File this under the category of “too tittle, too late”: Three weeks after locking the New York Post’s Twitter account to restrict their spreading of stories regarding Hunter Biden’s overseas business deals, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey said they were wrong.
Dorsey’s bold about-face came Tuesday during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, in response to a question by Texas Sen. John Cornyn. “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 [the story] publicly or privately,” Dorsey said.
Dorsey and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg were grilled over the outsize influence their social media companies have and the perceived anti-conservative bias many feel they show.
Another interesting development regarding Hunter Biden’s business deals came to light Tuesday. Sam Stein of the Daily Beast reported that, according to Joe Biden campaign metrics, online chatter about the Hunter Biden story during the presidential campaign’s final week was greater than the online chatter around former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s emails in October of 2016.
The reason why the Hunter Biden story didn’t hurt his father is that mainstream media outlets never picked it up or covered it at all, and both Facebook and Twitter censored it.