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If you don’t live in Spain and you’ve never heard of Francisco José Contreras, you’re to be forgiven. He’s not exactly a household name in international politics. But he’s an elected official who serves as a deputy in Spain’s Vox party, so he has a voice that carries some weight in Spanish politics. That voice disappeared from Twitter for the better part of a day recently, however. The Twitter lords deemed that one of Contreras’ tweets represented hate speech and suspended his account until he agreed to delete it. So what was it that the Spanish politician wrote that was so hateful? Did he use the n-word or defend antisemitism? Nope. He commented on a recent news item announcing the birth of a child to a transgender parent, saying that a man can’t become pregnant because they lack a uterus or eggs. And that was enough for Twitter to give him the boot.

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