A severely burned veteran, injured in Afganistan by an IED explosion, is blasting Twitter for labeling his 4th of July post as “potentially sensitive content”.
For Independence Day, Retired US Army Captain Sam Brown posted “On July 4, 1776, America was born. On July 4, 2021, we’re still the best country on this planet” along with a photo of himself in uniform saluting the flag.
His picture, showing the brutal wounds he incurred while serving in the middle east, was a breath-taking reminder for all Americans who celebrated with cook-outs and fireworks, that the freedom they enjoyed was fought for by strangers, often with an unimaginable pricetag.
With the caption, Freedom isn’t free next to his photo, Captain Brown’s point was well made. With the label “potentially sensitive content”, Twitter’s was as well; allowing users to know the price and the suffering endured on their behalf was not in the tech tyrant’s best interest.
On July 4, 1776, America was born.
On July 4, 2021, we’re still the best country on this planet. pic.twitter.com/rXaGXdAcB0
— Sam Brown (@CaptainSamBrown) July 4, 2021
Captian Brown is left to wonder, what part of his tweet Twitter found offensive:
Hey @Twitter, I didn’t realize my face was “sensitive content”
Ironic considering I only have 3 tweets & just filed to run for U.S. Senate only hours ago.
Was it my scars or the fact that I salute the flag? Regardless, neither are going away—and neither am I 🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/RcvqaDfDPh
— Sam Brown (@CaptainSamBrown) July 8, 2021
Rightfully incensed by the disrespect being shown to an American hero, Twitter users came to his defense saying,
I don’t see the scars, I see the sacrifice.
What can I say, brother … You exemplify what is best about our nation – personal sacrifice and perseverance in the service of something greater. Thank you. May God bless you and carry you. Hoooaaahhh.
Thank you and God bless you indeed.