Twitter suspended a member of Spain’s Parliament last week after the politician wrote on the social media platform that “a man cannot get pregnant.”
What are the details?
Francisco José Contreras, a member of Spain’s right-wing Vox Party, was locked out of his Twitter account for 12 hours after publishing the politically incorrect statement.
Contreras was reportedly responding to a news article in which a transgender man claimed they were now a father after giving birth to a child.
“Es una mentira. Un hombre no puede quedar embarazado. Un hombre no tiene útero ni óvulos,” Contreras wrote in Spanish, which translates in English to, “This is a lie. A man cannot get pregnant. A man neither has a uterus nor ovaries.”
Twitter claimed Contreras had violated its platform rules against “hate speech.” Twitter specifically cited rules against “threatening, harassing, or encouraging violence” against people on the basis of “sexual orientation,” “gender,” and “gender identity.”
How did Contreras respond?
The politician, who has been a member of Spain’s lower chamber of Congress since 2019, mocked Twitter in a post on Facebook revealing his Twitter suspension.
“You can that see this is already fascist biology. Next time I’ll try 2 2 = 4,” he wrote.
In a statement provided to LifeSiteNews, Contreras vowed to not “yield” to Twitter’s “twisted worldview.”
“We will not yield to Twitter imposing a twisted (and anthropologically wrong) worldview,” Contreras said. “We will continue to speak the truth about human nature. Biological truth should not be regarded as ‘hate speech’. It’s biology, not bigotry.”
According to Counting Stars, a Spanish news publication, this is not the first time Spain’s Vox Party has been targeted for suspension by Twitter.
From Counting Stars:
The treatment that Twitter is giving this conservative party is especially scandalous. Last February, at the gates of regional elections in Catalonia, Twitter censored the Vox account in a new interference by the American company in an electoral process in another country. Twitter’s excuse in that case was that stating statistics showing the high percentage of criminal complaints against Maghrebis was also “incitement to hatred.” Apparently, Twitter believes that statistics, like biology, should be censored if at any time they contradict the ideological dogmas of progressivism.
In fact, Twitter allegedly has been inconsistent in enforcing its policies.