by Penka Arsova
Twitter is still refusing to unlock the account of the New York Post arguing that the paper would have to delete the tweet that violated its now-changed rules.
How we got here: The Post’s account was locked after it shared a story about Hunter Biden’s emails that raised suspicions about Joe Biden’s involvement in his son’s business dealings in Ukraine. One of the emails showed a top executive asking for advice to use connections to protect the company and another indicated that Hunter Biden in 2015 introduced that same executive to the then-vice president.
Twitter banned users from sharing the story, citing its rules against hacked materials, despite there being no evidence that’s how the emails were obtained. The company later pointed to its rules against sharing private information.
But, after the immense backlash, Twitter announced that it’s changing its policy. The company said it will no longer ban such stories, but place labels on them unless the materials are shared directly by the hackers or “those acting in concert with them.”