“If you are in Africa and write hateful comments the day you want to apply for a visa to enter America it will be denied. They might also check your social media handles.” – Opinion
Twitter has suspended a Christian magazine’s account for reporting that one of President Joe Biden’s nominees is a man who believes he’s a woman.
The Daily Citizen, a publication of the Colorado Springs-based Focus on the Family, tweeted on Jan. 19 that Biden’s nominee for assistant secretary of health, Rachel Levine, “is a transgender woman, that is, a man who believes he is a woman,” along with a link to an article about the nomination.
As a result, the social media giant locked the magazine out of its account, informing the publication that the tweet violated Twitter’s user rules forbidding “hateful conduct.”
The Daily Citizen appealed the suspension but was informed that its account will remain locked until it deletes the tweet.
Twitter wrote in a subsequent email to the magazine: “Hi The Daily Citizen, your account, @FocusCitizen has been locked for violating the Twitter Rules. Specifically for: Violating our rules against hateful conduct. You may not promote violence against, threaten, or harass other people on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, religious affiliation, age, disability, or serious disease.”