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CBP chief says Twitter locked his account over border wall tweet

October 29, 2020. Summarized by summa-bot.

WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 21: US Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Mark Morgan speaks during a press conference on the actions taken by Customs and Border Protection and Homeland Security agents in Portland during continued protests at the US Customs and Border Patrol headquarters on July 21, 2020 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Samuel Corum/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Mark Morgan

The Trump administration's top border official, Mark Morgan, said Thursday that Twitter locked his account and removed a tweet regarding the effectiveness of the border wall.

Washington (CNN)The Trump administration's top border official, Mark Morgan, said Thursday that Twitter locked his account and removed a tweet regarding the effectiveness of the border wall.

And Twitter took the tweet down," said Morgan, the senior official performing the duties of the commissioner of US Customs and Border Protection.

Morgan was referring to his official government Twitter account, according to a CBP spokesperson.

Morgan tweeted Thursday afternoon that access to his account has been restored, adding that "censorship should outrage every American. "

Asked by CNN about Morgan's claim that his account was locked, a Twitter spokesperson said the company "took enforcement action on the Tweet you referenced, but the decision was reversed following an appeal by the account owner and further evaluation from our team. "

On Thursday afternoon, a message appeared on Morgan's account that said, "This Tweet is no longer available. " When pressed on why the tweet was removed, the Twitter spokesperson told CNN, "Our teams review Tweets and accounts based on reports we receive from people on Twitter around the globe. "

According to Cuccinelli, the tweet from Morgan's account that was removed said that CBP and the US Army Corps of Engineers "continue to build new wall every day.

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, who angrily went after Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey at the hearing, tweeted about Morgan's account Thursday.

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