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Twitter stops censoring Epoch Times links following public outcry

Figures ranging from Sen. Marco Rubio to Dr. Peter McCullough called out Twitter

July 31, 2022 2:31pm

Updated: July 31, 2022 3:17pm

Twitter has stopped censoring posts from The Epoch Times amid public criticism after users reported problems when they attempted to click on links to Epoch's stories on the social media platform.

When users earlier last week clicked on links to Epoch stories, Twitter told them: "The link you are trying to access has been identified by Twitter or our partners as being potentially spammy or unsafe."

By Saturday the links began working properly again, Epoch reported. 

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) called out the social media company: "Twitter must explain itself for this outrageous act of censorship."

Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) called the situation "alarming."

"Twitter is censoring  @EpochTimes under the guise of 'unsafe' speech. Remember what happened the last time corporate media and big tech tried to censor my investigation on Hunter Biden corruption? The truth always prevails," he wrote.

Cardiologist Dr. Peter McCullough, who has been censored before for his comments about COVID-19, said: "Twitter hemorrhaging evidence of CDC collusion, malfeasance, and suppression of free speech is found to be censoring leading news outlet Epoch Times. As more censorship happens audiences are further drawn to those sources of information for the truth. Keep it up Twitter!"

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