Twitter announces new policies after Hunter Biden report imbroglio

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A top policy executive at Twitter announced policy changes at the social media giant late Thursday after the company faced its toughest allegations yet of censorship in order to protect Democratic candidates.

Vijaya Gadde, the legal, policy and trust & safety lead at the company, announced that some of the changes will include its approach to “hacked content” and how it shares links on its platform.

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

The social media giant became the story when it reportedly decided to block a story.

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey addressed the controversy surrounding actions the company took on Wednesday, calling them "unacceptable." 

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

The Senate Judiciary Committee leaders announced that they will vote on a subpoena for Dorsey to testify before the committee on Friday, Oct. 23. Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., said he hoped the committee would vote to subpoena Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, too. 

Gadde said that Twitter will no longer remove hacked content unless it is “directly shared  by hackers or those acting in concert with them.” And said the company will “label Tweets to provide context instead of blocking links from being shared on Twitter.”

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She thanked those who provided the feedback and admitted that “context moderation is incredibly difficult, especially in the critical context of an election.”

Donald Trump Jr., the son of President Trump, took to Twitter on Wednesday,  and called  for the immediate investigation into Twitter.

“Not just because of their blatant election interference to protect Biden, but to find out if they’re censoring these NY Post stories at the behest of the Chinese Communist Party. Put Jack under oath!”

A Twitter spokesperson told Fox Business that as of now the company will continue to censor the article on Hunter Biden from being shared “as the materials in the article still violate our rules on sharing personal private information.”

But the spokesperson indicated that the approach may change in the future.

Fox News' Nick Givas, Fox Business' Hillary Vaughn and the Associated Press contributed to this report

 

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