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Twitter restores Zero Hedge after admitting mistake

June 13, 2020

Posted by Chris Roush

Twitter Inc. reinstated the account of Zero Hedge after suspending it earlier this year, saying it made a mistake in accusing the financial website of violating rules against harassment, reports Siraj Datoo of Bloomberg News.

Datoo reports, “‘We made an error in our enforcement action in this case,’ a spokesperson for Twitter said in an email. ‘Based on additional context from the account holder in appeal, we have reinstated the account. We have a dedicated appeals process for all account holders.’

“The social network banned Zero Hedge’s Twitter account in January after its pseudonymous author ‘Tyler Durden’ published an article questioning the involvement of a Chinese scientist in the outbreak of the coronavirus. The article also included the name and personal information of a scientist who it said may have knowledge about the source of the virus.

“In a piece titled ‘Is This The Man Behind The Global Coronavirus Pandemic?’, Durden included a picture of a scientist at Wuhan’s Institute of Virology and suggested users could pay him ‘a visit’ to find out more about what caused the outbreak.”

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