In a stunningly brazen move, Twitter has locked the Trump campaign out of its official Twitter account less than three weeks before Election Day on November 3. While Twitter unlocked the campaign after about two hours, the move is extremely noteworthy. Twitter locked the Trump campaign after moving against a New York Post article about Hunter Biden. Republican senators have announced they will subpoena Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey over similar moves.
“Twitter has suspended [The Trump campaign Twitter account] for posting a video calling Joe Biden a liar who has been ripping off our country for years, as it relates to the [New York Post] article. 19 days out from the election,” Mike Hahn, a social media staffer for the campaign, announced on Twitter.
Hahn included a screenshot of a Twitter notice telling the Trump campaign “your account has been locked” for “posting private information.”
19 days out from the election. pic.twitter.com/Z9FFzridyr
— Mike Hahn (@mikehahn_) October 15, 2020
The RNC claims that by limiting circulation of the New York Post article about Hunter Biden’s business dealings and Joe Biden’s alleged knowledge of those dealings, Twitter violated federal campaign finance law