Twitter is facing backlash over its handling of a recent New York Post story involving Hunter Biden's laptop. The social media platform was accused of censorship after it suppressed the story, citing its "hacked materials policy."
Elon Musk, who recently acquired Twitter, released details about the decision-making process behind the suppression of the story. The information was then published by Substack journalist Matt Taibbi.
When asked by Fox News whether the White House believed Twitter's decision was appropriate, White House spokesperson Karine Jean-Pierre raised questions about the timing of the story's release. She suggested that Musk was trying to distract from the issue of rising hate speech on the platform.
Musk, who has described himself as a "free speech absolutist," has faced criticism over his acquisition of Twitter, with some alleging that it has led to an increase in hate speech on the platform. However, Musk has argued that the number of times hate speech tweets were viewed has actually declined.
Data analyst Andrea Stroppa, who has worked with Twitter's Trust and Safety team, tweeted that the daily suspension rate for accounts engaging in child sexual abuse material has "almost doubled" in recent days.
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