Too little and way too late.
Yoel Roth, Twitter’s former safety chair, admitted it was a mistake to censor The New York Post’s story on Hunter Biden’s laptop a month before the 2020 presidential election:
During a sit down with journalist Kara Swisher, ex-Twitter safety chief Yoel Roth said that despite concerns about the authenticity of the laptop story, it still did not reach a point where he wanted to remove the content — which was later censored anyway. Initial reporting suggested that Roth blocked user access from the October 2020 story, but the former Twitter division lead said the decision was not up to him.
“We didn’t know what to believe, we didn’t know what was true, there was smoke — and ultimately for me, it didn’t reach a place where I was comfortable removing this content from Twitter,” Roth said. “But it set off every single one of my finely tuned APT28 hack and leak campaign alarm bells.”
Roth repeatedly reiterated that despite Big Tech companies’ high-alert status and his personal feeling of responsibility to protect the “integrity of conversations” from foreign governments attempting to interfere in elections, it never rose to the level where he believed the story should be censored.
“But — so it was a mistake?” Swisher asked.
“In my opinion, yes,” he responded.
But Twitter even locked The New York Post out of its Twitter account.
Twitter CEO Elon Musk said he plans to release information regarding the censorship of the story.
Mark Zuckerberg admitted Facebook throttled the laptop story after the FBI warned of potential “Russian propaganda.”
Whistleblowers have given Congress details about the efforts of the FBI and DOJ to discredit negative information on Hunter Biden. The efforts began before the 2020 election.DONATE
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