The tweet allegedly violates Twitter’s policy of ‘glorifying violence’
Twitter cracked down on a tweet shared by the Libertarian Party of Kentucky for allegedly violating its policies while living with Kyle Rittenhouse in the midst of a murder trial.
There has been a political division over the 2020 Kenosha shooting, in which two people were killed and another injured, as many on the left believe that Rittenhouse was actively looking for trouble in the riots, Which was sparked by the police-involved shooting of Jacob Blake, while many believe Rittenhouse was. Acting in self-defense based on evidence and witness testimony.
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The Libertarian Party of New Hampshire took to Twitter to defend its Kentucky counterpart on November 3 in a tweet, writing, “Looking at this trial, it’s all the more clear that Kyle Rittenhouse did nothing wrong. “
According to a screenshot shared by the Libertarian Party of New Hampshire, the tweet clearly violated Twitter’s policies against “glorifying violence.”
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“We prohibit content that condemns or celebrates acts of violence that may promote imitation of the act,” read a Twitter message to the Libertarian Party of Kentucky. “We also prohibit the glorification of mass murders or genocide when protected categories are the primary target or victim. Glorifying perpetrators of such violence is also prohibited.”
A message from Twitter told the LP of Kentucky that it must delete the tweet in order to unlock its account.
The New Hampshire account penalized a tweet in August 2020 by Rep. Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass, which read, “A 17 year old white supremacist household armed with an AR 15 across state lines. She shot Killed and killed 2 people gathered together to affirm the value, dignity and value of black lives. Fix your damn headlines.”
The LP of New Hampshire responded by saying, “You can make out a whole lot of lies about Kyle Rittenhouse and you won’t be banned. But if you say Kyle Rittenhouse was innocent, you will be.”
A tweet comparing Rittenhouse’s opposing views went viral on Wednesday, strongly criticizing the tech giant.
Twitter did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Granthshala News. Granthshala News also contacted the Libertarian Party of Kentucky for comment.