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For a while, it seemed as if the only thing that could be talked about or reported on was Elon Musk and the latest happenings at Twitter HQ. In fact, this has been shown to only be partially correct. In fact, who should come out of the woodwork but a previous media darling, Kyle Rittenhouse. Mr. Rittenhouse has come to the cause with some questions that I think he actually does deserve an answer on.
It has just been reported by Fox News that:
Learning about the twitter files and @elonmusk releasing the truth is making me more and more curious to find out if there was hidden censoring regarding my story and case on twitter. I am hoping, one day soon, I will be able to find out and the truth will be shown to all of us.— Kyle Rittenhouse (@ThisIsKyleR) December 5, 2022
Kyle Rittenhouse said he was hopeful that what he described as Twitter’s censorship campaign against him would be exposed just days after CEO Elon Musk released the “Twitter Files.”
“Learning about the twitter files and @elonmusk releasing the truth is making me more and more curious to find out if there was hidden censoring regarding my story and case on twitter. I am hoping, one day soon, I will be able to find out and the truth will be shown to all of us,” he wrote.
Rittenhouse, acquitted last year on murder charges during unrest in Wisconsin after claiming self-defense, asked Musk directly if he would “consider releasing the censoring done” on his trial in a viral post with over 18,000 likes on Twitter.
Musk ignited a firestorm on Twitter after he dropped the “Twitter files,” a set of internal communications around the company’s decision to censor the New York Post’s story on Hunter Biden’s laptop in 2020. Radio host Larry Elder reacted to the news, writing that “Democrats haven’t been this angry since Lincoln freed the slaves. #twitterfiles.”
Fox News went on to report that:
Rittenhouse was found not guilty on all charges in a trial where he received sharply negative coverage from mainstream media; he was called a “white supremacist” and numerous outlets repeated the falsehood that he illegally transported the rifle he used in the fatal shootings across state lines.
Commentator Ian Miles Cheong responded to Rittenhouse’s post, revealing that “I was briefly suspended for saying I believed in your innocence.”
Rittenhouse started the “Media Accountability Project” to “hold the media accountable” and take them to court for the “lies” they perpetuate against Americans, in his view. Rittenhouse told Fox News host Tucker Carlson in an interview that he wanted to fight back against the media so that no one else has to “go through what I went through.”
It was similarly reported by the New York Post that:
Former Covington Catholic High School student Nicholas Sandmann wants Elon Musk to release any “hidden Twitter” files about death threats against him and his classmates.
Sandmann — who sued a number of media outlets over coverage of a viral confrontation at a 2019 March for Life rally in Washington, DC — wrote to the owner of Twitter on Sunday, remarking on the release of a report about how the social media giant censored The Post’s 2020 expose on Hunter Biden.
“As I’m watching this all play out, I’m wondering if @elonmusk has any hidden twitter files relating to what went on here,” he posted on his Twitter account. “Let’s be clear: under the watch of @vijaya they allowed these illegal threats when I was 16 years old.”
It was further reported by the New York Post:
Sandmann included screenshots of Twitter accounts making violent threats against him and other students at the Kentucky school at the time.
One said, “Burn the f–king school down,” while another read, “#MAGAkids go screaming, hats first, into the woodchipper.”
Musk on Friday released through journalist Matt Taibbi internal emails shedding light on the deliberations of a group of top Twitter executives that decided The Post’s bombshell story about President Biden’s son violated the company’s “hacked materials” policy without any evidence.
Vijaya, whom Sandmann mentioned in his Tweet, referred to Vijaya Gadde, Twitter’s former head of legal, policy, and trust who played a “key role” in the decision, according to Taibbi.
Elon Musk really is changing the game of Big Tech and it is a swing in the right direction where freedom of speech is concerned. In fact, we reported back in November that
It will come as no great surprise to anyone that Elon Musk is in the news once again. His already-legendary buy out of Twitter continues to make waves. The latest act of this unfolding drama came in the form of an email Musk sent to all Twitter employees. In fact, Elon Musk reached his limit and issued an ultimatum to all Twitter employees today. Musk the CEO of Twitter, sent an email to all employees offering them a choice. Be ‘extremely hardcore’ and ‘work long hours at high intensity’ or get out.