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Twitter Suspends Guccifer 2.0's Account After Sharing of Hacked Dem Documents

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By    |   Saturday, 13 Aug 2016 06:40 PM

Twitter Saturday suspended the account of Guccifer 2.0 — a day after a trove of documents hacked from the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee were published.

Wikileaks, which also has published documents from the Democratic National Committee that were hacked, posted information about Guccifer's Twitter account earlier Saturday:
The Hill Friday published DCCC documents apparently hacked by Guccifer 2.0. The committee raises money for Democrats running for the House of Representatives.

The information included names, Social Security numbers, cellphone data and other personal information from Democratic donors.

Other information included memos that had been used to prepare President Barack Obama, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of California and other committee officials for a fundraising event.

Twitter's rules explicitly prohibit disclosing such information, CNBC reports.

A Twitter representative told the cable network that the San Francisco-based company did not comment on individual accounts — referring, instead, to its policy on posting private information.

In addition, Wordpress blocked public access to the Guccifer documents, The Hill reported later Saturday.

"Some content on this page was disabled on August 13, 2016 upon receipt of a valid complaint regarding the publication of private information," the site posted in place of the information, according to the Hill.

The blog platform site included a link to its privacy policy on the page.

Hacks of the Democratic Party's accounts exposed information showing party officials favoring Hillary Clinton over Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and led to last month's resignation of Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz.

Twitter last month permanently banned conservative blogger Milo Yiannopoulos for his role in harassing actress Leslie Jones, co-star of the latest "Ghostbusters" movie.

Yiannopoulos, the tech editor of Breitbart, had more than 350,000 followers — and he had been temporarily suspended numerous times before, but never faced a permanent ban.

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