Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey says blocking New York Post story was ‘wrong’

  • Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey on Friday reiterated his apology for how the social media company handled an unverified New York Post report claiming to contain a “smoking gun” email related to presidential candidate Joe Biden and his son.
  • “Straight blocking of URLs was wrong, and we updated our policy and enforcement to fix. Our goal is to attempt to add context, and now we have capabilities to do that,” Dorsey said in a tweet.
  • The company faced swift backlash from conservatives and President Donald Trump for its decision to restrict the report.

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey on Friday reiterated his apology for how the company handled an unverified New York Post report claiming to contain a “smoking gun” email related to presidential candidate Joe Biden and his son.

“Straight blocking of URLs was wrong, and we updated our policy and enforcement to fix. Our goal is to attempt to add context, and now we have capabilities to do that,” Dorsey said in a tweet.

The story from the Post story alleges then-Vice President Biden’s son Hunter Biden attempted to introduce to a top executive at a Ukrainian company Hunter worked for to his father. A spokesman for the Biden campaign denied the claims.

www.cnbc.com/2020/10/16/twitter-ceo-jack-dorsey-says-blocking-post-story-was-wrong.html