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Twitter CEO admits it was a ‘mistake’ to lock the NY Post out of its Twitter account after the Hunter Biden exposé

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Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey on Tuesday admitted it was a “mistake” to lock the New York Post out of its Twitter account and to restricting the spread of the newspaper’s October exposé about Hunter Biden and his foreign business dealings.

On Tuesday at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing about amending Section 230, as well as the social media giant’s practices when it comes to its misinformation, the Twitter chief admitted that the move was wrong. Also attending the hearing was Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, and both tech czars had to answer questions regarding the reasoning behind their policies, as well as questions about ‘hacked materials’ policies and the 2020 presidential election.

Both social media platforms have been heavily criticized by conservatives, with conservatives saying that the sites censor and restrict content that promotes conservative politics.

“We recognize it as a mistake that we made, both in terms of the intention of the policy and also the enforcement action of not allowing people to share it publicly or privately,” Dorsey said when replying to a question from Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) about The Post being shut out.

Dorsey then added that the action “corrected…within 24 hours.” Twitter, however, did not unlock The Post‘s account for two weeks. The drawn-out battle between the two ended when Twitter gave in and unlocked The Post‘s account. Prior to that, the platform said it would unlock the account only if the New York Post deleted the tweets containing the offending articles.

Furthermore, Dorsey acknowledged at a separate point during his opening remarks that the quick decision to lock The Post out of its account and its determination that the materials in the exposé were hacked were made without evidence.

“We made a quick interpretation, using no other evidence, that the materials in the article were obtained through hacking and, according to our policy, we blocked them from being spread,” he said.

At the hearing, Dorsey also said that it was a “mistake” to censor a tweet from the acting commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Mark Morgan, about the wall being constructed at the U.S.-Mexico border. Morgan was also locked out of his account for a tweet praising the border wall which, according to Twitter, violated its “hateful conduct” policy.

“Every mile helps us stop gang members, murderers, sexual predators and drugs from entering our country,” he wrote in the tweet, saying that “walls work.”

RELATED: Twitter suspends CBP head for border wall tweets: The Federalist

Last month, the Zuckerberg and Dorsey were joined by Google CEO Sundar Pichai at separate hearing held by the Senate Commerce Committee also relating to Section 230.

You can follow Douglas Braff on Twitter @Douglas_P_Braff.

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PJ Media report: SHOCKER! WaPo Update About Mar-A-Lago Raid Doesn’t Fit the Narrative

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PJ Media’s Kevin Downey Jr. has dissected a Washington Post report regarding findings from the raid of former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate. “Shocker! WaPo Update About Mar-A-Lag0 Raid Doesn’t Fit the Narrative” Downey Jr.’s report is titled.

“Remember when the FBI raided Trump’s home supposedly looking for “nuclear secrets” a few months back? Guess how that turned out?” the article begins.

I’ll let the quislings at the Washinton Post spell it out:

Federal agents and prosecutors have come to believe former president Donald Trump’s motive for allegedly taking and keeping classified documents was largely his ego and a desire to hold on to the materials as trophies or mementos, according to people familiar with the matter.

In other words, Trump was keeping souvenirs, as everyone else does.

Funny how WaPo sat on that story until after the midterms, right?

But wait, there’s more!

That review has not found any apparent business advantage to the types of classified information in Trump’s possession, these people said. FBI interviews with witnesses so far, they said, also do not point to any nefarious effort by Trump to leverage, sell or use the government secrets. Instead, the former president seemed motivated by a more basic desire not to give up what he believed was his property, these people said.

The WaPo also found no evidence that Trump was looking to “leverage, sell or use the government secrets.”

They threw the idea in near the very end that they still might come up with something juicy:

The people familiar with the matter cautioned that the investigation is ongoing, that no final determinations have been made, and that it is possible additional information could emerge that changes investigators’ understanding of Trump’s motivations. But they said the evidence collected over a period of months indicates the primary explanation for potentially criminal conduct was Trump’s ego and intransigence.

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