Jack Dorsey: Twitter Reinstated NY Post’s Account ‘Almost Immediately’ After Hunter Biden Laptop Story

By Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Breaking News Reporter
Jack Phillips is a breaking news reporter at The Epoch Times based in New York.
May 1, 2022 Updated: May 1, 2022

Jack Dorsey, the former chief executive at Twitter, said the social media company reinstated the New York Post’s account “almost immediately,” although the paper has said it was locked out for more than two weeks.

Days after it was announced that Tesla CEO Elon Musk would take over the company, Dorsey posted that Twitter “went too far” when it blocked the sharing of a bombshell NY Post report about Hunter Biden’s laptop and overseas business dealings just weeks before the November 2020 election.

“I have tried taking a break from Twitter recently, but I must say: the company has always tried to do its best given the information it had. Every decision we made was ultimately my responsibility*,” Dorsey wrote. “In the cases we were wrong or went too far, we admitted it and worked to correct.”

In response, a Twitter user raised a question about the NY Post’s account being locked and the suppression of the laptop story. At the time, Twitter officials claimed the report violated its policies on hacked materials, although it was revealed that the Post—which was started by Founding Father Alexander Hamilton in the early 1800s and is considered one the oldest newspapers in the United States—had obtained the physical laptop hard drive.

Meanwhile, The Washington Post and The New York Times several weeks ago, in a reversal, reported that the contents of the laptop were authentic.

“When I found out, we took that action,” Dorsey wrote in response, “we reversed it almost immediately” even though the Post at the time provided near-daily updates about its account being locked. Eventually, the newspaper was allowed back into its account about 16 days after it was locked.

Dorsey, who had fielded criticism that his company was taken over by far-left activists, added that Twitter “should have also reinstated the account without requiring a delete of the tweet.”

Last year, Dorsey, who co-founded the social media company, announced he was stepping down from his role as CEO. He named Parag Agrawal, the company’s chief technology officer, as his replacement.

About a week ago, Twitter and Musk, the world’s richest man, announced a deal worth $44 billion to allow Musk to take over the company and take it private. Previously, Musk criticized the company’s content moderation policies and recently expressed misgivings about the Democratic Party and leftists.

It isn’t clear when—or if—the deal will actually go through. Closing the sale of Twitter could take weeks or months.

Jack Phillips
Breaking News Reporter
Jack Phillips is a breaking news reporter at The Epoch Times based in New York.