Posted on June 3, 2020

Twitter Censors Matt Gaetz, Accuses Him of ‘Glorifying Violence’

Eric Lendrum, American Greatness, June 2, 2020

Congressman Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) became the second American politician to see one of his tweets censored by Twitter, as reported by USA Today.

In the original tweet on Monday, Congressman Gaetz said that “Now that we clearly see Antifa as terrorists, can we hunt them down like we do those in the Middle East?” In a manner similar to how Twitter shockingly censored one of President Trump’s tweets, the social media platform blocked out his text with a “warning” declaring that “This Tweet violated the Twitter rules about glorifying violence.” Users cannot like, reply to, or retweet the post unless they choose to retweet it with their own comment.

Since the censoring of the tweet, Gaetz has repeatedly tweeted about the incident and has refused to walk back his comments about Antifa. The currently-pinned tweet on his profile includes a Politico story about the censorship. {snip}