Mr. Banks of Indiana said Saturday that his official account was suspended after he tweeted, “The title of first female four-star officer gets taken by a man,” referring to Dr. Levine’s promotion to four-star admiral in the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps.
Meanwhile, Twitter placed a “hateful conduct” warning on — but did not remove — a tweet by Ms. Greene, Georgia Republican, that said, “A dude who lived the first 50 years of his life as a man isn’t the first female anything.”
Twitter’s “hateful conduct” policy prohibits “targeting others with repeated slurs, tropes or other content that intends to dehumanize, degrade or reinforce negative or harmful stereotypes about a protected category. This includes targeted misgendering or deadnaming of transgender individuals.”
In an Instagram statement, Mr. Banks said, “My tweet was a statement of fact. Big Tech doesn’t have to agree with me, but they shouldn’t cancel me.”