Twitter Inc. is revising its Hacked Materials Policy, which lay at the heart of its enforcement action this week against a controversial New York Post article that included potentially damaging allegations against U.S. presidential candidate Joe Biden.
In a series of tweets, policy chief Vijaya Gadde said that the company will no longer remove hacked content “unless it is directly shared by hackers or those acting in concert with them.” Instead, it “will label Tweets to provide context instead of blocking links from being shared on Twitter.” Gadde said the updated policy will be put in place in the coming days.
A Twitter spokesman said the N.Y. Post story would still be blocked on the platform because the documents contain people’s personal information, such as email addresses. A version of the story without that personal info, though, would be allowed.
Over the last 24 hours, we’ve received significant feedback (from critical to supportive) about how we enforced our Hacked Materials Policy yesterday. After reflecting on this feedback, we have decided to make changes to the policy and how we enforce it.4:06 AM · Oct 16, 2020
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