WOW: Twitter Alters Content Moderation Policy After Backlash

By now it shouldn’t come as any surprise to anyone that a Big Tech company would change their policy after they tried to silence an investigation from one of the nation’s largest newspapers.

As you know by now, The New York Post has dropped bombshells thanks to a computer shop owner who turned over the hard drive of Hunter Biden to Rudy Giuliani and the FBI. Of course for those needing context, he gave the hard drive to the FBI first, and then kept a copy that he later gave to Giuliani to cover his own ass.

Now Twitter is silencing the article and the links from the New York Post, and refusing to allow the contents to be shared on their platform.

The following is from our friends at The Epoch Times.

Twitter announced policy changes after backlash following the way it handled users sharing a New York Post expose on Hunter Biden, son of Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, with the company announcing it was implementing the changes “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.”

Vijaya Gadde, global lead for legal, policy, and trust and safety at Twitter, wrote in a statement that Twitter would “no longer remove hacked content unless it is directly shared by hackers” or those acting in league with hackers, and that the company “will label tweets to provide context,” rather than blocking links from being shared on the platform.

“All the other Twitter Rules will still apply to the posting of or linking to hacked materials, such as our rules against posting private information, synthetic and manipulated media, and non-consensual nudity,” she wrote.

She noted that the changes came after Twitter received “significant feedback (from critical to supportive)” about how the company enforced its Hacked Materials Policy with respect to the New York Post article.

Twitter took extraordinary steps against the New York Post, which is among the top five newspapers by circulation, over the Hunter Biden article. The company added warning labels to tweets and prohibited users from posting the link to the Post article—both publicly and in direct messages—and locked out a number of users who did. Among those who were locked out were the New York Post itself and White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany.

You can read more from our friends at The Epoch Times.

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