Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey (Photos by AP)
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey (Photos by AP)


CALIFORNIA — Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey issued an apology on Wednesday evening for what has turned into a PR disaster for his company, after taking heat from an already suspicious user base.

It all started earlier on Wednesday, when Twitter started locking the accounts of users for sharing the link to an explosive NY Post article, titled “Smoking-gun email reveals how Hunter Biden introduced Ukrainian businessman to VP dad.”

The reason provided by Twitter for the accounts sanctions was “distribution of hacked material.”

Things started heating up when Twitter locked the account of White House Press Sec. Kayleigh McEnany for sharing the article.

NY Post business reporter Noah Manskar also reported that the outlet’s official account had been locked as well.

President Trump was quick to call out Facebook and Twitter for their attempts to stifle the NY Post report, and called for the repeal of section 230, which provides immunity to online platforms.

On Wednesday evening, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey addressed the controversial actions taken by his company, admitting that they were “unacceptable.”

“Our communication around our actions on the @nypost article was not great,” he tweeted. “And blocking URL sharing via tweet or DM with zero context as to why we’re blocking: unacceptable.”

In response to the incident, Rep. Ken Buck sent a letter to the DOJ, requesting they take a look at the censorship tactics used by both Twitter and Facebook.

“I write to express my concerns regarding Twitter and Facebook’s recent actions to censor a prominent American news outlet,” Buck wrote. “These actions violate the platform’s immunity under Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act and threaten to chill free speech throughout our nation.”

He added, “As such, I urge the DOJ to open an investigation into Twitter and Facebook’s harmful actions to censor free speech and curtail Americans’ access to a free press. I also urge the DOJ to consider removing Section 230 immunity for social media platforms that engage in political content moderation.”

As reported by Vos Iz Neias