A Former Staffer For Joe Biden’s Expected Vice President Pick Announced That Twitter Has Suspended The Account Of Donald Trump’s Campaign Team Citing Misinformation Related To COVID-19
Nick Pacilio, Kamala Harris’ former press secretary, spun through the revolving door and landed on a soft spot working for Twitter’s communications department shortly after leaving her office. Pacilio took to Twitter this evening to explain a decision to lock the official Donald Trump campaign account, “Team Trump,” from tweeting further until a recent tweet regarding COVID-19 is deleted.
This incident reveals a clear conflict of interest between the staff at Twitter and the upcoming presidential election, particularly if Harris becomes Biden’s VP pick. How much influence could Pacilio exert inside of Twitter to help buttress the Biden campaign and assist his former boss?
Pacilio was also the face behind the decision to suspend the president’s son, Donald J Trump Jr. after another tweet regarding COVID-19 was declared to be “misinformation” by the tech giant.
This account has not been permanently suspended. Per the screenshot, the Tweet requires deletion because it violates our rules (sharing misinformation on COVID-19), and the account will have limited functionality for 12 hours. https://t.co/Pmh5Hj2nfP— Nick Pacilio (@NickPacilio) July 28, 2020