It was great while it lasted.
Twitter once again locked out The Post on Thursday in a stunning replay of the epic blunder the social media giant admittedly made over the revelation of Hunter Biden’s infamous laptop.
The company’s Kafkaesque move came after The Post tweeted out a story about Twitter’s deletion of more than 5,000 tweets about a planned “Trans Day of Vengeance” protest in front of the US Supreme Court on Saturday.
It prevents The Post from posting any tweets to is main account, which has 2.8 million followers.
The suppression of The Post came even as multiple other news outlets have reported on Twitters decision to scrub tweets and retweets that featured an image promoting Saturday’s event.
It also appeared to fly in the face of Twitter owner Elon Musk’s description of himself as a “free speech absolutist” who’s opposed to censorship on his website.
In an ironic twist, Musk last year called Twitter’s prior crackdown on The Post “incredibly inappropriate.”
The first installment of the Musk-authorized “Twitter Files” about past suppression of free speech on the platform also involved the outrageous incident.
The Post is appealing its latest lockout by Twitter, which didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.
Instead, The Post got a reply with nothing but a smiling poop emoji, which Musk said in a March 19 tweet would be the company’s automatic response to inquiries from reporters.
In October 2020, Twitter blocked The Post from its main account over the bombshell revelation of emails from the soon-to-be first son’s laptop.
The lockout came when The Post refused Twitter’s demand to delete six tweets that linked to stories the company claimed were based on hacked information, without any basis in fact.
After a two-week standoff that saw The Post gain about 190,000 followers as outrage against Twitter mounted, the company caved and unlocked the account, saying it was revising its “Hacked Materials Policy” and “updating our practice of not retroactively overturning prior enforcement.”
Twitter founder and then-CEO Jack Dorsey later told a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing that locking out The Post was “a mistake that we made, both in terms of the intention of the policy and also the enforcement action of not allowing people to share it publicly or privately.”
On Wednesday, Twitter’s head of trust and safety, Ella Irwin, said the “Trans Day of Vengeance” images were automatically compiled and deleted removed because “We do not support tweets that incite violence irrespective of who posts them.”
“‘Vengeance’ does not imply peaceful protest. Organizing or support for peaceful protests is ok,” Irwin added.
Twitter acted after two days after 28-year-Audrey Hale, who police said identified as transgender, gunned down six people — including three 9-year-old students — at The Covenant School in Nashville before being killed by cops.
The Trans Radical Activist Network, which is behind Saturday’s event, said the protest was planned before Monday’s mass shooting and wasn’t a call to violence.
“Vengeance means fighting back with vehemence,” the group said on its website. “We are fighting against false narratives, criminalization, and eradication of our existence.”