Twitter's moderation policies are in place to protect the integrity of US elections, Jack Dorsey says
Jack Dorseytold lawmakers during Senate hearing Wednesday that
- Dorsey denied multiple times during the hearing that Twitter has the power to influence elections.
- Twitter's rules state that users cannot "use Twitter's services for the purpose of manipulating or interfering in elections or other civic processes."
- Twitter has recently changed some features on the platform to limit the spread of
misinformation, and has removed fake political accounts.
"Our current moderation policies are to protect the conversations and the integrity of the conversations around the elections," Dorsey said.Twitter's rules state that users cannot "use Twitter's services for the purpose of manipulating or interfering in elections or other civic processes." The company also bans users from sharing manipulated or synthetic media that "are likely to cause harm."
The Post's story purported to show an email between Hunter and a Ukrainian official about meeting with his father when he was vice president. The story did not clearly indicate how it got the email nor verify its validity, so Twitter banned the post from its site.Dorsey later apologized for how Twitter handled the story, saying he was "wrong" to ban the URL without providing users with context.
Dorsey denied several times during Wednesday's hearing that Twitter has the ability to influence US elections. But President Donald
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