Twitter Temporarily Suspends Personal Account of PA State Sen. Doug Mastriano; Slaps Warning Label on Trump Tweet Pointing it Out

Twitter temporarily banned the personal Twitter account of Pennsylvania State Senator Doug Mastriano, the retired Army Colonel who led the public hearing in Gettysburg Wednesday to discuss 2020 election irregularities.

Mastriano shared a screenshot showing that his personal account was suspended Friday morning. “This censorship is unacceptable in America. A nation that I served for most of my adult life,” Mastriano tweeted from his official account. “The point of Twitter suspending this personal account is to prevent me from posting to my Senate account—to silence our voice.”

The message said that Twitter suspends accounts that violate its rules.


The combat veteran’s personal account has since been restored.

While it was still down, President Trump blasted Twitter for attempting to “silence the truth,” along with the “fake news.”

“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,” wrote Trump. “They and the Fake News, working together, want to SILENCE THE TRUTH. Can’t let that happen. This is what Communist countries do!”

Twitter put a warning label on the tweet, stating that the president’s “claim about election fraud is disputed.”

The only thing Trump said about election fraud was that Mastriano did a great job leading the hearing on election fraud. Yet Twitter felt the need to slap a warning label on the tweet nonetheless.

Earlier this week, Twitter also suspended the official account of the movie, Plot Against the President, based of the Lee Smith book of the same name.

That account was also restored today.

Trump noted in a tweet that big tech is coordinating with the media to suppress conservative views. Twitter slapped a warning label on the tweet, as well.

Twitter has been actively censoring everything the president (and others) have tweeted about the 2020 election fraud.

Earlier this week, Hawley revealed during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing that Facebook Google and Twitter coordinate to censor users across the platforms.

President Trump on Friday retweeted a video created by meme artist Sol about a lion being harassed by a pack of jackals. The narration for the video comes the movie Poolhall Junkies starring Christopher Walken.

“Every once in a while, the lion has to show the jackals who he is,” Walken says in the voiceover as the lion jumps up to fight the jackals. “It’s too late to be scared. It’s time to kill.”




Twitter told Newsweek that Mastriano’s account was suspended “in error.”

“This account was mistakenly suspended for perceived violations of our impersonation policy. This was an error,” a Twitter spokesperson said. “We have immediately reversed the decision and the account has been reinstated.”

About Debra Heine

Debra Heine is a conservative Catholic mom of six and longtime political pundit. She has written for several conservative news websites over the years, including Breitbart and PJ Media.

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