Elon Musk Says He’ll Make Public Internal Twitter Discussions About Decision To Censor Hunter Biden Laptop Story
The truth about Twitter’s censoring of the Hunter Biden laptop story is coming out.
Elon Musk responded to a tweet calling for all internal discussions about the censoring of the New York Post’s Hunter Biden story to be made public by saying “this is necessary to restore public trust.”
This is necessary to restore public trust
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 24, 2022
Musk had previously called the suspension of the account “incredibly inappropriate.”
Suspending the Twitter account of a major news organization for publishing a truthful story was obviously incredibly inappropriate
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) April 26, 2022
Twitter was a major player in censoring the Hunter Biden laptop story.
They suspended the New York Post’s Twitter account for tweeting out a link to the story showing possible shady business dealings with China and Ukraine involving the then-vice president.
The Post in October 2020 reported that a laptop of then-presidential candidate Joe Biden’s son showed possible shady business dealings with China and Ukraine involving the then-vice president.
When the Post tweeted a link to the story, Twitter suspended its account, saying the story violated its rules against “hacked” materials. Facebook also limited sharing of the story.
The day after Twitter blocked the Post’s stories, then-CEO Jack Dorsey posted that “straight blocking of URLs was wrong, and we updated our policy and enforcement to fix.”
Still, the Post’s account remained locked for weeks, with Twitter demanding the Hunter Biden laptop tweets be deleted.
Even then Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey was forced to admit that the suspension was a “total mistake.”
Twitter doesn’t have a “censoring department” that blocked The Post from tweeting last fall, CEO Jack Dorsey said Thursday — but he wouldn’t reveal who was responsible for the blunder.
At a congressional hearing on misinformation and social media, Dorsey said Twitter made a “total mistake” by barring users from sharing The Post’s bombshell October report about Hunter Biden’s emails.
Twitter also locked The Post out of its account for more than two weeks over baseless charges that the exposé used hacked information — a decision Dorsey chalked up to a “process error.”
“It was literally just a process error. This was not against them in any particular way,” Dorsey told the House Energy and Commerce Committee.
This is great news.