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Twitter CEO blames censorship on "poor communication"


Just The NewsTwitter CEO Jack Dorsey on Wednesday night issued a tweet criticizing how the social media platform handled blocking a New York Post article that pertained to Hunter Biden, the son of Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden.

"Our communication around our actions on the @nypost article was not great. And blocking URL sharing via tweet or DM with zero context as to why we’re blocking: unacceptable," Dorsey tweeted.

Our communication around our actions on the @nypost article was not great. And blocking URL sharing via tweet or DM with zero context as to why we’re blocking: unacceptable. https://t.co/v55vDVVlgt— jack (@jack) October 14, 2020

"We want to provide much needed clarity around the actions we’ve taken with respect to two NY Post articles that were first Tweeted this morning," the thread began. "The images contained in the articles include personal and private information — like email addresses and phone numbers — which violate our rules."

"As noted this morning, we also currently view materials included in the articles as violations of our Hacked Materials Policy. Commentary on or discussion about hacked materials, such as articles that cover them but do not include or link to the materials themselves, aren’t a violation of this policy. Our policy only covers links to or images of hacked material themselves."

The problem isn't the "poor communication". And the material posted on Twitter, which you blocked, was not hacked and did not publish any private personal information. Twitter blocked LINKS to an article which contained newsworthy information about the upcoming election.

The problem here is the censorship, not the communication about the censorship.

This entry was published Thu Oct 15 20:45:34 CDT 2020 by TriggerFinger and last updated 2020-10-15 20:45:34.0. [Tweet]

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