White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany went on Twitter for banning her account. The administrators said they essentially had me at gunpoint until they deleted the post she shared on the New York Post about the Hunter Biden story.
McEnany was among those Twitter users prevented from distributing the Post’s exclusive front page story on Biden’s alleged hard drive – and an email linking Joe Biden to his son’s job at a Ukrainian energy company in the report .
“It’s not a temporary blockade,” McEnany told Fox News host Sean Hannity on Wednesday night. “When I log into my Twitter account, it says I’m permanently banned. They essentially got me at gunpoint and said I won̵
When she tried to tweet the Post’s story, McEnany received a message from Twitter: “Your account has been suspended. We discovered that this account violates Twitter rules. In particular for: Violating our rules against the distribution of hacked material. “
“This is censorship. This is not the American way, ”she told Hannity. This is not how a freedom-loving democracy works. We must hold Twitter accountable, and also Facebook, which bans broadcasting this story simply because it ideologically violates the side of the aisle that Silicon Valley favors. It’s sad it’s censorship [and] this is not America. “
She added, “Make no mistake, if they can ban the United States press secretary for President Trump, they can ban you as a citizen, and that is pathetic.”
On Wednesday evening, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey admitted that “blocking URL sharing via tweet or DM with no context why we are blocking: unacceptable”.
Facebook also limited the spread of the story on its platform.