Less than a month ago, the idea that Billionaire Elon Musk, the founder & CEO of SpaceX; CEO and Product Architect of Tesla, Inc.; founder of The Boring Company; and co-founder of Neuralink and OpenAI, would have purchased Twitter, taking it private, would have been far-fetched to me, to say the least.
Well, it happened, and things are changing quickly. Tucker Carlson and The Babylon Bees accounts have been restored and political commentator Mark Levin has decided to return to Twitter following Musk’s acquisitions of the social media company.
Musk, fresh off convincing Twitter to sell him the company for $44 billion, commented on a tweet, on Tuesday, about a Politico report concerning Twitter’s top lawyer, whose team sets policies on how to moderate content, who was crying while trying to reassure Twitter staff during the takeover.
“Suspending the Twitter account of a major news organization for publishing a truthful story was obviously incredibly inappropriate,” Musk said in a tweet Tuesday.
He was responding to a tweet from a reporter who called the lawyer, Vijaya Gadde, the “top censorship advocate at Twitter who famously gaslit the world on Joe Rogan’s podcast and censored the Hunter Biden laptop story.”
Suspending the Twitter account of a major news organization for publishing a truthful story was obviously incredibly inappropriate
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) April 26, 2022
Details about Biden’s business dealings and personal life have emerged in the media thanks to copies of a laptop and hard drive.
The FBI took possession of the actual hardware after the owner, believed to be Biden, left it for repairs at a shop in Delaware in April 2019 and never returned. Copies were made and spread across the media landscape, and the New York Post led the charge in reporting on the contents of the laptop that is believed to have belonged to the president’s son.
While the mainstream, corporate media, sought to cast doubt on its authenticity, Big Tech companies went all in to suppress its spread during the final weeks of the 2020 election.
When the New York Post attempted to post the articles on its Twitter account, the social media company claimed it violated its rule against sharing “hacked” materials.
In fact, Twitter and Facebook limited users from sharing it for a time. Twitter locked the New York Post out of its account on Oct. 14, 2020, in a standoff that lasted roughly two weeks.
In recent months, the New York Times and Politico have come forth with reports saying at least some of the contents on the laptop have been authenticated. Twitter co-founder and former CEO Jack Dorsey has called the New York Post lockout a “mistake.”
Hunter Biden’s financial affairs, including business dealings tied to countries such as Ukraine, China, and Russia, are under scrutiny in a federal criminal investigation. Biden has never publicly denied that the laptop belonged to him but has insisted he is “100% certain” he will be cleared of wrongdoing.
As President Biden continues to struggle, the probability of a GOP “Red Wave” in the November mid-terms seems to be almost guaranteed.
With a GOP, at least taking back the majority in the U.S. House of Representatives, the Republicans will gear up for several full-force investigations, including the 2020 elections, the Russia Hoax, and Congresses’ handling of the January 6th protest, to name a few.
California GOP Rep. Darrell Issa, the ranking member of the Judiciary Committee’s panel on intellectual property and the internet, has already sent out document preservation notices in preparation for an investigation into any efforts to suppress news coverage about the laptop in the run-up to the 2020 election.
This story syndicated with permission from Eric Thompson, Author at Trending Politics
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