Twitter restricts Trump’s campaign account from tweeting

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(Reuters) – Twitter On Thursday, Inc temporarily banned US President Donald Trump’s campaign account from tweeting, claiming that a video of 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 article on Wednesday that contained alleged details of Hunter Biden’s business relationship with a Ukrainian energy company and said the former vice president had met with an adviser to the society.

“Joe Biden has been a liar who has been scamming our country for years,” the video captioned.

Twitter said the video violated its rules against posting private information, adding that the account may need to delete the post in order to continue tweeting.

“This is all going to end in a big lawsuit and there are things that can happen that are very serious that I would rather not see happen, but it’s probably going to have to,” said Trump, when asked about the move by Twitter.

Twitter said on Wednesday that the Post’s article violated its “pirated material” policy, which prohibits the distribution of pirated content containing private information or trade secrets, or puts people at risk of physical harm.

Facebook Inc and Twitter took proactive steps Wednesday to restrict the Post’s article from being distributed within hours of its publication.

Twitter had placed similar restrictions on the account of White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany on Wednesday after sharing the Post’s story.

Reporting by Munsif Vengattil and Elizabeth Culliford; Edited by Shinjini Ganguli

Original © Thomson Reuters Corporation

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