Oct 15, 2020

Twitter and Facebook's action over Joe Biden article reignites bias claims

On Wednesday, Twitter prevented people from posting links to a New York Post story, warning those trying to click it that the link was "Potentially unsafe". Twitter said discussing the claims in the New York Post article was not against its rules, but it had imposed restrictions on the article because it exposed private information such as email addresses and exposed material obtained by "Hacking". On Wednesday, Twitter stopped people from posting links to the article, and would display an error message saying: "We can't complete this request because this link has been identified by Twitter or our partners as being potentially harmful." The New York Post itself has accused the social networks of promoting the Biden campaign, publishing an editorial in which it claimed: "Facebook and Twitter are not media platforms. They're propaganda machines." The official Twitter account for the Republican members of the House Judiciary Committee tweeted they had posted a copy of the New York Post article on their own website and encouraged users to share a link to it.

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