The controversy did prompt Twitter to revise its hacked materials policy, so that content and links obtained through dubious means will now come with a label, rather than being removed entirely, unless it's being shared directly by hackers or those "acting in concert with them". The shop owner had reportedly copied the hard drive and handed it over to federal authorities. "We want to address the concerns that there could be many unintended consequences to journalists, whistleblowers and others in ways that are contrary to Twitter's goal of serving the public conversation", she said.
"A Ukrainian company hands Hunter Biden a lucrative deal", the voiceover states as the chyron reveals Joe Biden's son, Hunter Biden, made tens of thousands of dollars per month with Burisma despite a stunning lack of experience or expertise in the energy sector. On Wednesday, the Post reported emails showing Joe Biden repeatedly lied when claiming he never spoke with Hunter, "or with anyone else", about his son's potentially criminal overseas business activity and even fat-shamed an Iowa voter for bringing it up.
Erickson is not alone in wondering what Biden's response is to the explosive story, which was amplified with a boost of intrigue after social media giants Facebook and Twitter censored the New York Post piece in an effort to stifle it. However, it is not clear when the meeting was scheduled or whether it ever happened. The company also decided that the personal information contained in emails that were part of the New York Post report are now so widely distributed that it's no longer a violation of its private information rule, a spokesman said.
Accusations of big tech bias erupt as Facebook and Twitter block Hunter Biden story. Andy Stone, a spokesperson for Facebook, said the company can temporarily take action against content pending review by news organisations and others in its third-party fact-checking programme to curb the spread of misinformation.
The Pirated Material Policy was introduced in 2018 to discourage the release of private information as a result of hacks and unauthorized exposure.
"We do not hire based on political beliefs and completely support our employees' right to express themselves and support the causes they care about", Christie added.