House Judiciary GOP Says Twitter Slapped Warning Label on Another Biden Article

October 21st, 2020 5:12 PM

After a policy change and a week’s worth of criticism, you would have thought Twitter would have learned its lesson. But today, the official account for the House Judiciary GOP said Twitter has slapped a warning label on another article about Hunter Biden.

The House Judiciary GOP Twitter account said that Twitter “slapped a warning label” on a tweet when it tried to retweet an article from Sean Hannity that was headlined “Breaking: Jim Jordan Says Staff Has ‘Independently Confirmed’ the Hunter Biden’s Emails ‘Are Authentic.’”

“For not being arbiters of truth, @jack reaaaaaaally wants to control truth,” quipped Jenna Ellis, the senior legal advisor to the Trump campaign and counsel to President Donald Trump.

The House Judiciary GOP tweeted: “We tried to retweet @seanhannity’s article about @Jim_Jordan confirming the authenticity of Hunter Biden’s emails. But Twitter slapped a warning label on the tweet before we could do it. Wow.” 

The tweet included a picture of the warning label, which said, “Headlines don’t tell the full story. You can read the article on Twitter before retweeting.” 

This isn’t the House Judiciary GOP’s first run-in with Twitter censorship, though. 

Twitter blocked the link to the account’s official website last week. On October 14, a controversial New York Post story claimed to expose the alleged corrupt dealings of Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and his son Hunter Biden in Ukraine. The House Judiciary GOP linked the article directly to a webpage after Twitter began blocking links to the story. A Twitter spokesperson later reportedly told The Daily Caller that the censorship was an “error.” 

Following the controversy, Vijaya Gadde, Twitter’s legal, policy and trust safety lead, announced two changes to Twitter’s “hacked materials” policy, tweeting: “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.” 

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey retweeted Gadde’s thread, adding: “Straight blocking of URLs was wrong, and we updated our policy and enforcement to fix. Our goal is to attempt to add context, and now we have capabilities to do that.”

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