Army veteran, potential GOP Senate candidate, accuses Twitter of reporting July 4 post of his uniform salute
A military veteran who appears to be considering a Senate race in Nevada is targeting Twitter for flagging his July 4 tweet for “potentially sensitive content.”
Retired Army Captain Sam Brown, a Purple Heart recipient and a potential GOP challenger to Senator Catherine Cortez Masto, D-Nev., Commemorated Independence Day by sharing a photo of himself- even offering a salute in uniform with the text “Liberty is not free.”
“On July 4, 1776, America was born. On July 4, 2021, we are still the best country on this planet,” Brown wrote.
However, since Brown made the tweet, a warning has been slapped on the patriotic post. (For those not logged in to Twitter, the disclaimer reads: “The following media include potentially sensitive content.”)
Brown shared a screenshot of the photo and blew up the tech giant.
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“Hey @Twitter I didn’t realize my face was ‘sensitive content,’ Brown tweeted Wednesday night.“ Ironic considering I only have 3 tweets and just ran for the US Senate there just a few hours ago. ”
“Is it my scars or the fact that I salute the flag? Either way, neither of them goes away and neither am I,” he added.
Brown was injured by an IED explosion while deployed to Afghanistan in 2008, which severely burned his face.
“While I was ready to sacrifice my life to protect the freedom of speech of my fellow Americans, Big Tech today decided that they knew it best, censoring me and considering my comments regarding this great nation.” Sensitive Content “” Brown told Fox News in a statement. “These blatant and anti-American actions come just hours after I took steps to file and establish my candidacy for the United States Senate in Nevada, reinforcing my belief that ‘Big Tech’ is working against the Conservatives and trying to silence our voices. ”
He continued, “Every day I bear the scars of my service and I am still proud to call myself American. If Twitter thinks they can censor my military service, my love for this country or the flag it represents. , they are sorely mistaken. “
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Twitter did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment.
According to his website, Brown retired from the military in 2011 after five years of active service. He and his wife run a small business that “provides essential services to our veterans when the VA needs a private business to help them urgently access drugs outside the federal system.”
Brown had started an exploratory committee ahead of his potential Senate candidacy.