The following article, Twitter Locks Out Official Trump Campaign Account Because They Shared Video About Hunter Biden, was first published on Flag And Cross.
Social media giant Twitter has suspended the official account of the Trump campaign Thursday due to calling Joe Biden a “liar” and posting up a video about Hunter Biden’s shady business dealings, citing both as a violation of company policy.
So apparently free speech isn’t a principle Jack Dorsey and company really seem to cherish. That’s pretty sad for a group of people who created a business that folks love and were successful only because of the very system they despise.
And say, isn’t this a form of election interference?
“Your account has been locked,” the standard Twitter message read. “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 post reads.
19 days out from the election. pic.twitter.com/Z9FFzridyr
— Mike Hahn (@mikehahn_) October 15, 2020
The tweet that started all of the fuss said, “Joe Biden is a liar who has been ripping off our country for years.”
Well, hey, thus far, it seems like that is a very true statement. Apparently, truth is something that folks at Big Tech companies aren’t a big fan of. Which is sad.
The campaign also posted a link to a video about Hunter Biden’s overseas business dealings, specifically referring to the New York Post which published emails suggesting Hunter Biden introduced his father, then the vice president, to a top executive at Ukrainian natural gas firm Burisma Holdings in 2015 at Hunter’s request. Fox News has not independently verified the reporting.
Interestingly, this same video is still up over at President Trump’s account, which makes no sense, but hey, since when have liberals ever been consistent in the application of their principles? Then again, by the time folks read this, it might be taken down.
“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 said to reporters at 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.”
Freedom of speech is a foundational pillar of our country. Twitter is not just a private company anymore. They are a critical component of the dissemination of information, the new digital public square, thus, they are bound to follow the First Amendment and allow dissenting opinions, no matter how harsh, to be spoken on the platform so that folks hear both sides of the story.