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At first, we were shocked when the Hunter Biden laptop story hit the airwaves.
Then we all experienced whiplash as the story was ripped from the headlines. Ignored. Buried.
By all accounts, it was as if the Main Stream Media had a huddle and agreed to simultaneously shut down the most explosive story of the century.
The president’s son was in collusion with the Chinese Communist government! How did that just go away??
Elon solved that problem for us.
Musk released the bombshell to journalist and a one-time liberal favorite Matt Taibbi who said:
“The Twitter Files, Part One: How and Why Twitter Blocked the Hunter Biden Laptop Story On October 14, 2020, the New York Post published BIDEN SECRET EMAILS, an expose based on the contents of Hunter Biden’s abandoned laptop:
“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.
And there it is.
They squashed Hunter’s high crimes by blocking the headlines the same way they blocked child porn. You got to hand it to them, it was pretty ingenious to call the story dangerous and use the tools they already had in place.
It would be a crime itself, a serious one, if Twitter had somehow let a tweet loose containing child pornography. The algorithms and resources in place to halt that ugliness must be intense.
So, using that same tool to bury the Hunter Biden story was incredibly effective.
Taibbi had this to say about it:
“Although several sources recalled hearing about a “general” warning from federal law enforcement that summer about possible foreign hacks, there’s no evidence – that I’ve seen – of any government involvement in the laptop story.
In fact, that might have been the problem.
“The decision was 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.”
“They just freelanced it,” is how one former employee characterized the decision. “Hacking was the excuse, but within a few hours, pretty much everyone realized that wasn’t going to hold. But no one had the guts to reverse it.”
From what Taibbi has released it appears there must have been rogue agents within Twitter burying Hunter’s crimes at their own leisure.
Then more key players got involved and tried to play cleanup with statements like this:
“Former VP of Global Comms Brandon Borrman asks, “Can we truthfully claim that this is part of the policy?”
There’s more to come in this story. As stated above Taibbi only released part 1 of this bombshell.
But the facts are there. Twitter’s policies were abused and rogue employees took matters into their own hands.
They blocked the Hunter Biden story, deliberately. Then, the top executives hid behind their policies.