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December 5, 2022

Elon Musk Hints At 'Round 2' Of Twitter Files Showing Suppressed Hunter Biden Laptop Information

Elon Musk, new owner and CEO of Twitter, used Substack journalist Matt Taibbi to share the Twitter emails about Hunter Biden's "laptop from hell."

Musk recently dropped huge amounts of information about how Twitter suppressed the Hunter Biden laptop story just be fore the 2020 presidential election — and Musk said he's not done yet.

Twitter CEO teased that another trove of emails and conversations between Twitter employees would be released sometime over the weekend.

Musk Teases 'Round 2'

"Tune in for Episode 2 of The Twitter Files tomorrow!" Musk tweeted just a few hours after the first round of information was released.

Substack journalist Matt Taibbi publicly shared the emails regarding Hunter Biden's laptop in over 30 tweets. The thread included screenshots of emails showing that Twitter employees suspended, banned, or censored users who commented on Biden’s laptop.

"What you’re about to read is the first installment in a series, based upon thousands of internal documents obtained by sources at Twitter," Taibbi said.

"Slowly, over time, Twitter staff and executives began to find more and more uses for these tools. Outsiders began petitioning the company to manipulate speech as well: first a little, then more often, then constantly," Taibbi added.

"The 'Twitter Files' showed that on at least one occasion, the 'Biden team' instructed Twitter employees to remove politically inconvenient content in October 2020, just weeks before Joe Biden was elected President of the United States," reported Fox News.

"More to review from the Biden team," a redacted email from a Twitter employee read. The message included five tweet URLs. "Thanks all," the message signed.

"Handled these," another Twitter employee responded.

The Biden team’s involvement was also later confirmed by Musk.

Taibbi continued: "Twitter took extraordinary steps to suppress the story, removing links and posting warnings that it may be 'unsafe.' They even blocked its transmission via direct message, a tool hitherto reserved for extreme cases, e.g. child pornography."

Then-White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany was locked out of her account for sharing content about the Hunter Biden laptop controversy.

"This led public policy executive Caroline Strom to send out a polite WTF query. Several employees noted that there was tension between the comms/policy teams, who had little/less control over moderation, and the safety/trust teams," Taibbi tweeted.

"Twitter’s ever-persistent content moderation, according to the Musk-provided and Taibbi-shared information, was a 'decision made at the highest levels of the company, but without the knowledge of CEO Jack Dorsey, with former head of legal, policy and trust Vijaya Gadde playing a key role,'" reported Fox.

"Congressional Republicans have repeatedly said that they intend to investigate the alleged pay-to-play activity the emails seemed to suggest," reports Fox News.

What do you think about this story and the steps Musk is taking to expose Twitter?

Share your thoughts below in the comments section.

Source: Fox

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