Twitter said it locked President Donald Trump’s account after he shared the email address of a New York Post columnist on the social-media site Monday evening.
Trump praised a column by Miranda Devine in which she applauded the president, saying he pushed through his battle with COVID-19.
In a second, now deleted post, the president tweeted Devine’s email address, a move that Twitter confirmed to Business Insider violated its private-information policy.
Twitter said it prompted him to delete the tweet before his account could be unlocked.
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Twitter said it locked President Donald Trump’s account after he shared the email address of a columnist Monday evening.
The president posted a tweet praising and quoting a column in the New York Post by the journalist Miranda Devine that ran on Sunday night. In the column, Devine praised Trump, saying he overcame his battle with the
“We’re seeing a number of accounts that have been locked or limited by mistake and not because they tweeted about any particular topic,” Twitter Support tweeted. “We’re working to undo this and get those accounts back to normal.”
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Twitter said it was working to fix the issues right away, with both resolved within four hours. As of 4:08 p.m. PT, Twitter had fixed one of the issues: “Your Tweets should be making it onto your timeline…on time.”
The accidental account-locking issue was then fixed by Twitter around 4:40 p.m., with the social media platform providing a new Help