October 28, 2020


“Why did Twitter make the decision to censor the New York Post?” he asked.

Replied Dorsey, “We have a hacked materials policy … limiting the spread of materials that are hacked. We didn’t want Twitter to be a distributor of hacked materials. We found that the New York Post, because it showed the direct materials … [and] it was unclear how those were obtained, that it fell under this policy.”

As Cruz pointed out, The Post clearly noted in its reporting that the trove of emails and other personal materials were obtained from a laptop that formerly belonged to Biden, and was abandoned at a Delaware electronics repair shop, becoming the owner’s property under store policy and agreed to in writing by Biden.

He also blasted Dorsey for erring on the side of censorship, even if they had doubts.

“They weren’t hiding what they claimed to be the source,” Cruz said. “Is it your position that Twitter, when you can’t tell the source, blocks press stories?”

Protested Dorsey, “No, not at all. Our team made a fast decision.”

He also noted that policy has since been amended to avoid a similar situation.

But Cruz then pressed on why The Post’s Twitter account remains blocked, two weeks after the ban was rescinded.

“They have to log into their account, which they can do at this minute, delete the original tweet, which fell under our original enforcement actions, and they can tweet the exact same material, the exact same article and it would go through,” Dorsey said.

Regarding that last line, Mollie Hemingway tweets:

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