Nevada Republican Senate candidate Sam Brown’s Twitter account on Monday, Oct. 4, was suddenly permanently suspended, Fox News reported.
Army veteran Captain Sam Brown slammed the social media giant for partisan censorship for removing his account.
“Big Tech is waging an all-out attack on conservative voices—using unequally applied ‘rules’ to censor or suspend anyone they disagree with,” Brown, also an army veteran captain, told Fox News in an interview.
“This summer, they censored my tweets as ‘potentially sensitive content.’ This morning, they suspended my account without warning or cause,'” he said.
This was not the first feud between Twitter and Brown. On Independence Day, Twitter flagged his salute picture, which came with the words “Freedom isn’t free” as “potentially sensitive content.”
Brown’s face bears the burning remnants from his 2008 mission to Afghanistan. His scars were caused by an IED explosion. The GOP Senate candidate could only explain that the social media giant flagged his post for the scars from his service to the U.S.
“Hey @Twitter, I didn’t realize my face was ‘sensitive content,'” Brown said in a Tweet. “… Was it my scars or the fact that I salute the flag? Regardless, neither are going away – and neither am I.”
Brown joined the race for the U.S. Senate in Nevada in late August. He is bidding against the current Democratic incumbent Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto, in 2022, per the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
Twitter, the social media giant, did not provide Brown an explanation to what extent he might have violated its policies.
“Big Tech knows their days of one-sided censorship and divisive influence are numbered with conservative voices like me in the Senate,” Brown said. “I will not back down from this fight—Twitter has messed with the wrong soldier.”
He had appealed to Twitter, and his account was reinstated some hours later. In a response letter to the veteran, Twitter attributed the suspension to a technical error.
“A little back background: we have systems that find and remove multiple automated spam accounts in bulk, and yours was flagged as spam by mistake. Please note that it make take an hour or so for your follower and following numbers to return to normal,” Twitter told Brown, as reported by Fox News.