The New York Post alleges that it is being held hostage.
A report in the Post said that “Twitter has refused to unlock The Post’s account unless the news organization deletes six tweets about its own reporting on Hunter Biden’s emails.”
The demand comes despite a change in the policy Twitter used to ban sharing the Post’s reporting about the contents of a computer hard drive that contained revelations about Hunter Biden, including an email that thanked Hunter Biden for arranging a meeting with his father, then-Vice President Joe Biden.
Twitter also revised its initial stand against sharing the link to the story, as noted by TechCrunch.
However, the Post said it was told Friday in an email by a Twitter representative, “While we’ve updated the policy, we don’t change enforcement retroactively. You will still need to delete the Tweets to regain access to your account.”
The Post noted that its own tweets about its own reporting on its own account have been replaced by messages saying, “This Tweet is no longer available.”
In a companion editorial by Josh Hammer on the Post, he said big tech deserves to be taken down a click or two.
“The increasing brazenness with which the various Big Tech behemoths distort their search algorithms to hide conservative viewpoints, undermine conservatives through ‘shadow banning’ and weaponize the sanctimonious and self-serving ‘fact-checking’ cottage industry to suppress conservative voices has long been clear,” he wrote.
“Conservative angst over Big Tech duplicity has now reached an apogee,” Hammer described Big Tech’s actions by Facebook and Twitter to limit sharing of the Biden story which, the editorial said, highlighted “the extent to which then-Vice President Joe Biden’s diplomatic efforts in the Eastern European nation might have been tainted because of it.
The editorial took a swipe at the “preening, deceitful, uniformly leftist Big Tech corporate landscape — characterized by a small handful of firms exercising either monopolistic or near-monopolistic power.”
“Justice and liberty are ill-served by large concentrations of tyrannical, unaccountable power, regardless of whether those concentrated power sources are public or private,” Hammer wrote.
It is essential “to protect online speech from the heavy, censorious hand of Silicon Valley ideologues.”
“It is time for conservatives to support reform of Big Tech’s wide- ranging sweetheart legal immunity deal, Section 230 of the 1996 Communications Decency Act, and antitrust enforcement against the worst offenders of concentrated power,” he concluded.
Other voices are also condemning big tech.
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