Jack Dorsey, CEO of Square Inc., holds Apple Inc. iPhone while standing in front of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, USA, on Thursday, November 19, 2015.
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Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey on Friday reiterated his apology for how the company handled an unverified New York Post report that allegedly contained an email with a “smoking rifle”
“The direct blocking of URLs was wrong and we updated our policy and application to correct it. Our goal is to try to add context and now we have the ability to do so,” Dorsey said in a tweet.
The story from the history of the Post claims that the son of then Vice President Biden Hunter Biden tried to meet a senior director in a Ukrainian company for which Hunter worked for his father. A spokesman for Biden’s campaign denied the allegations.
Twitter has chosen to limit the spread of history, citing its hacking policy, which does not “allow the use of our services to directly distribute content obtained by hacking that contains personal information, may expose people to physical harm or danger. or contains trade secrets. “The company later said it blocked the link to the story specifically because it contained images of hacked material with personal and personal information.
Twitter has met with quick reactions from conservatives and President Donald Trump for its decision to limit the report.
Sen. Ted Cruz, Texas, told reporters Thursday along with Senate Judicial Committee Chair Lindsey Graham, RS, that the committee will vote next week on whether to summon Dorsey for a hearing before their committee next Friday.
Cruz later told CNBC’s Power Lunch on Thursday that Twitter’s actions “have marked a dramatic escalation and crossed a new line.” He said blocking the article was tantamount to “interfering in the election” and questioned Twitter’s accountability under section 230 of the Communications Integrity Act.
In response, the company updated its hacked materials policy late Thursday after receiving “significant feedback,” it said. Twitter will no longer remove hacked content unless it is directly shared by or in agreement with hackers. Twitter will also label tweets to provide context, instead of blocking link sharing on the social media platform.
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