Twitter has temporarily removed an account of Australian anti-war journalist Caitlin Johnstone over "abusive behavior" after she posted a tweet suggesting that the death of Senator John McCain would make the world a better place to live in.
A self-described "bogan journalist", Johnstone tweeted that McCain "devoted his entire political career to slaughtering as many human beings as possible at every opportunity", adding that "the world will be improved when he finally dies."
Twitter just removed the account of Caitlin Johnstone, with her 33,000 flowers. Caity is one of the best and truthiest writers in the scene. She was delete for this tweet, which is 1000% true. pic.twitter.com/bGoaFXO3LA— dean tejon (@DeanTejon) 17 августа 2018 г.
A couple of hours later, Johnstone issued another tweet, saying that she is back and thanking "everyone for making such a huge, powerful noise" over her suspension on Twitter.
Twitter Shut Down My Account For “Abusing” John McCain— Caitlin Johnstone (@caitoz) 17 августа 2018 г.
I'm back! Thanks for making such a huge, powerful noise everyone! The suspension was lifted just after I hit publish on this one, so I've put an update on the beginning, but here's what happened:https://t.co/sIYY1KJ27L
Earlier this month, McCain said in a statement that he is pleased to see that the US will slap new sanctions against Russia on August 22.
In May, McCain's wife Cindy took to Twitter to lambast Kelly Sadler, a special assistant to US President Donald Trump, who allegedly claimed that the senator’s opinion on CIA director nominee Gina Haspel was irrelevant because "he's dying anyway."
McCain has held his US Senate seat, representing Arizona, since 1987. He launched a presidential campaign in 2000, ultimately losing the Republican nomination to former President George W. Bush. His party nominated him when he ran again in 2008, but he was defeated by former President Barack Obama.