Twitter Halts Grieving Dad’s Promoted Tweets, Calling Deceased Son’s Story Offensive

Published on June 6th, 2017

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Twitter Halts Grieving Dad’s Promoted Tweets, Calling Deceased Son’s Story Offensive
Dad Asks Why Twitter Stopping HIS Tweets Instead of Terrorists’

SAN FRANCISCO (June 6, 2017) – Over the weekend, Twitter stopped grieving dad, Don Rosenberg, from promoting Tweets telling the story of his son Drew, killed by Roberto Galo, who entered the country illegally. For those not familiar with Twitter, that means Twitter would not allow Mr. Rosenberg to spread or “promote” his Tweets any longer beyond Californians for Population Stabiliziation’s (CAPS) current group of Twitter followers. Promoting Tweets is common practice and helps spread a message to other users across America.

Twitter is headquartered in San Francisco. Ad stoppage occurred after Rosenberg launched TV ads in San Francisco last week as local and national news outlets picked up the story. 

Ads launched yesterday in Los Angeles. 

“It’s ironic. Social media outlets like Twitter say they can’t stop terrorists from using their platforms to execute horrific plots, but in a heartbeat, Twitter can stop us from telling Drew’s story,” said Rosenberg. “Maybe Twitter should focus on censoring terrorists instead of Americans victimized by sanctuary city policies.”

Here’s the explanation provided by Twitter to date. 


Thanks for your question about the status of your Twitter Ads [account/tweet].

We've reviewed your [account/tweet] and confirmed that it is ineligible to participate in the Twitter Ads program at this time based on our Hate, Sensitive Topics, and Violence policy. Violating content includes, but is not limited to, that which is offensive, vulgar, or obscene.

If the violating content has been removed, please respond and we will re-review your [account/tweet] for policy compliance. You can learn more about this policy here.


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Rosenberg continued, “Twitter wants to stop us from spreading the story about Drew’s death at the hands of someone who entered our country illegally and was shielded by sanctuary city policies. Twitter calls my son’s story offensive, vulgar, obscene. What’s offensive and vulgar is Jack Dorsey using Twitter to forward his own cheap labor immigration agenda while stifling the speech of someone like me who has an opposing view. First amendment should be first priority, even for Dorsey.” 

Don Rosenberg is the father of Drew Rosenberg, killed by Roberto Galo November 16, 2010. Galo, who entered the country illegally, had been stopped by police in San Francisco just months earlier driving without a license or insurance, going the wrong way down a one-way street. But Galo was released by San Francisco authorities and charges were dropped. The day Galo killed Drew Rosenberg, he was driving again without a license. Galo, attempting to beat oncoming traffic, made a quick left turn at an intersection, and collided with Drew who was in the intersection on his motorcycle. Eyewitnesses say after Galo’s car initially struck Drew, instead of stopping, he accelerated and ran over Drew. But Galo’s rear tire got stuck on Drew’s helmet impeding the car’s forward mobility. Attempting to flee the scene, Galo backed his car up, running over Drew a second time. He then put the car in drive and ran Drew over a third time, only stopping as a bystander jumped in front of his car. Upon stopping the vehicle, Galo’s front tire rested on Drew’s abdomen. Five bystanders lifted the car off Drew. But it was too late.   

Galo served just 43 days for the crime (the Rosenbergs were not alerted of his release, in violation of California law), nor was he detained or deported upon release.
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