Twitter admitted it was wrong when trying to hide dirt on the Biden family
While Biden Sr. leads the presidential race and Biden Jr. is hiding from criminal charges for corruption crimes in Ukraine, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey admitted that the policy of censoring the media from exposing influential politicians was “wrong”.
Given that social media such as Twitter and Facebook directly interfere and influence the US elections, the policy of hiding information from the public not only undermines the reputation of social media themselves but also inflicts irreparable damage on the publications themselves that publish revealing evidence.
However, in his solo performance, Jack Dorsey did not apologize for the actions of his company, but only admitted guilt, for which neither he nor his team will be held responsible.
“We were called here today because of an enforcement decision we made against the New York Post based on a policy we created in 2018 to prevent Twitter from being used to spread hacked materials. This resulted in us blocking people from sharing a New York Post article publicly or privately,” Dorsey said. “We made a quick interpretation using no other evidence that the materials in the article were obtained through hacking, and according to our policy, we blocked them from being spread. Upon further consideration, we admitted this action was wrong and corrected it within 24 hours.”
In his opening statement, Dorsey directly addressed Twitter's handling of the New York Post article. The GOP is using efforts by Facebook and Twitter to limit the spread of the article as an example of how conservatives are systematically censored. https://t.co/Y0SEaG0qsP pic.twitter.com/2MYMqKlRH6— POLITICO (@politico) November 17, 2020
In addition to Twitter's crackdown on the New York Post, Dorsey clarified that the Post was offered an ultimatum in which they were required to remove the incriminating information in order to free themselves from blocking.
“We informed the New York Post of our error and policy update, and how to unlock their account by deleting the original, violating tweet, which freed them to tweet the exact same content and news article again,” Dorsey said. “They chose not to, instead insisting we reverse our enforcement action. We did not have a practice around retroactively overturning prior enforcements. This incident demonstrated that we needed one, and so we created one we believe is fair and appropriate.”