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Twitter caves and reverses policies on NY Post story ban after furious backlash

Twitter reversed course on Thursday and said that they would allow users to post a controversial New York post story damaging to the Joe Biden presidential campaign.

Twitter’s head of legal, policy, trust and safety, Vijaya Gadde, tweeted Thursday evening that after much public input, they would be changing their policies to allow people to post the story and others like it.

On Wednesday Twitter clarified that they had banned the posting of the story because it included personal and private information, something that is prohibited by Twitter’s terms of use. Critics of the social media giant accused it of banning the story in order to help Democrats and influence the election.

Gadde explained why they decided to change course.

“Over the last 24 hours, we’ve received significant feedback (from critical to supportive) about how we enforced our Hacked Materials Policy yesterday. After reflecting on this feedback, we have decided to make changes to the policy and how we enforce it,” she tweeted.

Gadde explained that the ban policy was implemented in 2018 but that Twitter had since then developed new tools to aid in stopping the spread of unsubstantiated reports.

“We believe that labeling Tweets and empowering people to assess content for themselves better serves the public interest and public conversation. The Hacked Material Policy is being updated to reflect these new enforcement capabilities,” Gadde continued.

“So, what’s changing? 1. We will no longer remove hacked content unless it is directly shared by hackers or those acting in concert with them 2. We will label Tweets to provide context instead of blocking links from being shared on Twitter,” she added.

She went on to thank everyone for their input.

Some, like reporter Andrew Feinberg were critical of the decision.

“How much did the bullying from GOP senators factor into this decision,” he tweeted to Gadde.

CNN analyst and former FBI agent Asha Rangappa accused Twitter of aiding foreign adversaries in spreading fake news.

Here’s more about the controversial New York Post story:


Smoking-gun email reveals how Hunter Biden introduced Ukrainian businessman to dad | New York Post

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Twitter CEO admits it was ‘unacceptable’ to block sharing of  NY Post’s Biden Burisma story ‘with zero context’

After a day of social media outrage and online recriminations, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey admitted the company’s missteps in blocking the sharing of a report from the New York Post that could be damaging to Joe Biden’s presidential campaign.

Dorsey made the admission Wednesday on his Twitter account.

“Our communication around our actions on the @nypost article was not great. And blocking URL sharing via tweet or DM with zero context as to why we’re blocking: unacceptable,” he tweeted.

The story outlined emails obtained by the New York Post that show Vadym Pozharskyi, an adviser to the board of Ukrainian natural gas company Burisma, thanking Hunter Biden for arranging his meeting with his father, who was vice president at the time.

Twitter users were banned from sharing the story on their public timelines and also in direct messages by Twitter.

Later Wednesday, Twitter provided the rationale for its actions.

“We want to provide much needed clarity around the actions we’ve taken with respect to two NY Post articles that were first Tweeted this morning,” said the Twitter Safety account.

“The images contained in the articles include personal and private information — like email addresses and phone numbers — which violate our rules. As noted this morning, we also currently view materials included in the articles as violations of our Hacked Materials Policy,” they continued.

“Commentary on or discussion about hacked materials, such as articles that cover them but do not include or link to the materials themselves, aren’t a violation of this policy,” they added. “Our policy only covers links to or images of hacked material themselves.”

‘Attempt to influence the upcoming election’

Critics of social media censorship jumped on the incident to further excoriate the social media companies of selective enforcement of their rules.

“.@Twitter and @Facebook’s censorship of the @nypost story on a meeting between Hunter Biden, Joe Biden, and Burisma is an obvious and transparent attempt to influence the upcoming election,” Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) said on Twitter. “That’s why today I sent a letter seeking answers behind this censorship.”

Here’s more about the censorship of the Biden Burisma story:


Bannon sounds off on Joe Biden as NY Post shines light on Hunter Biden’s emails

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