Twitter’s new owner released “The Twitter Files” on Friday evening, documenting how the social media company suppressed the legitimate and accurate NY Post story about Hunter Biden’s laptop, just ahead of the 2020 election.
Constitutional law professor Jonathan Turley:
“Handled.” That one word, responding to a 2020 demand to censor a list of Twitter users, speaks volumes about the thousands of documents released by Twitter’s new owner, Elon Musk, on Friday night. As many of us have long suspected, there were back channels between Twitter and the Biden 2020 presidential campaign and the Democratic National Committee (DNC) to ban critics or remove negative stories. Those seeking to discuss the scandal were simply “handled,” and nothing else had to be said.
Ultimately, the New York Post was suspended from Twitter for reporting on the Hunter Biden laptop scandal. Twitter even blocked users from sharing the Post’s story by using a tool designed for child pornography. Even Trump White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany was suspended for linking to the scandal.
FOX News reports that more is coming.
Billionaire Elon Musk says “more smoking guns” are on the way after Friday’s release of Twitter’s internal communications regarding the alleged censoring of the New York Post’s Hunter Biden laptop story.
Musk made the announcement during a Saturday Q&A session on Twitter Spaces. Journalist Matt Taibbi published numerous internal Twitter documents showing how top executives handled censorship decisions surrounding the 2020 election.