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Twitter CEO Admits He Was ‘Wrong’

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CEO Of Twitter Jack Dorsey

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey said on Tuesday that Twitter was “wrong” to censor the New York Post and its news stories on Hunter Biden, the son of former Vice President Joe Biden.

Dorsey appeared virtually on Capitol Hill to testify over his company’s enforcement actions against the news outlet, as well as other issues related to social media censorship.

Dorsey was called to testify in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee over why his social media company chose to censor news stories on the son of the Democratic nominee for president weeks away from an election.

“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.”

Twitter locked the Post’s Twitter account on Oct. 14 for posting a story on Hunter Biden’s overseas business dealings based on communications pulled from Biden’s alleged laptop that had been dropped off for repairs and never recovered from a Delaware computer repair shop.

Twitter flagged the story under its policy against “hacked materials” despite lacking any evidence that the emails contained in the story were obtained through hacking.

The social media company censored the story, preventing anyone from tweeting or direct messaging the article’s URL. The platform also locked accounts that shared the article.

Dorsey later admitted that his company’s actions, first taken without giving an explanation, were “not great,” but refused to unlock the Post’s Twitter account for weeks afterward, even after reversing course on their “hacked materials” justification for censoring the story.

“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.”

While censorship of the Post’s article “nearly doubled” its visibility, major network media and news outlets refused to cover the story. The media blackout may have given a major boost to Joe Biden’s 2020 presidential campaign.

As The Daily Wire reports:

Internal data from the Biden campaign shows that bombshell stories relating to a laptop apparently owned by Hunter Biden made more noise online than the massive Hillary Clinton email scandal of 2016. However, Team Biden was spared scrutiny from the mainstream media, seemingly boosting him in the 2020 presidential election.

“According to Biden campaign metrics, online chatter about the Hunter Biden story during the election’s last week was greater than it was around Hillary’s emails during last month of ’16,” the Daily Beast’s Sam Stein reported Monday. “The difference: it never spilled over into mainstream outlets.”

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9 Comments on this post.
  • Tom
    20 November 2020 at 8:54 pm
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    Of course he admitted he was WRONG because the election is over and he will do the EXACT same thing again in the next election.

  • Dolores
    20 November 2020 at 8:59 pm
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    They shouldn’t be able to censor anything. We have the right to voice our opinion whether they like it or not.

  • michael zitterman
    20 November 2020 at 9:08 pm
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    Definition of “democracy” from Dictionary.com:
    Government by the people; a form of government in which the supreme power is vested in the people and exercised directly by them or by their elected agents under a free electoral system

    We, the People must demand that we receive objective and truthful information to allow us to enjoy a functional democracy as it is defined.

    Without TRUTH, our efforts at democracy fall within the genre of “garbage in, garbage out” and our efforts at achieving a functional democracy will fail. Thus, any intentional impediment to truth must be eliminated and considered problematic and conceivably treasonous.

    If it were rational and logical to conclude that our goal is a functional democracy, it appears that an intentional and material lie or the withholding of truth by a Senator or Representative should be punished by expulsion and criminal penalties.

    Our forefathers who wrote the Constitution designed a system of checks and balances by establishing the three branches of government; legislative, executive, and judicial.

    Codified within the First Amendment of the Constitution is that Congress shall make no law abridging the freedom of speech or of the press. This portion of the First Amendment enables the press or anyone else to present objective and truthful observations of our government. The First Amendment does not imply that the press or anyone is protected from untruthful information.

    Whereas the press has the freedom to present the results of observations and investigations, it cannot present knowingly false information and, if it were to do so, would be subject to financial and criminal penalties. The withholding of exculpatory information would be subject to the same penalties. The critical tools which must be utilized by the press are objectivity and truth.

    Large entities which are conduits and disseminators of information should be characterized as utilities, i.e., not proprietary.

    Based upon the above, it should be considered that these entities, Twitter, Google, and Facebook are treasonous. An effective Congress should assess substantial fines and demand an immediate reversal of the withholding of the New York Post article.

    The key elements of a functional democracy are objectivity and truthfulness.

    Michael zitterman
    October 28, 2020

  • cathy floyd
    20 November 2020 at 9:15 pm
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    Come on, tell the truth! It was done to cover-up hunter biden’s crimes and to aide joe biden in his election efforts, nothing else.

  • d. smith
    20 November 2020 at 9:17 pm
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    20 November 2020 at 10:25 pm
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    Dorsey only Sorry because ppl are leaving there Twitter accounts to go over to Parler and he losing. Dump this BAP!!!! Hope KARMA hits ALL you Democrats and BIG elites SO hard you can’t get back up and you’ve lost everything for what you have done to the American ppl and this country.

  • Audrey Jane Spaulding
    20 November 2020 at 10:27 pm
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    If the Bidens did anything Illegal and refused to confess that it was Illegal than they are not going to be excused for trying to sneak behind the American Public. So Far Biden has chosen to hire people for his Administration, little hard to hire people if you are not even elected to be President. The Media doesn’t elect the President. The Taxpayer People elect the President. They are using Biden as a scapegoat right now. Kamala should be ashamed of herself and so should Hunter Biden, Jill Biden and the Dems need to stop acting like Americans are in for a better deal than with Trump. I don’t care how many member of Obama’s Cabinet are going to be in it. This Election is not going to be stolen and the correct votes are going to get counted and then we shall see what happens. Trump was right. This Election was a Set Up by the Democrats in Congress. Every last one of them needs to be fired Beginning with Pelosi, Schumer and anyone that has been in there for years and years. Nancy Pelosi has said that she will only serve another term. Why? She has already served too long. Why doesn’t she just get out now. Nobody wants her in there until she decides to jump ship. She and her Husband have gotten quite rich and they seem to think that they are the only ones who an run anything. Afraid Not. Please Nancy do us all a Favor and resign now. The Scandal of the voting Machines is going to put you out of office. No more holding your arms up and shaking your fist at America. Please just get out Now.

  • florida bob
    13 December 2020 at 9:25 pm
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    I say we march on D.C. otherwise known as “Dark City” and take our country back. If the spooks can do it we can to.

  • jerry e moore
    1 January 2021 at 11:36 pm
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    we can blame lack of DOJ the great bill barr another Sessions

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