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The National Republican Senate and congressional Committee hit back at Twitter for the locking sen. Mitch McConnell’s campaign account; Doug McKelway has the latest.
Mitch McConnell campaign is back on Twitter.
Days after the social media platform froze the “Team ” Mitch” account posted a video of left’s threats against the Republican Senate leader, the situation seemed Friday to be clarified, as the campaign celebrated with Twitter-access.
GOP GOES TO WAR WITH TWITTER ABOUT MCCONNELL CAMPAIGN ACCOUNT FREEZING
“Victory!!!” the “Team” Mitch,” the account tweeted Friday afternoon. “Many thanks to ALL for the help #free Mitch.”
Twitter officials confirmed that they decided to back the access, say, it, so that the controversial video posted by McConnell displayed in certain cases.
“After several complaints from affected users and leader McConnell team confirmed their intention to highlight the threats to public discussion, which we have reviewed, in this case, more precisely,” Twitter said.
He added: “Going forward, the video will be shown to the service with a sensitive media, interstitial, and only in cases where the Tweet content rules do not otherwise violate the Twitter.”
The drama — which included threats by Republicans to spending to stop ad dollars to the platform began on Wednesday, when Twitter froze the “Team ” Mitch” account after the campaign videos posted by protesters outside of McConnell ‘ s home, the violent threats against the Kentucky senator.
TWITTER LOCKS MCCONNELL-CAMPAIGN FOR THE RESERVATION OF VIDEO CALLS FOR THE VIOLENCE IN HIS HOMELAND
The result of the McConnell campaign slam Twitter for the political bias, prompted, say, the social media platform was effectively the fault of the victim. The situation escalated on Thursday, with the top Republican organizations, including the National Republican senatorial Committee, the RNC and the Trump campaign said they would not spend money on Twitter until the freeze-out has been decided.
Earlier this week, a Twitter spokesman, the situation said: “The user is temporarily locked out of their accounts for a Tweet against our wild threats, the policy, specifically, the threats to physical security.” The website of the Directive States that the user share the content contains threats against any Person or group of persons, regardless of the context.
Fox News’ Ronn Blitzer and Gregg Re contributed to this report.