Steve McLaughlin

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Twitter reportedly restricted New York local government executive for launching insults at Brian Stelter on Twitter: Times Union reported that Twitter restricted the account of Steve McLaughlin, a Rensselaer County (NY) Executive running for reelection after he criticized CNN's Brian Stelter. He tweeted, "@brianstelter It's hard to put into words just how vapid and stupid you are. Probably about as hard as it is for you to come up with a coherent or rational thought you babbling idiot. The talking heads were bloviating while leaders were on sight you insipid, wet-lipped moron." The county executive purportedly had his account restricted for 12 hours, according to Times Union. Although it is unclear exactly which account features were inhibited, similar restrictions have prevented users from tweeting, retweeting, replying or liking another user's tweets.