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ORLANDO, FLORIDA - JUNE 18: Donald Trump Jr. tosses campaign hats to the crowd before his father, U.s. President Donald Trump arrives on stage to announce his candidacy for a second presidential term at the Amway Center on June 18, 2019 in Orlando, Florida. President Trump is set to run against a wide open Democratic field of candidates. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Donald Trump Jr and Advisor Andy Surabian Remain LOCKED OUT From Twitter While Other Users Return


Despite reinstating access to every other verified user following yesterday’s massive Twitter hack, the social media company retains a block on both Donald Trump Jr. and his spokesman, Andy Surabian, The National Pulse can report.

Twitter fell victim yesterday evening to what has been described as the worst ever hack of a social media platform, with a number of prominent U.S. figures being targeted.

Hackers appear to have gained access via Twitter’s own employee tool to personal Twitter feeds, leading to attempts to solicit Bitcoin donations from the followers of celebrity figures.

As of Thursday, Twitter has restored and granted access to virtually every account that was hacked, from former President Barack Obama to Kanye West, and thousands of verified profiles that were taken offline as a security measure.

But the son of the President of the United States, and key Trump campaign voice Donald Trump Jr. remains in limbo.

Don Jr. has over 5.3 million followers, and neither he nor Mr. Surabian have been contacted by Twitter with any further details.

Surabian told The National Pulse on Thursday morning:

“Since early evening yesterday, both Donald Trump Jr. and I have been locked out of our respective Twitter accounts. We haven’t heard anything from Twitter on how or why this has happened, or if they plan on doing anything to rectify the situation.”

Surabian recently warned against the “content moderation” empire that Silicon Valley has assembled to appease liberal journalists and their own far-left employees.

In a recent, widely read article here on The National Pulse, he wrote of the “wake-up call about the type of election interference Facebook and other Big Tech conglomerates are engaging in.”

“If conservatives allow the rules of engagement on the political battlefield to be set by their opponents, they are surely going to lose,” Surabian concluded.

Don Jr. has been a long-standing critic of social media bias and the practices of major tech companies in general. Just last year he noted of repeated attacks on his own pages:

“I had one week – this summer I called it out. I had something like 10 million organic impressions and zero new followers. It’s statistically impossible. So it feels like it’s a dry run where they are trying to suppress any kind of right-wing message – any kind of conservative message for 2020. I mean they’re setting it up. They are just seeing how far they can get away.”

Twitter continues to update users as to the nature of the hack yesterday. Meanwhile, hundreds of thousands of users are now moving over to a Twitter competitor, Parler, for a more secure and free speech oriented approach to social media.

Nick Regan

Nick Regan is a 2020 National Pulse Writing Fellow

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