Twitter restores ZeroHedge account on its platform after concluding that suspending the popular financial websites account was an error.
- Twitter restores the popular ZeroHedge account
- Twitter had permanently suspended the account back in February of this year for violating “platform manipulation policy”
- The platform apologised, stating “We made an error in our enforcement action in this case”
- Suspension allegedly came after a complaint by activists at Buzzfeed relating to an article posted on ZeroHedge
In February, Twitter banned ZeroHedge after it published an article linking a Chinese scientist to the coronavirus outbreak.
“We made an error in our enforcement action in this case. Based on additional context from the account holder in appeal, we have reinstated the account,” Twitter said in a statement. It gave no further detail and did not say what additional context it had received.
The website, which covers mostly finance and economics-related news but often from a libertarian perspective, posts articles using the pseudonym Tyler Durden, a fictional character played by Brad Pitt in the movie “Fight Club”.
Twitter said in February it had permanently suspended the account for violating “platform manipulation policy”.
It gave no further reasons for the suspension but ZeroHedge said the social media company had received a complaint from left-wing news property BuzzFeed over an article that contained personal information about a scientist from Wuhan and made allegations about coronavirus having been “concocted as a bioweapon”.
Buzzfeed and ZeroHedge did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
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