‘I won’t back down from this fight – Twitter messed with the wrong soldier’, Brown exclusively told Granthshala News
Republican Senate candidate and retired Army Captain Sam Brown is firing back at Twitter after he woke up on Monday morning to see that his account was “permanently suspended,” which Twitter has acknowledged was an error. .
“Big Tech is making an all-out attack on conservative voices — using unequivocally enforced ‘rules’ to censor or suspend anyone,” Brown said in an exclusive statement to Granthshala News. “This summer, they censored my tweets as ‘Potentially Sensitive Content.’ This morning, they suspended my account without warning or reason.”
Brown is hoping to oust Democratic incumbent Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto in the 2022 Republican primary in Nevada.
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The candidate filed an appeal against Twitter’s decision without specifying which tweets inspired such punishment. Twitter responded with an automated email informing them that their appeal request had been received. His account was suspended for several hours.
“Big Tech knows that their days of one-sided censorship and divisive influence are numbered with conservative voices like me in the Senate,” Brown said. “I won’t back down from this fight – Twitter messed with the wrong soldier.”
Granthshala News contacted Twitter amid Brown’s suspension, which was pulled down less than two hours later.
“We are writing to let you know that we have suspended your account,” Twitter told Brown in an email obtained by Granthshala News. “We’re sorry for the inconvenience and hope you’ll be back on Twitter soon.”
Twitter added, “A bit of back-and-forth: We have systems in place that bulk find and delete multiple automated spam accounts, and yours was accidentally flagged as spam. Please note that your followers and following It takes an hour or more for the numbers to come back to normal.”
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Brown told Granthshala News, “As having been targeted several times by Twitter’s censorship regime, this issue is now personal to me: it is clear that it is urgent to rein in Big Tech and the partisan elite that runs them. Action should be taken.”
Twitter did not respond to multiple requests for comment from Granthshala News.
Brown’s controversial conversation with Twitter began in July when he accused the platform of saluting his Fourth of July tweet in uniform as “potentially sensitive material.”
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The candidate took to Twitter, saying his tweet was flagged as “potentially sensitive” because of his face, which was severely burned by an IED blast during his deployment to Afghanistan in 2008. His campaign launch video shared on Wednesday was similarly hit with a warning label.
A Twitter spokesperson at the time pushed back on the allegation of censorship, telling Granthshala News that such warnings can be enabled or disabled depending on the individual user’s account settings.