Secret Service Says It’s ‘Aware’ of Death Threats Made Against Pence
The U.S. Secret Service said it is aware of death threats directed at Vice President Mike Pence.
“We are aware of the comments and take all threats against our protectees seriously,” a Secret Service spokesperson told The Epoch Times in an email on Monday.
After President Donald Trump was banned from Twitter on Jan. 8, a massive amount of tweets with the hashtag “Hang Mike Pence” were allowed to trend on the social media site. The hashtag and its related content were blocked later by the company.
自1月8日唐納德·特朗普總統被禁止發布Twitter消息以來，社交媒體網站上允許使用帶有“ Hang Mike Pence”標籤的大量推文。後來，該標籤及其相關內容被公司阻止。
“We blocked the phrase and other variations of it from trending. We want trends to promote healthy discussions on Twitter,” a Twitter spokesperson told The New York Post. “There are Rules for trends—if we identify accounts that violate these rules, we’ll take enforcement action.”
“我們阻止了該短語及其其他變體的趨勢。我們希望趨勢能夠促進Twitter上的健康討論。” Twitter發言人告訴《紐約郵報》。 “有趨勢規則–如果我們確定違反這些規則的帳戶，我們將採取執法行動。”
The phrase originated from widespread outrage on Jan. 6 after the vice president made known his intention to certify the disputed election results.
According to Mediate, the CEO of Parler John Matze told the outlet that they had taken down some of lawyer Lin Wood’s posts on the platform.
據Mediate稱，Parler John Matze的首席執行官告訴媒體，他們已經刪除了平台上Lin Wood律師的一些帖子。
Parler is an alternative to Twitter that has attracted many classical liberal and conservative-leaning users. Parleys are posts, similar to tweets, on the social media site.
“Yes, some of his parleys that violated our rules were taken down,” said Matze.
He also questioned why Twitter didn’t take down screenshots of Wood’s post.
“I’m curious why Twitter never took down that tweet with the screenshot. Seems to be spreading Lin’s message, which was a violation on Parler,” Matze said.
Mediate contacted Wood for comment, to which he responded that he didn’t know that Parler removed his posts.
“I am unaware of any actions by Parler to take down my posts,” Wood said, according to Mediate. “If such action occurred, I received no notification of it. My post about Pence was rhetorical hyperbole conveying my opinion that his actions on the Electoral College vote were treasonous to We The People.”#