Censorship: Twitter Takeover Totally Panics Political Regime of LeftLibDemSocMediaTechPol

grarpamp grarpamp at gmail.com
Thu Nov 3 14:53:43 PDT 2022

Pundits Legals and Technos are hoping Twitter will run forensics
on the former employees deleted slack space, old backups, etc,
that leaks and admittals re censorship will happen...

House Republican Asks Elon Musk for Records on Twitter Censorship of
Hunter Biden Laptop Story


A Republican congressman is urging Elon Musk, Twitter’s new owner, to
hand over all records related to the social media company’s
suppression of a story about Hunter Biden’s laptop in the weeks
leading to the 2020 presidential election.

Rep. James Comer (R-Ky.), the top Republican on the House Oversight
Committee, said in a letter that he expects Twitter’s new leadership
to cooperate with the investigation into “the Biden family’s pattern
of influence peddling to enrich themselves and President Biden’s
involvement in these schemes.”

“As part of this investigation, Committee Republicans are reviewing
the role Big Tech—including Twitter—played in supporting the Biden
campaign in 2020 by suppressing certain stories implicating the
Bidens,” Comer wrote in an Oct. 28 letter (pdf) to Musk.

A previous attempt to obtain relevant information from Twitter was
unsuccessful, according to Comer, as former Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal
never responded to the congressional request that the company
“preserve all documents and communications” regarding the decision to
limit the reach of a New York Post article about emails retrieved from
Hunter Biden’s laptop.

Those emails, according to the Post, showed a direct link
then-presidential candidate Joe Biden had with his son’s dubious
business dealings in China and Ukraine. Shortly after the story’s
publication, Twitter not only prohibited users from sharing it, but
also suspended the Post’s account for two weeks.

Users who tried to share the story’s link were greeted with a message
saying, “We can’t complete this request because this link has been
identified by Twitter or our partners as being potentially harmful.”
Those who tried to open the link in existing posts were also warned
that it was “potentially spammy and unsafe.”
Epoch Times Photo Twitter flagged the New York Post article about
Hunter Biden’s laptop as potentially spammy and unsafe. (Twitter

Meanwhile, Facebook also algorithmically censored the laptop story
after getting a general warning against “Russian disinformation” from
the FBI.
New Leadership Called to Correct Mistake

Musk has expressed sympathy with the Post, saying in April that
“suspending the Twitter account of a major news organization for
publishing a truthful story was obviously incredibly inappropriate.”

In a more recent post, the billionaire said the reason he acquired
Twitter is that “it is important to the future of civilization to have
a common digital town square, where a wide range of beliefs can be
debated in a healthy manner, without resorting to violence.”

Musk can honor his pledge to freedom of speech and information by
correcting the “error made by the company’s former leadership,” Comer

Specifically, the congressman asked Musk to hand over “all documents
and communications to, from, between and among Twitter and Twitter
employees related to the October 2020 New York Post articles on Hunter
Biden’s laptop” by Nov. 11. He also asked for all of the records
between Twitter and the FBI or any other U.S. law enforcement or
intelligence agency regarding that matter.

Comer also asked Musk to provide “all documents and communications
regarding the decision to censor or suppress the Hunter Biden laptop
story on Twitter’s platform.”

“We believe open communication and access to information is a
fundamental principle for any free people, and the American people
deserve to know the reason Twitter suppressed or censored the Biden
laptop story shortly before the 2020 election.”

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