Left-run Twitter has suspended the Trump Campaign’s official Twitter account for a video referencing the bombshell New York Post report alleging Joe Biden’s son Hunter leveraged his father’s position as vice president in his foreign business dealings.
“Twitter has suspended @TeamTrump for posting a video calling Joe Biden a liar who has been ripping off our country for years, as it relates to the @nypost article. 19 days out from the election,” said the Campaign’s Mike Hahn on Twitter Thursday.
Team Trump is the official account of the Trump campaign. It has 2.2 million followers and plays a critical role in disseminating the campaign’s messages on Twitter. The fact that it is unable to post is a major advantage granted by Twitter to the Biden campaign.
19 days out from the election. pic.twitter.com/Z9FFzridyr
— Mike Hahn (@mikehahn_) October 15, 2020
According to the Campaign, Twitter flagged the post for violating the platform’s “rules against posting private information.”
On Wednesday, shortly after the Post broke the story, Twitter and Facebook began censoring anyone who shared the article. Moreover, Twitter suspended many accounts sharing the story, including White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany’s personal Twitter.
The Post’s report included emails in which Hunter Biden allegedly connected people at Ukrainian gas company Burisma Holdings, where he was a board member, to his father when he was vice president.
Twitter is also labeling links to the website of the House Judiciary Committee as “potentially unsafe,” because Republicans on the Committee posted material from the New York Post’s story to the site.
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) October 15, 2020
The unprecedented censorship was catalyzed by a scramble to suppress the New York Post’s publication of material indicating that Joe Biden, while Vice President, met with an executive at Burisma, the Ukrainian gas giant for which his son Hunter Biden worked.
The former VP previously said, “I have never spoken to my son about his overseas business dealings.”