Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf wrote a letter to Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey this past Friday and said Twitter censoring United States government officials is a threat to national security. This was after Twitter removed a tweet from Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Commissioner Mark Morgan that stated, “@CBPMarkMorgan & @USACEHQ continue to build new wall every day. Every mile helps us stop gang members, murderers, sexual predators, and drugs from entering our country. It’s a fact, walls work.” Twitter also locked Morgan’s account after deleting the tweet. Twitter said the tweet was a violation of their hate speech policy.
Director wolf also mentioned, “Only after CBP reached out to Twitter’s office of government affairs a second time and went public with this censorship, then finally Twitter admitted its bad judgment and unlocked the account,” A Twitter representative told Politico their decision was reversed after CBP’s appeal and further evaluation among Twitter’s team.