An attorney for teen Kenosha gunman Kyle Rittenhouse plans to sue Twitter and take CEO Jack Dorsey's 'a** down' after his account was briefly suspended for 'glorifying violence'.
Lin Wood is one of several lawyers representing the 17-year-old after he was charged with shooting dead two protesters and injuring a third in Kenosha, Wisconsin last week.
Wood said he was locked out of his Twitter account for nine hours on Tuesday night after he started tweeting about raising funds for Rittenhouse's legal defense.
The attorney says he was falsely accused by Twitter of 'glorifying violence'.
Twitter admitted after several hours that his account was mistakenly disabled.
Kyle Rittenhouse, 17, remains in jail after he was charged with shooting dead two protesters and injuring a third in Kenosha, Wisconsin last week
'I was arrested today & confined in Twitter jail falsely accused of glorifying violence. I was exonerated this evening by a finding of 'incorrectly actioned.' I am free tonight,' Wood tweeted after his account was restored.
'Kyle Rittenhouse was arrested on 8/26 & is confined in Illinois jail falsely accused of murder. Kyle will be exonerated when truth is revealed by a finding of 'incorrectly actioned.' Kyle will be free soon.'
One of his attorneys, Lin Wood, is now planning to sue Twitter and take CEO Jack Dorsey's 'a** down' after his account was briefly suspended for 'glorifying violence'
Wood now plans to file a lawsuit against Twitter and its CEO Jack Dorsey.
He told Fox News that his account being blocked was just the later example of Twitter trying to censor conservatives.
'I'm going to take Jack Dorsey's a** down,' Wood said.
'He has been abusing the First Amendment of this country for his own agenda.'
Wood said he knew Twitter would try and censor him and that he had been careful to abide by Twitter's terms of service.
'I knew they were going to censor me because I'm sending a message of hope,' he said. 'I'm sending a message of truth. And I'm sending a message that Kyle Rittenhouse is innocent.'
He said he has been compiling a 'mountain of evidence' against the social media giant to prove they are suppressing free speech.
A Twitter spokesperson later said Wood's account was mistakenly blocked.
'This account was incorrectly actioned,' the spokesperson said. 'This has been reversed and the account has been reinstated.'
Meanwhile, several Facebook users have reported that the social media platform has been preventing them from sharing links to donate to Rittenhouse's legal defense.
Conservative YouTuber and conspiracy theorist Mark Dice said that Facebook had threatened to delete his account after he posted a video that showed Rittenhouse offering to help give first aid