Twitter suspends ‘Team Trump’ account and others for sharing damaging exposé on Joe Biden’s alleged family corruption

After the New York Post published their exclusive story on Joe Biden’s son Hunter Biden and his alleged Ukraine dealings, Twitter censored the story and then began suspending accounts that had shared the article on the platform.

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On October 15, Twitter suspended Donald Trump’s official campaign Twitter account @TeamTrump after posting a video calling Joe Biden a liar “who has been ripping off our country for years”.

On October 14, Twitter also suspended the New York Post’s official twitter account.

In addition, Twitter also suspended the account of the New York Post’s Op-Ed editor.

On the same day, Twitter also suspended Kayleigh McEnany the White House Press Secretary for twitting the story out.

McEnany responded to the suspension saying, “This is censorship. This is not the American way.” and that “this is now how a freedom-loving democracy operates,”.

On Wednesday night, she told Fox News host Sean Hannity “When I log on to my Twitter account, it says I’m permanently banned. They essentially have me at gunpoint and said unless you delete a news story by the New York Post, I cannot regain access to my account.”

Continuing that “This was a news story with emails, pictures of the emails … even the Biden campaign does not dispute the authenticity of the emails,”.

“Meanwhile … the ayatollah of Iran [is] tweeting ‘death to Israel’. This is permitted on Twitter, but an email that is reported … by the New York Post, a credible outlet, you are not allowed share that information.”

Other users, with large and small audiences, were also suspended from the platform for tweeting out the story or contents from the story such as pictures of the emails. 

Some users on the platform were puzzled as to why Twitter decided to remove the story and suspend accounts instead of using a “fact-check” option, as they have in the past for news stories that the platform deems misleadings.

Other users pointed out the inconsistencies in Twitter’s application of rules as the New York Times Trump tax returns story was unverified and unsourced private information. 

Users also pointed to the story from The Atlantic that alleged the President had called military personnel “suckers and losers”. This story from The Atlantic was not removed from the platform. 

Users are also pointing out that more stories on the Biden family are being censored on the platform. This morning, the New York Post released another story from Hunter Biden’s hard-drive. This story was in regards to business deals made with a Chinese-based firm. 

The New York Post posted today another story on Joe Biden and family alleged corruption revealing ‘how Hunter Biden tried to cash in big on behalf of family with Chinese firm’.

The Biden campaign responded to Twitter’s actions to suspend and suppress the story claiming that “Twitter’s response to the actual article itself makes clear that these purported allegations are false.”

In the first New York Post piece, emails showed that Joe Biden’s son Hunter Biden allegedly introduced his father while he was Vice President of the U.S. to a top executive at a Ukrainian energy firm less than a year before Joe Biden pressured Ukrainian government officials into firing a prosecutor who was investigating the energy company. 

The released email reads, “Dear Hunter, thank you for inviting me to DC and giving an opportunity to meet your father and spent [sic] some time together. It’s realty [sic] an honor and pleasure,”.

In the past when Joe Biden has been asked about his son’s ties to Burisma, Biden claimed that he’s “never spoken to my son about his overseas business dealings”. 

Read the full story from the New York Post here.

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