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The Internet Archive, a free online archive of all publicly available information on the Internet, faces criticism for not showing old tweets from Washington Post reporter Taylor Lorenz, who has been scrutinized for revealing the identity of the creator of it. popular conservative Twitter account LibsofTikTok.
Users of the website are greeted with the following message when trying to access Lorenz’s old tweets: “Sorry. This URL has been excluded from Wayback Machine.”
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The Internet Archives website says its mission is to “provide universal access to all knowledge.” The site also tells people that they “can send an email request that we need to review to firstname.lastname@example.org with the URL (URL) in the text of your message.”
The Internet Archive did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Fox News Digital.
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It is unclear whether Lorenz requested that her tweets be removed from the site, and she did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Fox News.
According to the Media Research Center, Lorenz had shared more than 16,800 tweets per day. November 10, 2020, but only 3,500 are currently appearing on her Twitter page.
Lorenz, who left The New York Times for the Washington Post this year, found herself back in the news this week when she only a few weeks later revealed the identity of the former anonymous woman behind the Libs of TikTok Twitter account. crying on MSNBC because of online harassment she herself had been subjected to.
Lorenz revealed her name, occupation, religion and where in the country she lived. The article even contained a hyperlink that revealed personal information such as her work address – but the Post later removed the link after being called up by critics.
Lorenz rejected accusations that she had “doxxed” LibsofTikTok creator in an interview with CNN’s Brian Stelter.
“We did not disclose any personal information about this woman at all, externally,” Lorenz said in an interview with CNN’s Brian Stelter. “And you know, I know that reporting practices can sometimes seem foreign to people who are not familiar with journalism, but this was very much after the book and very benign … We did not reveal anything personal and specific, you know, do not correct any hatred of her. “
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The Washington Post has previously issued a statement defending Lorenz in the same way, claiming, “We do not publish or link to any details about her personal life,” which sparked allegations that the newspaper lied, including by Libs from TikTok. A spokesman told Fox News his report “the link to publicly available professional information”, and when asked why the link was scrubbed, The Post replied: “In the end, we considered it unnecessary.”
Fox News’ Brian Flood and Joseph A. Wulfsohn contributed to this report.