White House Press Secretary Locked out of Twitter Account For Sharing Hunter Biden Story
White House Press Secretary, Kayleigh McEnany was locked out of her Twitter account for posting the New York Post story about Hunter Biden using his Fathers influence, Vice President Joe Biden at the time, to land a job at Ukrainian gas company. This included an email that linked Joe Biden to an executive in the company, despite Joe Biden claiming he never was involved in his sons business dealings.
Twitter to Kayleigh McEnany:
"Your account has been locked,” a message from the social media network informed McEnany, whose account has more than 1 million followers.
“We have determined that this account violated the Twitter Rules,” the network said, highlighting her prior tweet with a link to The Post’s article.
Without providing any evidence, Twitter said McEnany — who shared a screenshot with The Post — violated “our rules against distribution of hacked material.”
McEnany told The Post she will not comply with Twitter’s request that she delete her tweet to restore access to her account.
“This is a story reported by the New York Post and Fox News with the Biden campaign notably not disputing the authenticity of the emails,” McEnany said. “I will not comply with censoring reporting that may not fit the ideology of Silicon Valley. This is abominable and not the American way.”
Twitter on Wednesday blocked users from sharing The Post’s link to the story, which describes an alleged 2015 email from Burisma energy executive Vadym Pozharskyi thanking Hunter Biden for “giving an opportunity to meet your father.”
Biden, who led the Obama administration Ukraine policy, claimed last year, “I have never spoken to my son about his overseas business dealings,” including his reported $83,000 monthly pay on Burisma’s board.
Twitter said Wednesday it prevented users from tweeting or direct-messaging a link to the article because it violated a ban on distributing hacked material, the same reason it locked McEnany’s account.