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McConnell out of 'Twitter Jail'
By The Associated Press
LOUISVILLE - Update:  Twitter has restored McConnell's access to his team's Twitter account Friday. 

McConnell's Team released the following statement "We are glad Twitter has reversed their decision to lock our Team Mitch account. It is still deeply concerning that Twitter would ban us from posting a video of threats made against us but allow Liberal Hollywood celebrities to post exactly what we did without suffering the same penalty. It shouldn't have taken an avalanche of outrage from across the country to stop Silicon Valley from launching an effort to silence conservatives like the Majority Leader of the United States Senate in the first place. We look forward to learning more about what steps Twitter will take to ensure that this egregious suppression campaign never happens again."

The Republican Party, the Trump campaign and other GOP organizations say they are freezing their spending on Twitter to protest the platform's treatment of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

Twitter temporarily locked McConnell's campaign account Wednesday after it shared a video in which some protesters are heard calling for violence outside of the Senators home.  One protester is heard in the video calling for someone to stab McConnell in the heart, and for him to break his neck.

The social media platform said in a statement that users were locked out due to a tweet "that violated our violent threats policy, specifically threats involving physical safety."

Republicans say social media platforms censor conservative viewpoints. Social media companies say they have no political bias.

Published 10:15 AM, Friday Aug. 09, 2019
Updated 09:54 AM, Saturday Aug. 10, 2019

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