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Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey said the way the platform handled the New York Post story about Hunter and Joe Biden was “wrong.”
In a tweet Friday morning, Dorsey responded to the uproar around Twitter’s initial decision to block users from sharing the story, which was based in part on files and emails that the Post said were taken from Hunter Biden’s laptop. Multiple media outlets, including Business Insider, have called the story into question over what they say are several red flags in the reporting.
Dorsey said that blocking of the links was the wrong decision and that the company’s goal is to add context in situations like that.
Straight blocking of URLs was wrong, and we updated our policy and enforcement to fix. Our goal is to attempt to add context, and now we have capabilities to do that. https://t.co/ZLUw3YD887
— jack (@jack) October 16, 2020
Late on Thursday, Vijay Gadde, Twitter’s head of policy, tweeted that the company had decided to amend its policy. Going forward, Twitter will not take down hacked content “unless it is directly shared by hackers or those acting in concert with them.”
In a tweet Wednesday night, …read more
Source:: Businessinsider – Tech