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Trump campaign hits back after Twitter reportedly restricted the president's Super Bowl ad for 'sensitive content'

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Twitter restricted one of President Donald Trump's Sunday night Super Bowl ads, according to Matt Wolking, the campaign's rapid response director, placing a "sensitive content" warning over the video.

The ad, which aired at the start of the Super Bowl, featured the Trump administration's successes with criminal justice reform, highlighting Alice Johnson, a former federal prisoner serving a life sentence for nonviolent drug charges.

Trump granted clemency in Johnson's case in 2018.

What are the details?

As highlighted by The Daily Caller, Wolking tweeted, "President Trump's Super Bowl ad about criminal justice reform and Alice Johnson has been restricted on Twitter after angry Democrats reported it en masse."

"They don't want you to see this!" he added.

In a statement to the outlet, Trump campaign Communications Director Tim Murtaugh added, "Yet again, Twitter is silencing President Trump and his campaign on their platform for putting out truthful and compelling content. The ad about Alice Johnson's incredible story highlighted the President's commitment to criminal justice reform and second chance for people."

Murtaugh noted, "It's little wonder why leftists want to block that content — they can't beat Trump so they try to stop him from communicating. Voters are the ones who suffer when they are deprived of all information and points of view."

At the time of this writing, the content warning has apparently been removed from the campaign video. Additionally, there has been no explanation as to why Twitter reportedly slapped a content warning on the president's campaign ad in the first place.

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