Twitter Backtracks on ‘Hacked Materials’ Policy, Admits Blocking Links Is ‘Wrong’

Twitter Chairman and Square CEO Jack Dorsey moderates a panel discussion with Detroit entrepreneurs at Techonomy Detroit at Wayne State University September 17, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. The topic of the discussion was 'Turbocharging Detroit's Teconomy.' (Photo by Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

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Following Twitter’s decision to censor all links to the New York Post’s bombshell story revealing that Democratic Presidential Candidate Joe Biden allegedly met with executives from a Ukrainian energy firm employing his son, Hunter Biden, on the basis of its “hacked materials” policy, the company has announced big changes to the policy. CEO Jack Dorsey added that “Straight blocking of URLs was wrong, and we updated our policy and enforcement to fix.”

The Washington Post reports that Twitter has decided to make a change to its policies relating to the sharing of “hacked materials” which resulted in the New York Post’s recent story about Hunter Biden’s business relationships being blocked. The company has faced intense pressure from conservatives and even some leftists in response to its massive censorship.

Breitbart News recently reported on the New York Post’s bombshell story that indicated that Joe Biden may have met with an adviser to the board of Burisma while he was Vice President, arranged by his son Hunter, who was working as a lobbyist for the company at the time. Joe Biden has previously said, “I have never spoken to my son about his overseas business dealings.”

But, the leaked emails allegedly show that Hunter introduced his father to a Bursima executive less than a year before Biden, acting as Vice President, pressured the Ukrainian government into firing a prosecutor who was investigating the company. Shortly after the story broke, many found themselves having trouble sharing it across social media. This censorship comes just weeks after executives from both Facebook and Twitter joined the Biden transition team.

Twitter executive Vijaya Gadde stated in a tweet that the decision came after receiving feedback following the censoring of the Post’s story. Gadde’s tweet can be seen below:

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