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The GOP and Republican groups won’t advertise on Twitter over bias claims

August 09, 2019 / fastcompany

The GOP is reportedly taking its advertising money out of Twitter’s pocket.The Republican Party, the Trump campaign, and other GOP organizations said Thursday that they are freezing their spending on Twitter to protest the platform’s treatment of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.While the GOP and its leader Donald Trump have long complained about perceived bias in social media, especially when Alex Jones was deplatformed, the rhetoric has ratcheted up recently due to the temporary suspension of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s campaign Twitter account. The account was suspended for tweeting a video that threatened physical violence. As with other tweets that violate its terms of service, Twitter temporarily locked McConnell’s campaign account on Wednesday. It was back up and running on Thursday minus the offending tweet.