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Retired Gen. Michael Flynn was reinstated on Twitter Friday, nearly two years after the former national security adviser to former President Donald Trump was banned from the platform.
As noted by PBS, Flynn was removed from Twitter two days after the Capitol insurrection, at a time when social media bans were being inflicted on right-wing voices that called into question the results of the 2020 election and were allegedly disseminating hate speech.
Flynn punctuated his first tweet back with a characteristic message, saying “God Bless America!”
He also offered a thank-you to Twitter’s owner, Elon Musk.
“I want to personally thank @elonmusk for all he is doing to help protect our basic human rights, especially our freedom of speech. And thanks for allowing me back on @Twitter,” Flynn wrote.
Flynn’s reinstatement followed a Thursday tweet from once-banned Roger Stone asking Musk to allow Flynn back on the social media platform.
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