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Twitter reverses policy on hacked content after Hunter Biden backlash

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Twitter's hacked materials policy do explicitly allow "reporting on a hack, or sharing press coverage of hacking" but the company subsequently clarified that it had acted because the Post article contained "personal and private information - like email addresses and phone numbers - which violate our rules".

"We've recently added new product capabilities, such as labels to provide people with additional context", claimed Gadde.

Republican Senator Josh Hawley announced separately that he had sent letters to Dorsey and Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg asking them to appear before his Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism.

Vijaya Gadde, Twitter legal, policy and trust & safety lead, said Thursday evening that the company is "no longer limited to Tweet removal as an enforcement action" and may choose instead to apply labels to tweets the company deems inappropriate.

She said the social media giant would also label tweets to provide context "instead of blocking links from being shared on Twitter".

"We want to address the concerns that there could be many unintended consequences to journalists, whistleblowers and others in ways that are contrary to Twitter's goal of serving the public conversation", she said.

Twitter is no longer redirecting users away from the news publication's Wednesday story.

Twitter initially responded by banning users from sharing links to the article in tweets and direct messages because it violated the company's policy prohibiting hacked content.

Twitter, like Facebook, has at times struggled to consistently enforce its policies, and both have updated their rules around important issues like voting and health-related misinformation in the run-up to the November U.S. presidential election.

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey tweeted Wednesday that quote "our communication around our actions on the @nypost article was not great". 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.

The announcement comes after Twitter and Facebook endeavored on Wednesday to scrub links to the Post's report on the son of Vice President Joe Biden, which has been denounced as censorship by critics. "You can now share the bombshell story Big Tech didn't want you to see", Arizona Representative Paul Gosar tweeted on Friday morning.

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