Twitter has suspended the official Trump campaign account claiming that Trump's team posted a tweet calling Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden a "liar" and adding a video about Hunter Biden's business dealings which is a violation of its policy.
Twitter sent the account the standard message saying, "Your account has been locked. What Happened? We have determined that this account violated the Twitter Rules. Specifically, for: Violating our rules against posting private information. You may not publish or post other people's private information without their express authorization and permission." The social media giant also added the the New York Post article was in violation of its "hacked materials policy."
The Trump campaign tweet accused of violating the rules read, "Joe Biden is a liar who has been ripping off our country for years."
The campaign also added a link to a video about the former vice president's son Hunter Biden and his oversees business dealing, specifically referring to the recent report from the New York Post, which published emails that suggest Hunter introduced his father to a top executive at Ukrainian natural gas firm Burisma Holdings in 2015.
The revealing emails came from a hard drive of a laptop left abandoned at a computer repair shop. A copy of that hard drive made it's way to Robert Costello, a lawyer for Rudy Giuliani, President Trump's personal attorney.
Trump campaign communications director Time Murtagh was outraged by this action from Twitter saying, "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. 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,” added Trump campaign rapid response director Andrew Clark. “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.”
In an effort to bypass Twitter's bias censorship the Trump campaign posted the entire New York Post article on its official website.