Salinas, whose Grupo Salinas owns Banco Azteca SA as well as the ADN 40 television channel, also used ADN 40’s Twitter account late Wednesday to express his outrage in a video message, describing Twitter’s action as “censorship” and vowing to use other platforms to broadcast his views.
Twitter Inc had blocked his account on Wednesday but did not elaborate on the abusive behavior it cited. The suspension, however, followed a dispute between Salinas and Mexican journalist Denise Dresser last week, in which Salinas made comments on Twitter about her appearance that the company has said violated its rules.
He also posted a photo of a wolf baring its teeth, adding: “Throw me to the wolves, and I’ll come back leading the pack.”
(Reporting by Raul Cortes in Mexico City; Additional reporting by Daina Beth Solomon; Writing by Laura Gottesdiener; Editing by Matthew Lewis and Edwina Gibbs)