Pennsylvania State Senator Doug Mastriano (R) blasted Twitter after the big tech company suspended his personal account for an undisclosed reason.
The move by Twitter appears to be the latest of several other reported tactics used by the platform to censor conservatives.
Early on Friday, Sen. Mastriano who recently presided over a public hearing to address alleged election fraud in Pennsylvania, posted a screen shot of a message from Twitter saying his personal account was suspended for violating “Twitter rules.” However, no specific violation was listed.
Mastriano wrote, “This censorship is unacceptable in America. A nation that I served for most of my adult life.”
“The point of Twitter suspending this personal account is to prevent me from posting to my Senate account— to silence our voice,” he added.
Sen. Mastriano’s Official Tweet:
This censorship is unacceptable in America. A nation that I served for most of my adult life…
The point of Twitter suspending this personal account is to prevent me from posting to my Senate account— to silence our voice. pic.twitter.com/ZqxUCcUxo6
— Senator Doug Mastriano (@SenMastriano) November 27, 2020
Moments later, Mastriano posted the following message from a new personal account that he set up: “The point of Twitter suspending my Doug Mastriano personal account is to prevent me from posting to my Senate account to silence our voice. PLEASE if you see this RETWEET this and FOLLOW me. Thanks for the help.”
President Trump slammed Twitter after learning that they suspended Sen. Mastriano’s account.
“Wow! Twitter bans highly respected Pennsylvania State Senator Doug Mastriano after he did a great job of leading a hearing on the 2020 Election fraud,” Trump wrote. “They and the Fake News, working together, want to SILENCE THE TRUTH. Can’t let that happen. This is what Communist countries do!”
President Trump coincidentally unleashed a pair of tweets on Thanksgiving evening, accusing Twitter of “discrimination” against conservatives, and calling for the termination Section 230, which is internet legislation that allows for social media giants to be immune from the same legal standards as publishers.
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In ending, here is video of Sen. Mastriano’s full speech at Wednesday’s public hearing: