Twitter and Facebook’s action over Joe Biden article reignites bias claims – BBC News




The way Twitter communicated its handling of a controversial article about US presidential hopeful Joe Biden was "unacceptable", its chief has said. On Wednesday, Twitter prevented people from posting links to a New York Post story, warning those trying to click it that the link was "potentially unsafe". It only later explained it had limited sharing because the story contained "hacked materials". Facebook also took action, limiting the report's distribution in its news feed. It said it had done this as part of a "standard process" to give third-party fact-checkers time to review the content and decide if it should be treated as misinformation. However, it is highly unusual for an article published by one of the mainstream popular newspapers to be treated in this way. It is now less than three weeks until Mr Biden, the Democratic candidate, faces the Republican incumbent Donald Trump in the presidential election on 3 November. The moves by Twitter and Facebook have renewed accusations of social media censorship and bias. #BBCOS #BBCOutsideSource Please subscribe HERE http://bit.ly/1rbfUog

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