Twitter reportedly suspended the account of the Commissioner for U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Commissioner Mark Morgan after he celebrated the success of the border wall. Morgan tweeted, “@CBP & @USACEHQ continue to build new wall every day. Every mile helps us stop gang members, murderers, sexual predators and drugs.”
As The Federalist reported, on Wednesday afternoon, following Morgan’s tweet, Twitter locked Morgan’s account, writing:
You may not promote violence against, threaten, or harass other people on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, religious affiliation, age, disability, or serious disease,” Twitter wrote in an email explaining the suspension. As is clear from the banned post’s text, the commissioner did not threaten anyone based on race, national origin, or anything else.
“In recent weeks, the commissioner had been free to publish content on the site touting the accomplishments of border agents keeping America safe. It’s not clear what has recently changed in Twitter’s algorithm or policing that resulted in this post’s shutdown of his account when other similar posts went unblocked,” The Federalist noted. Morgan spoke to The Federalist about the suspension of his account, explaining, “If you look at the tweet in question again, every mile helps us stop gang members, murderers, and pedophiles from entering our country. It’s just a fact.” Read more…