Republican Senate candidate and Army Veteran slammed Twitter for flagging his Fourth of July post, allegedly due to “potentially sensitive content.”
Twitter Flags Badly-Burned Veteran Capn Sam Brown's (RET) Post As 'Sensitive Content'-Army veteran badly burned in Afghanistan IED blast slams Twitter 4 flagging #July4th post of him saluting in uniform as 'potentially sensitive content'. https://t.co/G5TeOqwxQ6 via @MailOnline
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Sam Brown, retired Army Captain, Purple Heart recipient, and Republican challenger to Senator Catherine Cortez Masto commemorated Fourth of July; he did this by posting a picture of himself offering a salute in uniform with a message saying “Freedom isn’t free.”
Brown also wrote in the post that America was born on July 4, 1776, and up to this day, July 4, 2021, it is still the best country on earth.
Twitter flagged the post with a warning: “potentially sensitive content”‘
However, the patriotic tweet of Brown was flagged by Twitter; the site labeled the tweet with a warning saying the image includes “potentially sensitive content.” Brown then shared a screenshot of the Twitter warning and slammed the social media giant.
On Wednesday night, Brown posted a tweet criticizing Twitter. He tagged Twitter’s account and said that he didn’t realize that his face is “sensitive content.” The retired Army captain continued; he said Twitter’s move is ironic since his account only contains three tweets and he just filed his candidacy to run for the Senate only a few hours ago.
Hey @Twitter, I didn’t realize my face was “sensitive content”
Ironic considering I only have 3 tweets & just filed to run for U.S. Senate only hours ago.
Was it my scars or the fact that I salute the flag? Regardless, neither are going away—and neither am I 🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/RcvqaDfDPh
— Sam Brown (@CaptainSamBrown) July 8, 2021
He added asking whether it was his scars that triggered the warning label or if it the fact that he was saluting the American flag. Brown continued, noting that regardless of Twitter’s reasons, neither of these are going away.
During his deployment to Afghanistan back in 2008, Brown sustained severe injuries from an IED explosion. The explosion left his face severely burned.
Brown: the Acts of Twitter are “un-American”
In an interview with Fox News, Fox said that while Brown is ready to put his life at risk to protect the freedom of speech of his fellow Americans, social media giants decided that they know better; they censored Brown and labeled his post about the United States as “sensitive content.”
Brown added that these “un-American” and “egregious” acts of Twitter came after he filed his candidacy for the U.S. Senate in Nevada. It also reinforced his belief that these big tech companies are working against Republicans, as they try to silence the voices of the conservatives.
The Army veteran continued, saying that every day he wears the scars of his service and he’s still proud to call himself American. Brown added that if Twitter believes they can censor his military service, they cannot sensor his love for the country.
According to Brown’s website, he retired from the military in 2011 after rendering five years of service. Now he and his wife are running a small business that gives critical services to veterans; this happens when the VA needs a private company to help urgently access medications outside of the federal system.