Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden was asked by CBS News campaign reporter Bo Erickson Friday night for his response to the New York Post's recent story revealing emails that purportedly show Hunter Biden set up a meeting between his father and a top executive at Ukrainian energy firm, Burisma, when the younger Biden sat on its board. The shop owner had reportedly copied the hard drive and handed it over to federal authorities.
Twitter has taken a more aggressive approach in policing President Donald Trump's use of the service this year, earning it accusations from US Republicans of stifling conservative speech and trying to assist Biden's campaign. The company also decided that the personal information contained in emails that were part of the New York Post report are now so widely distributed that it's no longer a violation of its private information rule, a spokesman said.
The web-based media organization will at this point don't eliminate hacked material except if it's legitimately shared by programmers or those working with them, the organization's head of lawful, strategy, trust and wellbeing, Vijaya Gadde, said in a Twitter string.
Twitter Policy chief Vijaya Gadde said Thursday evening that the company made a decision to change its policy on pirated materials following comments on its application earlier. "And blocking URL sharing via tweet or DM with zero context as to why we're blocking: unacceptable".
In June, the platform further expanded its wrongthink-alert system, warning users when they attempted to share articles that were over 90 days old - regardless of whether they were true or not.
Twitter at first reacted by forbidding clients from sharing connects to the article in tweets and direct messages since it abused the organization's strategy denying hacked content.
That policing has prompting calls of bias and censorship from Republican politicians, which continued this week in the wake of the New York Post story. A little over 24 hours later, Gadde announced the company was making changes after receiving significant feedback (from critical to supportive) about how it enforced the policy.