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US News US Presidential: Twitter blocks a controversial article on Biden, then apologizes

10:00  15 october  2020
10:00  15 october  2020 Source:   20minutes.fr

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The article implicates the former vice- president in connection with his son Hunter’s Ukraine business and was headlined: “Smoking-gun email reveals The campaign said it was not told by Facebook or Twitter that any action would be taken regarding the article . “ We have reviewed Joe Biden ’s official

Twitter has blocked a controversial New York Post article on Joe Biden ’s son, Hunter, from being If Twitter users try to share the article , a message reads, “ We can’t complete this request because this link has Links to the article in older tweets now warn the user that the article is potentially unsafe.

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The confession of Jack Dorsey, the boss of Twitter could not be clearer: block the sharing of 's web address a New York Post article about Joe Biden with zero context as to why is "unacceptable". "Our communication was not great," he even went so far as to admit on Wednesday, at the end of a day of controversy over this controversial article, which Facebook and Twitter have restricted online sharing.

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Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey addressed the controversy surrounding actions the company took on Wednesday to block the spread of a New York Post article critical of Hunter Biden , calling "And blocking URL sharing via tweet or DM with zero context as to why we ’re blocking : unacceptable."

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Our communication around our actions on the @nypost article was not great. And blocking URL sharing via tweet or DM with zero context as to why we’re blocking: unacceptable. https://t.co/v55vDVVlgt

- jack (@jack) October 14, 2020

Just three weeks before the presidential election, the Conservative newspaper published emails that were allegedly illegally retrieved from a computer containing messages, photos and personal videos of Joe Biden's son , Hunter Biden. These messages revive accusations leveled against the Democratic candidate for the White House by the camp Donald Trump , according to whom he would have helped the Ukrainian gas group Burisma to escape investigations for corruption.

Elements hacked in the article

To make up for it, Wednesday evening, the Twitter account dedicated to the security of the platform detailed its decision to block the sharing of the article, in public or in private: “The article contains images with private information, like email addresses and phone numbers, that violate our rules ”. The article also contains pirated elements, however, since 2018, Twitter's regulations “prohibit the use of our services to distribute content obtained without authorization”

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“We do not want to encourage piracy by authorizing the distribution of documents obtained illegally, ”continues the San Francisco-based company, which admits, however,“ still has work ”to clarify the application of its own rules. Twitter recalled that discussing the story is not prohibited, only document sharing.

So terrible that Facebook and Twitter took down the story of “Smoking Gun” emails related to Sleepy Joe Biden and his son, Hunter, in the @NYPost . It is only the beginning for them. There is nothing worse than a corrupt politician. REPEAL SECTION 230 !!! https://t.co/g1RJFpIVUZ

- Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 14, 2020

These explanations should not calm opponents of Joe Biden. Many Republicans accused Twitter and Facebook of censorship during the day Wednesday. "(It's) so awful that Twitter and Facebook removed the article on 'murder gun' emails linked to the sleeping Joe Biden and his son, Hunter, from the New York Post," said indignant side Donald Trump on his favorite network.

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