Twitter Locks White House Press Secretary Out Of Account For Exposing Hunter Biden Corruption Story

( Social media platform Twitter made the shocking decision to lock White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany out of her account on Wednesday. The tech giant, which is often criticized for its left-wing bias, stopped McEnany from posting on her account after share shared a story by the New York Post that alleges Hunter Biden, the son of Joe Biden, used his father’s position as Vice President to make lucrative business deals in Ukraine.

Specifically, the story suggested that Biden introduced his father, who was vice president at the time, to an executive at Burisma, a Ukrainian gas company. The meeting is believed to have taken place around a year before Vice President Biden is believed to have encouraged Ukraine to fire the country’s top prosecutor who was investigating the company at the time.

The Trump War Room account published a screenshot that McEnany took of a notification she received from Twitter, informing her that her account had been locked.

“We have determined that this account violated the Twitter Rules,” it said, before explaining how McEnany had violated “rules against distribution of hacked material.”

Twitter said that they do not allow people to use their services to “directly distribute content obtained through hacking that contains private information.” The material shared by McEnany, however, was not obtained by hacking.

The emails reported by the New York Post were legally obtained from a computer repair store. When a laptop was dropped off in the Bidens’ home state of Delaware but not picked up, the laptop was legally treated as abandoned property. That meant the owner was legally allowed to access contents on the hard drive and did so.

The contents of the hard drive were also obtained by federal law enforcement officials as part of an investigation.

As well as locking her account, Twitter deleted her Tweet about the story.

Twitter did not take these same measures when the Trump tax return stories went viral, using information that was illegally obtained.