(ConservativePeak.com)- Social media giant Twitter is still refusing to unlock the official New York Post account until the media outlet deletes tweets referencing its coverage of the Hunter Biden emails. The newspaper’s account has been suspended since Saturday, and despite several sources confirming the authenticity of the emails that the Post reported on, Twitter still refuses to unlock the account.
Last week, when the New York Post reported on emails found on a laptop allegedly left at a Delaware computer repair shop by the son of Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, Twitter chose to block users from sharing links to the story. Twitter also suspended the New York Post account and even locked White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany from her account for sharing the legitimate news reporting.
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey responded to the news in a Tweet, admitting that “straight blocking of URLs was wrong” and that they have changed their policy and enforcement to stop it from happening again.
“Our goal is to add context, and now we have capabilities to do that,” he added.
He did not, however, explain what context was needed. No such context was added when the New York Times falsely reported that President Donald Trump only paid $750 in taxes in 2017. Twitter also did not provide any context or additional information when Democrats shared news articles about the debunked Russia conspiracy theory, which alleged that President Donald Trump colluded with the Russians to win the 2016 campaign.
On Friday, Twitter announced that they will notify people about why they and their left-leaning fact checkers believe a story is wrong before people can retweet or post the stories.
Our work to limit the spread of misleading information goes beyond elections. Starting today, before you Retweet or Quote Tweet any labeled Tweet that breaks our misleading information rules, you’ll see a prompt.
It’ll provide more context on why the Tweet breaks our rules. pic.twitter.com/KjQSnDk8cC
— Twitter Support (@TwitterSupport) October 16, 2020
Twitter told Fox Business that the New York Post had been informed “what is necessary to unlock their account,” meaning the account is still suspended and the media outlet is refusing to comply with their rules.
Posts published by the Post have also been deleted by Twitter if they referenced stories about a laptop obtained by a computer repair shop in Delaware, and the contents of the laptop that prove Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden lied about his knowledge of his son’s business deals in Ukraine.