On Friday, Twitter reportedly said it had changed its policy and lifted a freeze on the New York Post’s accounts. Earlier, Twitter froze its accounts after the newspaper published a story about the son of Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden.
Twitter says the New York Post is now able to resend the tweet. On October 14th Twitter said the paper’s report violated its content policy. “We will no longer restrict their accounts in accordance with the terms of our previous policy, and they can now resend tweets,” Twitter said. “
Earlier this week, Jack Dorsey, Twitter’s chief executive, was criticised by Republican lawmakers who accused the company of selective censorship of conservatives.
At the hearing, Senator Ted Cruz questioned Dorsey: “Who gave you the power to decide which media coverage can be seen by users.” “
Immediately after the thaw, the Official Account of the New York Post tweeted, accompanied by a picture of a bird flying out of a birdcage on Twitter’s Logo, with the text, “Twitter backed down and finally unfrozen the Post account after the Biden incident.”
News Corp., which owns the New York Post, said Twitter’s freeze had a negative business impact on the report and that the decision to refreeze the account was an important moment for press freedom.