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,