Conservatives Criticize Twitter For Using Former Kamala Harris Press Sec To Announce Trump Censorship


Virginia Kruta Associate Editor
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Democratic California Sen. Kamala Harris’ former press secretary took to Twitter Wednesday to explain why a tweet from President Donald Trump’s reelection team was removed.

Nick Pacilio quoted the president’s tweet, which was a retweet of his campaign’s post, saying that it had been removed because it violated Twitter’s “rules on COVID-19 misinformation.” (RELATED: Kamala Harris: Trump’s ‘Twitter Account Should Be Suspended’)

The tweet that reportedly violated the rules was a video clip of a recent Fox News interview during which Trump claimed that children are “almost immune” to the novel coronavirus.

The Federalist’s Sean Davis pointed out that prior to working for Twitter, Pacilio had most recently worked as press secretary for Harris — who has repeatedly called for Trump to be banned from the platform altogether. Pacilio’s Twitter bio lists his current occupation as “communications at Twitter,” where he has worked since November 2014 according to his professional profile.

Twitter also recently hired former FBI attorney James Baker as Deputy General Counsel.

The president has voiced his displeasure with Baker, who served as General Counsel of the FBI from January of 2014 to January of 2018, and had been connected to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrant that eventually resulted in surveillance of Carter Page in 2016.

Editor’s note: The piece, when originally published, suggested that Nick Pacilio had recently joined Twitter’s communications team. He has been part of the Twitter communications team since November 2014, according to his professional profile.