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Fri Oct 16, 2020, 12:19 PM

🤬 Twitter CEO says it was wrong to block links to Biden story

https://apnews.com/article/business-media-social-media-censorship-ec529ef85c1e72cefe0ae9450e118b9c


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Twitter CEO says it was wrong to block links to Biden story

Twitter was wrong to block weblinks to an unverified political story, CEO Jack Dorsey said on Friday, as the company responded to criticism over its handling of the story that had prompted cries of censorship from the right.

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

Dorsey was weighing in after an executive at the social media company announced changes late Thursday to its policy on hacked content following an onslaught of criticism.

Twitter will no longer remove hacked material unless it’s directly shared by hackers or those working with them, the company’s head of legal, policy, trust and safety, Vijaya Gadde, said in a Twitter thread.

And instead of blocking links from being shared, tweets will be labeled to provide context, Gadde said
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Perhaps its the only way around censorship lawsuits.

I hope Rudy & Bannon's demise becomes a bigger headline than Hunter Biden.


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Response to Budi (Original post)

Fri Oct 16, 2020, 12:22 PM

1. ...

fuckers

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Response to Budi (Original post)

Fri Oct 16, 2020, 12:27 PM

2. FFS, there was no "onslaught of criticism"

There was simply compromised Republicans whining that weren't going to be allowed to use someone else's private property to spread a fake news story that they all know is fake.

Twitter clearly got threatened to be shut down by foreign hackers on behalf of Trump. Now, domestic hackers need to shut it down for good. This anti-America enterprise needs to end now. Twitter has no legitimate reason to exist anymore.

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Response to Budi (Original post)

Fri Oct 16, 2020, 12:30 PM

3. So Twitter happily accepts contraband as long as it's laundered elsewhere first. Got it.

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Response to Budi (Original post)

Fri Oct 16, 2020, 01:04 PM

4. Sounds slippery

But republicans may regret what they wished for. Their ability to say what ever they please is counterbalanced with everyone else's right to point out how wrong they are.

It's a shame though because...
“A lie can travel around the world and back again while the truth is lacing up its boots.” —Mark Twain

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