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Secret Service Investigating Death Threats Against Mike Pence

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Secret Service Investigating Death Threats Against Mike Pence


The U.S. Secret Service is reportedly investigating alleged death threats directed at Vice President Mike Pence. After President Donald Trump was banned from Twitter, a massive amounts of tweets with the hashtag “Hang Mike Pence” were allowed to trend on Twitter. The hashtag and its related content were blocked later by Twitter. “We blocked the phrase and other variations of it from trending. We want trends to promote healthy discussions on Twitter,” a company spokesperson told The New York Post. “There are Rules for trends—if we identify accounts that violate these rules, we’ll take enforcement action.” 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 Lin Wood’s posts on the platform. “Yes, some of his parleys that violated …

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