Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey on Tuesday conceded that the social-media titan made “a mistake” in locking The Post’s account and restricting the spread of its reporting on Hunter Biden’s overseas business dealings.
Dorsey made the near mea culpa during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing in which he and Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg were grilled over their companies’ outsize influence and perceived anti-conservative bias.
“We recognize it as a mistake that we made, both in terms of the intention of the policy and also the enforcement action of not allowing people to share it publicly or privately,” said Dorsey, responding to a question from Republican Texas Sen. John Cornyn about The Post blackout.
Dorsey went on to say that the move was “corrected…within 24 hours,” when in fact the company refused to unlock The Post’s account unless the publication deleted its initial tweets to the Hunter Biden stories.
Twitter only caved and unlocked The Post’s account after a two-week stalemate — during which the account actually gained followers.
Dorsey also conceded that Twitter’s application of its since-amended hacked materials policy to justify the censorship — even though The Post’s articles explicitly stated that the information was sourced from a legally-abandoned laptop formerly owned by Biden — was a hasty decision not based on any hard evidence.
“We made a quick interpretation, using no other evidence, that the materials in the article were obtained through hacking and, according to our policy, we blocked them from being spread,” he said separately during his opening remarks.
Dorsey also faced fastballs throughout the day from Committee Chairman Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.), who also lambasted Dorsey during a previous hearing last month.
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