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The Post’s Twitter account gained nearly 190,000 followers during blackout



The Post gained about 190,000 Twitter followers while it was locked out of its primary account by the social media giant, data shows.

That number represents a 10.6 percent increase in just about two weeks, according to analytics tool Social Blade.

The spike came as Twitter blocked the news organization from posting during that time period.

Twitter had locked the account on Oct. 14. The company finally backed down Friday and unlocked the account after a two-week stalemate over the Hunter Biden exposé.

The move came after The Post refused Twitter’s demand that it delete six tweets that linked to stories that the company claimed — without any evidence — were based on hacked information.

The Post never budged, and kept the tweets on the account during the standoff.

In a series of tweets, the social-media giant said it was revising its “Hacked Materials Policy” and “updating our practice of not retroactively overturning prior enforcement.”

“Our policies are living documents,” said one of the tweets from @TwitterSafety.

“We’re willing to update and adjust them when we encounter new scenarios or receive important feedback from the public.”



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