(UPDATE 2/2/21: Two days after the denied appeal, Twitter unlocked CWR's account without removing the tweet. Twitter provided no comment on why it had chosen to overturn the decision after all, and it is not clear what prompted the course change.)
Twitter is once again proving that they have no sense of reality.
Dr. Rachel Levine is President Joe Biden’s nominee for HHS Assistant Secretary for Health. He's also considers himself a transgender woman, which is causing both the left and right no end of headaches.
The Catholic World Report reported that their Twitter account had been locked after they tweeted a post that described Dr. Rachel Levine as “a biological man identifying as a transgender woman.” After locking their account, Twitter explained to CWR via email that they were banned for “violating our rules against hateful conduct.”
CWR asked how their post “specifically violated Twitter rules and/or how it supposedly involved ‘hateful conduct’ or ‘harassment,’” but Twitter responded that “our support team has determined that a violation did take place, and therefore we will not overturn our decision.” They did not state what the violation was, but it's pretty easy to guess what it is - Twitter just doesn't like it.
CWR opines that “since Levine is ‘transgender’, it’s curious why Twitter would think it harmful or hateful to note what Levine is ‘trans-gendering’ from or to.”
Here’s the full text of CWR's tweet:
“Biden plans to nominate Dr. Rachel Levine, a biological man identifying as a transgender woman who has served as Pennsylvania’s health secretary since 2017, to be HHS Assistant Secretary for Health. Levine is also a supporter of the contraceptive mandate. https://t.co/mY1Y8S5p2S”