Earlier today, Breitbart Tech reported on the case of Lucian Wintrich, a gay conservative who was suspended from Facebook for dubious reasons. In the wake of our article, Facebook has restored Wintrich’s account.
In an email to Wintrich, copied below, Facebook said his suspension was the result of an error.
A member of our team accidentally removed something you posted on Facebook. This was a mistake, and we sincerely apologize for this error. We’ve since restored the content, and you should now be able to see it.
The Facebook Team
Wintrich is a Trump supporter and New York City-based photographer who recently completed a photo series on young male gay Trump supporters dubbed “Twinks For Trump.” His work was recently featured at Breitbart Tech editor Milo Yiannopoulos’ “Gays For Trump” party at the Republican National Convention.
Wintrich’s Facebook account was mobbed with reports from angry liberals after he praised conservatives for “standing up for homoerotic twink photography.”
After one temporary suspension, he was then suspended a second time after he called attention to another Facebook user who made a post calling a fellow gay conservative a “retarded faggot.” You can read more about the circumstances surrounding his suspension in our first article on the topic.
By acknowledging that it was, to quote, “a member of our team” that removed Wintrich’s posts, Facebook implicitly acknowledged that the suspension was the result of human error rather than a problem with their algorithms.