Even though it was obvious that the information in question was not “hacked material,” as the company had initially claimed without providing any proof, Twitter employees did everything they could to stop The Post from publishing a story about Hunter Biden, as shown by internal emails.
This was the case despite the fact that it was clear that the information in question was not “hacked material.” The tweets are included in a troubling report that Elon Musk, who recently purchased Twitter, had made.
What a pointless expenditure of time.
Elon Musk Exposes Twitter’s Censorship of The Post’s Hunter Biden Story
On Friday, embarrassing internal email was made public by Elon Musk, the Chief Executive Officer of Twitter. He stated that the controversial decision to prohibit The Post’s bombshell Hunter Biden laptop story before the 2020 election was “simply freelanced” by the corporation.
Evidence from Twitter’s internal strife and anxiety after the October 2020 news about Hunter Biden demonstrates that a tiny group of executives chose over the back of Twitter’s then-CEO and founder Jack Dorsey to identify The Post’s post as “hacked content” without any proof.
Musk tweeted a link to the account of independent journalist Matt Taibbi just a few minutes after six o’clock in the evening. Taibbi had disclosed what appeared to be edited emails between Twitter workers, which demonstrated that Twitter’s decision about the filtering of content was unclear.
Twitter Censors Story About Its Own Censorship
According to Taibbi, the choice to remove the piece from The Post was taken “at the top of the organization,” but Dorsey had absolutely nothing to do with the decision.
The emails, according to Taibbi, demonstrate “just how much was done without CEO Jack Dorsey’s awareness” and “exactly how long it took for the problem to get ‘unf—ked'” even after Dorsey became involved in the situation.
According to Taibbi, Vijaya Gadde, who formerly served as Twitter’s head of law, policy, and trust, played a “significant role” in the decision to filter content on the platform.
According to Taibbi, the story was deemed inappropriate for publication because it was believed to be in breach of the company’s policy regarding “hacked materials.” However, a significant number of employees had doubts about this assertion.
What did it take to break into the laptop the first time?
During their conversation with Taibbi, several users of Twitter mentioned that they recalled receiving a “general” warning from federal law enforcement in the summer of 2022 regarding the possibility of foreign hacking.
However, there has been no discovery of any evidence suggesting that the government was involved in the Hunter laptop case.
According to former workers who spoke with Taibbi, the decision was taken because “they basically did it on their own time.”
In spite of the fact that it had been broken into, it was obvious after a few hours that it would not function. The former worker stated that “no one had the guts to do anything about it.”
The decision was incomprehensible to the top executives of the company.
Twitter Employee Questions Official Response to Hunter Biden Story
A man named Trenton Kennedy, who works in communications, is reported to have written the following in an email to his coworkers: “I’m having difficulties understanding the policy reason for designating this as harmful.”
How confident can we be that this is what’s outlined in the policy? Brandon Borrman, who had previously held the position of Vice President of Global Communications at Twitter, poses the query in an email.
Jim Baker, who formerly served as Twitter’s Deputy General Counsel, stated that “Caution is necessary,” adding that it is “logical” to believe that the information in question was obtained by illegal means.
This information was relayed to Taibbi by a former worker who claimed that Twitter’s official response to the Hunter story was “f-ked.”
Because of the article, Twitter has disabled the account of the press secretary for the White House, Kayleigh McEnany, with only a few weeks left until the election in 2020.
Trump campaign official emails Facebook in frustration, demands account unlock
According to Taibbi, Mike Hahn, who worked on the Trump campaign, emailed Facebook in an irate manner, demanding to know when the firm will unlock her account and expressing his frustration with the situation.
Hahn instructed her to put on an anxious demeanor for the upcoming two weeks.
Caroline Strom, who is in charge of public policy at Twitter, was informed by the “trust and safety” teams that McEnany had violated the company’s rules on “hacked materials.”
Musk, who only recently purchased Twitter a month ago, has stated that complete disclosure is necessary in order to comprehend why the company made the decision to conceal the upsetting news about President Biden’s son in the weeks leading up to the election in 2020.
For several days, the businessman, who is now 51 years old, had been teasing the publication of the confidential files by stating that “the people needs to know what truly transpired.” He had pledged to make Twitter a secure environment in which free speech could flourish.
“The human race is currently engaged in a battle for its very own survival. After making the threat on Twitter that the records will “soon be disclosed on Twitter itself,” he subsequently added, “If free speech is gone even in America, totalitarianism is all that lies ahead.”