Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey admits the decision to block the spread of a New York Post article critical of Hunter Biden, was handled poorly and the move was “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.”
Fox News reported that when asked Dave Rubin on the same Twitter thread if the company shadow bans certain users in an attempt to stifle their online influence due to their political beliefs, and Dorsey only replied, “No.”
The tech giant claimed it took action against the NYP article due to the company’s “Hacked Materials Policy.” Twitter is blocking the post from being shared on its platform.
A spokesperson said, “In line with our Hacked Materials Policy, as well as our approach to blocking URLs, we are taking action to block any links to or images of the material in question on Twitter.”
NY Post business reporter Noah Manskar said the outlet’s official Twitter account had been locked due to the Biden story being sourced from allegedly “hacked” information.
The Post’s primary Twitter account (@nypost) has also been locked because the Hunter Biden stories violate its rules against ‘distribution of hacked material,’ per email we received from Twitter,” he wrote.
Earlier, Twitter locked the personal account of White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany after she shared the NYP article on the alleged business dealings of the Bidens in Ukraine.