Posted on October 29, 2020

Twitter Suspends U.S. Border Chief for Celebrating Wall’s Protection From Illegal Aliens

Tristan Justice, The Federalist, October 29, 2020

Twitter suspended U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Commissioner Mark Morgan for a post celebrating the success of the U.S. southern border wall keeping violent criminals from reaching American communities.

According to screenshots shared exclusively with The Federalist, Twitter locked Morgan’s account Wednesday afternoon for apparently violating platform rules governing “hateful conduct” after the commissioner attempted to tweet about the wall’s benefits.

“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. {snip}


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.

“If you look at the tweet in question again,” Morgan told The Federalist, speaking of the problematic post that provoked the suspension, “every mile helps us stop gang members, murderers, and pedophiles from entering our country. It’s just a fact.”


{snip}“The American people ultimately don’t get to hear the truth because someone at Twitter, based on their own ideology, pushed a button to prevent the truth from coming out.”


Morgan’s censorship came on the same day Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey faced questions from Senate lawmakers over the website’s election interference with biased content moderation. {snip}