At this point now, it’s hard to believe that Twitter isn’t trying to intervene in the election.
As we reported earlier they’ve been doing everything they can to suppress the Hunter Biden story, locking out the accounts of people spreading the story.
As we reported they even locked out the NY Post and the White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany.
Twitter admitted they initially made a bad move in “communication,” they seemed to think the only problem in blocking the urls/posts was because that they didn’t explain well why they did so. But it was really that they shouldn’t have been blocking them at all. And they’re still doing it.
But now they’ve really stepped in it, they’ve allegedly locked out the actual Trump campaign account for calling out Joe Biden’s lies on the subject today, after they posted a video related to the New York Post’s Hunter Biden story.
According to Mike Hahn, a social media guy for the Trump team, he posted that they’d been locked out for allegedly posting private information.
19 days out from the election. pic.twitter.com/Z9FFzridyr
— Mike Hahn (@mikehahn_) October 15, 2020
“Twitter has suspended @TeamTrump for posting a video calling Joe Biden a liar who has been ripping off our country for years, as it related to the @nypost article,” Hahn said. “19 days out from the election.”
It’s not clear what exactly was in the video, but how is a video calling Joe Biden a liar “private information?”
This is as lame as trying to suppress the original story using the “hacked material” claim when there’s no evidence yet that the material was in fact hacked and when they haven’t applied the same standards to anti-Trump material that media has published.
Twitter has now suspended the Trump campaign twitter account! If this doesn’t cause you to vote, and to make sure 10 other people you know vote, nothing will. This is political corruption through and through!https://t.co/kQBTezc6YR
— Mark R. Levin (@marklevinshow) October 15, 2020
This is becoming perfectly Orwellian. This is clearly major news. Indeed, if it is completely fabricated, it would also be a major story. However, these companies are actively preventing voters from fully reviewing and discussing the story. https://t.co/5yOSSFBcS1
— Jonathan Turley (@JonathanTurley) October 15, 2020
That’s the thing, they are newsworthy, let the people make their own judgment about it. They didn’t have these concerns with all the other debunked anti-Trump stories, as Brit Hume and others have observed. The Biden team hasn’t denied the reality of the emails and as we reported, the email addresses appear to be real.
This is election interference, plain and simple.
— Fox News (@FoxNews) October 15, 2020
“This is election interference, plain and simple. For Twitter to lock the main account of the campaign of the President of the United States is a breathtaking level of political meddling and nothing short of an attempt to rig the election,” Trump campaign communications director Tim Murtaugh told Fox News. “Joe Biden’s Silicon Valley pals are aggressively blocking negative news stories about their guy and preventing voters from accessing important information. This is like something from communist China or Cuba, not the United States of America.”
“This is chilling censorship of a sitting President’s re-election campaign 19 days from an election, plain and simple,” Andrew Clark, Trump campaign rapid response director, added. “Twitter is interfering in the election and trying to stop the public from learning damning information about the Biden family’s corruption at all cost, but our campaign and our supporters will not be silenced.”
But more than that, this is scary Orwellian stuff that needs to be stopped and condemned by everyone who cares about freedom of information.
HT: Daily Caller