Twitter on Thursday reportedly blocked accounts owned by the Trump campaign, White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany and The New York Post for sharing a story that contains hacked emails about Hunter Biden.
Politico correspondent Alex Thompson revealed that the accounts had been blocked.
“Update on this-basically, @nypost @teamtrump @kayleighmcenany are locked until they delete tweets about the NYPost article, Twitter tells me,” Thompson explained in a tweet. “Twitter spokesperson: ‘Accounts that Tweet the materials or links to the materials referenced here may be required to delete those Tweets.'”
Update on this-basically, @nypost @teamtrump @kayleighmcenany are locked until they delete tweets about the NYPost article, Twitter tells me
Twitter spokesperson: "Accounts that Tweet the materials or links to the materials referenced here may be required to delete those Tweets" https://t.co/yEdmadJogz
— Alex Thompson (@AlxThomp) October 15, 2020
But Twitter declined to block President Donald Trump’s personal account after he shared the same video.
Twitter temporarily blocked a Trump campaign account @teamtrump for posting a video that is currently pinned to the top of President Trump’s Twitter account, which is not blocked. Fascinating showdown taking place just a few weeks before the election. https://t.co/TT5i0ZjLPL
— michaelscherer (@michaelscherer) October 15, 2020
Within minutes of the news, the @TeamTrump account had deleted the video shared by the president and was again posting messages.
McEnany, however, had not posted a new tweet in nearly a day.
Early voting to be hit by heavy rain and flooding as Hurricane Zeta barrels towards the Gulf Coast
Hurricane Zeta is expected to make landfall near Louisiana's border with Mississippi on Wednesday evening as campaigns work to get supporters to the polls and convince any undecided voters to back their candidate.
"Hurricane conditions and life-threatening storm surge are possible along portions of the northern Gulf Coast on Wednesday, and Storm Surge and Hurricane Watches are in effect," the National Hurricane Center warned.
"Between Tuesday night and Thursday, heavy rainfall is expected from portions of the central Gulf Coast into the southern Appalachians and Mid-Atlantic states near and in advance of Zeta. This rainfall will lead to flash, urban, small stream, and minor river flooding," the center explained.
Lincoln Project releases harrowing new video of the future if Trump wins re-election
The Lincoln Project, the group of former top GOP strategists seeking to beat President Donald Trump in the 2020 election, released another new video on Monday evening.
Unlike other videos, the latest release did not feature Trump saying crazy things. Instead, it is more like a 60-second short film.
It features a mother listening to election night returns. She goes into her son's bedroom and lovingly awakens him.
"Hey honey, you asked me to wake you and tell you what happened in the election," she says.
"Who won?" the child asked.
"Trump," she replied. "Trump won."
Twitter again takes action against Trump for lying about mail-in ballots
On Monday, President Donald Trump tweeted yet another false claim about mail-in ballots, and implicitly called for throwing out any ballots that have not been received by November 3rd even if they were postmarked before that date.
Twitter took action against the president's false statement, hiding it behind a warning that it "might be misleading about how to participate in an election or another civic process."
The social network has previously limited other tweets from the president, including those giving false information about the COVID-19 pandemic and one that appeared to glorify the shooting of civil rights protesters.