Twitter restricted President Donald Trump’s Super Bowl campaign ad after he tweeted it out Sunday night, according to Trump campaign Rapid Response Director Matt Wolking.
Trump’s ad highlighted the administration’s work on criminal justice reform and featured Alice Johnson, a former federal inmate who had been serving a life sentence on non-violent drug charges until Trump granted her clemency in 2018. Twitter placed a “sensitive content” warning over the video and required users to request access to view it.
President Trump's Super Bowl ad about criminal justice reform and Alice Johnson has been restricted on Twitter after angry Democrats reported it en masse.— Matt Wolking (Text TRUMP to 88022) (@MattWolking) February 3, 2020
They don't want you to see this! https://t.co/BPOLL5O7PM pic.twitter.com/aowHxn287i
It remains unclear how a Democrat would be treated if they decided to reform the criminal justice system.
Twitter’s guidelines prohibit posting videos that are “excessively gory or share violent or adult content.”
“Yet again, Twitter is silencing President Trump and his campaign on their platform for putting out truthful and compelling content. The ad about Alice Johnson’s incredible story highlighted the President’s commitment to criminal justice reform and second chances for people,” Trump campaign Communications Director Tim Murtaugh told the Daily Caller.
I promised to restore hope in America. That includes the least among us. Together, let’s KEEP AMERICA GREAT!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 2, 2020
Text TRUMP to 88022 if you liked our Super Bowl ad! pic.twitter.com/Lgjt53B7QX