Oct 16, 2020

Twitter changes policy after Biden article block

The Hacked Materials policy initially blocked Twitter users from sharing content that had been acquired as a result of a hack. Twitter's Vijaya Gadde has now said posts will be flagged as containing hacked material, rather than blocked. "We put the Hacked Materials policy in place back in 2018 to discourage and mitigate harms associated with hacks and unauthorised exposure of private information," tweeted Vijaya Gadde, legal, policy and trust & safety lead at Twitter. Hacked content will no longer be removed from Twitter unless it comes directly from hackers. Links to hacked content will be labelled instead of removed.

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