Twitter CEO Admits Censoring Hunter Biden Story Was ‘Wrong’

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey acknowledged during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing Tuesday that the social media giant was wrong to block New York Post tweets about Hunter Biden in the run-up to the Nov. 3 election.

Dorsey justified the company’s censorship of the Post tweets about the son of Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and the Bidens’ connections to Ukraine and China under a 2018 policy intended to keep “Twitter from being used to spread hacked materials,” according to Fox News.

“We made a quick interpretation using no other evidence that the materials in the article were obtained through hacking and, according to our policy, we blocked them from being spread,” Dorsey said, according to Fox.

The block covered both public and private shares and locked the Post’s Twitter account.

“Upon further consideration, we admitted this action was wrong and corrected it within 24 hours,” Dorsey added.

Dorsey asserted Twitter informed the Post it could delete its Oct. 14 tweet, then duplicate and repost it, which he said the Post declined and “insisted we reverse our enforcement action.”