TWITTER has reportedly blocked “potentially harmful” links to explosive lawsuits filed by Donald Trump’s fired lawyer Sidney Powell.
Social media claimed that they weren’t able to share links to Powell’s lawsuit relating to unfounded claims of voter fraud in the 2020 presidential election.
Users complained that they couldn’t share the content[/caption]
They reportedly received a notification stating that the link has been identified as “potentially harmful” when they tried to share it.
The Sun contacted Twitter’s press office for comment on Thursday.
Twitter’s policy on blocking links states that it will “take action to limit or prevent the spread of URL links to content outside Twitter.”
“This is done by displaying a warning notice when the link is clicked, or by blocking the link so that it can’t be Tweeted at all,” it said.
Twitter blocks malicious links such as malware and phishing; spam; links that flout their policy on terrorism, child sexual exploitation, illegal goods, hateful conduct, violence; and hacked materials.
“Content that interferes with civic and election integrity” is also blocked.
Twitter said this included “misleading information about how to vote or register to vote” after a number of Donald Trump‘s “rigged election” claims.
Jack Dorsey said they labeled thousands of tweets in the lead up to the election[/caption]
Powell’s lawsuit makes a number of claims about voter fraud in several states clinched by Joe Biden.
Twitter said that it reversed its censorship of a link to Powell’s lawsuit that seeks to change the outcome of Georgia’s 2020 election results, however.
The suit alleges multiple constitutional violations and the plaintiffs seek to decertify the 2020 election results in the state, declaring Trump the winner, reported Fox Business.
A Twitter spokesperson told the station: “The URL referenced was mistakenly marked under our unsafe links policy — this action has now been reversed.”
However, it was still there when Fox Business clicked on it.
Links are usually blocked if they are considered malicious or used to steal people’s information.
Republican lawmakers claim that Big Tech is trying to censor conservative voices, however.
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