UPDATE: Looks like the campaign twitter account has been locked, possibly in part of Senator Ted Cruz’s message that he will be calling Jack Dorsey, Twitter’s CEO to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee next week to answer questions about censoring conservatives.
The campaign twitter account was back online, retweeting their original post.
Twitter has locked the official Twitter account of the Trump campaign Thursday morning saying the campaign’s tweet calling former Vice-President and Presidential Candidate Joe Biden a “liar” and posting a video of Biden denying that he had ever spoken to his son about his business dealings in foreign business deals is in violation of their policy.
The action comes just 19 days before Election Day.
“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.”
A Trump campaign official told Fox News that this is election interference.
“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 told 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.”
“This is chilling censorship of a sitting President’s re-election campaign 19 days from an election, plain and simple,” Andrew Clark, Trump campaign Rapid Response Director told Fox News. “Twitter is interfering in the election and trying to stop the public from learning damning information about the Biden family’s corruption at all cost, but our campaign and our supporters will not be silenced.”
Outspoken social media personality Steven Crowder posted via twitter that “Big Tech is trying to steal an election, and they’re doing it right out in the open.”