WASHINGTON: Twitter mentioned on Friday it had modified its coverage and lifted a freeze it positioned on the account of the New York Post after the newspaper revealed articles about Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden’s son.
The New York Post can now ship tweets once more, the social media platform mentioned. On Oct. 14, Twitter had mentioned the tales violated its hacked supplies coverage.
“We will not prohibit their account underneath the phrases of the earlier coverage they usually can now tweet once more,” Twitter mentioned.
Earlier this week, Twitter’s Chief Executive Jack Dorsey drew hearth from Republican lawmakers, who accused the corporate of selective censorship in opposition to conservatives.
“Who the hell elected you and put you accountable for what the media are allowed to report?” Senator Ted Cruz requested Dorsey in the course of the listening to.
The New York Post tweeted an image that includes Twitter’s chook brand flying out of a cage, with the caption “Twitter backs down, lastly unlocks Post account after Biden ban.”
News Corp, which owns the New York Post, mentioned Twitter’s resolution had a damaging business influence on the newspaper however that its resolution right this moment is a vital second for freedom of the press.
“The arbitrary blocking of the Post was a major second throughout a vital time on this election season,” News Corp mentioned in an announcement.