Musk’s revelations on Twitter censoring Hunter Biden laptop story prompt liberal rage: ‘Hack stuff'

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Liberal pundits rushed to discredit a bombshell Twitter thread from Elon Musk and Substack journalist Matt Taibbi revealing the internal communications of Twitter employees and U. S. lawmakers surrounding the censorship of the New York Post’s Hunter Biden laptop story in 2020.

The revelations, dubbed the "Twitter Files," were posted on the social media platform Friday night by Taibbi at the behest of Musk, who provided emails and other documents showing the inner workings of how Twitter had engaged in censorship prior to the 2020 presidential elections, including quashing the Post’s story.

Among the revelations was that Twitter staff had open channels with powerful third parties, including members of both political parties, so that they could flag tweets they deemed problematic and have them "handled." Taibbi asserted that because there were more liberals within Twitter, requests to throttle conservative accounts were fielded more.

Most notably were the documents Taibbi unveiled showing communications among high level Twitter employees who eventually agreed to emergency moderation measures to stop the spread of the Hunter Biden story, even though many of them were worried they had little justification to employ such measures.

One revealing email depicted former Twitter head of trust and safety Yoel Roth apparently claiming that though "the facts remain unclear" on whether the New York Post story could be stifled, he encouraged staff to muzzle it in light of the "lessons of 2016."

Though liberals on the platform did their best to downplay the information revealed in the "Files," with several of them resorting to attempts at bullying Taibbi and Musk.

"Pod Save America" podcast co-host and former Obama White House staffer Jon Favreau slammed Musk directly: "Elon is spending the evening trying to embarrass someone who’s struggled with addiction so that he can juice engagement on the platform he bought that’s hemorrhaging money. Great guy."

Liberal pundit Wajahat Ali took shots at Musk’s messenger, accusing him of "selling" his soul to the billionaire. Ali wrote, "Matt Taibbi...what sad, disgraceful downfall. I swear, kids, he did good work back in the day. Should be a cautionary tale for everyone. Selling your soul for the richest white nationalist on Earth. Well, he'll eat well for the rest of his life I guess. But is it worth it?"

MSNBC host Mehdi Hasan completely sidestepped the content of Taibbi’s revelations, opting for ad hominem attacks. He tweeted, "Imagine volunteering to do online PR work for the world's richest man on a Friday night, in service of nakedly and cynically right-wing narratives, and then pretending you're speaking truth to power."

He added, "Oh, and doing it at the end of the same week that richest man alive unbanned a bunch of neo-Nazis on this website. But sure, the laptop! The laptop! The laptop!"... (Read more)

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