Oct. 24 (UPI) – Rep. Jim Banks said his official Twitter account was banned after he deliberately misrepresented Deputy Health Secretary Rachel Levine in a tweet.
Banks, R-Ind., Shared a screenshot of the tweet on Saturday calling Levine, the cabinet’s first Senate-approved transgender officer, “a man” after becoming the first female and first transgender four-star was appointed officer of the US Public Health Service Commissioned Corps.
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October 24 (UPI) – Rep. Jim Banks said his official Twitter account was banned after he deliberately misrepresented Deputy Health Secretary Rachel Levine in a tweet.

Banks, R-Ind., Shared a screenshot of the tweet on Saturday calling Levine, the cabinet’s first Senate-approved transgender officer, “a man” after becoming the first female and first transgender four-star was appointed officer of the US Public Health Service Commissioned Corps.

A Twitter representative announced that The Hill Banks account has been temporarily suspended for violating the social network’s hateful behavior policy.

The policy includes “targeted anonymization or attribution of transgender people” in violation of the policy. “The account owner must delete the violating tweet before they can regain access to their account,” said the Twitter rep.

Banks described the tweet on Saturday as a “statement of fact” and said he would continue to post from his personal account while the ban is in effect.

“Big Tech doesn’t have to agree, but they shouldn’t be able to cancel me,” he wrote in a statement he posted on his shared personal account. “If they silence me, they will silence you.”

He added that if Republicans win a majority in the House of Representatives next year, they “need to restore honesty in our public forums and hold big tech accountable”.

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