Twitter Inc on Thursday temporarily restricted U.S. President Donald Trump's election campaign account from tweeting, saying a video from the account about Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden's son violated its rules.
The video posted by the @TeamTrump account referred to a New York Post story from Wednesday that contained alleged details of Hunter Biden's business dealings with a Ukrainian energy company and said the former vice president had met with an adviser of the company.
"Joe Biden is a liar who has been ripping off our country for years," the video was captioned.
Twitter said the video violated its rules against posting private information, adding the account may need to delete the post in order to continue tweeting.
Sure. Just like how Twitter blocked accounts when the Trump tax returns story made its appearance a few weeks ago. Also, Twitter was so swift in restricting accounts that featured the private audio recordings of Melania Trump.
So much of the important journalism you read is based on a source providing to journalists “content obtained without authorization.”— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) October 15, 2020
Beyond the above examples, why doesn’t Twitter ban links to the NYT’s stories based on Trump’s tax returns, “obtained without authorization?”