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Twitter Locks Account of Press Secretary McEnany, Other Verified Users For Sharing Biden Story
LaCorte News ^ | 10/15/2020 | Penka Arsova

Posted on 10/15/2020 8:34:15 AM PDT by Zenyatta

Twitter restricted a recent New York Post story about Joe Biden and his son and then cracked down on accounts that shared the report.

How we got here: Facebook said it will slow down the spread of the story until its fact-checkers confirm its authenticity and Twitter cited its policy against sharing hacked materials.

“While I will intentionally not link to the New York Post, I want be clear that this story is eligible to be fact checked by Facebook’s third-party fact checking partners,” Facebook spokesperson Andy Stone tweeted Wednesday. “In the meantime, we are reducing its distribution on our platform.”

“In line with our Hacked Materials Policy, as well as our approach to blocking URLs, we are taking action to block any links to or images of the material in question on Twitter,” a spokesperson for Twitter said in a statement. The platform later said the story violated its privacy rules as well because “images contained in the articles include personal and private information.”

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TOPICS: Issues
KEYWORDS: burisma; didyousearch; mcenany; twitter

1 posted on 10/15/2020 8:34:15 AM PDT by Zenyatta
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To: Zenyatta
We need to stop thinking that Twitter and Facebook are the only options. People need to be made aware of other social media outlets, and use them, and invest into them, and get them going in stiff competition with Twitter and Facebook.


Others. Yes, they are going to need investment. But if we are going to go the social media route, we need competitors who will not censure.

2 posted on 10/15/2020 8:41:07 AM PDT by John Leland 1789
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To: John Leland 1789


Don’t you mean “”?

3 posted on 10/15/2020 9:08:36 AM PDT by flaglady47 (Donald Trump, President for Life (heh, heh))
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To: flaglady47

Yes, Thank you so much for the correction. I wish we could go back and correct original posts.

4 posted on 10/15/2020 10:36:33 AM PDT by John Leland 1789
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