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Twitter Keeps Death Threats Made Against GOP Senators for 2 Weeks

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By    |   Tuesday, 28 Jun 2016 01:30 PM

Death threats made against Republican Sen. Roy Blunt of Missouri and John Hoeven of North Dakota remained on the social media site Twitter for two weeks, The Hill reported Tuesday.

In the case of Blunt, the threat remained on Twitter even after the man who sent them was in custody for making that threat and others like it, The Hill reported. Twitter finally suspended the account of Kyler Schmitz only after an inquiry from The Hill on Tuesday.

Schmitz allegedly tweeted Blunt that he was going to shoot him in the head for "allowing someone to murder my loved ones," an apparent reference to the Orlando massacre, The Hill reported.

Schmitz allegedly tweeted "I'm coming for you" to Hoeven.

Twitter has a policy against using its service to make threats or promoting violence, but it would not comment to The Hill as to why the threats were not taken down sooner.

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Death threats made against Republican Sen. Roy Blunt of Missouri and John Hoeven of North Dakota remained on the social media site Twitter for two weeks, The Hill reported Tuesday.
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