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Twitter botched its own moderation policies by banning a New York Post story and added fuel to the right"s baseless belief that Big Tech is waging a war against conservatives

It's an example of the danger that can result when tech firms take inconsistent action in how it moderates content, especially ahead of an election. Activist Mike Merrigan holds a piñata shaped like .....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderOct 18th, 2020

Twitter Updates Content Moderation Policy In Response To New York Post Controversy

Twitter Inc (NYSE: TWTR) updated its policies Thursday related to hacked materials after facing flak for limiting a New York Post story related to Hunter Biden, the son of Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden. read more.....»»

Category: blogSource: benzingaOct 16th, 2020

Twitter will now add warning labels to tweets containing hacked material instead of banning them entirely, after its blocking of contested New York Post Biden story provoked uproar

Twitter tried to limit the story's reach amid questions about its veracity and a possible disinformation campaign, prompting conservative backlash. Filip .....»»

Category: smallbizSource: nytOct 16th, 2020

Twitter changes policy that blocked a New York Post story about Biden’s son

Twitter issued a stunning reversal of its policies on Thursday, changing a rule that resulted in blocking a controversial New York Post story about the alleged emails of Democratic nominee Joe Biden’s son......»»

Category: topSource: washpostOct 15th, 2020

Senate Republicans vote to authorize subpoena targeting Facebook, Twitter CEOs, citing their handling of New York Post story

The move could .....»»

Category: topSource: washpost12 hr. 36 min. ago

Jack Dorsey responded to outrage surrounding Twitter"s handling of the New York Post"s Hunter Biden story, saying "straight blocking of URLs was wrong"

Twitter announced on Thursday that it has amended its policy to only remove content shared directly from hackers. Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey. Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey said the platform's d.....»»

Category: dealsSource: nytOct 16th, 2020

Senate to subpoena Twitter CEO over blocking of New York Post story, WSJ says

See the rest of the story here. Theflyonthewall.com provides the latest financial news as it breaks. Known as a leader in market intelligence, The Fl.....»»

Category: blogSource: theflyonthewallOct 15th, 2020

Facebook and Twitter take unusual steps to limit spread of New York Post story

Twitter and Facebook took unusual steps to limit spread of a story about Biden’s son’s emails on Wednesday, prompting an outcry from President Trump and the right......»»

Category: topSource: washpostOct 15th, 2020

Twitter locked the official Trump campaign account after it referred to the New York Post"s dubious story on Hunter Biden

@TeamTrump was blocked from sharing new posts after referring to a New York Post story on Joe Biden's son which Twitter had taken action against. President Donald Trump and the Twitter logo are seen in this photo illustration from.....»»

Category: personnelSource: nytOct 15th, 2020

Facebook, Twitter Spark Political Row Over Limiting New York Post Story On Joe Biden

Social media giants Twitter Inc (NYSE: TWTR) and Facebook Inc (NASDAQ: FB) face accusations of political bias from several members of the Republican Party over restricting a New York Post story connected to Democratic read more.....»»

Category: blogSource: benzingaOct 15th, 2020

Facebook, Twitter try to contain Hunter Biden report amid disinformation crackdown

Facebook said Wednesday that it would reduce distribution of a New York Post story about Hunter Biden while the article was fact-checked by a third-party. Twitter blocked users from sharing the story, citing a policy on hacked .....»»

Category: topSource: latimesOct 15th, 2020

Twitter says it banned controversial New York Post articles about Hunter Biden for violating its policies against doxxing and sharing hacked materials

"We don't want to incentivize hacking by allowing Twitter to be used as distribution for possibly illegally obtained materials," the company said. Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey. The Asahi Shimbun/Getty Images T.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderOct 14th, 2020

Facebook, Twitter seek to keep Hunter Biden report from going viral amid disinformation crackdown

Facebook said Wednesday that it would reduce distribution of a New York Post story about Hunter Biden while the article was fact-checked by a third-party. Twitter blocked users from sharing the story, citing a policy on hacked .....»»

Category: topSource: latimesOct 14th, 2020

Facebook and Twitter are slowing the spread of a controversial New York Post story about Hunter Biden after questions arise about its veracity and a possible disinformation campaign

The New York Post's sourcing has raised questions about the authenticity of the files, which the paper obtained from Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani. In thi.....»»

Category: dealsSource: nytOct 14th, 2020

Microsoft inks deals for SoHo office space, reports say

Microsoft is heading for SoHo.After Crain's reported in September that the tech giant was eyeing space at 300 Lafayette St. in the neighborhood, a New York Post report Wednesday said the company has... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkMay 17th, 2019

The New York Post: Rep. Devin Nunes sues Twitter for $250 million, claiming anti-conservative bias and defamation

California Rep. Devin Nunes filed a lawsuit against Twitter on Monday, claiming the social media site has “shadow banned” conservatives......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchMar 18th, 2019

Meet Hunter Biden, the often scandal-plagued middle child of Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden

Hunter was the subject of a widely discredited story by the New York Post that fired up Republicans and raised concerns among some US intelligence.....»»

Category: worldSource: nytOct 21st, 2020

Rudy Giuliani said he chose to release his Hunter Biden story to the New York Post because he knew other outlets would scrutinize it too much

Giuliani told the NYT that he chose the New York Post because other publications would "spend all the time they could to try to c.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderOct 19th, 2020

Republican Senator Calls For Facebook To Be Broken Up

Last week, we noted Republicans' anger at Twitter Inc (NYSE: TWTR) and Facebook Inc (NASDAQ: FB) for their suppression of the New York Post's article about Hunter Biden (read more.....»»

Category: blogSource: benzingaOct 19th, 2020

Biden calls controversial New York Post story about his son Hunter a "smear campaign"

Biden forcefully pushed back against the report that Hunter tried to set up a meeting between a Ukrainian official and the former Vice President. .....»»

Category: worldSource: nytOct 17th, 2020

In reversal, Twitter is no longer blocking unsubstantiated New York Post article about Hunter Biden

Twitter completed an about-face on Friday by lifting the ban on the unsubstantiated New York Post arti.....»»

Category: topSource: chicagotribuneOct 16th, 2020