Uproar over Twitter, Facebook block of Biden story

Twitter altered its hacked content policy after harsh criticism over its blocking of the New York Post story about president candidate Joe Biden’s son. It will now label tweets to provide context rather than blocking them and not remove hacked content unless it is directly shared by hackers and associates. They will still block the Post story since the article contains e-mail addresses and phone numbers. (CNBC, October 15, 2020, by Arjun Kharpal)

Republicans vented their anger at Facebook and Twitter for blocking the Hunter Biden story in the Post. Twitter locked the personal account of Press Secretary Kayleight McEnany when she posted the Biden story. Facebook had blocked it on grounds that it contained unverified claims. President Donald Trump promised revenge and senate leaders said they would subpoena the CEOs of the companies to answer for their practices. (The New York Times, October 15, 2020, by Mike Isaac and Kate Conger)

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