Not Again: Twitter Locked NY Post Account for Committing Journalism, Musk Responds

April 3rd, 2023 2:56 PM

In an all-too-familiar fashion, Twitter locked the New York Post out of its account for a story about the deletion of thousands of tweets relating to violent transgender activism. Twitter owner Elon Musk defended the supposedly accidental censorship on Twitter.

The Post said it tweeted an article about Twitter deleting more than 5,000 tweets with content about a planned (now canceled) “Trans Day of Vengeance.”  Twitter went on a wild censorship binge by indiscriminately targeting accounts that promoted the “Trans Day of Vengeance” along with those that condemned the scheduled event.

The purge hit many accounts simply reporting on the “Day of Vengeance.” The Post was one of the targets (the account was later unlocked).

The Post said it was locked out of its main account with 2.8 million followers for an article headlined: “Twitter deletes thousands of tweets about planned ‘Trans Day of Vengeance’ protest.” The outlet insisted the move was incomprehensible in light of new Twitter CEO Elon Musk’s self-identified status as a “free speech absolutist.” A new MRC Free Speech America study found censorship is shockingly on the rise since Musk’s takeover.

The screenshot the Post shared of Twitter’s notice vaguely said the account was locked for “Violating one of our Rules.”

In October 2020, Twitter censored the Post’s account for reporting on the bombshell Hunter Biden laptop scandal. It appears the newspaper had a run-in with déjà vu.

When podcaster Robby Starbuck tweeted about the Post’s latest account lock, he called the new censorship “similar to the NYPost + Hunter Biden saga.” Musk responded with the defense: “We fixed it fast.”

It’s pathetic that the Post is still being targeted for committing journalism. The Twitter Files revealed Twitter censored the Hunter Biden story in 2020 after a priming campaign by the FBI. A Media Research Center poll found that Big Tech censorship of the Hunter Biden scandal helped steal the 2020 election for Joe Biden. 

The “Trans Day of Vengeance” was censored and then canceled after a transgender shot six at a Christian school the week it was scheduled to happen.

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