Twitter blocked sharing of link to Trump advisor's phone number

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He's the guy who created the Charlottesville white supremacist rally that resulted in one of its participants running down a woman, killing her.

"This is not a law", Meyers said.

So other Twitter users started tweeting links to websites with Miller's phone number.

At the briefing, Miller sparred with CNN reporter Jim Acosta, who asked him how the new policy would jibe with the words of the Emma Lazarus poem on the Statue of Liberty that declares "give me your exhausted, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free".

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Twitter has since re-instated the suspended accounts after the phone number was shut off. "At this time, the number that was previously being shared is no longer a valid number and, as such, we are no longer enforcing our policy against individuals Tweeting or linking to that information".

Meanwhile, as Splinter pointed out, hate speech still runs rampant on Twitter all day long. Twitter doesn't allow users to post private information about someone else without their consent, and this rule doesn't have an exception for people responsible for intensely controversial policies. "For the moment, it seems Jack Dorsey is much more interested in placating conservative users, who've long claimed the platform is biased against them", Splinter said.

Splinter slammed Twitter by highlighting a number of still-active tweets that would appear to violate the company's rules.

Twitter's censorship of a news article sharing White House adviser Stephen Miller's phone number is leading to more questions about the social media platform's priorities. Lindsey Graham's and Univision anchor Jorge Ramos' numbers in 2016. David Klion, a freelance journalist whose account was locked Wednesday after tweeting Miller's number, told BuzzFeed News he found his punishment odd, considering that Splinter had effectively made Miller's information public before he tweeted it.

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