that Facebook did suspend her account for seven days.