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Thu Aug 8, 2019, 03:23 PM

Republican groups vow to stop buying Twitter ads until McConnell campaign account is unfrozen

LBN thread: Twitter locks McConnell campaign account after posting video of protester shouting threats, profanit

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Source: Washington Post

Republican groups vow to stop buying Twitter ads until McConnell campaign account is unfrozen


By Felicia Sonmez
August 8 at 1:14 PM

A move by Twitter to freeze the account of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R-Ky.) campaign has prompted a backlash by President Trump’s campaign and national Republican groups, who have vowed to stop buying ads on the social media platform until the account is unfrozen.

On Wednesday, Twitter locked McConnell’s campaign account from further activity as punishment for its sharing of a video of protesters screaming obscenities outside the Kentucky Republican’s home. The social media company said it will not unlock @Team_Mitch unless it agrees to remove the video.

Officials for the Trump campaign, the National Republican Committee, and the Republican Senate and House campaign arms accused Twitter of bias and tweeted Thursday that their organizations are withholding their advertising dollars until the issue is resolved.

“#MassacreMitch trended on @Twitter for a full day, and they did nothing,” Kevin McLaughlin, executive director of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, said in a tweet. “Someone threatens to stab the Majority Leader, @TeamMitch posts the video and THEY get locked out. @NRSC is not spending $ until this is adequately addressed.”

Richard Walters, chief of staff for the RNC, shared McLaughlin’s post and added: “The @GOP and @TeamTrump stand with the @Team_Mitch and the @NRSC. Any future ad $ either organization was planning to spend with @Twitter has been halted until they address this disgusting bias.”

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Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/republican-groups-vow-to-stop-buying-twitter-ads-until-mcconnell-campaign-account-is-unfrozen/2019/08/08/14feb5f4-b9f7-11e9-a091-6a96e67d9cce_story.html

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All I can say is, please proceed, Republicans.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Thu Aug 8, 2019, 03:25 PM

1. They should REALLY stick it to Twitter

And stop posting. That'll show em who's boss!

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Thu Aug 8, 2019, 03:26 PM

2. Absolutely, I support a twitter blackout by the GOP, voluntary or otherwise.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Thu Aug 8, 2019, 03:26 PM

3. Oh please not that!!!

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Thu Aug 8, 2019, 03:32 PM

4. The first thing I thought of after reading this was

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Thu Aug 8, 2019, 03:33 PM

5. You mean I won't have to look at their brain dead ads?

The horror.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Thu Aug 8, 2019, 03:35 PM

6. Win Win

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Thu Aug 8, 2019, 03:41 PM

7. If Trump had any b*lls...he's go on a twitter strike until this is resolved.



Please - could we only hope.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Thu Aug 8, 2019, 03:46 PM

8. "Free Moscow Mitch!"

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Thu Aug 8, 2019, 05:04 PM

9. Works for me. n/t

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