Twitter CEO says blocking New York Post article without context was wrong

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(Reuters) – Twitter TWTR.N CEO Jack Dorsey said on Friday his company was wrong to block links to an article making statements about the son of Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden.

“Our goal is to try to add context, and now we have the capacity to do it,” he tweeted here.

The company sparked an uproar for briefly curtailing US President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign Twitter account after posting a video referencing the New York Post story on Thursday.

U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham and Republican Senators Ted Cruz and Josh Hawley said on Thursday the committee would vote Tuesday on sending a summons to Dorsey.

Twitter Policy chief Vijaya Gadde said Thursday evening that the company decided to change its policy on pirated materials following comments on its application earlier.

The Pirated Material Policy was introduced in 2018 to discourage the release of private information as a result of hacks and unauthorized exposure.

Twitter also said that despite the new policy, the New York Post story would still be stuck. A spokesperson for the company said the articles would still be blocked for “violating the rules on private personal information.”

Report by Akanksha Rana in Bengaluru; Edited by Sriraj Kalluvila

Original © Thomson Reuters

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