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Twitter reversed course on Thursday and said that the social media giant would allow users to post a controversial New York post story damaging to the Joe Biden presidential campaign.

Twitter’s head of legal, policy, trust and safety, Vijaya Gadde, tweeted Thursday evening that after much public input, they would be changing their policies to allow people to post the story and others like it.

On Wednesday Twitter clarified that they had banned the posting of the story because it included personal and private information, something that is prohibited by Twitter’s terms of use. Critics of the social media giant accused it of banning the story in order to help Democrats and influence the election.

Gadde explained why the company decided to change course.

“Over the last 24 hours, we’ve received significant feedback (from critical to supportive) about how we enforced our Hacked Materials Policy yesterday. After reflecting on this feedback, we have decided to make changes to the policy and how we enforce it,” she tweeted.

Gadde explained that the ban policy was implemented in 2018 but that Twitter had since then developed new tools to aid in stopping the spread of unsubstantiated reports.

“We believe that labeling Tweets and empowering people to assess content for themselves better serves the public interest and public conversation. The Hacked Material Policy is being updated to reflect these new enforcement capabilities,” Gadde continued.

“So, what’s changing? 1. We will no longer remove hacked content unless it is directly shared by hackers or those acting in concert with them 2. We will label Tweets to provide context instead of blocking links from being shared on Twitter,” she added.

She went on to thank everyone for their input.

Some, like reporter Andrew Feinberg, were critical of the decision.

“How much did the bullying from GOP senators factor into this decision,” he tweeted to Gadde.

  • William Conley says:

    Gotta love that whiney limp wrist liberal how much did the GOP bullying effect your decision lol. Last time I checked you looney ass leftists are the bullies who punch literal elderly people, and form lynch mobs around cars then get upset when someone runs your stupid ass over. Punching women in front of their children shoving children encouraging teenagers to assault each other over political things they don’t even understand, but the violence is against those who you disagree with making it acceptable to sweep under the rug right? I mean how very Democrat of you to deem one group of people lesser than you and acceptable to be abused by another group you deem worthy. Sounds an awful lot like slavery you know the thing the Democrats fully supported and went to war with its own nation it’s own people to defend.

  • Ron says:

    They don’t care what the people think, they are only back tracking because they are being called in to testify in front of the Senate, to finally answer for their biased censorship tactics. Too little, too late, time to remove all of their protections, and force them to register as foreign agents.