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Rudy Giuliani wants Twitter CEO jailed over limitations on unverified Hunter Biden story

Twitter limited the spread of an unverified story published by The New York Post on Hunter Biden’s Ukraine links following its publication, flagging the story as “unsafe” as part of its new election posting rules.

In an interview on America This Week  on Thursday, the former New York mayor hit out at the CEO calling him “an accessory after the fact to the numerous crimes committed by Hunter Biden.”

He then calls Mr Dorsey a “menace” and adds: “Put him in jail.”

The former mayor later lashed out at Mr Dorsey again while becoming visibly agitated, accusing him of “working for the Chinese.”

“Dorsey whether he committed a crime or not, he’s not an American. He’s something else, maybe he’s working for the Chinese,” he says.

He labelled the platform’s limitation of the spread as being “the worst invasion of rights in America” since “putting the Japanese in camps, except it’s being done to all of us.”

Twitter did not immediately respond to The Independent’s request for comment.

Mr Giuliani has facilitated a number of claims made in regard to data purported to have been taken from a laptop supposedly left at a Delaware repair shop and purported to be Hunter Biden’s.

The contents of the laptop have not been made fully public, nor fact-checked in full by reputable mainstream news organisations.

When asked if there was any legitimacy to a Homeland Security report alleging his son profited off the former vice president's name, Mr Biden said there was "none whatsoever" and that the “vast majority of intelligence people” said there was no basis to the claims.

"This is the same garbage from Rudy Giuliani, Trump's henchman, it's a last-ditch effort in this desperate campaign to smear me and my family," Mr Biden told Milwaukee's WISN 12 News.

The Biden campaign has also condemned the claims in The New York Post’s story and said the publication “never asked the Biden campaign about the critical elements of the story.”

“So terrible that Facebook and Twitter took down the story of ‘Smoking Gun’ emails related to Sleepy Joe Biden and his son, Hunter in the @nypost,” tweeted Mr Trump.

“It is only the beginning for them There is nothing worse than a corrupt politician. REPEAL SECTION 230!!!”

Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act designates tech companies as platforms rather than publishers, protecting platforms by meaning they’re not legally responsible for the content of their users.

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