Said site Twitter on Friday: It is his policy and the lifting of the freeze imposed at the expense of the New York Post newspaper after the newspaper published articles about the son of Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden.
The social media platform said: The New York Post can now send tweets again. On October 14, the site said, “The stories violated the Infringing Material policy.”
Twitter said, “We will not restrict their account anymore under the terms of the previous policy, and they can now tweet again.”
And earlier this week, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey drew criticism from Republican lawmakers, who accused the company of selectively censoring conservatives.
Senator (Ted Cruz) told Dorsey during the session, “Who elected you … and made you responsible for what the media is allowed to report?”
The il New York Post published on Twitter an image showing the Twitter bird logo flying out of a cage, and wrote: “Twitter is retreating, and it finally liberates the Post account after the ban on Biden.”
— New York Post (@nypost) October 30, 2020
News Corp., which owns the New York Post, said that Twitter’s decision had a negative commercial impact on the newspaper, but its decision today represents an important moment for press freedom.
“The arbitrary ban of the Post was an important moment during a critical period in this election season,” News Corp. said in a statement.
In separate news related to Twitter, the company announced on Thursday that the number of users it added to its platform was less than Wall Street had expected, and said: that the increase in expenses will accelerate in the last quarter, which led to the decline of its shares by 16 percent.
The company also warned that it is difficult to anticipate the reaction of advertisers with the approaching US presidential election on November 3.
Twitter said: Many companies temporarily halted ad spending during the second quarter due to widespread protests after the death of George Floyd in May, and said that there may be a similar dynamic in the US election.
Twitter said: The number of its daily active users reached 187 million during the third quarter of 2020, exceeding analyst expectations.