Spanish politician temporarily suspended from Twitter after saying ‘a man cannot get pregnant’

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Francisco José Contreras, MP for Spain’s far-right Vox party, was banned from his Twitter account for 12 hours last week after saying “a man cannot get pregnant” because he has neither. uterus or ova “.

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Contreras’ comments were in response to a post he shared on the social media platform about a transgender man who announced he was a father after giving birth to a baby girl.

Contreras said in a Facebook post on May 11 that he received a message from Twitter informing him that he had violated his “hate speech” policy for the comments. ”

The hateful tweet (which I was forced to delete) read, ‘A man cannot get pregnant. A man has no uterus or eggs, “Contreras wrote in response to the decision. “You can see it’s already fascist biology. Next time I’ll try 2 + 2 = 4.”

According to Twitter, Contreras violated its policy against material that threatens, harasses or promotes violence against other people because of their race, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, sex, gender identity, religion, age, disability or disease.

“Keep in mind that repeated defaults can result in your account being permanently suspended,” Twitter warned. “Go to Twitter now to resolve the issue with your account.”

A Twitter spokesperson declined to comment.

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Contreras supporters started #AManCannotBePregnant in response to Twitter’s decision.

“We will not give in to Twitter imposing a twisted (and anthropologically false) worldview,” Contreras told LifeSite News. “We will continue to tell the truth about human nature. Biological truth should not be viewed as ‘hate speech’. It is biology, not bigotry.”

This is not the first time that Vox Party content has been reported.

According to Spanish publication Counting Stars, Twitter disabled the official Vox party account for 24 hours during elections in the country in January, after the group claimed high crime rates were linked to North African immigrants.

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