Purple Heart recipient Nevada Senate candidate denounces Twitter censorship: “This is a warning to America”
Nevada Senate nominee and Purple Heart recipient Sam Brown issued a stern warning to social media users during an interview on “Fox & Friends First” on Wednesday, saying American voices were “in danger” after that Twitter admitted to censoring his account in error.
“This is not just a warning to me,” said Brown. “It’s a warning to America that all of us, all of our voices are at risk here.”
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The Purple Heart recipient emphasized the importance of civil speech and the ability to speak freely in America thanks to the First Amendment.
“The point is, this is not in keeping with the spirit of the First Amendment and what our country is, which is to be able to have a debate in the public domain,” Brown said.
“These companies definitely censor some voices and others far more than they should.”
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Brown’s account was permanently suspended for hours earlier this week. He filed an appeal after realizing that his account had been affected. Fox News contacted Twitter amid Brown’s suspension, which was lifted less than two hours later.
“We are writing to let you know that we have unblocked your account,” Twitter told Brown in an email obtained by Fox News. “We’re sorry for the inconvenience and hope to see you again on Twitter soon.”
Twitter added: “A little step backwards: we have systems that find and delete multiple automated spam accounts en masse, and yours was mistakenly flagged as spam. Please note that it takes about an hour for your subscriber and subsequent numbers to come back. To normal. “
According to Brown, his account has been reported multiple times and it’s not the first
“Twitter didn’t provide a very good explanation of what happened,” Brown said. “They gave a sort of standard response that I was caught up in some sort of anti-spam initiative and that my account was considered a spam account, and therefore without warning, without 12 hour suspension.”
Twitter did not respond to multiple requests for comment from Fox News.
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“I think this is a question America needs to ask itself, is that why is this happening to conservatives?” Brown questioned.
“But beyond that, if it can happen to me, if President Trump was completely distorted and was never to be allowed to return again, what will these big tech companies like Twitter or Facebook do in the future?”
Brown has said censorship is an issue he hopes to resolve if he is elected to represent Nevada in 2022. Brown is running for the Republican primary in hopes of toppling Democratic incumbent Senator Catherine Cortez Masto.
Joseph Wulfsohn of Fox News contributed to this report.