Twitter has blocked the account of the New York Post lifted. The right-wing newspaper was no longer able to send tweets after the publication of a controversial article about the son of presidential candidate Joe Biden. The article was published on the basis of e-mails on a hard drive that came into the hands of the newspaper.
After the article was published, Twitter took steps to stem the spread on October 14, but the company got back to that later.
Twitter initially relied on its policy for hacked data, which should not be distributed. Company changed his policy, but the account of the New York Post remained frozen.
Based on emails, the newspaper wrote that Hunter Biden used his father’s influence some six years ago when he worked for the Ukrainian natural gas company Burisma. Joe Biden, then vice president under Barack Obama, is said to have come to the aid of his son.
From New York Post tweeted on the night of Friday to Saturday an image featuring Twitter’s bird logo flying out of a cage, with the caption “Twitter pulls back, finally unlocks Post-account na Biden-ban”.
The decision to blockade sparked much outrage among Republicans. They accused the company of selective censorship of conservative voices.
Twitter director Jack Dorsey had to answer to a committee of the US Senate on Wednesday. Formally, the interrogation was about a legal article that protects the liability of companies such as Twitter, but the CEO was faced with many questions about alleged censorship.