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Twitter is making major changes to its hacked information policy following uproar over its decision to enforce the policy by blocking users from sharing a contested New York Post story about Hunter and Joe Biden.

“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,” Vijay Gadde, Twitter’s head of policy, tweeted on Thursday evening.

Twitter “will no longer remove hacked content unless it is directly shared by hackers or those acting in concert with them,” Gadde said.

She also said that Twitter will add contextual labels to tweets containing links to hacked materials instead of blocking them outright, as it did with tweets containing links to the New York Post story.

“We believe that labeling Tweets and empowering people to assess content for themselves better serves the public interest and public conversation,” Gadde said, adding that Twitter wanted to “address the concerns that there could be many unintended consequences to journalists, whistleblowers and others in ways that are contrary to Twitter’s purpose of serving the public conversation.”

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Source:: Businessinsider – Tech


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