Twitter CEO Says It Was Wrong to Block Links to Biden Story

www.snopes.com
3 min read
difficult
Twitter and Facebook had moved quickly to limit the spread of a story published by the conservative-leaning New York Post, which cited unverified emails from Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden's son that were reportedly discovered by President Donald Trump's allies.
This article is republished here with permission from The Associated Press. This content is shared here because the topic may interest Snopes readers; it does not, however, represent the work of Snopes fact-checkers or editors.

Twitter was wrong to block weblinks to an unverified political story, CEO Jack Dorsey said, as the company responded to criticism over its handling of the story that had prompted cries of censorship from the right.

"Straight blocking of URLs was wrong, and we updated our policy and enforcement to fix," he tweeted. "Our goal is to attempt to add context, and now we have capabilities to do that."

Dorsey was weighing in after an executive at the social media company announced changes late Thursday to its policy on hacked content following an onslaught of criticism.

Twitter will no longer remove hacked material unless it's directly shared by hackers or those working with them,…
Associated Press
Read full article