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Twitter reversed course on Thursday and said that they would allow users to post a controversial New York post story damaging to the Joe Biden presidential campaign.

Twitter’s head of legal, policy, trust and safety, Vijaya Gadde, tweeted Thursday evening that after much public input, they would be changing their policies to allow people to post the story and others like it.

On Wednesday Twitter clarified that they had banned the posting of the story because it included personal and private information, something that is prohibited by Twitter’s terms of use. Critics of the social media giant accused it of banning the story in order to help Democrats and influence the election.

Gadde explained why they decided to change course.

“Over the last 24 hours, we’ve received significant feedback (from critical to supportive) about how we enforced our Hacked Materials Policy yesterday. After reflecting on this feedback, we have decided to make changes to the policy and how we enforce it,” she tweeted.

Gadde explained that the ban policy was implemented in 2018 but that Twitter had since then developed new tools to aid in stopping the spread of unsubstantiated reports.
“We believe that labeling Tweets and empowering people to assess content for themselves better serves the public interest and public conversation. The Hacked Material Policy is being updated to reflect these new enforcement capabilities,” Gadde continued.

“So, what’s changing? 1. We will no longer remove hacked content unless it is directly shared by hackers or those acting in concert with them 2. We will label Tweets to provide context instead of blocking links from being shared on Twitter,” she added.

She went on to thank everyone for their input.

Some, like reporter Andrew Feinberg were critical of the decision.

“How much did the bullying from GOP senators factor into this decision,” he tweeted to Gadde.

CNN analyst and former FBI agent Asha Rangappa accused Twitter of aiding foreign adversaries in spreading fake news.

Here’s more about the controversial New York Post story:

  • WaveForm says:

    I say BAN twitter…..simple. Ok, Senate, here’s your chance to stop twatters censoring!!! So get off your asses and STOP it, once and for all!

  • Frankly, I don’t give a Rat’s Ass about Hunter Biden’s drug addiction, let him kill himself…his sexual proclivities or his corrupt behavior has put millions in his pocket…It’s the appearance STUPID and V.P. Biden thinks we are all stupid for fall for this ugly behavior. Who believes Joe NEVER discusses his son’s business when he carted his ass on Air Force One to China where he snagged $1.5 Billion from the Communist bank of China when Joe was V.P. Joe thinks we are all so stupid that we don’t see any of this corrupt behavior that involves his father especially in the Ukraine where Joe admitted ‘Quid Pro Quo’ with a Billion of our tax dollars until they fired their prosecutor?…Hey Joe, Stop Pissing on our leg and convincing us it’s raining…I am pleased that Twitter saw the light and has reversed their position about these Hunter Biden computer files. Seeing his son sleeping with a drug pipe in his mouth and taking drugs during sex just reveals what a moronic creature Joe has raised who had sex with his brother’s wife, then married her, then immediately went out with a stripped and got her pregnant…This looks more like the Biden Cesspool than the Biden Crime family.

    • Dot S says:

      William…..this is such a good remark about Biden and his drugged up son. You should copy this and put it on FB and Twitter, Scumbags hate reading things about their God. It interferes with their digestive system. I love it!

  • mike dar says:

    Twitter reversed course on Thursday because the owner was summoned to the Hill for testimony… and is hoping now… to avoid going to the Hill… to give testimony.
    TOO LATE… and no one is falling for believing the owner has seen the error of his ways.. he will be right back banning by next week… after being told.. IT”S TOO LATE SUCKER!

  • Stephen Russell says:

    End Section 230 protections for Big Tech, make em all pay

  • Gordon says:

    Punish these ‘high tech” Twitter/Facebook anti-American Scum, breaking the law as they manipulate the Presidential election.

  • RIC CARTER says:

    By being their typical liberal bitches, they have brought this story out in the open more than anything else could. Another shot directly into their own ass.

  • CF