Vijaya Gadde, Twitter’s global, policy, and trust & safety lead, announced on Thursday the social platform changed its Hacked Materials Policy after severe backlash from blocking stories on Hunter Biden.

People pointed out the hypocrisy like The New York Times publishing information on President Donald Trump’s tax returns. How about the information from Edward Snowden and Bradley Manning?

Now Twitter changed course:

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey confirmed the changes on Friday morning.

The New York Post ran two stories on emails taken from a laptop allegedly owned by Hunter Biden, the son of Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden.

Facebook and Twitter blocked the stories on their platforms. People called them out and now the FCC is involved.

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) told reporters on Thursday the Senate Judiciary Committee will vote to subpoena CEO Jack Dorsey. Cruz and Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) are some of the most outspoken members in Congress on this situation.

Facebook claimed it “reduced” the story’s “distribution” since the platform determined it was “eligible to be fact checked by Facebook’s third-party fact checking partners.”

Twitter blocked the story because it was “identified by Twitter or our partners as being potentially harmful.” The platform claimed it did not want to send around “fake news” that people retrieved illegally or by hacking.

Twitter also locked accounts, including Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany. It also locked Dana Loesch’s account and Trump’s campaign account.

Twitter users can finally tweet out the stories.


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