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Twitter locked Libertarian party account over a tweet saying Kyle Rittenhouse did nothing wrong
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Twitter locked Libertarian party account over a tweet saying Kyle Rittenhouse did nothing wrong

A rather innocuous tweet was reportedly censored by Twitter for "glorifying violence" by opining that Kyle Rittenhouse did nothing wrong.

The reprimand from Twitter was sent to the account for the Libertarian Party of Kentucky after they tweeted on Nov. 3. The tweet read, "Watching this trial, it's ever more obvious that Kyle Rittenhouse did nothing wrong."

The company said that the tweet had been in violation of their terms of service against glorifying violence and asked the account manager to delete the tweet before the account could be unlocked.

"We prohibit content that condones or celebrates acts of violence that could promote imitation of the act. We also prohibit the glorification of mass murders or genocides when protected categories have been the primary target or victims," their message read.

The Libertarian account later tweeted vaguely about their suspension.

"Hey we are back after our comments about a certain Illinois teenager and how that legal process is going," the account tweeted on Monday.

"Still BS,wonder if Twitter will apologize after said teenager is not convicted," they mused.

The account for the Libertarian Party of New Hampshire posted a screenshot of the demand from Twitter next to a tweet from a Democratic member of Congress calling Rittenhouse a "white supremacist domestic terrorist."

Twitter did not respond to a request for comment by the time of publication.

Big tech companies and social media platforms have been under fire over accusations that they selectively enforce their rules against those on the right while leaving similar offenses from the left untouched.

In one recent example Twitter suspended the account of a Republican congressman for referring to a transgender woman serving in the Biden administration as a man.

Here's more about the trial of Kyle Rittenhouse:

Kyle Rittenhouse breaks down in tears on witness standwww.youtube.com

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Carlos Garcia

Carlos Garcia

Staff Writer

Carlos Garcia is a staff writer for Blaze News.