Twitter Thaws New York Post’s Account Following Republican Reaction
Twitter said Friday that it had changed its policy and lifted a freeze it placed on the New York Post account after the newspaper published articles about the son of Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden.
The New York Post can now tweet again, the social media platform said. October 14 Twitter he had said the stories violated his pirated materials policy.
“We will no longer restrict your account under the terms of the above policy and you can now tweet again,” Twitter said.
Earlier this week, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey received criticism from Republican lawmakers, who accused the company of selective censorship against conservatives.
“Who the hell chose you and put you in charge of what the media can report?” Senator Ted Cruz asked Dorsey during the hearing.
The New York Post tweeted an image showing the Twitter bird logo emerging from a cage, with the caption “Twitter backs off, finally unlocks Post account after Biden ban.”
News Corp, which owns the New York Post, said that Twitter’s decision had a negative business impact on the newspaper, but that its decision today is an important moment for press freedom.
“The Post’s arbitrary blockade was a significant moment during a critical moment this election season,” News Corp said in a statement