Twitter restores Zero Hedge after admitting mistake

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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