Twitter, Inc. (NYSE: TWTR) announced that it has decided to modify its hacking policy in response to the New York Post controversary. Twitter has earlier temporarily suspended the official Trump Campaign Twitter account after it shared a link to a New York Post about Hunter Biden and former Vice President Joe Biden’s connection to Ukraine. Twitter has restricted the account and said that the link it shared has violated its rules.
Twitter has experienced criticism after blocking the New York Post article upon which Twitter has revealed that the main reason they have blocked the article not because of article content but because of the image in the article. Internet content and Information company have further explained that the articles contained images of personal email addresses, which is a violation of its hacked material policy.
After facing the huge criticism, Twitter’s s global lead for legal, policy, and trust and safety, Vijaya Gadde, announced that the tweet sharing platform has received many feedbacks from critics and supporters regarding the implementation of the Hacked policy on the New York Post article. She revealed that Twitter has decided to make changes in the policy and also revealed the new ways to implement the policy.
Vijaya then explained the reason to make these new changes because Twitter wanted to address the concerns as these incidents are contrary to Twitter’s purpose of serving the public conversation. Twitter has announced two major changes.
The first one is that it will no longer block hacked content unless it is directly shared by hackers or those acting in concert with them. The second change is that it will label Tweets to provide context instead of blocking links from being shared on Twitter.
Twitter, Inc. shares were trading up 0.11% at $46.03 at the time of writing on Thursday. Twitter, Inc. share price went from a low point around $20.00 to briefly over $48.65 in the past 52 weeks. It has moved up 130.15% from its 52-weeks low and moved down -5.39% from its 52-weeks high. TWTR market cap has remained high, hitting $36.49 billion at the time of writing.