- The Washington Times - Thursday, October 15, 2020

Fox News Channel’s Brit Hume says Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey’s response to the New York Post’s exposé on Hunter Biden is telling when one considers the “sewer of misinformation” allowed regarding “Trump-Russia collusion.”

The network’s senior political analyst ripped Mr. Dorsey for hypocrisy after the latter said Twitter’s communication during the story’s early suppression was “unacceptable.”

“Our communication around our actions on the @nypost article was not great,” Mr. Dorsey wrote Wednesday. “And blocking URL sharing via tweet or DM with zero context as to why we’re blocking: unacceptable.”

At issue is the tech giant’s response to files procured from a broken laptop, which include emails purportedly by a Ukrainian executive thanking then-Vice President Joseph R. Biden’s son for arranging access.

Twitter Safety says “commentary or discussion” is fine provided articles do not include images or links to “hacked material.”

“No amount of ‘great’ communicating would make suppressing a newspaper article acceptable, especially since Twitter was for two years an open sewer of misinformation about Trump-Russia collusion,” Mr. Hume replied, a reference to the rhetoric leading up to special counsel Robert Mueller’s 448-page report on the matter. 

Zero criminal charges against the president were leveled as a result of an extensive investigation into Russia’s 2016 election meddling.

Mr. Biden, nearing an Election Day showdown with President Trump, has long maintained that his son did nothing wrong. 

Biden national press secretary Jamal Brown, for instance, told Cheddar reporter Jill Wagner on Thursday that “Twitter’s response to the actual [New York Post] article itself makes clear that these purported allegations are false and are not true.”

• Douglas Ernst can be reached at dernst@washingtontimes.com.

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