Twitter Reinstates New York Post Account Days After Backlash From Republican Lawmakers
The microblogging site Twitter said on Friday it had changed its policy and lifted a freeze it placed on the account of the New York Post after the newspaper published articles about Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden’s son.
The New York Post can now send tweets again, the social media platform said. On Oct. 14, Twitter had said the stories violated its hacked materials policy.
“We will no longer restrict their account under the terms of the previous policy and they can now tweet again,” Twitter said.
Twitter suspended The New York Post’s account for six tweets that linked to the story and blocked links to the story in question, citing its hacked materials policy, as well as a policy about private information.
This caused, perhaps predictably, a massive uproar. On October 15th, Twitter’s trust and safety lead, Vijaya Gadde, tweeted that Twitter’s hacked materials policy would change, and the company would “no longer remove hacked content unless it is directly shared by hackers or those acting in concert with them.”