Twitter locks Kayleigh McEnany out of her account after spreading fake news
Twitter has locked White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany's personal Twitter account.
An official Trump campaign account shows a notice purportedly from the social media company addressed to McEnany that reads: "Your account has been locked."
"We have determined that this account violated the Twitter rules," it says, "against distribution of hacked materials."
The policy is reportedly a longstanding one.
McEnany had posted a tweet linking to a fake and quickly debunked New York Post story, one tied to Trump's personal attorney Rudy Giuliani, that claims Hunter Biden used his relationship with his father, Vice President Joe Biden, for personal business gain.
The story has been dissected and is provably false, many reporters have noted.
Giuliani has been working with a known Russian agent for at least months.
Here's the tweet from the Trump campaign highlighting the notice to McEnany:
BREAKING: Twitter has locked the personal account of White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany for sharing news… https://t.co/PLyfkPkSDt— Trump War Room - Text TRUMP to 88022 (@Trump War Room - Text TRUMP to 88022)1602715431.0
After being locked out of her personal account McEnany then used her federal government White House Press Secretary Twitter account to falsely claim "censorship."
Censorship should be condemned! cc: @Twitter & Facebook NOT the American way‼️ 🇺🇸— Kayleigh McEnany (@Kayleigh McEnany)1602716986.0