UPDATE: The Twitter account of Guccifer 2.0 is now back up and running following being suspended on 13 August. The account user signalled the re-activation with a tweet that read: "Here I am! They'll have to try much harder to block me!". Original story below...
The notorious hacker Guccifer 2.0 who claimed responsibility for the recent DNC (Democratic National Committee) and DCCC (Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee) hacks, has been temporarily suspended by Twitter. The suspension of the account comes after the leaked documents from the DCCC hack were made public by the pseudonymous hacker.
The recent leaked documents revealed contact information, passwords, memos and more from the DCCC. "As you see I wasn't wasting my time! It was even easier than in the case of the DNC breach," Guccifer 2.0 audaciously boasted.
"As you see the US presidential elections are becoming a farce, a big political performance where the voters are far from playing the leading role. Everything is being settled behind the scenes as it was with Bernie Sanders," the hacker added.
Meanwhile, the hacker's suspension from Twitter was noted by whistleblowing platform WikiLeaks, which charged the social media platform with censorship.
The leaked DCCC documents published by the hacker have also been blocked by Wordpress, the Hill reported. The site posted the message, "Some content on this page was disabled on August 13, 2016 upon receipt of a valid complaint regarding the publication of private information."
Although Wordpress has only deleted one file, which included the contact information of the congressional committee, the deletion consequently removed all links to other documents that were made public in the recent leaked cache. The site also does not provide information on how to go about accessing the leaked data anymore. However, the popular blogging platform refrained from blocking older leaks. A database with contact information of those who attended Democratic events is still available on Wordpress.
Twitter's suspension of Guccifer 2.0's account comes amid severe criticisms of censorship both in the US and internationally as well. Recent reports indicate that Twitter may also have begun censoring the accounts of verified journalists in post-coup Turkey as well as censoring abusive content but only again high-profile users including US president Barack Obama and reality star Caitlin Jenner.