• Trump appeared to fall for a satirical post which joked that Twitter shut itself down to stop criticism of Joe Biden

    13 days ago - By Business Insider

    President Donald Trump in Greenville, North Carolina, on October 15, 2020.
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    President Donald Trump shared a satirical story claiming that Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey had shut down the social network's servers to protect Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden.
    The story, by conservative satirical site The Babylon Bee, was joking about Twitter's attempts earlier this week to limit the spread of a questionable New York Post story about Hunter Biden.
    Trump shared the story on Friday morning without seeming to realize it was a joke, writing: "Why is...
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  • Twitter backed down on how it deals with hacked material over the NY Post Hunter Biden story, and experts say the new policy is ripe for exploitation

    13 days ago - By Business Insider

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    Twitter set out new rules for how it polices "hacked materials" on its platform on Thursday.
    The new rules stipulate Twitter won't take down hacked material unless it's shared directly by hackers or users working "in concert" with them.
    Twitter changed its rules after its decision to block users from sharing a contested New York Post story about Joe and Hunter Biden prompted uproar.
    Two cybersecurity experts told Business Insider that Twitter's wording gives hackers plenty of opportunity to find loopholes and exploit the new rules.
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