According to Florida Politics on Friday, Twitter has banned a Florida Republican candidate whose message called for the murder of federal officers.
To represent Florida’s 20th district in the state House of Representatives, Luis Miguel is running for office in the Republican primary. A request for comment regarding Twitter’s justification for the ban was not immediately met with a response.
Miguel’s threat comes amid fierce GOP opposition to the FBI and IRS, which was brought on by the government search of Mar-a-Lago and a recent congressional decision to tighten up on tax enforcement. However, Miguel’s post went beyond critiquing the organisations and encouraged armed attack on their staff members.
The message stated, “Under my plan, all Floridians will have the ability to shoot FBI, IRS, ATF, and all other federal forces ON SIGHT.” Freedom should ring.
Despite the fact that the posts have since been deleted and Miguel’s profiles are still active, Florida Politics discovered the same remark written to his Facebook and Instagram pages. An inquiry for comments was not immediately answered by Facebook or Instagram.
After an armed gunman attacked the FBI headquarters in Cincinnati, platforms have come under increased pressure to temper anti-government threats. After a confrontation, police shot and killed the gunman, who had posted numerous threats against the organisation on Trump’s Truth Social network.
Members of Congress asked Twitter, Facebook, and other platforms for information on their efforts to fend off continuous threats against law enforcement on the same day that Miguel was banned. The lawmakers wanted to know, among other things, how many of these threats had been found on the platforms and how many of them had been later eliminated.