Twitter CEO Says Blocking New York Post Hunter Biden Story Was ‘Mistake’

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ack Dorsey testifies during a remote video hearing held by subcommittees of the U.S. House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Committee on “Social Media’s Role in Promoting Extremism and Misinformation” in Washington, D.C., March 25, 2021. (.S. House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Committee/Handout via Reuters)

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey said his company’s decision to block a New York Post story on Hunter Biden in October 2020 was a “mistake,” but did not reveal who made the decision, in remarks at a House hearing on Thursday.

“It was literally just a process error. This was not against them [the Post] in any particular way,” Dorsey told members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, in comments reported by the Post.

Representative Steve Scalise (R., La.) asked Dorsey during the hearing if any employee was “held accountable” for blocking the Post‘s account.

“[For] their entire account to be blocked for two weeks by a mistake seems like a really big mistake,” Scalise said. “Was anyone held accountable in your censoring department for that mistake?”

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Dorsey responded that “we don’t have a censoring department,” claiming that the company did not directly block the Post‘s account.

“We required them to delete the tweet and then they could tweet it again,” Dorsey said.

Twitter initially removed the Post story, which was based on emails between Hunter Biden and an executive at Ukrainian energy firm Burisma Holdings, citing its “hacked materials” policy. At the time, the policy forbade uploading content “obtained through hacking that contains private information, may put people in physical harm or danger, or contains trade secrets.”

On October 30, two weeks after the story broke, Twitter relented and unlocked the Post‘s account. Dorsey has previously stated that the decision to block the Post story was “wrong.”

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12 Comments

  1. That’s how they made it possible to elect the biden crime family into the Whitehouse. The hair sniffing, digit raping, money laundering communist controlled (10% to the big guy) demented, senile criminal.

    1. Sounds like Jack Dorsey is suffering remorse for Big Tech push to elect Joe Biden. Unhappily the entire nation is going to suffer badly for their terrible mistake.

  2. Why is Hunter Biden not being prosecuted for influence peddling? When will the citizens of the US wake up and do something?

    1. We are awake and aware. What would you suggest. We are at the mercy of this administration. An honest election would have given our citizens a fighting chance for justice for all. Democrats are a Cancer eating away at our sturdy body and sound minds. No relief in sight. I’m not going to live long enough to see Biden’s mess rectified. What did we do, what did we do?

  3. It was no MISTAKE. You (Dorsey) knew exactly what you were doing and now you’re trying to play dumb. You are a weasel with no integrity — just money and power.

  4. A “Process Error”?????? Does Twitter expect us to swallow that?? The larger story now is the issue with Hunter’s Fire arms cover up. Lying on a fire arm background check id a felony on Hunter. How the Feds got wind of this and participated in a cover up to keep this out of the public eye is on someone connected to the government. This needs to be investigated, as it is an obstruction of justice and an impeachable offense. Let’s see if Twitter commits yet another process error.

  5. Saying you’re sorry doesn’t cut it, you A**wipe. I don’t believe you anyway. Besides, the damage has been done and you can’t correct it even if you wanted to. This travesty we have in the white house is on your head.

  6. You were a slimy, slithering creep similar to Soviet propagandists. Were? Are.
    It should take much to figure out who I am.

  7. The mistake wasn’t the action. The mistake was that they got caught doing it. Had they not been caught, they never would have said a thing. Had they made a mistake and then printed a retraction shortly afterwards, without any public outcry, then they could be justified in saying they made a mistake. But they didn’t come out and say “we goofed” until they got CALLED out.

  8. Too little, too late, a–hole!

    Too bad the so-called “social” media morons could not be “deleted”.

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