NBC reporter Ben Collins attempted to discredit the revelations of the "The Twitter Files" Friday evening but was swiftly slammed by prominent conservatives on the platform.
Collins, whose role has been more of a TV commentator crying foul on conservatives (he hasn’t published or contributed to an NBC report since November 10), posted several tweets dismissing the Twitter revelations as they were posted Friday night.
"The Twitter Files," a thread of tweets written by journalist Matt Taibbi at the behest of new Twitter owner Elon Musk, unveiled internal communications between Twitter employees as they made the decision to censor the New York Post Hunter Biden Laptop story days ahead of the 2020 election.
The documents revealed that political figures, including people from both the Biden and Trump campaigns had access to Twitter staff to request censorship of tweets they didn’t like. Though, as Taibbi stated, the left-wing bias of Twitter employees made them more receptive to Democrat requests.
The other revelations showed that high level Twitter employees were unsure whether they could justify using emergency measures to censor the New York Post’s report, but they stifled it anyway. Former Twitter Global Head of Trust and Safety Yoel Roth reportedly cited the "lessons of 2016" in justifying the censorship.
Collins dismissed the significance of these revelations, unleashing ad hominem attacks on Taibbi for reporting them.
He wrote, "Imagine throwing it all away to do PR work for the richest person in the world. Humiliating s***."... (Read more)
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