Twitter Unlocks McConnell's Campaign Account After Blocking Video

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Twitter Unlocks McConnell's Campaign Account After Blocking Video
McConnell's campaign account was locked earlier this week after a video was posted that violated Twitter's violent threats policy.
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Twitter reversed course on Friday, unlocking Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's campaign account just days after it was frozen for posting a video of protesters yelling violent threats outside McConnell's home.

The account was locked earlier this week after the video was posted. Twitter explained at the time that the tweet violated its violent threats policy, "specifically threats involving physical safety."

In a statement from the company's communications account, Twitter wrote, "After multiple appeals from affected users and Leader McConnell’s team confirming their intent to highlight the threats for public discussion, we have reviewed this case more closely. ... Going forward, the video will be visible on the service with a sensitive media interstitial and only in cases where the Tweet content does not otherwise violate the Twitter Rules."

McConnell's campaign account posted a tweet quickly after the account was unlocked that proclaimed "victory." 

Twitter maintained in its statement Friday that the tweet in question was a clear violation of its rules.