Madrid, Spain, May 19, 2021 / 13:01 pm
Twitter briefly suspended last week Francisco José Contreras, a member of Spain’s Congress of Deputies from the far right Vox party, for breaking its hate speech rules.
He had posted: “a man cannot get pregnant. A man does not have a uterus or eggs.”
The May 11 suspension lasted 12 hours, and Twitter warned him that "repeated breaches can lead to permanent suspension of your account."
Contreras' post took place in the context of the debate on a bill that would have allowed those who identify as transgender to change their identity on government documents with no need for a medical certificate or court approval.