Morgan claims that “the tweet is similar to the hundreds and hundreds of tweets I’ve posted in the last few years.”
“But none of you saw this tweet today,” he added. “The Americans in this great country were unable to see this tweet or the very critical information it contained because Twitter removed it and locked my account yesterday.”
Screenshots of a tweet posted on the conservative website The Federalist and confirmed to POLITICO Morgan’s tweet hailed the efficiency of the border wall, saying that “every mile helps stop gang members, murderers, sexual predators and drugs from entering the country. us ”.
A Twitter spokesman confirmed that Morgan had been blocked from his account, but said that “the decision was overturned after an appeal by the account owner and an additional assessment by our team.”
At Thursday’s press conference, Morgan listed many other tweets he had sent in October, using similar language to highlight indicted and convicted criminals detained by the agency, noting that none of them had ever triggered Twitter’s ban on hate speech.
He noted that the platform’s CEO testified on Capitol Hill the same day his account was frozen, facing scandals from Republican senators over their long-standing allegations that social media giants were biased and censored conservative speech.
“Ironically, as they hear on Capitol Hill on this very issue, Twitter employees are actively censoring another employee in the administration,” Morgan said.
“This should upset every American citizen, because they didn’t lock me up, they locked you up. “They have imposed their own ideology, their own system of beliefs, to justify holding the truth from the American people because it does not fit the very obvious and transparent agenda,” he argued. “They may have locked my Twitter account, but they won’t lock my voice.”
The company has come under heavy scrutiny for warning labels on tweets coming from President Donald Trump, warning that the messages contain misinformation or glorified violence, but Democrats also say social media sites have not gone far enough to limit the spread of hate speech and lies on their platforms.
Earlier this month, the Conservatives snatched the company from blocking users and locking accounts by posting links to a controversial report in the New York Post alleging links between Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and his son Hunter’s business deals. which he quickly turned to and called a mistake.
Platforms such as Twitter, Facebook and Google have threatened lawmakers on both sides of the aisle to either shape themselves or face greater regulations, including lifting their price liability protections.
Morgan highlighted tweets from Iranian Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, which conservatives complain appear to violate Twitter’s policies against glorifying violence, but which are not slammed with warning labels like Trump’s tweets. Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey said during a hearing Wednesday that the company viewed Khamenei’s tweets as “swinging a sword” and was not in violation of the site’s policies.
The commissioner called it “ironic” and “absurd” that “for some reason the ayatollah is announcing the complete and complete destruction of Israel, and that’s good, but I’m tweeting how effective the wall is and how it absolutely helps us detain criminals who are trying to enter this country illegally, in a way it is hate speech. “
“With all due respect to Twitter, locking my account does not pass the BS test,” Morgan said.