Twitter backtracks, allows users to post previously blocked NY Post article

Clay Curtis
October 19, 2020

President Trump on Sunday said the damning information contained on Hunter Biden's laptop about his business dealings in Ukraine - as The Post revealed last week - is the "REAL DEAL" and can not be denied. It's now been revealed that Steve Bannon boasted about holding the material back in September, and the FBI is investigating whether it's a Russian propaganda and disinformation campaign.

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey tweeted that it was "inadmissible" the organization hadn't gave more setting around its activity. "This to me crystallises the problem better than anything I could think of".

Twitter also apologized to its users for a prolonged outage on Thursday night, which left many speculating about whether the platform was testing an intensified form of censorship ahead of November's elections.

"Our goal is to attempt to add context, and now we have capabilities to do that", he tweeted.

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Twitter Policy chief Vijaya Gadde said Thursday evening that the company chose to change its policy on pirated materials following comments on its application earlier.

A Twitter spokesman said the Post story would still be blocked on the platform despite the new policy because it contained people's personal information, such as email addresses. "We will label Tweets to provide context instead of blocking links from being shared on Twitter". "We want to address the concerns that there could be many unintended consequences to journalists, whistleblowers and others in ways that are contrary to Twitter's objective of serving the public conversation", she said. The story has not been confirmed by other publications.

The web-based media organization will at this point don't eliminate hacked material except if it's legitimately shared by programmers or those working with them, the organization's head of lawful, strategy, trust and wellbeing, Vijaya Gadde, said in a Twitter string. However, it didn't ready clients regarding why they couldn't share the connection until some other time.

"Our communication around our actions on the @nypost article was not great", Dorsey tweeted alongside the Twitter Safety announcement. A little over 24 hours later, Gadde announced the company was making changes after receiving significant feedback (from critical to supportive) about how it enforced the policy.

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