Twitter suspends Benghazi hero Kris Paronto after tweet critical of Barack Obama
On Sunday, the Gateway Pundit’s Jim Hoft and others reported that Benghazi hero Kris Paronto received a temporary suspension for a tweet critical of former President Barack Obama.
It seems that Obama thinks Benghazi is a conspiracy theory cooked up by those opposed to him and Hillary Clinton, which didn’t sit too well with Paronto.
“The politics of division and paranoia has found a home, unfortunately, in the Republican party. … they’ve embraced wild conspiracy theories by those surrounding Benghazi. Or my birth certificate,” Obama said.
Which apparently prompted a discussion on the issue in which Paronto criticized the former president.
According to Twitchy:
Benghazi hero Kris Paronto was suspended by Twitter and forced to delete a tweet where he tagged and mocked the anti-Trump account @itmustend_ for that account’s tweet at SEAL Team 6 member Robert O’Neill saying that it was Barack Obama who killed Osama bin Laden:
But, Twitchy said, it turns out the Twitter account that was allegedly offended never reported it and “didn’t feel offended in any way”:
Well, I didn't report it, I couldn't care less and didn't feel offended in any way.
— ??ANTIGQP?☠️ (@itmustend_) September 9, 2018
This prompted Twitchy to ask: “Shouldn’t Twitter, at the very least, need the person that’s been offended to actually report the tweet before demanding it be deleted?”
Hoft said Twitter later lifted the temporary suspension, citing a tweet from Jack Posobiec:
Active Twitter accounts:
Suspended Twitter account:
– Benghazi hero Kris 'Tanto' Paronto pic.twitter.com/oQD6rx0O9M
— John Cardillo (@johncardillo) September 9, 2018
So much for free speech…
Incidents like this, by the way, are the reason activist Chris Sevier drafted a proposed measure to stop censorship of political and religious speech by big social media sites like Twitter.
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