Elon Musk, the CEO of Twitter, has now revealed the extent to which Twitter interfered in elections.
According to writer Matt Taibbi, Twitter allowed the 2020 Biden campaign’s demands to delete information.
The first edition of “The Twitter Files,” published by Taibbi on Friday, provided a better explanation of why Twitter suppressed the Hunter Biden laptop story leading up to the 2020 presidential election. At the time, Twitter stated it enforced a policy that made it unlawful for users to transmit digitally stolen content on this site. This particular assertion was made despite the lack of evidence to support it.
The Republicans who will rule the House in the next Congress are interested in Jim Baker, the former FBI agent and Twitter attorney who is also a former FBI agent. Fox News believes that Baker had a crucial part in covering up the Hunter Biden laptop scandal after transferring to Twitter, where he played a vital role in the Russian connection hoax involving former president Donald Trump.
“Committee on Oversight and Reform Republicans are investigating President Biden’s involvement in his family’s foreign business practices and international influence peddling schemes. You have been identified as a figure central to suppressing information regarding President Biden and his family prior to an American election. Therefore, Committee Republicans request your attendance at a public Committee hearing during the 118th Congress to assess Big Tech’s control of free discourse and information sharing,” wrote Rep. James Comer in a letter to Baker in which he outlined the issue.
“Twitter CEO Elon Musk recently claimed that Twitter ‘has interfered in elections.’ The American people deserve to know why Twitter took down the Hunter Biden laptop story even when your colleagues were questioning the rationale for suppressing the story. Your testimony will provide the Committee critical context regarding the Twitter censorship team’s decision to prohibit users from sharing information about a presidential candidate,” he went on.
Comer also addressed a letter to Vijaya Gadde. Gadde was the head of Twitter’s legal department when the story concerning Hunter Biden’s laptop was covered up.
“On October 14, 2020—the day the laptop story was published—Twitter took steps to severely limit users’ ability to share reporting by the New York Post that challenged Joe Biden’s assertion he had never participated in his family’s history of using his public office for financial gain. According to new information released by Twitter, you played a key role in the decision to censor the story—while ‘the Biden team’ directed Twitter to remove stories in the days leading up to the 2020 election,” Comer said.
“Your decision was made without knowledge or approval of Twitter’s then-CEO Jack Dorsey and when another leader of the platform’s censorship team—Yoel Roth—believed the New York Post’s Hunter Biden laptop story ‘didn’t reach a place where I was comfortable removing [the] content from Twitter.’ Yet, Twitter—at your behest—suppressed the story and suspended the Post’s Twitter account. Media outlets including the New York Times and the Washington Post now acknowledge that the information on Hunter Biden’s laptop is authentic,” he continued.
“To assist the Committee in conducting this important investigation, we request that you appear before the Committee at a full committee hearing during the 118th Congress,” he added.
A Republican spokeswoman on the House Judiciary Committee said, “Stay tuned,” when asked if they would require that Baker provide answers.
More on this story via The Republic Brief:
“Over the weekend, journalist Matt Taibbi published internal communications from Twitter’s top brass in October 2020 about how to combat the New York Post’s publication of materials about Hunter Biden’s laptop,” Conservative Brief reported. CONTINUE READING…