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Ex-Twitter safety chief admits Hunter Biden laptop censorship was a ‘mistake’

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Yoel Roth, the former head of trust and safety at Twitter, was interviewed by Kara Swisher. Roth said it was a mistake for the platform to censor a story about Hunter Biden's laptop ahead of the 2020 election. Twitter initially suppressed distribution of the story, citing concerns that it could be a foreign disinformation campaign.
Published 2 months ago · S F, United States

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Twitter’s ex-safety chief Yoel Roth finally admits mistake of censoring Post’s Hunter Biden scoop

Yoel Roth, who was Twitter's head of trust and safety until he quit after Elon Musk's $44 billion takeover, confessed Tuesday that the company erred in restricting people from sharing The Post's scoop in October 2020.

2 months ago·New York, United States
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Former Twitter safety chief concedes censoring Hunter Biden laptop story was a 'mistake'

Twitter's former head of trust and safety joined others associated with the company who have zinged the censorship of the Hunter Biden laptop story as a mistake.

2 months ago·Washington, United States
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Twitter’s Former Safety Exec Admits It Was A Mistake To Censor Hunter Biden Laptop Story

Twitter's former chief of Trust & Safety said that he opposed blocking the New York Post's story about Hunter Biden's laptop.

2 months ago·Washington, United States
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Twitter's former trust and safety chief said it was a mistake to censor the Hunter Biden laptop story: 'We didn't know what to believe'

"We didn't know what was true," Yoel Roth said, adding the Hunter Biden laptop story raised disinformation red flags but shouldn't have been removed.

2 months ago·United States
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Former Twitter Executive Who Censored Hunter Biden Laptop Story Admits Mistake

It was a mistake for Twitter to censor the story about Hunter Biden’s laptop in the weeks leading to the 2020 presidential election, the company’s former Trust and Safety Department head said on Tuesday. Yoel Roth, who resigned earlier this month in the wake of Elon Musk’s takeover as Twitter’s new chief executive, has been blamed for censoring a New York Post article about emails retrieved from a laptop once owned by Hunter Biden. Those emails,…

2 months ago·New York, United States
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Former Twitter Safety Chief Admits Censoring Hunter Biden Laptop Was A ‘Mistake’; Elon Musk Says Previous Ownership ‘Interfered In Elections’

Former Twitter Trust and Safety boss Yoel Roth admitted Tuesday that the company made a “mistake” censoring the story about Hunter Biden’s laptop during the 2020 presidential election. Roth, who resigned from his position in early November, confessed the error during a Knight Foundation conference interview with podcast host Kara Swisher about his decision to leave Twitter. “We didn’t know what to believe, we didn’t know what was true, there was…

2 months ago·Los Angeles, United States
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