Twitter is locking users out of their accounts for sharing links to the New York Post’s story reporting emails which appear to show that Presidential candidate Gropin’ Joe Biden and his son Hunter broke federal laws to interfere in a Ukrainian criminal investigation. Locked users include the New York Post itself, and at least one government official, White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany.
Twitter alleges these users violated its policy against sharing “hacked” material that reveals personal or proprietary data.
The New York Post reports that the material was not hacked, but was found by a computer technician on an abandoned hard drive.
The computer was dropped off at a repair shop in Biden’s home state of Delaware in April 2019, according to the store’s owner.
The customer who brought in the water-damaged MacBook Pro for repair never paid for the service or retrieved it or a hard drive on which its contents were stored, according to the shop owner, who said he tried repeatedly to contact the client.
Twitter has not offered any alternate explanation of the data origin, much less evidence that a hack was used to obtain the data, rather than simply reading a drive the shop was given.
Suppressing information, on a mass scale, on apparent wrongdoing by a Presidential candidate with the election less than three weeks away is an incredibly valuable public relations service for the Biden Campaign.
Added: Whoopsie. Now Twitter locked out the Trump Campaign account. I see another FEC complaint coming.
(Aside: And this is why I do my own computer repairs.)
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