Twitter stops removing the compromised content
Twitter stops removing the compromised content

After Twitter criticized the way Twitter handled the New York Post story about former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter, Twitter changed its policy of posting leaked content.

Vijaya Jade, Trust and Security Officer at Twitter tweeted: Unless it's shared directly by hackers or employees, the platform will no longer remove any leaked content.

Instead, the platform aims to add useful headlines and information to Tweets instead of blocking them.

Prior to the move, Twitter had hidden a link to an article alleging Hunter Biden had introduced his father to a senior Ukrainian energy company (Burisma) executive.

Some validation organizations questioned the authenticity of the New York Post report.

The Twitter security account tweeted to explain the decision: We don't want to encourage piracy by allowing the platform to be used as a hub for the exchange of illegal material.

However, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey tweeted that it was a mistake to directly block the URLs. We have updated our policies and apps to address this issue. Our goal is to add information and we can now put it into practice.

According to Judd, Twitter's pirated policy was implemented in 2018 to prevent and mitigate risks related to piracy and unauthorized disclosure of private information. We try to balance people's privacy with freedom of expression. We can do better if we find the right balance.

She added that the company is working to amend its policies to address concerns about the many unintended consequences of journalists, whistleblowers and others, which conflicts with Twitter's goal of serving public dialogue. .

Twitter initially continued to block links to articles in the New York Post, violating its rules prohibiting the sharing of private information.

Based on this information, the FBI is investigating whether the email quoted in the New York Post article was linked to foreign intelligence agencies.

Then Twitter changed its stance, claiming that its posts had not been hindered. Because the information is adequately published, it cannot be considered private information.

The Senate Judiciary Committee is considering indicting Dorsey, and Republican senators have described his move as electoral bias.

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